Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dreaming of cooler weather

Are you feeling like us?  Tired of heat and humidity, dreaming of cooler days, thinking a plate of cold watermelon for dinner sounds better than anything cooked.......we know the weather will soon change and we'll be longing for warmer days so we will just smile and enjoy our hot and humid summer.

Each year we offer a $10 block of the month.  We plan and cut and sew and stitch and package most of the summer so we can start it promptly in January.  There's only four of us to do all that planning, cutting, sewing, stitching packaging, and occasionally we make an oops.  We made a big oops with the July Wooly Sheep block -- we forgot to include a piece of navy wool for the sheep blanket.  Unless you tell us otherwise, we will include the navy wool with your August block.  If you're eager to get your July block stitched now, let us know and we'll get the missing piece to you immediately.

While we're on the subject of shortages, if you ever get a kit from us and are short please let us know.  If you're short, there's a strong possibility everyone is going to be short.  We would rather know and fix the error -- kind of like when someone has food on their's uncomfortable to tell them but everyone is happier once it's out in the open.

Below are photos of past $10 blocks of the month.  Very fun to look back and realize we've been doing this for 5 years.
When we saw "Snow Buttons" at quilt market we knew it must come home with us.  Our friend, Jane H, made the sample and we think it's just darling.  We added some simple hand quilting in the border.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, buttons, fabric for the top, binding, and backing fabric.  The quilt finishes 10" x 12".   
If you'd prefer to use your own fabrics, we have the pattern with the button pack for $12.95.  If you've got another idea for the cute buttons, we have the 12-pack of buttons for $4.95.  Here's a close up shot of some of the buttons so you can see the detail.
Many stores have Christmas in July events but we've honestly been too busy to even think about doing any sort of holiday promotion.  In lieu of a holiday project, how about a project that will stitch up in plenty of time for holiday gift giving?  Your "Pocketful of Posies" kit includes the pattern with stitch diagrams, Primitive Gatherings' flannel, and wool for applique.  The kit is $16.95; if you'd prefer to use your own materials the pattern is $9.
Our shipment of Raven books by Blackbird Designs arrived yesterday.  If you're on the waiting list, Debby is processing your order.  We have extra copies -- let us know if we can reserve a copy for you.  $28
Darlene is back from a much deserved vacation.  Debby is walking in her new boot which replaced her cast.  We are putting together some ideas for next year and can't wait to share.  Meanwhile, we hope you're finding some time for yourself.

See you soon.

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