Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Spring Socks

First things first.....we had an oops with a piece of wool in the 2nd month block of  Fairytale Cottages (our $10 block of the month for 2019).  Thanks to those who let us know.  We will send wool to fix the problem with your month 3 shipment.  However, if you need the correction now please e-mail ( and we will get it sent right out.

Also, we are completely out of the blue stripe backing fabric.  It sold out within a couple of days and, unfortunately, we aren't able to get more.  If you don't like the other backing option, feel free to look on our website and choose something else.  Just e-mail us ( with your choice and we'll send it with your next shipment.

Whew!  We feel better now that we've shared those two tidbits of info.

When Kay unpacked from her trip to Ponca City, she rearranged the shop.  We love the new spring feel and wanted to share photos with you.  
This week we want to share a kit from one of our favorite designers, Norma Whaley.  When we met Norma years ago at quilt market, we knew she was our kind of designer.  "Counting Sheep" is a timeless piece with a reminder we think of often.  Your $28.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, binding and wool for applique.  Please note the fabric and wool in your kit will not be an exact match to the quilt shown below.  It's been a while since we made the sample and some of the fabric and wool is no longer available.  The quilt finishes 12 1/2" x 26".

You can order by going to our website or calling 479-372-7403 or e-mailing
Shortly after we met Norma we decided to offer her Sweet and Simple pattern as a block of the month.  That block of the month is long sold out but we do have the book available.  The quilt finishes 76" x 90"

Let us know if we can reserve a copy of Sweet and Simple for you.  $34
You may know Kay is a sock-a-holic......she has to try every sock we see offered through our distributors.  She raved so much about the newest socks from Moda that we had to give them a try.  She was right---they're wonderful socks.  We're not sure how the manufacturer pulled it off but they fit our size 5 and 6 feet as well as they fit her size 10's like magic.

The socks are 75" cotton, 23" nylon and 2" spandex so shrinking is minimal.  $13.95 per pair

Scissors --- Sittin' Pretty
Eat, Sleep, Quilt --- Wound Tight --- Cardio
Our "last kit" this week features a cute sewing case.  Your $24.95 "Cottage Clutch" kit includes the pattern and wool to make the clutch.  Buttons are not included in the kit.

The photo on the left shows the clutch folded, the upper right photo shows the inside of the clutch and the lower right shows the outside. 
Last week we told you we'd share a super darling sewing set but we'll save that for next week since this is getting quite long.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Yazzii Project Pouch bags

Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy a few days of springlike weather this past week.  We noticed buds on several neighborhood trees and that our irises have started growing.  Unfortunately, these tender growths are going to need quilts if the weather that's predicted happens.

Our newest quilt, Home is Best, will keep you warm during these last few months of winter.  The majority of it is made with Diamond Textiles' brushed cotton line Hickory Ridge.  The fabric has a brushed side which feels almost like flannel and a nonbrushed side which feels like a regular woven fabric.  We chose the brushed side as the exposed side so our quilt is super soft.  The applique backgrounds are printed cotton and the applique is wool.  The quilt finishes 53" x 62".  Your $76.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, border and binding.

If you'd prefer to use your own supplies, the pattern is available for $9.

Reserve your kit by going to our website or emailing or calling 479-372-7403. 
Do you ever order something with certain expectations but when you receive it you are blown away with how far it exceeded your expectations?  Darlene recently ordered a new Yazzii project pouch to help organize her sewing bag.  She said she expected it would be nice but it far exceeded what she expected out of it.  She was so excited that we decided to carry them in the shop.

The project pouch contains 7 pockets; 5 have see through plastic so you can see contents.  The plastic is gusseted to hold larger items.  The closed size is 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" -- the perfect size to slip in your pocketbook or sewing bag.  Available colors include fuchsia, aqua, green or purple.  $21.50 each.

Apparently others have found them useful as they're on backorder with an anticipated delivery date of late Feb.  We are taking preorders -- visit our website or email or call 479-372-7403 and we'll get you on the list. 
Our "when it's gone, it's gone" kit this week is by Simply Put.  It finishes 8" x 10" so could be finished as a small wall hanging like ours or be framed.  We have only one kit left - $12.95.
For those doing our Fairytale Cottage $10 block of the month.  This month you received your second block with fabric swatches.  The swatches are choices for backing fabric for the quilt -- not background fabrics as stated on the handout.  Our fingers got ahead of our brain when we typed the handout -- sorry for the confusion.

On a side note -- if you prefer something totally different for your backing fabric feel free to browse fabric on our website and give us a call.  We'll be happy to substitute whatever you'd like. 
Kay had a great time visiting with the quilt guild members in Ponca City Oklahoma.  We're excited so many people are excited about wool.

We'll be back next week with a super darling sewing set.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby