Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Busy week around here...and I'm running out of time!! We leave for PA. on Friday on a shop buying trip and there is tons to do before we head down the highway!

The models and kits for the two wool projects that we are making from the new Spring issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects WILL be in the shop this weekend! I've had lots of girls put their name down for one..but in case you didn't see what we were doing...go down one or two posts on the blog and you can see them! They have turned out really great! **I had to increase the price on the coneflower runner by a few dollars...totally forgot to figure for the backing fabric...

New and coming...

Here are two new patterns that are coming...they won't be here for this weekend, but if you are wanting one or both, please let me know so I can adjust the order accordingly!

This is the new March Wordplay pattern from Country Stitches. $7.95 for the pattern (WOW price $7.15)

Also from Country Stitches..."Be My Valentine". 4 little projects in all for $9.95! (WOW price $8.95). This project uses Weeks Dye Works floss and the 35 ct. Abecedarian linen...which we have all of that in stock!

Just In!! More luscious colors of the hand dyed vintage look ribbon! Now we have added Blush (a soft pink), Granny green (a spring green), Honey (a warm honey golden yellow), Toadstool (shades of a mushroom) and Twig (a soft earthy brown)! Now we're getting to about 10 colors in all with more on the way! $.60 cents per yard!

(Thursday afternoon)

I've decided to make this happy dance Snoopy pic our "official" New Fabric Alert picture! And since we've used it, that means new fabric has arrived!!
"Bridgeport" and "Variety" by Jo Morton has come and will be in the shop this weekend! Fantastic Reds and Blacks!

Yall have a great superbowl weekend...and for you girls that want to come out to the shop on Sunday...we'll think up some fun "superbowl" treats for that day!

Off we go to PA....Lisa

Friday, January 27, 2012

What a week!

Happy Friday everyone!

What a week this has been...I think I'm glad it's Friday!

For all you girls (and guys) that received one of those weird emails from us this past week...I do apologize for that! Our aol account was hacked and sent out some bizarre email to just about everyone in our email base...what a mess that was! And try calling AOL and getting anything done fast...forget that!! (And I find it hard to believe that anyone with THAT heavy of an accent NOT from this country has the name "REX"....really???) Anywhooooo....we finally got it all straight...changed things that had to be changed....and off we go again!

Primitive Quilts and Projects Spring issue arrived and will be in the shop this weekend! I have two kits just about ready to go...I'll have a few done by Saturday...

This is Maggie's project from the book...although she does not back her project, our kit will have backing fabric included in case a pillow comes to mind when your making it...$12.00 for the kit (WOW price $10.50)

This is Jan Goos's project...I played with the dying and I think it has come out great! Kit price (with backing) will be $25...(WOW price $22.50).

Also, we have the model done of the quilt on the front cover....we'll work on kits this weekend and let you know the price a bit later! (Picture of the magazine is over on the right hand side bar...)

If yall didn't catch a late post I did last Saturday night, Judy Condon's book is now at the shop...$24.95....like always, eye candy for the american antique collector!

We received a nice order of Spring punchneedle patterns in today...too many to put the pictures up on the blog...it would take me all night! Plue I got in several Carriage House Sampling cross stitch patterns..."Strawberry Blonde", "Frederick" and "Pennsylvania Redware".

New from Elenor Burns..."Tales of the First Ladies"
Great civil war block book with some amazing quilts! As with all the Quilt in a Day books...great instructions!
$24.95 (WOW price $22.45)

Back in stock..."Charmed I'm Sure" by Lesley Chaisson. Quick quilting projects using all those 5" charm packs! $24.99 (WOW price $22.50)

"A Simple Life" Magazine, Spring 2012 will be shipping Feb. 1st! Can't wait for that! Here's a sneak peak of the front cover...

$8.95 for the issue (WOW price $8.05)
AND...we received an email from the gals at that magazine that there will be a Special Garden issue coming out a bit later! If you take their magazine with a subscription, you'll need to let them know that you want that issue as well...it won't be automatically sent...More info when we get it!

I'm trying to get our selling site (located over on the right hand side bar)up to date...which is taking me way longer than I'd like! BUT...I did get Moda's 1862 Battle Hymn fabric up on the fabric section! So if you need to order or want to see which pieces we have...that's where you can go look!

Bridgeport by Jo Morton is shipping sometime next week...looking forward to that! LOTS of great reds in that line!

And last but not least...we're finally making a quick trip to PA. next week to pick up some antiques and goodies for the other side of our shop...which is looking a bit sad since Christmas...the shopping pledge is..."I'm not coming home til the van is full!"

Time to go work on kits for the weekend...come see us if you get the chance!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I can finally go to bed! (UPDATED SATURDAY NIGHT 1/21)

Saturday night...when we got home from the shop this evening...Judy Condon's new book was on the porch! Yea! It's going with us to the shop tomorrow...


When I got up this morning, I swore I wasn't going to bed until my rug was finished (well, at least the hooking part of it)! It's now a little after midnight and I'm heading off to bed! Ta da!! Now onto the binding!


Can't believe it's already Thursday...where did this week go?? I'll be updating the blog several times today and tomorrow with new info and stuff that's arriving!

We got in the February Word Play pattern from Country Stitches....

Pattern price is $7.95 (WOW price $7.15) We also still have in stock the 35 ct. Abecedarian linen that was used on the originals...

