Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We've come a long way

Snow is falling as we write this newsletter.  We're trying to be optimistic and remind ourselves at least it's not falling ice.  Don't get us wrong -- we love having four seasons but as we age seem to enjoy the brutal cold less and less.  We're sure many of you can relate.

We can't believe it but we are turning 5 years old!  It seems like just a few short months have passed since we opened our doors and hoped someone would stop by.  The photo on the left is the display right inside our door shortly after we opened; the center photo is a recent display.  I'd say we've expanded just a little bit!  The photo on the right is one of our 3 fabric shelves shortly after opening.  The quilt hanging on the wall was our first block of the month.....we wondered if there was any way we'd sell all we made.  It's really fun to look back and see our growth.

A birthday means a party and we've decided to have a birthday party next Saturday, Jan 30.  Hope you will mark your calendar and plan to join us.
Although we don't necessarily enjoy the coldness, slipperiness, and ick that comes with snow, we do love snowmen......we also love taking a good pattern and making it great.  We used "These Three Throws" pattern...... make this cutie.  The top photo shows the entire quilt and the bottom photo shows closeups of the embroidered blocks.  We used Primitive Gathering's Primitive Snowman line.  Our quilt finishes 46" x 55".  Kits are $42.95 and include the pattern with our changes, precut 5" squares, borders, and binding.  We'll be happy to help you choose a backing fabric if you'd like.
The spring issue of Primitive Quilts and projects arrived Monday.  Although we don't have a project in this issue, it's still a great issue.  If you're on automatic to receive the magazine, Debby will get your order processed.  If you're not on automatic but would like us to reserve a copy, let us know via e-mail or phone.  $9.99
Our favorite man in brown also delivered Quiltmania #111.  We were excited to see it features photos of some of the quilts hanging in the Primitive Quilts and Projects display at Houston.  If you're on automatic for this magazine, Debby will get your order processed.  If not and you'd like to reserve a copy, just let us know.  $13.99

Isn't that cover quit stunning?
When we saw Bonnie Sullivan's "Pumpkin Party" fabric we just couldn't say no to it.  As many of you know we aren't big Halloween fans but we are trying to break out of our little box and embrace the holiday.  We'll never like the creepy scary ghoulish side of Halloween but loved this whimsical look.  We ordered the panel and several coordinates for borders and binding.

The fabric is a nice heavy Maywood flannel and is super soft.  The images are very high quality.  Once it's quilted, it'll be hard to tell that the images are stamped rather than stitched.

We expect delivery in April but are taking preorders now.  Let us know how many panels you'd like to reserve. 
One other note before we close.  Since we are moving into the time of year when we may receive inclement weather.....if Rogers public schools are closed, we are closed.  If you have any doubt about whether we're open, please give a quick call. 

See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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