"Thank You” to everyone who asked about my nephew, Nathan. He had surgery on his shoulder last Tuesday. It was a success. The surgeon did not have to cut his muscles and was able to do it arthroscopically. He is now home in Dallas but went back to Ft. Sill for follow-up doctor appointments yesterday and today (Wednesday). Big hugs and kisses to everyone for keeping Nathan on your prayer lists.
Melba’s birthday party last Saturday was great. The birthday cake was a work of art and almost too pretty to cut…..but we did! Everyone brought Melba a fat quarter (or two) of either purple or red. She was so surprised! My camera died last week but thankfully Melba’s son, Jim, was in attendance and took several pictures with his phone. Thank goodness for technology! He has since emailed the pictures to me so I’ll try to get them on the blog ASAP.
Remember in last week’s newsletter when I mentioned all attendees to Melba’s party would receive a special surprise? Apparently, I’m not the only one with a few tricks up my sleeve! Melba’s dirty little secret was that she’d crocheted snowflakes for everyone who came to the party……..little did I know she’d also crocheted a snowflake centerpiece for Sweetness and I. Wow! Not only is she a gifted quilter but an accomplished crocheter too! Melba, we hope you had a good time and look forward to throwing another party in your honor in 10 years! Happy Birthday!
As previously mentioned, my camera died last week. I dug out my old camera for birthday picture taking but it didn’t work out very well. With that said, I don’t have any pictures of all the new stuff that came in last week (and so far this week). RATS! A picture really is worth a thousand words.
We received our big order of “Sweet Pea” by Kansas Troubles last Friday. It’s gorgeous! We also have “Seasonal Silhouettes” and “Lasey Family Tree” master kits, “Fabric Silhouettes—Maple Leaves”, “Fabric Silhouettes-Rainbow Star”, as well as some of the individual blocks. These are great if you love applique to don’t want all the fuss. These have fusible web on the back for ironing onto your project. That’s it! You can sew them down or not. It’s up to you.
For the fisherman in your life: We just received several bolts of ‘fishing’ related fabrics: bass fish swimming around, trout swimming around, bass fishing lures, trout fishing lures, water running over rocks……….too bad my camera died. These are really cute!
We now have quilt labels in stock. If you can’t make your own (or don’t want to) now, you don’t have to! P.S. look at the quilt labels Pat made with her embroidery machine. They’re a real bargain at only $8 each and she has lots to choose from.
Speaking of Pat: she and I have been trying to make “fall” themed table runner kits for a while now. We haven’t gotten very far! I did manage to cut out three baskets full of acorns, three (or four) sizes of pumpkins, maple leaves and oak leaves with my Go! Cutter (these are at the end of the “Sit-N-Sew” table in case you’re interested in making your own kit!). All of this made me take a hard look at the solid colors we have in stock so, we now have a few more ‘fall friendly’ solids on the bolt! We also got in a bolt of “Wonder Under” if you need some sticky!
We received more Shop Hop blocks last week but………my camera is dead so I can’t take any pictures. Oh, don’t forget, this Saturday, the 2nd, is our deadline for returning your block, whether you want to donate it back or add it to your stash! Either way, you get a nice discount on one cut of fabric.
And speaking of fabric: our big order of “Sweet Pea” came in last week. Now that it’s here, we need more room…..so…..this Saturday only………all flannel will be “buy-a-yard-get-a-yard-free” day. YEP. That’s right,,,,,,it’s gotta go. BUY-ONE-GET-ONE……..whether it’s a yard of the same flannel or a yard of a different one….…..we don’t care……….we need the room…….winter is coming…….don’t forget the hunter in your life…..he might need something warm and cozy this hunting season…………something made out of flannel is just the ticket!
If you want to take Karla’s Paper Piecing class on the 9th, there is a class supplies list. It’s available for pick-up when you register. Time is running out so don’t forget to register.
November 2nd: the deadline for bringing your completed Shop Hop block back to our shop. Remember, if you donate your block, you get 25% off one cut of fabric. If you want to keep your block you’ll still get 15% off one cut of fabric!
Sunday, November 3rd: Daylight Savings Time ends
November 9th: Paper Piecing class 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Class fee is $20.00. This is a super fun class. Karla is a retired school teacher and is very patient. A class supplies list will be provided at registration
November 28th: Thanksgiving Day
December 7th: Cheryl W. will be here for two more (free) trunk shows: 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
December 21st: Drawing for (4) $25.00 gift certificates to the shop
December 25th: Merry Christmas
December 28th: P-Dub’s will be closed
Sometime in January 2014: All day sew in for Quilts of Valor
If you need flannel, this Saturday would be a great time to stock up!
See you Saturday,
P-Dub and Sweetness