Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I'm going to have to give my UPS man a bonus! (updated Friday evening)

Things are beginning to really rock and roll around here and the new shop....and my poor UPS man is getting his daily workout with all the boxes he's delivering to us for sure!

Here's what's come in so far...

 Days Gone By Punchneedle pattern
$13.95 (WOW price $12.55)

Parsnip Pie Punchneedle pattern
$13.95 (WOW price $12.55)

Strawberry Hill Sampler $15.95
(WOW price $14.35)

Special Edition of Simple Life Magazine!
$8.95 for the issue (WOW price $8.05)
125+ pages...great home tour and garden special!

And I'll fill yall in tomorrow on all the new fat quarter packs, charm packs and layer cakes that came in for all the new fall Moda lines! I was in "fabric overload" this afternoon!

(Friday evening)

I had to show these next two pictures....all you animal lovers out there will appreciate them...along with my quick little tale...

Some time ago, we had this yellow tabby cat roaming the area...he'd sit out under one of my bird feeders patiently waiting for a meal...which I hated to see! So...I decided that if I fed him..he'd quit going after the birds..which sort of worked.
Then one day...I look out and I'm thinking...that does not look like the same yellow tabby...and the closer I looked, I realized we had another little tabby, but this one was a mama with FIVE of the cutest little yellow fluff balls you've ever seen...all running around on the porch! The boy is really sweet and will come up to me to get a pet when he's here...but mom and the kids are still running. I'm hoping they'll finally warm up to me a bit so I can get them to the vets and get their shots and find them all good homes!

In the meantime...we've got a new visitor on the scene...this little baby possum has been back several times now and doesn't mind us or anyone else he has to share the food with....

Welcome to Wild Kingdom!

We took in charm packs and layer cakes of the some of the new lines coming out in the fall from Moda...
Warmth by Howard Marcus
Double Chocolate by 3 Sisters
Cinnamon Spice by Blackbird Designs
Chateau Rouge by French General
Old Glory Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
Metropolitan Fair by Barbara Brackman

We also took in a couple of the fat quarter packs in these lines to break apart, including one from Sandy Gervais called "Everlastings"...

Bolts on the lines we purchased won't be in until Sept - Oct.....but this is your chance to purchase some of the new fabric ahead of time!

Back in stock....brown corded lights for the tobacco stick trees and the red*white*blue bunting just in time for the 4th of July! A big order of votive candles came in as well...and a few new primitive findings tucked in along the way!

Have a great weekend and a very happy Fourth of July! Come see us if you get the chance!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

(Updated Friday evening...)

Evening to all!

I'll be updating the blog here in the next day or so with what's new this week....

But right now, I just wanted to tell yall...don't call the new number for the shop in Fuquay yet...it's not up and running until middle of July!!
If you call the number, it will give you a different number to call and the poor little lady at the other end of the phone is tired of getting calls about the quilt shop!

Right now, we are planning our grand opening for the first Saturday in August!

Coming soon! Blackbird has a new book coming out...should be here in the next week or so..."In the Meadow"! $27.95 for the book...WOW members, if you pre-order and pay for the book, your cost will be $23.76 ( a better discount than your regular club price!)

We sold out for JoAnn Mullaly's new book, "Folk Branches" last weekend, but I have more copies in now! If you didn't get one...hurry in fast...lots of great projects and tons of ideas!

I've been "tweaking" the new class schedule for the shop and it's just about ready to hand out! Cross your fingers for next weekend...it should be up on the blog and we should also have hand-outs for the shop! Never a dull moment in August and September for sure! Some fun new clubs, 2 different stitching groups, a rug-hooking group, beginning quilting and a bunch of really fun wool applique, painting, and technique classes! A little something for everyone for sure! So stay tuned.....

And we'll be happy dancing all week with the arrival of fat quarter bundles, charm packs and layer cakes from several of Moda's new fabric lines that will actually arrive in early fall. This is will be a great "sneak peak" way of getting your hands on some of the new fall lines early! I can't wait!!!

That's it for tonight....a few new treats on the home decor side are coming in...with a bunch arriving next week! Come see us if you get out and about!

Have a happy weekend!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Back home from PA....(updated Friday evening...)

Well....we made it home safe and sound....back from PA! When we couldn't fit another thing in the cargo van, we figured it was time to come home!

We found lots of great stuff...some will be coming in with us this weekend to the shop...some will go to our new location!  (No pictures...you'll have to come see what we got in person!!)

