Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Holiday Gift Ideas Part 2

With this beautiful weather, it's hard to believe we are nearing the middle of December.  We actually saw a couple of trees with buds on them the other day.  Yikes!  Mother Nature is all crazy.

Last week we shared some holiday gift giving ideas and want to continue in that vein this week.  Before we get started we'd like to let you know you can refer to past issues of our newsletter by simply going to our blog.

The "Joy" tea towel would make a great gift for that special someone who has everything.  It's easy enough you could easily finish it in time for gift giving, but it would also make a fun kit.  Your $18.95 kit includes the Buttermilk Basin pattern, toweling to make the towel, wool for applique, buttons, and bells.  Kits are all cut - patterns should arrive by Monday.
Most of you probably already know this about us but we'll say it for those who don't know.  We don't just sell a product because everyone else is selling it; nor do we claim to like something because we goofed and accidentally bought it and need to unload it.  Everything we sell we have used and liked.  We've been searching for the perfect iron after we stopped selling Rowenta travel irons because of so many defects.  To be fair, we did contact Rowenta and were told the travel iron is not designed for long-term use.  It's designed as a light duty iron.

The Clover Wedge Iron is exactly what we have been looking for.  It's perfect for class or travel.  It has a nice wide handle which makes it easy to maneuver, a narrow tip which is wonderful for the invisible machine applique technique, and a large temperature dial.  It doesn't have a steam option but does include a small spray bottle.  Cost is $49.95 and worth every penny in our opinion.
Our Christmas Greeting table runner is quick, easy, and festive.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, and binding.  It finishes 23" x 42 1/2".
We are working on our 2016 schedule and planning projects for next year.  If there's a designer you love please let us know.  We're always looking for unique projects.  We plan to do a lot more of our own designs in 2016.  One day we were redesigning a commercial pattern and a nice customer commented "Why don't you just design your own since you always change the pattern?"  We think that's a great idea.

Hope you have a great week.  We'll be back next week with some gift items that will help you round out your shopping list.  See you soon.
Darlene and Debby

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