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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pheasant Hill and Enchanted Pond fabrics

12203 HWY 76
EXETER, MO 65647
February 6, 2013
WINTER HOURS: every Saturday through April
SUMMER HOURS: 1st and 2nd Saturdays (May through September)
HOURS: 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
There was a really big box waiting for me when I got in yesterday. I squealed like a little girl when I opened it (imagine the look on the kid’s faces when I squealed). The box was full of “Pheasant Hill” pre-cuts by Kansas Troubles. We are now the proud owners of layer cakes, jelly rolls, charm packs, mini charms and dessert rolls from this line. The fabric on-the-bolt won’t deliver until the middle of March. RATS! Until then, we get to enjoy the pre-cuts! We’ve never had dessert rolls in the shop before. They are (sorta kinda) like jelly rolls except each strip is 5” wide x WOF. The other difference is because the strips are twice as wide (as jelly rolls) there are 20 strips in each roll. Dessert anyone?
Pat made two super cute baby blankets using flannel on each side. She brought them in last Saturday for Show and Tell. Pictures of her (standing in front of Sweetness’ first fat quarter unit) holding the blankets are posted on the blog.
We finally got the big Twister sample quilted. Now I need to put the binding on……….oh joy… FAVORITE part of making a quilt……..NOT! I always spend too much time trying to decide which fabric to use for the binding. At least we have “The Binding Tool” to help me when I get near the end! Oh, joy.
We’ve ordered some of Holly Taylor’s new line called “Enchanted Pond”. The layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs are on their way. They might be here by Saturday…..cross your fingers. If you’re a member of the “Jelly Roll of the Month” club, “Enchanted Pond” is the next jelly roll….….as soon as they get here………..……
OOPS: I failed to mention we WILL (absolutely positively) be open both days of the shop hop on March 15th and 16th.
I realized my mistake when someone said, “you’re only open on Saturdays”……..oops! Rest assured, we will be here bright eyed and bushy tailed on both days. Sorry for the confusion.
Sweetness says we should be ready for “Sit and Sew” by February 16th so, get ready. He has another big unit to build for the regular fat quarters however, we’ve decided to segregate the 1930’s, reproduction and vintage fats (like they currently are). He’ll build a smaller unit for those. He’s working on the third big unit for the regular fats and assures me the smaller unit WILL NOT take as long to make. Cross your fingers and say your prayers that all the fats will be on the wall by this Saturday. If they are, the bolts will go on the opposite wall and it’ll be time for Sit and Sew. I’ve been drumming my fingers and pacing back and forth over this. You can only imagine how fun I’ve been to live with these past few weeks! If not, just ask Sweetness. I’m sure he’ll be more than happy to tell you what a downright pleasure I’ve been these past few weeks J J J Yes, I said a downright pleasure.
“Thank You” to everyone who voiced an opinion about the batting we should carry. A great big thank you to Karla K. who brought samples of different yummy battings. That really was above and beyond the call of duty! Thanks, Karla. We’re waiting on samples from several different companies to come in before we make any decisions. I am personally leaning toward having wool batting for sure (depending on the cost). We’re also thinking we’ll only carry the 120” wide size which is usually cheaper for the consumer vs. pre-packaged yardage. Does that make sense? Anyway, we’ll let you know……when we know…..what we’re doing…..whenever that might be……..
I never buy a lottery ticket. I bought one. For tonight. I really get carried away dreaming about what to do with the money, if we win. Since Sweetness and I don’t have two legged kids, our list is a little different that other people’s. After tithing, the first purchase would be a brand new quilting machine. Then we would HAVE to make a trip to Moda to buy a bunch of fabric (visit our families while we’re there) and rent a trailer to haul it all home! Then, we’d do whatever was necessary to become Bernina dealers. Our wish is for anyone who doesn’t have access to a sewing machine (or if you don’t want to drag yours to the shop) you could use one of ours in the shop. Of course, the shop is a whole other story. A new (much bigger) shop would have to be built complete with a bathroom and separate area for classes. Once a year, we’d have to have a retreat so, another separate building would need to be built to house all the attendees and their ‘stuff’.
All of this dreaming makes me hungry……………dessert anyone!
See you Saturday,
P-Dub and Sweetness

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