While I have the new shop on my brain...I've had several people ask for the address already...so here it is:

Lone Star Mercantile
Quilting * Stitchery * Rug Hooking
Punchneedle * American Antiques
* Simple Country Living *
1501 N. Main
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202

More details to come!! And a class schedule is just about ready to debut!! (And it's going to be AWESOME!!)

Now...on to some of the new things coming in this weekend!

Back in stock...from Goos Nest..."Sweet Summer Time" wool applique. $8.95 (WOW price $8.05)
We'll have the wool dyed for this next weekend!

The July Wordplay pattern from Country Stitches is finally in! If you need one..let me know! $8.95 for the pattern (WOW price $8.05)

From Primitive Pieces...a fun wool runner called "Cold Days"...pattern price is $9.95 (WOW price is $8.95). We'll be doing a class on this and kits will be available a little later on!

From Stacy Nash..."Blackwater Hollow Sampler". Pattern price $13.95 (WOW price is $12.55)

Malabar Farm Pinkeep...pattern price $9.95 (WOW price is $8.95)

Pins, Needles and Scissors...pattern price $11.95 (WOW price is $10.75)

We did just get in more great yardage of Weeks Dye Work's 40 ct. linen in Confederate Gray....which would be spectacular for any of these projects!

Based on 3 historical quilts, each with a different skill level, this book gives you 150 different 6" blocks and the history behind them! $27.99 for the book (WOW price $25.15)

New from Buggy Barn..."Undeniably Crazy"....I will admit, the front cover is a bit "bright" for my taste...but some fun quilts all throughout the book! $23.95 (WOW price $21.55)

New from Kansas City Star..."Away from Home"...a wonderful historical book about the Lowell Factory Girls of the Watkins Woolen Mill in Northwest Missouri. Wonderful reading about the women in this woolen mill and fantastic quilting projects. $24.95 (WOW price $22.45)

Folk Branches...JoAnn Mullaly's new book finally arrived! It is a great one! We'll be offering the quilt (shown on the front cover) as a BOM after our new shop opens...along with some of the smaller projects as classes! You will definitely want to sign up for this one!! Book price $25.95 (WOW price $23.35)

The August issue of Early American Life arrived yesterday. Great issue....and this is the one with the Directory of traditional craftsmen! $5.99 for the issue...(WOW price is $5.39).

Whew...I think that's it for this week! Before I forget...if you are needing a copy of A Primitive Place Magazine, we reordered a few more and they should be here next week. Let me know if we need to put one back for you...the first 36 copies we had flew out the door within a week and this is the last time I will re-order this issue!

(Friday evening...)

One last quick note tonight...

Well it's about time! The summer issue of Mercantile Gatherings finally arrived today in the mail...it's at the shop for this weekend!

Weather looks to be beautiful for the weekend...we'll have lots of show and tell at the shop...and the Capital City Gun Show is going on for the men out there! Hope yall come on by!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

We're having a Happy Dance Thursday!

You know what that means...fabric must have come in! It's hard to think Christmas in June..but that's what we got yesterday...some of Marcus Brother's new line..."Spirit of Christmas" by Judy Rothermel.
Pictures will have to be on next week's update...but they will be at the shop this weekend!

Judy Condon's newest book arrived yesterday as well..."The Place We Call Home". Again, an awesome group of homes featured in here...nine in all...$24.95 for the book (wow price $22.45).
Several of these books are already spoken for...if you need one, let me know quick! They'll be at the shop this weekend!
 (And if anyone needs her latest gardening book, "Just Country Gardens", I still have a couple of copies at the shop!)

 NEW from JoAnn Mullaly! "Folk Branches" is on order and has been shipped! I'm not sure what all the projects are...but I'm lovin' the front cover and we're all thinking kit/class/ bom possibly???
Anywhoooo....the book is $25 (wow price is $22.50). If you know you need one...let me know!
(Right now, it won't be in for the weekend...but if it shows up in time, I'll let you know...)

(Friday morning...early!)

Last post for this week....here are a few more fun things that just came in...

Two new great wool patterns from Primitive Gatherings...
Bluebird Pincushion...$5.95 (wow price $5.35) and Wool Alphabet Sampler...$9.95 (wow price $8.95). As soon as I get back from PA...we'll kit these both.....that little bluebird pincushion might have to be the first project in our upcoming pincushion club (more about that later!!)!

And finally, a great inspirational quilt book by Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts. 126 pages of beautiful quilts plus a CD with 8 of the quilt patterns shown in the book...$27.85 (wow price $25.15)

That's it for the this week...have a great weekend and come out and see us if you can!!