Sunday, December 30, 2012

A last note for 2012

Christmas Week--2012

Dear Friends,
Merry Christmas and--soon to be--Happy New Year.  Christmas comes to every family just a little differently. For me it came with much snow and family and joy.  I hope that yours was perfect for you and that you are ready for a wonderful new year.  Really?? 2013??  How did that happen?  Well happen it is going I want to be sure to invite you to our annual New Year's Day sale and bash.  Every year we open up for 2 hours on the 1st of January for a beginning of the year party, so don't miss out!  We will be open from 1:00-3:00 on Tuesday and will have lots of great bargains waiting for you.  We always have our $1.00 per yard select fabric sale in the back and tons of models on sale in the front hall.  Plus lots of other great bargains as well as 10% off on everything in the shop.  So put on something festive--or just come in your pajamas--and we'll see you there.     

2013 Scissors and Fob
fob kit--$14.00

We will have the 2013 Gingher scissors and the matching scissor fob ready on the 1st.  This year's scissors are called Emily and are darling with pink and black flowers.  You will love them and the little fob that goes with them.  The scissors are engraved with Shepherd's Bush and the 2013.  Remember, Gingher makes a very limited run of these scissors, so they don't last very long.  If you are a collector, but sure to get yours early before they are gone.  

Have a wonderful rest of your holiday.
hugs, Tina

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas is Coming !

1st week of December, 2012

Dear Friends,
'Twas the month before Christmas and all through the shop...everyone was busy--too busy to stop.  Well, sort of I guess.  We have been busy and having fun wrapping gifts and mailing parcels and trying to do it all in the blink of an eye.  I just love this time of year at the shop.  There are lights all over  downtown Ogden and the outside of our building looks awesome--except we keep blowing fuses ten minutes after they come on in the evening.  How festive!  We are even now planning our annual stroll (hustle through the freezing cold) through Christmas Village, but of course I have to wait until my boys are both home because they love (hate) it so much.  Weather update:  freezing cold, but still no snow.  I guess we will only be dreaming of a white Christmas after all.  Who cares anyway, it is just fun.  Teri has been knitting her holiday dish rags (lovely cloths) for Christmas giving, and I have been obsessively stitching on my angel project (almost done and what will I do the rest of the holiday--must slow down.) Sue is making 80 angels, so who am I to talk.  I should just go help her.  As usual, we have watched a plethora of holiday movies, so we took a little poll at work:
A Poll of Favorite Christmas Movies
Teri:  The Christmas List--but we don't think this should count because it has vanished from the earth.  Teri:  (next favorite movie):  The Muppet Christmas Carol
Chyrl:  A Season of Miracles  (Ahhhhhh....)
Nancy:  White Christmas (Sisters, Sisters....)
Sue:  Miracle on 34th Street--it reminds her of when she was a little girl.  
Kari:  Miracle on 34th Street--it makes her laugh and cry every time.
Jill:  Elf :)
Tina:  Teri says that I should be honest and put The Christmas Without Snow which she says is one of the worst and most boring shows ever made.  (but I secretly--or not so secretly--like it.)  So I guess I will say The Holiday which I truly do love any time of the year.  (I also love Love, Actually but I can't really recommend it because it has some rather naughty parts to it.) 
So...happy movie watching all month long.

Here is one of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes.  Teri made some to serve at work this week and everyone loved them.  They sound weird, but they are so so good.  Try a spoonful hot right out of the pan.  When we were children, our dad planted a date tree out in our backyard and everyone thought he was insane.  But for many years we had a huge crop of dates every fall and our mom would make this recipe.  So, if you are a little adventurous, go get the supplies and try them.  Yummy!

