Friday, July 15, 2016

Patriotic Summer 2016


Patriotic Summer, 2016
Summer seems to be the perfect time to be patriotic.  With the 4th of July, who can resist a flag, a parade, or even a barbecue.  In Utah, our founder's day comes on the 24th of July, so we have an entire month of flag waving celebrations, buntings under windows, and many parades:  horse parades, children's parades, floats parades, tractor parades, vintage car parades, and motorcycle parades,...you name it and we have a parade for it.  Teri put a flag in each of the flower pots outside our front door and it has been 2 weeks and no one has taken them.  That's amazing.  We spent a week in June driving with my two boys from Indiana to Washington DC, and in spite of being in the car with no air conditioning, Teri and I had a great time meandering (quite quickly) through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and finally DC.  There is just something about a road trip through part of our great country that makes you proud and awed by the beauty of each unique area--and all of it very different from the west where we live.  
And then, tonight, I heard about the tragedy in France and my heart is just heavy with sorrow.  Christian worked in Nice last summer for 4 months, and we spent a week with him in that beautiful and splendid city.  We spent several nights strolling down the Promenade and breathing in the beauty of this joyous little corner of the earth.  The news we heard tonight hit me hard on many levels, and it made me think--once again--that we are all a part of the global community which is just so much larger than my country or anyone else's one country.  My heart goes out to the people of France, and indeed to those all over our little world who have to experience such devastation.  I know that there must be a solution to this unrest and anger, and I am counting on my boys and their generation to navigate their way to its accomplishment.  I truly do hope and yearn for peace in our world. 
And on that note, I just have to spend an hour or two with my stitching--a true solace for the anxious soul.  I am happily working on my new stocking, and perhaps I can share a little sneak peak with you in my next letter.  Hopefully....
Everyone at the shop is busy, busy.  Teri is working on things for the Retreat, Reeta has been stitching on the Little House ABC sampler, Sue is stitching a stocking for her new granddaughter, Nancy is busy with hundreds of projects including Blackbird's Garden Club, and Lynnette is working on a sweet summer piece from Brenda Gervais.  (There I feel a bit better already just talking about projects.)  So read on...and I hope to share some very fun things with you that we have going on this summer.  

Our young nieces have been stitching this summer--well at least one of them is.  Ellie chose our little Bless Ewe kit last week and brought it in this morning to show us her progress...finished and very beautifully as well.  Now she is off to stitch Long May Ewe Wave, and I hope that she has just as much fun with that one.  Maybe Sophie and Jill will catch her fever and get theirs done as well.  
Nicely done, Elisabeth.  


French Woolens 
by Plum Street Samplers
Pattern $10


Don't you think that this little sampler of Paulette's is just adorable.  For sheep lovers like us, it is the perfect summer stitching.  Everything about this piece just makes me smile.  

New Sheep and Bee display


July in Utah brings our Founders Day:  Pioneer Day--the 24th of July, so we like to celebrate with flags and bees all month.  We have to throw in some sheep as well, so here is the center display ready for summer stitching.  We are happy to make anything up into kits if you would like.  

New Halloween Display


The one true bonus of Summer sliding by so quickly is that it is time to bring out Halloween.  Truly is there any time of year more fun to anticipate with stitching?  Teri has been having such a good time getting this first display all set up and tweaked.  Plus she gets to decorate our Halloween tree--well really a branch--and it looks quite darling with all its little pincushions and ornaments hanging over all.  

Witching Hour 
by Prairie Schooler
Leaflet $ 9.00


Jill our framer, just delivered this fabulous Halloween piece.  We always love the Prairie Schooler Halloween samplers.  This one is from last year, and we stitched it on the most wonderful 30 count grayish-purple hand dyed linen.  It is spooky and fun, and sadly won't be around for long.   

Babushka's Blossoms 
by Plum Street Samplers
Leaflet $12.00


This new piece is so darling. 

A Bowl Full Of Scaries 1
Leaflet with thread $22.00
Our Linen $9.00


Here is a spooky new series from Paulette.  It is darling, and we are stitching it on a fabulous 36 count fabric that has a hint of green making all the colors just pop on it.  As always this is a limited pattern, so don't wait too long to add it to your collections.  

Serial Bowl Collection Lesson 1
by Plum Street Samplers
Chart $10.00


If you missed out on Lesson 1 last year, it is now available in chart form--with no threads.  It is such a cutie!!

