The shop was a buzz of activity yesterday: all day demos; Show and Tell; Secret Sister gifts and lots of visits by some four legged customers (and their well behaved humans).
We started another round of "Secret Sisters" in January. Dorothy, Vicki and Shawn each received stuff their 'sister' gave them for January and February.
Dorothy's 'sister' gave her a smiley face mug and several tea bags as January's gift.
|Dorothy's January gift from her 'secret sister"|
Vicki's 'sister' gave her a gift certificate as January's gift. Vicki chose the latest issue of "Block" magazine and some "Bread N Butter" fabric.
|Vicki used her gift certificate on fun stuff|
|Shawn's February gifts from her 'secret sister'.|
Yesterday's "Sit N Sew" was (almost) standing room only...and we had a blast!
It's a great thing to come together with others addicted to quilting, inspire each another and rally the troops when faced with a stubborn project.
|part of yesterday's "Sit N Sew" crowd|
Sisters Mia and Molly (and their human Terri) stopped by yesterday. These two are quite the pair.
After some romping and playing, running around the shop and finding some scraps of fabric (dropped during "Sit N Sew"), these ladies were ready to go home.
|Mia and Molly are ready to go home!|
|Mia and Molly take a break from romping and playing.|
Miss Lily (and her humans) stopped by on their way to Roaring River State Park yesterday. Lily has grown a lot since the last time we saw her.
Thanks, Ben and Jen, for bringing Miss Lily for a visit.....don't take so long to bring her back again!
|Ben, Jen and Miss Lily|
|Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Miss Lily, has grown a lot since her last visit|
Little Miss Sweetie Pie, Gracie (and her human Vicki), were here yesterday.
Gracie is the shop's mascot so, it's her official duty to pop in now and then.....to be sure we aren't misbehaving!
|Miss Gracie checks out the shop|
The big brown truck stopped by a couple of times this week. We received this adorable new adult coloring book......
|new adult coloring book|
Four new AccuQuilt dies....
|three new dies from AccuQuilt|
|Rick Rack die from AccuQuilt|
and another bolt of "Quilt Camp" by Henry Glass Studios.
|bolt of "Quilt Camp" by Henry Glass Studios|
Yesterday's "Show and Tell" was totally over the top.
Pat's "Butterflies" quilt is truly stunning in person. This pattern was originally a very small wall hanging but Pat wanted to make it into a much larger quilt.
This was quite a feat considering Pat (who doesn't own a computer) had to enlarge all elements of the quilt then painstakingly drew out the design on paper.
After some head scratching and a few Tylenol, this is the end result.
Judi Miller did the quilting and brought it back to Pat yesterday.
Hopefully I was able to capture the great quilting job Judi did on this fabulous quilt.
|Pat's "Butterflies" applique quilt|
|we love the quilting on Pat's latest creation|
|we particularly love the quilting around the flowers toward the bottom|
|we love the butterfly quilting|
Judi's sister added some embellishments (hand embroidered hummingbirds) then give it to Judi to complete and quilt.
This quilt is so big we had to go outside to take the picture.
Thanks, Judi for bringing this in. We can't wait to see it after it's quilted.
|hand embroidered hummingbird by Judi's sister|
|this is a very big quilt. We love it!|
Kay Simpson was one of our $25 gift certificate winners in December.
Kay used her gift certificate to get Bonnie Hunter's new book, "Addicted To Scraps".
Congratulations, Kay. We know you'll love it.