Date Balls  
Date Balls
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups dates chopped
2 eggs well beaten
2 TBS milk
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups rice Crispies
1 electric frying pan:  I could not live without this item and I have never tried this recipe in a regular pan, but I think it would work.  I hope so, anyway.
Using your electric frying pan, melt the butter, add the sugar and dates as it is melting.  Before the mixture gets too hot add the eggs and stir well.  Add the milk, salt and the vanilla and cook until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan ( the recipe says this is obvious, but not really so much.  Just keep stirring until it gets thicker and it does not run back to the edges of the pan.) Turn off the heat and add the crispies.  Form into balls and roll in coconut or powdered sugar.  I use a small dough scoop to make my balls.  If you have any leftover--store them in the fridge, but serve them at room temperature.  

I just thought that we would share with you this week some of the fun things that we have going on for the holiday season.  As always, give us a call if you want anything.  We are on speedy, elf shipping.

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
by Stacy Nash
leaflet:  $14.00
Also available as a kit...

Sorry this picture is so dark, but when this sampler came in this week we all just couldn't stop looking at it.  It has a fabulous pine bough border, and all sorts of fun Christmas motifs.  Teri has had so much fun spreading out the threads and thinking about the perfect fabric to use.  She may be tweaking a few of the colors and getting it ready to be stitched.  It is a lovely medium sized piece and will be wonderful to work on all through December to get ready for next year.  

Merry Christmas
by Pineberry Lane
Leaflet:  $11.00
Complete kit also available

We have this darling little piece hanging by our front counter and everyone just loves it.  Stitched in festive overdyed cottons on a hand-dyed linen, it is just adorable.

Here are a few things that would be wonderful for Christmas giving (or Christmas getting!)

Namaste Boxes
$20.00 (unfilled)

Nancy has the greatest time each week outfitting the boxes on the counter with all kinds of wonderful needlework tools which are essential for a true stitcher.  They have a magnetic top and bottom with a little shelf in between and it carries all the things that you need to grab and go.  You can choose what you would like in yours, or let us fill it up for you.  These are a must for your Christmas List. 
Here are the new colours they come in but we don't always have all colors in stock because we sell them all the time:
Espresso (brown)
Sometimes we have monsters which we beg them to do for us which means 2 different colors on one box.  Just give us a call and we will tell you what we have in stock.

Christmas Ort Boxes

These handy little folding ort boxes are perfect to have out while you are stitching.  They are the perfect place to put your clipped threads or any other refuse from an evening of stitching.  They come in either bright or antique Christmas colors.  (We have fun everyday colors as well.)

Scissors and Fobs

These darling scissors and fobs are mix and match and any of the fobs can be put on any of the scissors.   Scissors come in Red, Green and Blue 

Candy Cane Scissors

Here at last are the highly anticipated Candy Cane Scissors.  They are very fun, very nice, and very orange.  We love them, but are not so sure if they are for Christmas or for Halloween.

Christmas Pin Cushions

These darling pin cushions are made from the most darling quilting fabric--sweet and simple.  Finished with little hand-dyed buttons and matching ric rac, they would make a perfect stocking stuffer.

A Table of Christmas Delight

Teri has spent months searching out fun and unusual Christmas items for Santa's giving  Back left:  our Christmas paper scissors--perfect for holiday wrapping.  Large:  $5.00, Small:  $3.00
Front left:  Christmas labels buy Anna Griffin
Center:  Anna Griffin holiday notebooks
Right:  Christmas cards

Beaded Holiday Scissor Fobs

Kathy, from Designs by Lisa, stopped by the shop yesterday with these super darling scissor fobs.  Done on a Scrabble tile, they show sweet holiday and winter motifs.  Each one is different and supply is limited.

Quaker Ornament Fob
by Jeannette Douglas

Teri has spent the last couple of nights--when she isn't decorating--stitching this sweet scissor fob.  She loves how easy they are to finish--the instructions are great and the kit gives you supplies to make two ornaments.  (One for your sister.)  Perfect on scissors--not included, but also adorable on your tree.