Lizzie Kate Spooky Mystery
3 charts $27.00
Complete kit varies--please call


Here is another great mystery sampler from Lizzie Kate.  It comes in  three parts, and this is the first one. Our friend, Maryanne Keegan in Massachusetts, stitched this one and sent us a photo.  She and a whole group of darling stitchers back east wanted to stitch it on purple, and this is what we came up with for them.  It really does look special. 
Thanks Maryanne for sharing your beautiful stitching!!!  
If you are getting this mystery from us, and want to show off the Ale (a spooky deep golden brown and the color called for in the pattern)  please send me a photo and I will post it here.  


This photo is of the extra patterns that come with the mystery sampler.    
Here's how it works, you just give us a call and we will sign you up for this darling mystery sampler.
The first month you will receive in your mailbox, or you can come visit us and pick it up in person,  the first pattern, the fabric, the threads, and the embellishments.  Then in July and August, you will receive the next parts to the mystery pattern.  Sounds like fun!!!  give us a call and we can go over the fabric options and supply options. How fun to open your mail box and find a wonderful surprise inside. 

Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue
$9.99


This is always a fun start to the Halloween season.  Just Cross Stitch's Halloween issue is filled with amazing projects.  I just love the Primitive Hare's piece, and everyone at the shop has picked their favorites.  Below is a photo of all the designs in the magazine.  What a bargain!


Little House ABC Samplers
Charts $6.00 each
Beginning kit 32 or 36 count stitched all together: $41.40
Beginning kit 32 or 36 count stitched separately: $64.90


 Your beginning kit comes with the fabric, threads, the first pattern, and a button.  Each month you will receive the next pattern, any new threads you might need, and a button.  These will be charged each month as we send them to you.  This is a nine part series, and Reeta has already stitched the first one.  The fabric we have chosen is a gorgeous hand dyed-linen and our colors look so wonderful.   We are stitching our blocks as one big sampler.  It will be about 12' x 12" when complement to the Little Sheep Virtues.  

Come Sit Down 
by La D Dah
Leaflet $ 10.00


We just had this beautiful piece framed. I love the saying.  
We have stitched it on a 32 count linen and tweaked the colors, and everyone who comes into the shop has fallen in love with it.    

Mom's Roses


Every year I have to post a photo of Mom's Roses.  She lovingly tended them and pruned them and cared for them.  I am sorry to say, we didn't ever seem to take the interest to learn her rose nurturing skills.  Teri is attempting to become a great rose gardner, and you can see that she does pretty well.   She does faithfully trim them....and then hopefully they grow back.  Most of the time they do, but every year she seems to lose a bush to January's arctic freeze.  Of course she has also planted tomatoes, tomitillas, oregano, rosemary, and basil in with them... and frankly I don't think that they love sharing their garden bed.  
But these pink roses are truly spectacular. 
Hey, have a great middle of July with whatever your family loves to do in this warm and wonderful month.  Take joy in the little moments of this summer, and when your heart is heavy with the news, just go outside with something to stitch and breath.  As always,  if we can help you with anything--just give us a call. 
ever fondly, Tina   


Thursday, June 9, 2016

June Stitching

Early Summer, 2016

Hi Friends,
I know, my boys would be happy to tell me that it isn't technically Summer for a couple of more weeks, but for me, when the temp jumps overnight from the 60s to the 90s, when the garden out back starts to explode, and when Vacation Bible School arrives, Summer has also arrived.  I am looking forward to this warm season with long evening hours and perhaps more time to stitch, or walk my dog, or just read my book.  Yay!  Now I just have to find my perfect reading book for the summer.  I have a new book by Kate Atkinson that I think I will start, but I also have a whole series of books about a midwestern family that Bob gave me which might be fun.  (I am not always so good with series, but we'll see.)  No need to look for a stitching project since I have many!!!!  I am just getting started drawing my new stocking for this year, and I am getting excited.  That is always a fun prospect.  Oh well, a whole 3 months ahead of me--and I know it will go by so quickly.  

Sophie's Roses


My mom's fabulous rose garden still shines inspire of our recent hard winters and our not so expert tending.  I think Teri does very well, but I worry for some of the bushes.  When I saw these pictures, I secretly thought that they looked better than the real thing, but Teri was insulted.  I guess I need to stop and take a better look.  


We do have a few new things ready for lazy, summer stitching.  This Land is a very fun little kit that I had a great time stitching.  It is worked on this quite fabulous linen that I ordered 3 months ago, and am finally receiving tomorrow.  Finally!  You will totally love working on it, though as it is soft and very luxurious in hand.  The threads are a soft and subtle palette of overdyed cottons and silks.  I hope you like it.  

