Monday, March 4, 2013

Time to Fluff and Buff for Open House (Updated Thursday night)

1501 N. Main
(At the light across from Applebees & Chic-Fil-A)
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0202
Hours: Tues-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 1p-5p, closed Monday 


Here is a link to our current class schedule... 

(Monday morning...)

It's time to get the shop ready for our Spring Open House this coming weekend!
In order to get everything done, we will be closed Wed, Thurs & Friday.
We will be open Tuesday, regular store hours!

The big Nashville Cross Stitch Market was this past weekend! We have tons of new
patterns soon to arrive!

Stacy Nash's New patterns...

"Spring at Hollyberry Farm"

 "Ann Bradley" Sampler

"My Stitching Book"

"Cat n' Mouse Pinkeep & Slipper"

(These will all be shipping soon!)

Country Stitches has several new patterns!

"The Bee Keeper's Sampler"
Pattern price $10.00 (WOW price $9.00)
(shipping mid-March)

"Basketful of Springtime"
Pattern price $10.00 (WOW price is $9.00)

"The Candlestick Maker" Sampler
Pattern price is $10.00 (WOW price is $9.00)

 "Tending the Tulips" punchneedle pattern
Pattern price is $10.00 (WOW price is $9.00)

"Crumpets and Tea"
Pattern price is $10.00 (WOW price is $9.00)

 "Three Tulips"
Pattern price is $10.00 (WOW price is $9.00)

(All of the Country Stitches cross stitch patterns are worked on
40 ct. Parchment over 2 threads)

We've got a list of names going already for many of these samplers...if you see
something you know you want, let us know! I want to make sure we get
enough in! I'll let you know a little later in the week if any of these might 
make it for our Spring weekend Open House!


We are now taking pre-orders on two new garden books that are being
published by Jill Peterson with A Simple Life Magazine! With Spring
right around the corner...these will give you lots of great ideas for creating a country garden this year!

 "The Gardens & Accoutrements of James Cramer"
Retail price...$36.00 (special pre-order price is $29.95)

"A Simple Garden Jounal" by James Cramer and Jill Peterson
Retail price...$36.00 (Special pre-order price is $29.95)

Two new TFC Folk Art patterns will be here for Open House...

"Bunny Pinkeep"
$8.95 for the pattern (WOW price is $8.05)

 Stump bunny
$8.00 for the pattern (WOW price is $7.20)

Vickie has been in "bunny mode" for a while now...we'll have a model of these
two new bunnies at Open House as well as a few that can go home with
someone!! (I've seen the "sneek peek"...they're going to go fast!)

  (Wednesday morning)

We have a few new pictures of some more new cross stitch patterns...
Blackbird Designs kept everything pretty quiet before market, we had no clue they
were cooking up some new treats!

"Maria Selby Humphrey" Sampler
Pattern price $18 (wow price is $16.20)
Leaflet comes with 2 other projects 

 "Liberty Eagle" pincushion and Sampler
pattern price $9 (wow price is $8.10)

 "Long May She Wave"
pattern price $9 (wow price is $8.10)

We'll let you know when these arrive! If you'd like to pre-order, please contact 
the shop...with so many new patterns coming out, we are not purchasing
a lot of these....

(Thursday evening...)

Well, we've just about fluffed everything in the shop at least once...just a few more things to hang and move quickly tomorrow and we'll be ready for open house!
(Thank heavens it's not bad winter weather around here...our main gas pack heater decided to 
quit running today...(and before anyone asks....yes, I checked to make sure we had plenty of gas
in the tank!). The A/C guy is due out there tomorrow to see what's going on with that! Thank heavens for those 60's temperatures this weekend!

I snapped just a few "tease" shots of some of our spring goodies...lots of wonderful bunnies from Arnett's Country Store and our own Vickie Wallace! Beautiful cross stitch pieces from
Mimi and much more!
Here's just a peek...

Lots of new kits and models up in the wool room, and tons of new OOP (out of print)
fat quarters and 1 yard cuts up in the classroom! ($1.25 for the fat quarters and $5 for the yard cuts!)  Make sure when you come in that you visit upstairs to see what's new!

Many of the new cross stitch patterns have arrived in time for the weekend's 


We also have new class models to debut...
Sabrina Thompson will be doing a "Crazy about Spring" pincushion class
Sharon Reilly will be doing a great beginner class on applique called 
"Orange Peel Table Shawl"
here's a picture of her's now hanging in the shop and I'll have all the 
information over on our class schedule sometime tomorrow!

 Ok yall...that's it for this week's update!
 We hope you get to come see us this weekend!

Oh, almost forgot....Civil War BOM Meeting this
 Saturday at 9:30am!!

(Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday night!) 




  1. Lisa, last night's open house was wonderful!! You know how to make everyone feel right at home and the Spring items for sale were lovely. I had a great time. Thanks for letting us shop first. Hugs, Jane

  2. Hi Jane! I'm so glad you had a good time! I'm just so grateful to all of yall that come out on that preview night...I know it's a bit of a "pain" sometimes because there are so many people! Take care and have a great week! Lisa