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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Black, White and Bright.....

I know many of you get American Patchwork and Quilting magazines by subscription.  We also carry the magazine in the shop right now.  Sharon, who leads our Whatnots group and teaches some other classes for us, has just been *published* in the current magazine!  We are over the moon thrilled for her and happy to be able to say, "We knew her when....."   And....we even have this very quilt hanging at the shop!  And....she's agreed to teach a class on it!  All of the info is on the classes page at the website.  She's also got a pillow cover made using just one of the blocks and we all agree that the quilt looks even more stunning in person.  You can't miss it behind the cutting counter!

What else is new?  Well.....most of you have probably gotten our postcard announcing our annual Spring Cleaning Sale that starts on Thursday.  Sew, for the most part, that's what we're up to this week.  Going through *stuff* that needs to be cleaned out.  All the better for you ~ right?  Just in case you didn't get one, I'll pop a picture of the postcard up for you to see on the Facebook page ~ okay?  Speaking of which.....got to run....almost time to open the doors at our *happy place*

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pampered pets.....

Do you have pets?  We really miss having a dog, but it just doesn't seem to be something that fits into our lives right now.  When we did have pets, both a dog and a cat at the same time, what to do with their *feeding area* was sometimes an issue.  A few years back, we put out this set of patterns called *Pampered Pet Placemats* to solve the problem.  One for a kitty and one for a pooch.  We have some very fun fabrics you could use and they go together really easily.  You could put iron on vinyl or PUL on this if you wanted it more waterproof.  These would be make a fun gift for a pet lover too.  We've just redone the pattern and put it in our Dollar Menu....that's right, both for a buck!!

We had such a fun day yesterday.  I got to sit in on the Dumpling Bag class that I mentioned last time.  Lynn did a fabulous job and five of us got bags to take home.  A couple of the gals even stayed and made another one after the class was over.  Let us know if you'd be interested in another class time....Lynn said she'd do it again if there's enough interest.  I know a couple of people who wanted to do it but couldn't fit the day into their schedule.

I mailed off our Shop Hop block on Friday ~ YAY!!  Now I need to make another one for the shop.  Just a few more things on THE DEADLINE LIST and then maybe I can breathe a little easier for a few days?  Hope your weekend has been a good one.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dumplings and deadlines......

Over a week since I blogged.....what's going on?  Too many deadlines!  I've been trying to prioritize them and I'm getting to the end of the list....whew!  There was the Tri-County Farm 2 Market *event* that was lots of fun, but fraught with MUST DO things....then end of the month payroll; first of month newsletter/calendar; April's bills; new Nifty Notions to order; website additions; how to fit 26 new bolts of Kaffe into the *Kaffe row*, and that April 15th IRS thing.  Last two BIG deadlines left are our Shop Hop block (due Saturday) and signing up for the Row By Row Experience and designing our row.  I'm happy to report that we're down to the last few stitches on the Shop Hop block and have a pretty good idea on the Row By Row pattern.

Okay that was the first D, the second are these darling Dumpling Bags.  (Oops, that was 2 D's wasn't it?)  They're designed by Michelle Patterns and Lynn has made scads of these and is going to have a class this Saturday.  We have a couple of spots still left open if you're interested.  It's on the website.  
Okay....I need to get to the shop and get to work on those deadlines!  Have a super Thursday.....the sunshine is invigorating.....hope it helps me with the deadlines!