This Land
kit retail $36.00


Celebrate Summer with this sweet sampler.  It is stitched on a beautiful hand-dyed 32 count linen with a combination of over dyed silk and cotton threads.  A fun set of buttons is included in this kit.  

True Heart
kit: retail $20.00 



This darling pin cushion is stitched on  32 count linen. Over dyed threads, ribbon, beads, and buttons complete this sweet pincushion 

Sweet Honey Bee
Leaflet retail $8.00 
Complete Kit $46.00


Such a sweet piece to stitch this summer,  it is stitched on 22 count Ariosa with over dyed cotton floss.  We have added a darling set of buttons from The Bee Company 
(available through Norden Crafts)


Buttons $5.80



Long May She Wave by Little House
Pattern with floss retail $15.00 


 Here is a fun new project from Little House and Classic Colorworks.  You buy 5 threads and then the pattern is free.  We are stitching it on a fun 30 count.  It looks darling.



Teri's Favorite Baby Gifts
At quilt market last month, we ordered a bunch of new baby blankets, bibs, and burps.  The fabrics are so darling and all hemstitched and ready to be crocheted around, and she has matched the perfect perle cotton for each pattern.  So if you have a special little baby coming your way, you might just need one of these adorable little receiving gifts.





One last thing that I wanted to let you know about is the Harvest Market Hop coming this September.  We did this with a fun group of designers last year and it was such a lot of fun.  Your favorite shops will be shopping this market for you, and there will be lots of fun new things for Autumn stitching. I think that the Facebook page will be coming up any time and you can watch now and then for designer posts.  

Oh...one more last thing.  As the primaries approach and we are sending in our mail-in ballots, I just want to give a shout-out to a great friend who is running for Weber County Commissioner:  
Caitlin Gochnour.  If you already know her, you would definitely be voting for her.  And if you don't, I would love to recommend her.  She is a wonderful woman who has a lot of experience in public service.  I know that she would be a fantastic member of the Commission, and I hope you will check out her credentials at: caitlingochnour.com. 
  
In the meantime, have a wonderful and safe start to Summer.  Find a comfy chair outside, a great new book, and of course a fabulous new stitching project.  
fondly, Tina










Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May Flowers




May Blessings, 2016



               

Dear Friends,
It's May--well soon to be June--and I have to show you my two graduates.  What a great month for us. Two boys graduating on the very same day within 1 hour of each other--one in Indiana and one in Utah.  What are the chances of that?  Bob and I did a split and each went with one child, and we had a great time in spite of missing 1 of the graduations.  As I sat at Peter's ceremony, waiting for the graduates to process in, I felt a bit teary in the end.  Where did the time go?  Honestly, they were just little boys yesterday playing pirates, hanging out at the shop, sneaking into the creek.  Peter was happily riding his lopsided trike to the bank with Teri, and Christian was busy painting brand new Pottery Barn chairs to look like trains.  I remember crying once to Bob that it was just too hard to have them at the shop...and now they are off and busy with lives of their own.  If I know nothing else at all--this I know to be true:  it all goes by so quickly. 



Here in Ogden, Winter just doesn't seem to want to let go.  Our garden is coming along quite nicely except for our frequent freak storms which insist on visiting us.  First it was 100 mph winds which took out our power for days, then biblical rain storms and now 2" of hail stones.  What fun!  But the temperature is still cool and the moisture is heavenly, so our plants are just going to have to hang in there.  Teri has been nurturing tomato plants for a month inside on her kitchen fireplace and they are amazing.  Once she dares to put them in the box gardens, they are going to grow like crazy.  But for now, we are enjoying watching the pea plants grow and blossom, and we look forward to having peas soon.  Hopefully...

Lots of things are happening at the shop.  We are busy getting ready for the Retreat as well as changing displays for the summer.  Gosh, before long we will be putting up Halloween.  Can that be true?  But in the meantime, we have such darling Americana displays and projects to prepare for the Summer ahead.  
Plus....we have a couple of fun new designs almost ready to come out.  Maybe a sneak peak coming soon. 



 Teri's Americana Display 


We have so many wonderful Americana pieces. It is always such fun to bring them out in the late spring--a bit like visiting friends that we haven't seen for a while.  Plus there have been some beautiful new patterns that have arrived, and we are having such a great time helping customers choose the perfect linen and threads to start stitching.  Just look how fun this is:

John and Abigail
by Plum Street Samplers

                                     

Here is a project chosen and ready to be stitched.  Doesn't it look delicious?

