Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Thread Taming Suggestion

Are you tired of having the ends of your thread spools unwinding and knotting up and generally being annoying and untidy? We have a quick tip for you and it's something you might already have in your kitchen.

Glad Press 'N Seal has many uses but it's great for wrapping around thread spo
ols for storage. This "cling film" is slightly sticky on the back (not sticky enough to cause any damage though) and sticks to itself. Just cut some strips and wrap them around your spools and no more unwinding. It peels off easily and can be reused.

Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 18, 2008

More New Stuff!

Tonga Batiks!

We just received another 30 Tonga Batiks and we're busy kitting them up into "dime" packs with a great little pattern. It's called Salt Water Taffy by Amy Walsh for Timeless Treasures. I made it up in no time and decided to make a "Baby Play Mat" which I backed with Flannel Batik and quickly quilted up. There were some left overs and I am designing a Baby Change Mat to co-ordinate.....

Also from TImeless Treasures, someone really came up with a winner here! The Complexion Collection - skintoned fabrics that are really dead on......

We've also got in a beautiful panel of Botanicals with co-ordinating fabrics that will make up into a gorgeous quilt or wallhanging. Check out the Regal Botanicals!

It just keeps coming in so come by and check out all the new fabrics, notions, books, patterns, kits and fun stuff! Or just come by and have a cup of coffee or tea......and show us what you're working on this summer.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

We're Back In Business!!!!


So sorry for the mix up - I guess my command of the English language left a little to be desired! I should have referred to the previous blog! Now that I've dealt with that let's talk about all the NEW STUFF in the store......


ZEN II from Makower Fabrics, an absolutely stunning collection of taupes, brown and greys in a Japanese theme of florals and birds. This fabric will fly out of the store!

Staying with the same theme we have set up our little corner of Sashiko. We have samplers, books, thread, needles and thimbles as well as kits. If you've never tried it - one of us will be happy to show you how it's done. It's a great take-along project for the cottage or travelling. Come in and take a look - you'll be hooked. I know I am! I always have one going in my purse just in case I have waiting to do somewhere......

If you haven't heard the news, we are the featured store in the Summer 2008 Edition of A Needle Pulling Thread and there's a fabulous Tropical Quilt Kit featured as well that you have to see. It's currently in our front window so come by and see us!

Don't forget our Friday Night Sit & Sew on the third Friday of the month (oops! that's tomorrow nite) so if you happen to read this come on in and grab a seat.....

Happy Quilting!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thank You!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and understanding over the past few days.

To my customers, thank you for all your kind words and putting up with my last minute decision to close the store. To my staff, words will never be enough to tell you how much I appreciate you all, your support over the last few days has been "above and beyond" and really cannot thank you enough.

Thank you with all my heart,