Thursday, December 29, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Katey and Alice are getting ready for Halloween. Their matching shirts say "If you think I'm scary, you should see my sister!"
And not to be left out, Grandma (me) got a Halloween shirt that says"You can't scare me, I have Grandkids!"
We love Fall and Halloween.......it is a great time of year. Not too hot or cold, pretty fall leaves, and the anticipation of the Christmas season quickly approaching!! ( I know, only like 75 days til Christmas). Bet you're glad I reminded you ;-)
I just made this witch pin cushion form Just Another Button Company........it came out so cute! The buttons spell "boo". The kit comes complete with everything you need (except needle, scissors and thread) to make this adorable witch.
Holly is getting the last minute things done for our November retreats (yes, retreats). We have had such an overwhelming response that we added another weekend for Fall and Spring. Holly has been busy wrapping lots of goodies and planning fun activities for these weekends. We really look forward to these retreat weekends - we get to meet our new guests, see our returning guests and have alot of fun!!!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
We have a few new goodies to show you..........we don't highlight our yarn department alot, so I thought I would show you some of our new yarns. They are really neat and Pam has done a wonderful job knitting up some models for the shop. We also got our Breast Cancer Awareness Yarns in for the season. There are 4 free charts available for these yarns, also. Pam has also knitted a "snood" - a combination scarf/hat that will be sure to keep you warm this winter!
We have a very limited supply of the Just Nan Rudolph and matching frame. It is so cute and quick to stitch !! Sue Hillis has designed 2 candy corn charts for Halloween, and we have the "candy corn" fabric to stitch them on!!! It is a 28 count lugana fabric and really adds a unique look to the stitched piece!
We also have the JCS Halloween Ornament book AND the JCS Christmas Ornament book in the shop..........yes, we were switching back and forth from Halloween to Christmas as we looked through these two collections of holiday ornaments - what to stitch first??!!??
We have the cutest little "puppy snips" in all kinds of bright colors. They are a nice gift for a dog lover or needleworker. They come with a little chain that you can hook onto your needlework bag, lamp or even frame or hoop.
And one of the most anticipated release from Market this year - Farms of Hawk Run Hollow!!!Marty, with a little help from Kathy (she designed 2 1/2 squares), did a fantastic job on the Farms. I can't wait to get started!!
We have been really busy at the shop. New market items are coming in almost daily!! We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of another wonderful Mystery Sampler. This one is from La-D-Da. Jessie has put the info on the front page of the website. (yes we are taking reservations)I call it a "bottoms-up" sampler becasue we are to start stitching it from the bottom!!! The design was inspired by an antique sampler stitched by Margaret Cottam when she was 9 years old - can't wait to see it!!!
I have rambled on long enough..........sorry about the length of time between updates........sometimes the time just goes by so fast.
I will add some pictures ( I have not mastered the art of correct picture additions - they tend to have a will of their own as to where they show up on the page, so please bear with me - thanks)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We raised over $400.00 for the Humane Society during the weekend retreat. Thanks Ladies!!!!
Ann stitched this "tombstone"
Raise the Roof design stitched by Pam
Lizzie Kate design stitched by Holly
Sue Hillis Americana design stitched by Ann
Prairie Schooler Santa 2011 stitched by Margaret
Prairie Schooler Santa Kit 2011 stitched by Margaret
Farms of Hawk Run Hollow , almost all the blocks, by Carriage House Samplings - it will be stitched by Margaret!! Can't wait!!