Last weekend Teri and I went to Quilt Market which was in Salt Lake City.  We had a fantastic day looking at all of the hundreds of booths, meeting up with friends, and selecting the perfect items to bring back home to the shop.  Here are a few of our finds.
                                                   
Antique Needles 
$20.00 a set


This was a great find from the Quilt Market.  Each little pack of needles contain 4 packets of antique needles and historical descriptions for each set.  The needles are simply charming, and they are packed really interesting.  You will totally need a set or two to put into your sewing box.

Wool bundles 
$12.00
by Primitive Gatherings



We found so many great wool packs at the Market.  Here is just a sampling.  They are 5 inch squares and contain multiple pieces of various colors and prints.  Stop by to see some of the other colors and types.  

Wool embroidery kits


Teri also picked up a few fun kits that would be perfect for the beginner and experienced alike.  



Advent Calendar 
pattern $15.00 (includes buttons)
by Jardan Prive' 


Nancy has been busy stitching this darling piece.  We were delighted with the wooden buttons, that are included with the patten.  We have stitched it on a pretty 32 count fabric with silk floss.  Our color changes include cotton floss as well.  This is more of a nod to the Advent calendar, than an actual countdown, as you do not take the buttons on and off.  I can't wait to see how Jill will finish it.  


Overdyed Cotton Floss 
by Ship's Manor
Cotton:  $2.00 per skein
Silk:  $5.30 per skein
  

Our friends from Ship's Manor were in this past week to show off their fledgeling line of overdyed threads--cotton and silk.  Everyone here was very impressed and we have been stitching with them.  The colors are a lot of fun and the variegation is pretty.  Next time you are in, just take a look at them and see what you think.  We are sure that you will love them.

Ships' Manor is offering this free pattern with the purchase of these 5 threads



Ship's Manor Silk Floss  
  


Little House House Ornament Series


Diane, from Little House is getting ready to launch a new series in the spirit of Little Sheep Virtues.  
The ABC House series looks like it will be a lot of fun and absolutely darling as well.  We have quite a few people signed up to receive the 9 patterns automatically, so just give us a call if you would like to  join this exciting venture.  We will be offering 32 or 36 count fabrics--but if you want a larger count we can help you with that as well.  We will choose the perfect linen to work this piece on and you may choose to work all 9 houses on 1 piece of fabric or separately to make into ornaments.  Just let us know which you would like.  If you want 1 piece, it will be the right size to stitch the houses 
3 x 3, and if you are doing them as ornaments you will receive a wonderful bundle of pieces cut just the right size.  We will definitely tweak the colors for overdyed threads and probably add some little buttons as well.  Just let us know.

Lizzie Kate new Halloween Mystery
Patterns only- $ 27.00
Complete Kit 32 or 28 count:  $ 95.00
16 or 14 count:  $90.00
plus shipping


Here we go again--another great Halloween mystery sampler from Lizzie Kate.  It is the same size as her Christmas Sampler - Hearts and Holly.  It looks very spooky and a blast to stitch.  So here is how it works.  You can sign up for just the patterns, or a complete kit.  The kit includes patterns, fabric, threads and embellishments.  You may choose linen in 32 or 28 count or aida in 16 or 14 count.  We charge you the total price up front, and then you will receive in the mail, a wonderful package with the first pattern and all the supplies you will need to complete the main sampler.  Then for the next 2 months you will receive pattern 2 and then pattern 3.    As always you will get a special little something if you sign up for the entire kit.  

Doesn't it look very intriguing?  Come join the fun.

Needle Trays $8.00
by The Threadgatherer  


Threadgatherer Girl


We love these magnetic trays from the Threadgatherer  I have a penny on the left side (barely) so you can get a sense of the size.  

Homemade frozen burritos
We just made one of our favorite recipes over the weekend.  It is actually a recipe of Sue's and we love to make them and store them in the freezer for lunches or quick dinners.  Just assemble and freeze on a cookie sheet, and then pack them away in large zip lock bags for future munching.  Christian usually takes a bag home with him.  