 Lizzie Kate Stockings
Leaflet:  $
Stockings:  $9.50 each

These are brand new stocking from Lizzie Kate.  They are bright and cheery and easily stitched and slipped into a Christmas card to you favorite friend.  

Christmas Notebooks

The perfect thing to put in a stocking or a neighbor gift.  The tiniest one is only $3.20.  Just right for keeping all your Christmas notes.

Italian Winter Thread Keeps
by Primitive Hare

We love these hand-made thread keeps from the Primitive Hare.  They have a lovely, wintry shabby creme finish and are very fun for keeping your threads all together.

Gift Wrap
Always Free


If you are shopping at our store for your best friend or family member, don't forget to have us wrap up your purchase for you.  We have darling paper and bows and always add a sweet little tie on.  We also do a great job with gift certificates--as Lynnette says--they are always the right size and the right color.  Don't forget to tell your husband to stop by and pick up your favorite present.  He will enjoy our friendly assistance and leave with 1 or 20 beautifully wrapped gifts ready for Santa's flight.  We are the best secret keepers, of course.  And...we can easily mail the wrapped packages right to your doorstep.  

Ornament #2 
by Chessie & Me
kit:  $10.00
pattern only:  free in an order or with a SASE.
(Sorry, we thought we had the picture of this darling ornament, but we don't have it.  Will add it on tomorrow.  ) 

I have to go to bed now, so I send you my wishes for a great December and a few stolen moments to stitch something fun just for you.  fondly, Tina

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas is coming

4 weeks to Christmas, 2012

Dear Friends,

It's 4 weeks to Christmas and as you can see, the shop is dressed up and ready for the festive month ahead.  Everything looked so great for our annual Christmas Open House:  garlands outside across the front windows, pine boughs with fairy lights around the front door, pots re-planted with winter greens and red grosgrain bows, stockings hung, candles lit, 10-foot fresh tree aglow with lights and ornaments, yummy treats and creamy eggnog...  Ok, you get the picture.  We had a blast and loved seeing everyone who came in to visit and start off the holiday season with a measure of good cheer and laughter.  We had lots of new kits, stocking stuffers, and plenty of tempting new projects.  ( Even I picked out my annual advent project.)  Teri and Chyrl also had made adorable reindeer gloves to give each guest who visited us that day.  All in all, I think a good time was had by all.  And now that everything is decorated and ready to go, we are all just patiently waiting for the final visitor--Santa not included:  SNOW!  Actually, we have had 2 pretty good storms so far this fall, but the past 2 weeks we have returned to fall or spring or something quite pleasant and almost warm. Now don't get me wrong--I don't really want it myself.  I am not such a special fan of shoveling or sliding or sloshing about, but now that the Christmas music is playing everywhere, and the storefronts are glowing with the red/green spirit, and shoppers are bustling about with their carrier bags full of packages, it just seems like we ought to be spying those little frozen crystals of water wafting down from the heavens. This morning when I was in downtown Salt Lake City, I saw two people talking together on the sidewalk--one in flip flops and shorts and the other in huge fur topped boots and coat.  Wished I'd had a camera. 

Come on in!

Teri's famous egg not--my creamy fudge--Macy's cream cheese brownies--Nancy's crisp and buttery shortbread still warm from the oven.  Just try something.  It won't have any calories for the looking.

Reindeer Gloves and Games...

Dear Santa
kit:  $14.00
Here is a darling new 10 count kit we brought out at the Christmas open house.  You might just have enough time to get it stitched before the big day.  (Don't you just love Jill's frame?)

Shining Star
complete kit:  $43.20
leaflet:  $11.40
This new design from Sam Sarah is simply adorable and we have had a hard time keeping it in stock.  Stitched on the perfect hand-dyed fabric with gorgeous Christmas over dyed colors, it will be a joy.

Make a Joyful Noise
pattern plus:  $15.00
complete kit:  not sure
This darling piece is new from Charland designs.  It includes the chart and photo and a wonderful bell straight off Santa--Bob's--harness.  We have made it into this dear little pillow and tied the bell right on the corner.  