I checked with Primitive Quilts and Magazines yesterday...shop copies are shipping next week...so lets cross our fingers for next weekend! Great projects in the magazine (I got a sneak peak copy in the mail already!) Here are pictures of two projects that I'll be kitting up...

This is Maggie Bonanomi's project...naturally when I saw that background wool, and knowing that I have that, well...we've got to put this kit together! (Overall size is 12" x 14 1/2")

And this is Jan Goos's project...love this! Wouldn't this make a great bolster pillow! If you've seen the "Settler's Pride" blocks in the shop...well that is the color palette I'll use for this kit! (Project size is 15" x 30")

I'll figure the price on the kits here soon...but if you know you want to be on the list for either of them..email me!

We've got the model being made of the quilt on the front cover...cute small wallhanging size...it's the project offered by Cheri Payne Kits will also be available for this!

FYI...the Primitive Place magazine will be shipping the first of February! The list is going for the gals that want it...don't miss out! $8.95 per issue...

Two New Books coming from Kansas City Star!
(Due to ship the first of February)

A Bountiful Life by Karen Mowery...$27.95 (WOW price $25.15)
Based on the Bird of Paradise Quilt located in the American Folk Art Museum.
If you are an applique fan...oh my gosh...you'll want this book!

"American Summer" by Polly Minick...$25.95 (WOW price $23.35)
This is the book several of us have been waiting for! Remember the 4th of July parade rug that was shown on the front cover of Judy Condon's "Spirit of Country" book...that pattern will be in this book! I know I want to do this rug for sure...I'm thinking about forming a rug group to meet once a month..wanna join??
Here's a picture of that parade rug...

I'll be drawing the canvases for this (you'll have to purchase the book in order to get one...)Let me know if you're interested!

The newest Judy Condon book has now shipped! It might get here by Sunday...

"Back Home" - Simply Country
$24.95 (WOW price $22.45)



That's it for right now...back to making hearts and pillows for a while! Check back soon!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Will this rug never end??? (updated Friday night)

Just a little background left and then it's on to the binding...woohoo!
I've had several people ask me how big is this rug and who is the designer...
Well..the rug is just a bit over 3' x 5' and the designer is Edyth O'Neill. Her designs(including this one) can be found on Woolley Fox's website. This pattern is called "Antique Blue Basket".

Not a ton to update you on this week...but we did get a couple of things in!

First, we received Barbara Brackman's new line called "1862 Battle Hymn" by Moda. We got about 2/3 of the line and I'm in the process of putting this quilt kit together now!

Quilt size is 64" x 82".
Kit price is $84.95 (WOW price is $76.45) Backing not included
Price per yard: Regular retail is $10.99, our price is $9.50 (WOW price is $8.55)
(We'll have a model in shortly that you can see!)

If you are looking for a smaller project, we have kits available on this little civil war beauty! Kit price is around $59. We have the quilt in the shop that you can touch and feel!!(My many thanks to Sharon Reilly for making the model!)

News about Sandcastle...

After talking with the company that manufactures the quilted Sandcastle fabric, we have found out that is has been discontinued and when their available stock is gone, it's gone for good! I ordered quite a bit and plan to order more so that we can keep it going for a while...but I just want to give yall a "heads up" on whats going on...just in case you need to get some for your stash! It is such a great background for fabric or wool applique, stitchery projects, backings on pillows, etc. ($9.95 per yard until we run out...yikes!)

New spring projects and patterns are around the corner, plus we are heading to PA. in about 3 weeks on a buying trip...so lots to look forward to!

Weekend Special
20% off all in stock flannels!

It's going to be chilly over the next few days...a perfect time to sit and sew! Have a happy weekend...


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Keeping My Resolutions.....so far! (updated Wednesday 1/4)

It may be only the 3rd day into the new year...but I'm keeping my resolutions so far! I got that last leaf done by Saturday night and I'm on to the background!

Today's task at hand is to start dying a bunch of new wools for the shop! I'm going to do some to match the Blueberry Crumb Cake colors from Blackbird's new line of fabric...yum!

Also...the LONG AWAITED book, "Simpler Times" will be here very soon! (Picture of the book is over on the right hand side bar...). We heard from the author, put our order in..now just a short wait! I've got a list going for the book...if you know for sure that you want one, please let me know!


We got a great bolt of fabric in today..."Redworks" by Mary Koval for Windham fabrics. Based on an antique redwork quilt, this would be great for a backing of a red and white quilt..what a great way to make it reversible! I loaded a couple of pictures so you could see more of the designs. Regular retail is $10.50. Our price is $9.50 (WOW price is $8.55)

In for this weekend....(I didn't even remember I had ordered these!)...I've got two complete fat packs coming in of Blueberry Crumb Cake from Blackbird Designs...AND the jelly roll packs as well!

Pricing on the jelly rolls are suppose to be regular retail at $39.00. Our price is $35.00 and the WOW member price is $30.00!

Pricing on the fat packs...there are 33 pieces to the line and these packs are suppose to retail for $120.00. Our price will be $95.00...and the WOW price will be $85.00!
Let me know if you can't live without!


The February Word Play pattern will be here next week!$8.95 for the pattern (WOW girls don't forget you discount!)

Not sure if I'll get to work on this rug tonight or not...but I'm fixing to round the 2nd corner! (Man, there is bunch of background to this rug!)

Beautiful weather this weekend...end of the bolt sale still going on! Come see us!