Cook a pound of hamburger, ground turkey (we use ground turkey), or use shredded rotisserie chicken. 
Add any or all of the following as you like:
1 onion sautéed with a small can of green chilies
1 pkg frozen corn
1 bottle of salsa
1 can pinto beans--or black beans if you prefer
as much shredded cheese as you like
definitely add some ground cumin and your favorite hot sauce and any fresh herbs that you would like.  
Pack the meat mixture into your favorite flour tortillas and roll up burrito style. and freeze.  We place them on a cookie sheet and then when they are frozen, we put them in ziplock bags and keep in the freezer until needed.   When you are ready to eat one of these frozen delights--just microwave for 3-4 minutes and once it cools a bit, your lunch is ready.  I hope you try them.  

Well check back with us next week and we should have our new things ready to show you.  They are going to be such fun.  Until then, be safe.  fondly, Tina
















Thursday, April 28, 2016

Almost May 2016

Almost May, 2016



Hi Friends,

Here it is well into the wonderful season of Spring and if you are like me, your allergies are raging.  My whole world must be in bloom, because I am just going nuts.  Even my little dog, Lindbergh, is itching like crazy.  When we drive around, Teri always points out the most glorious trees full on in bloom with white and pink blossoms.  She truly covets them and always asks me if I wouldn't just love some of those same trees.  Honestly, I don't even like to look at them, because, inspite of their beauty, they just make me sneeze, itch and cry.  That's a great testimonial.  Oh well, I am hoping that summer will bring a bit of relief.  On the other hand, I am not sure that there is any more beautiful time of the year.  Perhaps because Spring follow s bleak Winter, it seems all the more beautiful when it arrives.  Our garden at home is full of the most glorious tulips, daffodils, and violets--with iris soon on their way. Bob so patiently plants his bags of bulbs all through the fall when it is cold and windy, and I just want to watch him through the window where it is warm. He thoughtfully plans it all out with such a vision for those months far in the future, and then I am amazed when they come up in such innocence and splendor.  We have one large pot that is filled with these tall red tulips, and it surprises me each time I walk past it.  Another pot is just brimming with the palest butter yellow tulips and 3 shades of light blue grape hyacinths.  I must be more appreciative.  And luckily, I am pretty sure that they are not giving me hay fever.  Yay! 




As you can see above, Teri has been hard at work in the box gardens at work.  She has a good crop of peas already going strong, and she broke down and planted her tomato plants even though we had a fair bit of snow last week.  She reminds me of the little boy in our favorite baby book--The Carrot Seed.  "They won't grow."  Yet she is determined to have fresh tomatoes before July.  The only things that weathered our particularly cold and snowy winter were the herbs which are growing very well.  We have been using them for a while now, and Sue's start of Oregano has spread like crazy.  Teri had to move it out of the box and into a pot so that it wouldn't keep spreading.  I think that some spaghetti sauce is going to be in order shortly.  I wonder if I can just add it to my jarred sauce from the store and pretend that it was made from scratch.  
This spring as been the season of eaglets for us here at the shop.  We have a good friend who lives in DC and comes out to visit her sister and mom.  They made a trip up in March and she told us about the bald eagles in Washington who had just hatched 2 eggs in a nest at the Arboretum there.  There are 2 cameras on the nest all the time and you can go online and watch them live anytime.  It has been so much fun.  We have learned a lot about bald eagles and have loved watching these little babies grow.  And grow they have.  I will try to post the link so that you can watch them as well if you haven't already done so.  The parents are Mr. President and The First Lady, and the babies were just named yesterday:  Freedom and Liberty.  Honestly, you wouldn't believe how compelling it is to just watch them in their nest.  I don't think they will start to branch and fledge until June or July, so take a look...

The First Lady and her babies above,  
The eaglets are starting to grow feathers and flap their wings.  

© American Eagle Foundation. DCEAGLECAM.ORG

If you want to follow them, click on the link above and scroll down to the cam views.  
Beware--you will want to watch them all the time.

Our great friend, Cece, from the Threadgatherer dropped by for a visit this past week, and we had such a good time catching up.  She brought with her these adorable little needle trays that she has just started making, and we loved them.  They are very small and sweet, and there is a magnet on the back so that your needles will just sit inside and stay there.  I have the Telling of the Bees on the table where I stitch and I really like it so much.  Unfortunately, I want several of them because they are all so darling. They actually come with 2 magnets so that you could put them on your stitching if you would rather.  Very fun.    If you want one, just give us a call.

