Thursday, April 19, 2012

Who's that in this picture??? (updated Friday afternoon)

It's a wonder I get anything done sometimes! This week I dyed wool for two days I took a bunch of the wools out of one amoire and tossed them on the bed so that I could get a bunch of it cut for dying....and guess who decides to make it her bed! Of course...I didn't see her at first until I tried to move a piece of wool and out came the claws trying to stop me!

Ah ha! There she is! (And looking positively evil to boot!)

I'm not sure how much updating I'll get to do on the blog tomorrow...this dang computer is fixing to go back to the Geek Squad (per their suggestion) cuz it's running soooooo slow!'s what I know so far:

Our big ol' order of all the Gentle Arts hand dyed flosses arrived today! So we are now officially carrying their line in the shop! Woohoo! (I will have to say though...for all the money I spent, it would have made me feel a whole lot better if it had arrived in a gigantic size box! Maybe good things really do come in small packages!)

30 ct. Confederate gray linen and 28 ct Cashel in "Dirty" came in today too!

The WOW wool is ready to go for April (and it's not even the end of the month yet!)!! So girls, come in quick for the best selection!

Shawn is busy working on a couple of antique buys he picked hopefully they'll be in the shop in the next week or so...

And...the bolts we ordered of Primitive Gathering's line called "Seasonal Gatherings" are on their way and will be here next week! We do have fat quarters available on all 50 pcs in the line, but we only purchased about 12 of the bolts. They are now over on our selling site (see the right hand side bar)for viewing and pre-orders.

This is one of the new projects coming out in the Summer edition of Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine. Kerri Arthur ( this darling little bag and asked me if we would like to kit it for the magazine. So....we are listed as the kit provider and are already getting calls from gals across the U.S. wanting a kit. There will be a limited number of kits made..if any of our regular customers are wanting one...please let me know! I will have some for sale this weekend in the shop!

And better late than never...

We had this runner in the shop for sale before naturally we had several customers ask if there was a kit available. There is now! And...there are only 4 left! Soooo....if you're thinking you need one to do for next Easter...let me know!
Kit price is $32 (WOW price is $28.80)and comes will all the hand-dyed wools and plaid backing fabric.(It does not come with the pattern, but we have that in stock!) When they're gone...that's it...this is a bit of a bear to dye and make it all look really good!

That's it for this week's update..I have to shut this computer down and haul it back to the Geek Squad!
Have a great weekend..and come see us if you get the chance!

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm making this a quick post tonight...I finally got my computer back yesterday from the Geeks at Best new hard drive later and carbonite telling me it will take 4 DAYS to restore all of my least I'm able to post a couple of new pics and a little information!

New in this week...May's Wordplay pattern from Country Stitches...along with two other ones by her and one by Blackbird Designs...

$8.95 for the pattern ($8.05 for WOW members)

$14.00 for the pattern (WOW price $12.60)

$9.95 for the pattern (WOW price $8.95)

Blackbird Design's pattern
$8.95(WOW price $8.05)

We received our complimentary copy of the new Summer Primitive Quilts and Projects today! That means our shop copies aren't far behind! They should be in by May 1st(ish)! We run out pretty fast...if you want one..let me know! $9.95 for the issue...$8.95 for the WOW members!

New punchneedle patterns coming next weekend...and we're going to start selling Gentle Arts threads...they'll be in sometime around May 1st(ish)....(that's my new word of the day....May 1stish...)

Beautiful weather this weekend! Come out and see us!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Happy Easter to All....(Updated Friday evening)


You know what this picture means!!
We're getting so much new fabric in, we just haven't stopped dancing! UPS delivered Andover's new line, "Garden Gate Plaids" by Renee Nannaman yesterday....I'll be cutting fat quarters and packs on these on Saturday! (and I'll get the pictures up over on the selling site over the weekend...)
But for now, if I did this right, here is a link to the page on Andover's website showing the line. These pics are paper strike-offs and the fabric is soooo much prettier in person! And they go really well with the new "Alexandria" line by Jo Morton that recently arrived! (Just copy and past this link into your browser...)The ones that look light gray are actually are really pretty soft blue... Gate Plaids

(Thursday...) to the Alexandria fabric pictures...these are now over on our sellig site with numbers and pricing. (Look under the "Fabric" section.) Here are pics below of the pieces we received...$9.50 per yard (WOW price is $8.55 per yard)

(My'd think I'd been drinking the way those stripes got scanned into the computer!!!)

We are offering Blackbird's New club this year..."Loose Feathers"...and we have received the first book in the series of 4 books for this year.....this one is entitled "Mary Ann Blackburn". Each book is inspired by an antique sampler, and will contain a sampler project plus two smaller projects. Each book is $16.00 (WOW price is $14.40)and you must sign up for the entire club to purchase the books.

This book is worked on R&R's 30 ct. Sheep's Straw linen and Crescent Colors, Gentle Arts, and Weeks Dye Works threads.
If you would like either the linen or thread kits to go with the project book, just let me know!

Back in stock...Spring Tyme Sampler by Country Stitches
$9.00 for the pattern (WOW price $8.10)
Horn book boards coming soon!

And...the 22 count fine ariosa linen should be in for next weekend. If you are needing it for either the new "House of Blues" or "Peter and Peep" patterns...let me know! I have a list going!

I wanted to get the photos up of the silk matka that came in last week...tons of uses for this beautiful fabric! Wonderful for cross stitch projects as well as wool applique! The pictures are of the fabric it's very "slick" with very little texture. But when you wash it, it takes on a whole new personality and becomes a bit nubby with a great "feel". $28 per members get their discount!

Color: Tobacco

Color: Taupe

Color: Oatmeal

Coming next weekend...

"Remember Me" by Blackbird Designs

"Sit and Stitch" by Country Stitches

"Sampler of the Season" by Country Stitches

"May Word Play" by Country Stitches

The new Early American Life Magazine came today! Fantastic articles in this issue!
$5.99 per discount applies!

And our final bit of info for this evening...

We'll be offering our annual "Pick an Egg - Pick a Discount" on Sunday as our Easter treat to all of our customers that visit us on that day!
At the time of purchase, you'll be able to pick an egg from our Easter basket to determine your special discount! Discounts will range from 10% to 25% and there will also be door prize eggs as well! WOW members will get to add 5% to their discount picked for a little added bonus! So come out and visit us on Sunday!