Friday, March 13, 2009

Round Robin Night

I can't wait for tonight! It will be almost like Christmas! Our round robin class is getting together and showing off our blocks and exchanging them. It is so much fun to see what everyone does. Tammy German, another pattern designer that is local, has done the math and figured out how many blocks need to be made and what sizes. Truly a daunting task if you ask me, but no one asked........ Our version of a round robin is done so that everyone that contributes to the quilt gets to have a quilt. So for this go around our theme was Star and Stripes. We all had to make a Star block and a Strip block (or squares). Did I mention that we had to make 22 of each!!!! For those that don't procrastinate this is NO problem, for those that do, well lets just say they are a little sleep deprived. OK. ALOT sleep deprived! However, they are done, done, done! I will try to remember to take pictures tonight so that I can share the fun with all of you later on. I will also take a picture of the the first round robin that we did -- Flowers in My Garden. It turned out so cute! If we had a pattern of ALL the blocks, I could have sold atleast 12 in the past week. Alas, I only have the sizes of the blocks.. ;(

So be on the lookout for our next Round Robin......It will be a "Winter" something or other. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. We are having a hard time deciding... If we choose your idea, you will receive a present from us. How's that for a wee bit of bribery???

Happy stitchin

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Take 2

So apparently I am seriously computer challenged. I tried to set up the blog for the store and I thought that I did a really good job. Yeah me! NOT!!! So my dear daughter came over and tried to fix the issues that I couldn't get to work. She couldn't fix it either, so I don't feel sooo bad, and we deleted the entire first one. The problem with that is -- we had to come up with a new blog name. Yes, that is why it is soooooo long. Just think of all the exercise your fingers will be getting. :)

Come in the store and check out our FREE class fee classes! We have the "Skinnies" (pic to come at a later time -- when I get it figured out). They are small wall hangings and are designed by Crazy Old Ladies. Marg and Emily are a couple of local gals that design patterns and entertain us greatly. You can visit them on their own blog -- If you scroll down the page you can see the Skinnies. We will be doing the carrot the last week of March. The beehive will be in April and the birdhouse the following month. Aaaaa do you see a pattern here?????

Come "BUGGY" with us! Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew a Buggy Barn Pattern and it just didn't make sense? Well now you can learn their technique in a fun friendly environment. We are picking a specific patten to do for the class. This time it will be "Hearts N Stars". Oh! The best part about the Buggy Patterns -- There are NO points to match. No seams to match. Absolutely Nothing MATCHES!!!! How great is that? They truly look more complicated than they really are. So come check it out. We are thinking that we may do a different Buggy pattern every other month or so, so if you happen to miss out on this one, there will be more...

Come in the store and let us know that you read our blog for a special little prize.

Happy Sewing.......