Kringle's Crow
leaflet:  $10.00
complete kit:  $36.85
This piece comes from a very fun new company--Threadwork Primitives.  We stitched ours on a 19-count linen making it a quick and fun project which will be easily completed well before Christmas.

Joy to the World
partial kit:  $16.00
Teri fell in love with this new piece from Lizzie Kate and had it stitched up immediately.  The pattern and fabric both come in the kit, but the tweaked threads and buttons must be purchased in addition.  This sweet and timeless piece would be perfect for a quick gift for a loved one.    

Pin Cushions--yippee
In our shop, we have a whole garland of these darling little pin cushions/ ornaments stitched.  It is so much fun that everyone stops and stares at each one.  Here are 4 new ones for this year.  
top left:  Merry Birdies--$8.00 leaflet
Fabulous on a piece of dyed red check!
top right:  Peace and Cheer Santa--$8.00 leaflet
bottom left:  Rudy Reindeer--$20.00 kit
bottom right--Poinsettia Sampler--$4.00 leaflet
This is a darling new design from From the Heart. She brought it to the Retreat and 
we fell in love with it.      

Merry Christmas
complete kit:  $39.00
leaflet:  $9.00
We just got this darling new piece of Blackbird Designs back from Jill.  I just love it and am planning to stitch it this Christmas season.  It looks so beautiful in the wonderful frame Jill chose for it.  

Holly House
leaflet:  $7.00

Don't you just love this sweet new piece from Chessie & Me.  We had it stitched and ready for the Retreat and have loved it hanging in the shop.  Perfect for the holiday season and just as great from the winter season to follow.  

Nutcracker Glow
leaflet:  $8.00
Eric from Ship's Manor brought his new nutcracker in to us a week or two ago and has kindly lent it to us for a while.  I think his nutcrackers as really quite beautiful and this one is a perfect addition to any Christmas collection.  It has beautifully shaded floss and sparkling highlights of metallics.  
You'll love it.

Embroidered Ornaments
instructions and printed fabric:  $7.00
Teri went nuts over these when a customer from back east brought them in for her to get the threads.  She has reordered them several times and is planning to stitch them herself for gifts for friends.  The best part about these little ornaments is that the fabric in each one comes already stamped with the design and background color so all you have to do is grab your floss and get stitching.  They just use regular embroidery stitches that we all learned as kids and is a perfect way to use up odds and ends of overdyed threads.  Add some buttons of your own and you are good to go.

Close-up of Star and Tree

Close-up of Heart and Santa

Close-up of Stocking, Candy Cane, and Snowman
Kitty--not pictured since we are out for a minute.

Ornament #1
pattern:  free in an order or with a SASE
stitching kit:  $10.00
I told you that we were going to feature ornaments for the weeks leading up to Christmas, so here we go.  This first one is a darling piece by an Italian designer:  Primitive Hare.  We love her beautiful designs and this tiny ornament will be a cinch to stitch up.  Our kit comes with the pattern, a wonderful dark, hand-dyed fabric, overdyed threads, button, hand-dyed ric rac, and backing fabric.  What a deal. 

OK, Teri had a lot more pictures than I realized when I first started out.  She, of course, left me writing and went flying off to Old Navy shopping.  Thanks.  But I have to admit that we have so many fun new things for the holidays that she knew you would want to see them.  Luckily we have as many for next week as well.  So stay connected.  She didn't even have a picture of the piece that I have started to stitch.  Hint:  it isn't my own design.  If it is on her pics for next week, then I will tell you.  Otherwise, maybe I will take a picture of my progress and let you guess.  Until then, have fun getting ready for the Big Day!  I am a last minute person--who longs to be an early bird--so I haven't even begun.  Oh well.  I would rather stay home and work on my project and watch  Christmas movies--some sappy and some sweet. Still watching for snow--fondly, Tina    

