Monday, August 30, 2010

Christmas in August

Today was very discouraging. Sherri and I planned this big event at the shop, and have been talking it up for two months. Christmas in August! We wrapped all the Christmas fabric in Christmas wrapping paper, I made Christmas cookies and Christmas Tea, we had Christmas mugs and plates ... last year's Christmas fabric was 30% off ... and NO ONE CAME. Very discouraging.

We did get some inventory accomplished, and mailed off things that had been ordered when Sherri was teaching at Thunder Bay Resort last weekend.

SO, I hope all of you are planning ahead, and getting your Christmas sewing done!!! Be sure to look up the Mile a Minute pattern by Carol Coski. you can order it here. This is simply the BEST way to use up all your scraps, of any size or color. I use the Batting Buddy from Fun and Done quilts, and even used up my batting scraps! Try it!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

skill sharpeners ...

Every once in awhile even the most accomplished quilters ought to take a basic class again, just to sharpen her skills, or maybe find out about some new fangled tool that makes a task easier. Sunshine Quilt Shop in Oscoda, MI, is going to be scheduling just those kinds of classes in the coming months. The holiday season is approaching, and now's a good time to make some of those smaller projects for gift giving. Nothing shows you care more than a hand made gift!

Be sure too, to check out The Quilted Squirrel's page. Critter quilts and lap quilts are always up for sale, and in September two new big quilts will be added to the shop. The pattern page has been dusty for a long time, but we have it on the best authority that the old Squirrel has her stubby pencil in paw to get some of those patterns ready for redwork. Be sure to check back.

We've just found a great new tool! It's called the "Bloc-Loc" and it comes in several sizes. Be sure to check out this new handy ruler!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today's chuckle ...

One of my quilting buddies sent me this link. Nothing like a good chuckle to put some fun in your day!

Monday, August 23, 2010