Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I have been searching the www for dolls similar to these
but am having no luck!
Does anybody know what they are called?
They almost look like kewpie dolls.
I found these sweet girls in a little tub of stuff.
I think I will make Santa hats for each and if I am ambitious enough maybe a
cute little Christmas dress.
I will put a hanger on the one (clown?) in blue and put him (?) on the tree.
Well, its noon west coast time and B from Turkey Hollow updated her picture trail, must go see.......
Monday, December 6, 2010
IN the email I sent to everyone I mentioned going to my blog to look at the door prizes, but, lo and behold I could not get onto my blog account. I finally figured it out today (of course it was something stupid). I put a comma instead of a period before .net. The open house was very well attended and it was a lot of fun. Everyone loved the food and drink (I served a Scandinavian spiced wine and lots of treats). This first door prize is 3 jars of instant tea....yummy!
THIS door prize is a set of 4 wood ornies....too cute!
HERE is a set of 3 Amish-made soaps (which I plan to carry in the shop), a trivet with 4 coasters and snacks on a Christmas dish.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
for attending my Open House once again this year.
AND I would like to apologize to anyone who did not get my message about moving to Muncy.
I don't know why you didn't get my moving email but did get the Open House email.
-------HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE------
Friday, August 6, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
-----------HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE-----------
BE SAFE AND DON'T GET INTO TROUBLE
Not looking forward to the 90+ degree weather here in NE PA.
Cheffie from the restaurant where I work is having a bash and we'll be going
to his place for fireworks and beer.........yum!
Here is the finished Penny Squares block of the month.
Notice the hearts in every block.
Everyone should have the twelve blocks done by now.
For those of you who haven't picked up your final blocks, I'm holding them for you still.
I have a little bit of the red with hearts border fabric. I searched everywhere for just the right red
and had it in my shop the whole time.
You will need about 3/4 yard to do the 1" sashing and 3" borders and I will use the same
fabric for the binding.
Finished size is approx. 25 x 31" if you trim the stitched squares to 6".
After sewing, they finish at 5 1/2".
If anyone is interested, I would like to do a Penny Squares block of the month again.
This time, instead of hearts like above, I would like to do it with stars in every block
and in blue with an Americana theme.
Please email to let me know. Here's how it works for anyone unfamiliar with this project.
I put together starter kits with background fabric, floss, needle and your first pattern with instructions.
The fabric and floss is enough to stitch all twelve blocks. The cost for the starter kits is $12.
Then, every month you will be able to buy the next pattern for $2 (reg. price is $4) at the shop.
If you live far away, I can ship, but everything would have to be prepaid by check ( I don't take cards).
This is a fun little project that can be done in your spare time anywhere. The only things extra are an embroidery hoop and small scissors.
These can also be used as ornaments or sachets for gifts, etc.
Friday, June 25, 2010
So....I used some of the pastel hearts that I had leftover from the class kits and made a small wallhanging.
This one is all yellows....I'm on a yellow kick right now.
In class, we will learn to do the machine applique using very lightweight fusible interfacing.
Here is the supply list..........if you don't have everything....not to worry...we"ll share.
Irons and ironing boards will be provided
MONDAY....JUNE 28, 2010....6 - 9 pm...
Sewing Machine---threaded and in good working order (must have zig-zag or blanket stitch)
Open Toe Applique Foot (optional)
Spare Machine Needle size 75/11
Bobbins---1 extra pre-wound
Pinking Shears (optional)
Seam Ripper (just in case)
Point Turner or Crochet Hook
Dark Tan Thread
I will also bring some extra fabric scraps and interfacing so we can practice before we really practice.
We are not doing an actual project.......just some blocks that you can use in a project.
This will be a short class. Bring a beverage if you'd like.
Anyone who hasn't paid yet...bring a check or cash along to class and Ann will take care of that part.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
PATCHES OF THE PAST
--------------FINISH IT UP-------------
You can't tell in the picture, the border fabric has just a touch of blue in it.
The sashing fabric has thin red lines in it and really looks good with all the tans.
I thought that the quilt needed one more color in it and the blue is great.
It's just the right shade and the red is just enough to set off the rest of the reds.
The finishing kits are ready for anyone who has already paid.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this BOM.
Please let me know if you want to do another one for next year.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
It has literally been months since my last post.
I have been very busy with life in general and am just now getting a grip on things.
"SUMMER OPEN HOUSE"
+++++++++++SATURDAY MAY 15 2010++++++++++
10 - 5
TREATS WILL BE SERVED AND A 10% DISCOUNT WILL BE OFFERED
ON YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE
STOP IN AND SEE ALL THE NEW ITEMS
FRESH HERB PLANTS WILL BE IN
STOP IN AND TRY SOME CAMPFIRE S'MORES