Friday, March 30, 2012

You know what this means!!

It's Happy Dance Fabric Friday!!

I'm pacing the floor waiting to see the UPS truck drive up! He's got Jo Morton's new line, "Alexandria", in that truck somewhere! So you know what that fabric in the shop this weekend!

Update!! UPS just came and not only did he bring me "Alexandria", but I received the entire collection of "Heart of a Nation" by Windham fabrics.....which is AWESOME!!
Here's a link if you want to see what that looks like:
(Just copy and paste this link into your browser and it'll take you to the entire collection)

And here is a link to see "Alexandria"'ll be next week before I can get pics up on the selling blog:

We'll start cutting special orders in the morning...let us know if you'd like to have anything pre-cut for you!


"Civil War Legacies" by Carol Hopkins arrived this week and I'm just about sold out of the first batch of books. (Yikes!) But don't panic...I've ordered more!
Book price is $25.00 (WOW price is $22.50)
15 quilt projects...all small quilts...nothing over 36" finished....and the blocks are small.
If you know you want one for sure...let me know! I want to make sure I have enough coming on this second order.

I'm bringing in a "truck load" of sale fabric from our "de-stash" project....lots of brushed plaids...both in spring pastels and great neutrals and darks. Also, twills from some of the older Blackbird Design lines and a fantastic bunch of fat quarters from Brannock and Patek's older line called "Liberty Garden"....perfect for those upcoming summer/patriotic projects!

A few more Spring surprizes coming in as well...can't reveal everything, ya know!

And I almost forgot....the Wake County Library Book Sale is going on this weekend at the Jim Graham building. It's open tonight and tomorrow until 8pm and Sunday til 5pm. I think everything goes 1/2 price tomorrow...which means hardcover books are $2 and paperback books are $1. Lots of good books in the "arts and crafts" section (even after I got through plundering)!

Have a great weekend and come see us!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday Night Upate!!

Hello to all...and happy springtime salutations! This week promises not to dissappoint with lots of new treasures coming into the shop!

Our UPS man delivered several boxes today...we FINALLY got our long-awaited Silk Matka in...three luscious colors...oatmeal, taupe and tobacco! Beautiful fabric...perfect for wool applique or cross stitch and stitching! I'll take pictures in the morning when I have good light so you can see the colors.( it's Friday and I didn't get around to taking pictures before I took it all into the you'll have to come see it for yourself!)

We got another order of the vintage springtime cards in...if you girls didn't get to see these...really sweet vintage photos made into hand-dyed cards..perfect for a springtime note to a special friend or an easter greeting...$1.35 each...

Now...for some major news! We are helping one of our good customers de-stash their huge quilting fabric selection. It is all newly cut, out of print fabrics or complete fat quarter bundle sets. Some of the designers include Brannock and Patek, Sandy Gervais, Three Sisters, Kansas Trouble Quilters, Kaye England, Judy Rothemel, Blackbird Designs and Indo US...just to name a few off the top of my head. LOTS of spring brushed plaid homespuns too. We're sorting through what we have right now and will be bringing in a big portion of it this weekend. If any of you quilters are looking for something from an older line...please let me know...we may be able to help!

(Update on the fabric we're coming in with....we've been getting a lot of it ready for thise weekend...we're bringing in probably close to 1000 fat quarters all at a great sale are some of the regular cotton lines..."Strawberry Jam", "Seasons", Prairie Moon", Meadow Waltz", and "Stitches on the Oregon Trail II" all by Kansas Trouble Quilters; "Funky Chicken" and "Sweet Potato Pie" by Sandy Gervais; "Liberty Garden" and "Simple Life" by Brannock and Patek; and several hundred civil war fat quarters from various lines. We're also bringing in great spring cottons and brushed homespuns...some of which are from Sandy Gervais' line "High Tea" and "Paris Flea Market".
Regular homespuns will come in next week...I have to get something else done before the weekend!)


WOW girls...your March wool is ready to be picked up! I'm calling this color "Dirty Little Chicks"!!(So you know it ain't bright!) Also...if you didn't get February's wool...I've re-dyed that and that can be picked up as well...

"For My Friend" book is back in stock....

AND..we finally got in the 28ct Cashel in Summer Khaki and Country Mocha...along with the 30ct Weeks Dyed Linen called....oh shoot...I can't remember the name....but it's a nice light color!

New in...iron cupboard door tapers in all the good dark grungy colors...easter eggs for your doughbowl....and new lighting by Katie's lighthouse

I think that's it for now...I'm off to go eat a bowl of Bluebell Ice finally made it to NC!!

Have a great weekend...come out and see us! Lisa

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lovin' this Weather!! (Updated Friday evening)

Well maybe our Spring Open House this past weekend really did do the trick and help warm up the temperatures around here a bit! I don't know about you guys, but I'm lovin' this warmer weather! I have huge Laura Pedlum bushes in my yard that are just on the verge of completely busting out into solid pink blooms!

