Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Material Girls Quilting Retreat

Ready for a break from routine and a whole lot of fun? Join us at the 'Material Girls Retreat'!.

March 12, 13 and 14
Festival Inn, Stratford ON
$325 includes 2 nights, double occupancy, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers

Bring your WIPs, works in progress, and sew from 3 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday. Also included is a kit for a special project to remember your fun time. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Space is limited so book as soon as you can.

'Sew Creative' in Mt Brydges, 'The Quilt Shoppe' in Sarnia and 'The Marsh Store' are working together to plan this adventure.

I went in October and had such a great time I wanted to be involved again. I was amazed at the amount of sewing I accomplished while talking and laughing. Call or email if you are interested.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

As Seen In a Magazine

Lightbulb moment! Wouldn't it be helpful to let people know the fabrics we have from current magazines? So here are the ones I am aware of:

American Patchwork and Quilting- Feb 2010:

'sweet tea'- teacup print and 3 pinks

McCall's Quick Quilts:

'cottage garden'- same 3 pinks as above;white, pink and dark pink floral

'roadside stand'- not this line but lots of other fruits and vegetables

Quilters' Newsletter Feb/Mar:

p. 45, #6 Stafford County by Jo Morton

Fons & Porter Jan/Feb 2010:

'Kingyo" panel, border print and black print (D)

"Dancing Horses" by Laurel Burch in earth tones- ad p. 41

on order 'Simple Nature' as shown in ad on page 21

If I find anything else I will post it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Juki Sewing Machines and GO Cutters Special Promo

We are offering free fabric coupons on purchases of our Juki sewing machines and GO! fabric cutters until March 31.

Receive a $75 coupon for regular priced fabric when you purchase the GO! fabric cutter.

Receive a coupon for regular priced fabric when you purchase a Juki sewing machine.

We carry:

HZL-25Z $295 compact-size easy to use for beginners $50 coupon

HZL-35Z $395 more stitches and features for beginners $75 coupon

HZL- 61E $675 an electronic machine with great features $125 coupon

HZL-F400 $1125 Exceed Quilt & Pro $200 coupon

TL98-Q $1150 Industrial machine for home quilting frames $200 coupon

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snowy Days in Coldstream

Yikes, there's a lot of snow. Tim is blowing snow for the third time in 2 days. And, it's not over yet! The wind is picking up so the loose snow will blow. The balconey is so high we can hardly see over it. We're deciding when the best time will be to climb out the window and start throwing snow off. The weight of the snow is a concern, especially if it warms up and starts to melt.

Nellie loves to play in the snow. She drops her ball on the snow and digs under it until it falls. She keeps going until all you see is a wagging tail tip over the snowbank. When she comes in she spends half an hour picking off snowballs under her belly.

I can't remember this much snow all at once in the 5 years we have been here. Once we dry off it will be time to go play again. Maybe a walk through the trail...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!

Wishing you all you hope for in the new year!

I am taking a break from inventory. Yes, we are counting every fold on every bolt, every spool, pattern, pin and needle. Thanks to Ela and Anne for arranging bolts for speedier counting.

The best thing about inventory is one has time to reevaluate what we have and what we have had for far too long. If you missed the inventory reduction sale in December, there are lots of bolts, kits, patterns and books being reduced. Out with the old, in with the new!

Watch the blog for new fabrics arriving weekly, new classes being posted and other fun new items.

Now back to work...

Happy New Year!