Magnetic Needle Trays
by The Threadgatherer
$8.00

                                Telling the Bees                                      Red Girl with Sheep

                                 The Lacemaker                                        Stitching Girl

    
                                        The  Reader                                                Bloomsbury

                                    Yellow Bird                                               Doll Maker


                                Bee Keeper                                                 The Turned Intos


Climbing the Terrace
Garden Club #7
by Blackbird Designs
$9.00


We just received the latest in the Garden Club series--Climbing the Terrace.  As usual, this will be a darling complement to the the rest of the pieces that we are busily working on.  Teri spent the other night sewing together all of the parts that Nancy has stitched and, as you can see, they are fantastic.  If you are getting these from us, they will be winging their way to you shortly, and if you would like to receive any or all of them, just let us know.  



Sweet Land of Liberty
by Blackbird Designs
$20.00


Here is a brand new booklet also by Barb and Alma.  There are 5 wonderful projects in this gorgeous book.  The patriotic theme makes it the perfect thing to just settle in and start stitching.  


NEW from Plum Street Samplers
Paulette has 3 wonderful new pieces which will be available mid-May.  Teri will be having a great time until then getting together all of the fun threads and linens to get these projects started.

American Sampler
pattern:  $14.00
Linen, threads or entire kit will be available.


John & Abigail
pattern:  $10.00
linen, threads or entire kit available


Cereal Bowl Lesson Five
Sampler Lessons
pattern and threads:  $20.00
linen also available 





Mesh Stitching Bags
$29.00-$31.00


We just received a new order of our mesh zipper bags and they are such fun.  Of course there are lots of sheep, but kind of different colors.  They are always fun to receive and look through, and even more fun to choose for a project.  It is that time of year.  


Lynnette and Reeta have been busy stitching this past little while.  Each of them brought in the pieces that they are working on and we all found it fun and inspiring.  The piece on the left is Sunflower House and the one on the right is Blackberry House.  Both beautiful pieces are by Plumstreet Samplers.      


Finger Pin Pillows
by Jeannette Douglas 
pattern: $5.00 


Teri fell in love with these tiny pin cushions at Market and came right home to stitch them up.  She now has a little basket of them nestled in buttons at the shop and everyone has loved them.  They work up quickly since they are quite small, and there is just something so sweet about them.  The great thing is that you get a free pattern for a fourth one when you buy the pattern.  

Peace Rose
by Blackbird designs
pattern: $8.00 


Teri just finished putting this little darling together and it is very special.  But you know how much I love pin cushions.  I love her choice of the polka dot linen for this and then she finished it with little pom pom edging and it is quite yummy, don't you think?  

Live Simply
by With Thy Needle and Thread
pattern: $12.00 


Here is another piece that Lynnette has been working on  It is so lovely and the colors she is using are  wonderful.  She is a fast stitcher, but I am amazed at how quickly she moves along.  I think this is just a perfect piece for our lives right now.  Can't wait for her to finish it.  

Alphabet Art
by Just Another Button Company
Pattern and Buttons:  $12.00


This is another fun series that the girls from JABCo had at the Market.  Each letter comes with a little set of adorable buttons as well as the custom printed perforated paper for that particular kit--some have stripes and some have polka dots. They are super special and pretty and would be cherished by anyone.  The letter itself is already printed on the paper, so all you have to do is the border and the floral embellishments.  We have quite a few letters in stock and are happy to order any letter that you would like if we are out of it.  I think that these would make sweet birthday gifts or even graduation presents and they just wouldn't take that long.  

Spooked!
A new Halloween Mystery 
by Lizzie Kate


Doesn't this look fun and enticing?  What can be more fun than a good Lizzie Kate summer mystery.  We will certainly be joining in on the fun and if you want to come along--just let us know.  There will be 3 parts to this series coming out the middle of each month:  June, July, and August. 
Here is how it will work:
3 patterns:  $27.00
Weeks Thread pack:  $32.50
28 count or 32 count hand dyed linen:  $16.70
14 count or 16 count aida:  $12.40
Embellishment pack:  $17.00
Complete linen kit:  $93.20
Complete aida kit:  $88.90
Plus shipping 
You can order it from us in any combination you would like.  Just let us know so we can plan on it.  It looks spooky and fun.
Well, it is now very late, and we just got back from Salt Lake City taking Christian to dinner for his birthday.  My baby....how did he grow up so quickly????  We had a great time, but now I am very full and soooo ready for bed.  But first I am sending this off and I hope you have fun catching up with Shepherd's Bush. Have a safe, stitchy, and non-sneezy Spring.
hugs, Tina