Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Save the date - November 9

The electric to our homes was restored late last week so we spent the weekend cleaning out refrigerators, washing mountains of laundry and enjoying tasty hot meals.  Darlene has had her nose to her quilting machines trying to make up for the week she was not able to quilt.

Kay spent a day reorganizing the shop.  The area by our front door is decorated with many of our favorite winter projects. 
Our fall area is now in the back corner of the shop and is filled with all sorts of fun projects. 
Lisa Bongean's new book "Wool, Needle and Thread" arrived.  We'd read the reviews that said reading the book was like being in Lisa's private classroom.  We agree with the reviews.  This is a fantastic book filled with close-up photos of Lisa's hands working her magic.  The book begins with a discussion of Lisa's fabric tips and moves to her favorite tools, templates, threads and needles.  She shares five projects that will help you master the techniques.

112 pages $28.99
If you're like us, you are always looking for cute buttons to embellish your work.  We found the cutest sheep buttons made in the USA.  Each package contains 3 off white and 3 black sheep buttons.  These are great for our use since they don't have shanks.  The holes allow you to stitch them so they will lay flat.  $2.25 per pack
During Kay's reorganization of our storage sheds, she ran across 5 more copies of Blackbird Designs' book "Simply Vintage" which is now out of print.  If you need this title to add to your Blackbird library, now is the time to get it.  We checked Amazon pricing and were shocked to see the title offered for $199.99......we are selling ours for the cover price of $29.95.

If you would like to reserve a copy, please e-mail ASAP.  First come, first served -- limit one copy per person.  If you haven't ordered from us in the past, go ahead and send an e-mail.  We will need to speak with you to get shipping and payment info so please include your phone number.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a set of 37 - 9" x 9" squares of coordinated fabric.  $29.95
Last but not least, we hope you'll make plans to join us Saturday Nov 9 for our holiday open house.  We will have refreshments, new projects and gift giving ideas to share. 
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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