I wasn't able to post anything last weekend because I was in bed convalescing from a pulled muscle in my back. I'm much better now but I've fallen behind posting pictures to the blog. Here goes:
We recently decided to expand our inventory of Aurifil thread....of the 1422 yards per spool of super yummy Egyptian cotton thread.
We now have in the neighborhood of 180 (???) different colors. Yummy!
|new display of Aurifil thread|
|more Aurifil thread|
|and even more Aurifil thread!|
We received four bolts of the newest line of Kansas Troubles fabric, Paisley Park, as well as the "Perfectly Paisley" pattern to use with this line.
|"Paisley Park" fabric by Kansas Troubles for Moda: tan, gold, brown and navy|
|"Perfectly Paisley" pattern by Kansas Troubles|
We're over the moon about the pre-cuts that just arrived: "Kansas Troubles Favorites" layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm packs.
This line has been added to Moda's "Basics" line which means the prints will be available for the next two years. This is great news for anyone wanting to do a Block of the Month club! YIPPEE!!
The pre-cuts are a different story. They're only cut once so, where they're gone, they're gone.
We're super happy to have these in the shop but you better get 'em while you can! This will be the only cutting of them.
The "Richmond Reds" line by Barbara Brackman really spoke to Vicki and I went we went to market.
We received these three prints this week: tan, burnt red and burgundy. We also received the pre-cuts of this line: layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolls and mini-charms.
The prints of this line are rich and vibrant, just what you'd expect from Barbara Brackman.
|Richmond Reds: tan, burnt red and burgundy|
|Richmond Reds precuts by Barbara Brackman for Moda|
|Faded Splendor by RJR|
|companion prints of Faded Splendor by RJR|
|companion prints of Faded Splendor by RJR|
Nola's "Secret Sister" left something for her at the shop......a set of four thread spools with decorations on each top! How cute are these?
|Nola with the gifts her Secret Sister gave her!|
The shop's mascot, Miss Gracie, and her human (Vicki W.) stopped by last Saturday. Miss Gracie gave her approval for the moving around of stuff (since she was here the last time), she really enjoyed looking around, got a couple quick drinks of water and was ready to go!
|Miss Gracie and her human (Vicki).|
While she was here, Vicki opened the gift her "Secret Sister" left for her.....a chicken pin cushion made with Kansas Troubles fabrics (Vicki's favorite).
Her Secret Sister saw the pattern in "Block" magazine and thought Vicki would like one. She did! It's sew cute!
|Vicki W. with her "chick" pin cushion made by her Secret Sister.|
|close-up of Vicki's "Chick" pin cushion.|
Candy was also the recipient of a gift from her Secret Sister last Saturday....a cachet and candle of the most wonderful smelling stuff.
I don't remember the name of the scent but it was divine! The shop smelled fabulous afterward.
|Candy with the cachet her Secret Sister gave her.|
Kay S. stopped by yesterday. She also had something waiting for her....from her S/S.
Kay's S/S made this wonderful picture using scraps for the borders after hand embroidering "When Life Gives You Scraps, Make Quilts".
Being an avid hand embroidered, Kay L-O-V-E-D it!
The youngest participant of "Secret Sisters" is thirteen year old Jacey B.
She was here yesterday for Kid's Day but took a couple of minutes to see what her S/S gave her: two "Giggles" mini charms.
Kay S. brought in this quilt she made. It will be a fund raiser for the fly-tying club her husband is a member of.
I hope you can see all the panels on this quilt, it is really cute.
|the back of Kay's donation quilt: fish!|
Vickie C. brought in some stuff for Show and Tell yesterday: She made this quilt using Minky fabric for a future granddaughter! It's so soft and cuddly!
|the quilt Vickie C. made using Minky fabric.|
Vickie also made these adorable towels "Spit Happens" and "I Love You" for the same future granddaughter!
She also brought in this quilt she made for granddaughter who requested butterflies and dragon flies.
After piecing it, Vickie quilted it herself on her long arm quilting machine.
|the back of Vickie's quilt|
|close up of the quilting on Vickie's quilt|
Sandy S. stopped by yesterday. When I saw her purse, I had to get a picture of it. She said one of her friends made it for her.....Wow! What a great friend.
Sandy is a big Cardinals fan so, her friend added a patch to the front of the purse.
|the back of Sandy's purse|
Robin B. recently returned from vacationing in Hawaii. While she was there, she bought some beautiful hand pieced/hand quilted wall hangings.
These are more vibrant in person. My camera was not able to capture the true nuance of the fabric very well.
Thanks Robin, for sharing these with us!
Jacey was here yesterday for Kid's Day. After a couple of mistakes by the instructor (me), she was off and running.
When she was finished, she's made her very own pillowcase.
Great job, Jacey! Keep up the good work!
|Jacey at the ironing board during Kid's Day.|
|Jacey with her finished pillowcase|
|close up of Jacey's pillowcase.|