I really want to thank all the shoppers that came out to our Spring Open House...we were packed to the rafters with lots of happy buyers! The local talent we have in the shop is so talented and amazing and they appreciate your support more than you know!(And they are working hard on more stay tuned for that!)We've got great stuff coming in all week long and still have plenty of "Spring" in the shop...if you didn't get a chance to come out...come on by and visit us when you can!

Jen Cunningham's new book, "Simpler Times" arrived yesterday and will be in the shop for this weekend! We are offereing this book at a great price of $16.95 (Wow girls get their discount) and will not be re-ordering when they are gone. If you think you need one and you're not on the list already....let me know!

(Friday evening...)

I'm going to make this short and sweet tonight for the final update for the week! Lots came in this week that is coming to the shop this weekend!

First, we received the "potting soil brown" and dark blue tickings! (These were used on Country Stitches' new patterns!)

Great weight...100% cotton...tons of uses! $9.95 per yard (WOW price $8.95 per yard)

*30 count Weeks Dye Works linen came in...two new colors..."Linen" and "Light Khaki". That makes about 7 colors we now have in stock in their 30 ct. size!

*Back in stock! From Blackbird's line of fabric called "Blueberry Crumb Cake", the tan and lighter blue sampler fabrics...
$9.50 per yard (WOW price $8.55)

*Vintage silver and pink (mixed) tinsel for your spring projects or easter tree! $2.95 for a 9' package.

*Summer Brown thread by Coats and's the one Maggie Bonanomi uses on all of her wool applique projects. Two sizes available.

*Walnut Crystals are back in stock! $3.50 for a 1-ounce package....which will go a long way!

*We've re-stocked the spring punchneedle patterns and the newest cross stitch patterns!

*Memorial Day will be here before you know it! Now in, red-white-taupe vintage look bunting. Each piece is about 2' wide by 12' long...great for curtain valances or to drape on your porch railing! $15 each...

*AND...last but not least...if you love old tinware for the kitchen..then come see us! Shawn hit the motherlode of tinware and we've got about 30 pieces (so far) ready to come in...all at a great price!!

I think that's about it for this least it's all I can remember! The weather will be almost picture perfect this weekend...take a drive and come see us if you get the chance!

(Midnight update!!)
I just picked up 9 bunnies from Vickie Wallace for the shop!! You'll have to "hop on in" to see them!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

We are Bustin' at the Seams for Spring!

Time for Spring at Lone Star Mercantile!

Let's see if we can push the temperatures on back up a bit by "spring-i-fying" the shop this weekend! We've got stuff coming in all week long...starting with Judy Condon's new book, "Just Country Gardens"! This is the second book she has put out focusing on outdoor garden landscaping...always great ideas and wonderful photography!

$24.95 for the book (WOW price $22.45)

Primitive Gathering's new line... "Seasonal Gatherings" has started to arrive! Yardage won't be in for another month or so, but we received fat quarter packs, charm packs and layer cakes from this line....a ton of great small prints in this line...42 in all!


I tried to snap a few pics of some of the Spring goodies that we put in the shop for this weekend....made by one of our local artists...let me tell ya, Vickie has been burning the midnight oil creating some awesome bunnies! They will not last long!

(That little white hanging the picture above... just came in is a fantistic sized little piece...dates around 1870-1890, great old original white paint...$295.00)

An order of Family Heirloom Weaver's throws, table coverings and placemats came in today....lots of beautiful loomed coverlet patterns to choose from!

4 new colors of hand dyed ribbon came in as well! A beautiful "dirty" carrot, one called "Mocha" (a dark black plum raisen almost), one called "Latte" and one called "Moss". Naturally I had to pull 10 yards of each off for me! But don't worry, there is plenty to go around! (I taught a covered box class this week and that hand dyed ribbon looked fantastic tied around those beautiful boxes the girls all made!)

A couple of new colors of cross stitching linen came in..."Light Khaki" in 30 count from weeks and the "Natural" in 28 ct. cashel! Both beautiful colors!

The new Schiffer book, Civil War Quilts, has come back in! If you didn't get a chance to see it, hopefully they'll still be there on your next trip. $34.95 (Wow girls get a discount) and worth every penny!

Back in stock...this new punchneedle pattern from Threads that Bind...$11.95

AND...(drumroll please!)...we got an email saying that the new book, Simpler Times has been shipped and should be here by the first of next week! (We might have to do our happy dance (generally only used for fabric deliveries)when these finally arrive!!)

$24.95 for the book...WOW price is $22.45

A few more hand-made surprises coming in with me in the morning...and who knows what else! Come visit us if you can and have a great weekend! Lisa