Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Fall Guy

As we write this, the north wind is blowing, skies are cloudy and rain is falling......where did those beautiful spring days go?  Last week we mentioned our get away to Kansas City.  One of our favorite activities was visiting the zoo (we arrived as the gates opened and stayed until they closed).  The grandkids are learning about where wool comes from -- it's so much fun to see the wonder in their eyes as they imagine sheep with no hair.
Kits for "The Fall Guy" are ready.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabric, wool for applique, rick rack and backing fabric.  If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $10.
We're very excited to learn Jo Morton has another new book coming mid-May.  "Jo's Little Favorites II" contains instructions to make 15 small quilts. It also includes Jo's tips for precise patchwork sewing.  Jo has also included helpful hints including instructions on how to quilt each project.  80 pages $24.99

Let us know if we can reserve a copy for you.
As we were spring cleaning and organizing recently, we couldn't help but remember the words stitched on this cute little wall hanging:  "A house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived".  Rather than spend all our time dusting, cleaning, and organizing, we plan to heed these words and make time each day for the things we truly enjoy.

If you'd like to stitch your own reminder (or a reminder for a friend or two), let us know.  We have kits which include the pre-stamped sandcastle fabric, threads, needle, borders, and binding for $19.95.  If you'd prefer to use your own border fabrics, we have partial kits which include the pre-stamped sandcastle fabric, threads, and needle for $14.
If you're in the area for the Q.U.I.L.T. guild show or the Muskogee Area Quilters Guild show we hope you make plans for a stop at Sew Graceful on Thursday or Saturday (9-3).

As you're making spring travel plans, be sure to pencil in a trip to Stockton MO April 28 or 29 for the Colors of Stockton quilt show.  The show will be held at the Zumwalt Expo Center, RB Road, Stockton MO April 28 10:00-6:00 and April 29 9:00-3:00.  Kay will be at the show with lots of new things to inspire and motivate you to create.  The guild doesn't have a website but have set up a Facebook page - search for The Colors of Stockton Quilt Show 2017.......and just so you don't have to compute distances......Stockton is only 112 miles from Rogers.....see you at the show!

See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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