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 2012

Mid-November, 2012
Dear Friends,
Here we are on the very brink of the holiday season and ready to face the winter ahead.  How did this year go by so quickly?  Where did October go?  It is hard to believe that our retreat is over and we are on to other adventures.  I confess that my new adventures seem to be a lot of catching up on things like sleep, reading, stitching and stupid television series.  Where I seem to zombie-out to recharge my soul, Teri seems to whirl around in a cyclone of pent-up energy.  In the past 2 weeks she has completely reorganized the shop from front to back including painting various walls.  Really?  She is a bit scary.  Most of the days she has spent on the top of extremely large ladders--some of which have been perched on rather tippity tables.  In the back I can hear many large thumps and crashes followed by "I'm OK" or "Not to worry."  Really?  Mostly, she just makes me tired.  Luckily she has had Sue and Lynnette to follow her around watching her back---and legs and arms and head.  But I have to admit that the results of her frenzy have been great.  She has created a whole new room--painted a wonderful green--for all of the Halloween pieces, brought out Christmas, decorated for Christmas and replaced every other empty wall with wonderful displays.  When my Saturday to work out in the front of the shop comes, I'm going to need a Google map.  

The new Halloween area with freshly painted walls

The continuation of the new Halloween area with weathered brick walls.

As Thanksgiving approaches, it reminds us that our fabulous Christmas Open House is coming shortly thereafter.  So here is your invitation to come and join us.

Christmas Open House
Saturday, November 24th--11:00-4:00
New Designs
Tasty Treats
Christmas Surprises
Holiday Cheer
Come in and share the beginning of the holiday season with us.  There will be plenty of laughter and joy to truly get you into the holiday spirit.  This will be the perfect place to start your holiday shopping. 

New Designs from Shepherd's Bush
Say Thanks--kit $16.00
This sweet little kit comes complete with 32 count linen and cotton and overdyed threads.  It fits in the little round box shown above and works up very quickly.  A perfect holiday thank you. 

Grateful Heart Pin Cushion--kit $20.00
This perfect autumn pin cushion is worked on 32 count hand-dyed linen with a variety of overydyed silks and cottons in luscious fall colors.  This kit comes complete with a little heart button as well as beads and ribbon which Teri has hand-dyed to match the stitching.  I had a great time stitching it.

Jolly Stocking--kit $20.00
Aren't these little stockings just adorable?  Each kit comes with a ready-made stocking, pattern, threads, and button.  Each one is about 8" long and ready to stitch and fill with a few fun little trinkets.  Hang them on your tree or give them as a little gift.

Wish Stocking--kit $20.00

Merry Christmas--kit $20.00
This sweet little kit is stitched on 32 count Summer Khaki linen and comes complete with a beautiful selection of overdyed threads and a group of sweet Christmas charms.  It will stitch up quickly and be something to enjoy for many years to come.  And Jill's mat and frame are simply the perfect complement to the design.

The center Christmas Display
We have so many gorgeous Christmas pieces that it is a pleasure to get them out and try to choose something fun to work on for the holiday season.  I am going to start the new Blackbird Merry Christmas and hopefully I will have it done by the day itself. 

Another wonderful Christmas Display
If we can help you with any good ideas for your holiday stitching be sure to give us a call.  We just love to pull together your perfect project and bundle it up to send off to you.  
We are going to try to put up a new blog every week from now to Christmas and if all goes as planned we will be offering a different little ornament kit each week.  So check us out every now and then to keep up with all the fun for the season.  In the meantime have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving, come to our Christmas Open House, and I will hope to hear from you soon.  
Until then,
 fondly, Tina

Saturday, October 13, 2012

October 2012

Indian Summer Blooms
Mid-October, 2012

Dear Friends,
Here in Utah, we have been blessed with a perfectly glorious Autumn.  After an eternally long, hot summer with no rain for months, everyone said that this would be the fall with no color.  However, I think the mountains have been the most splendidly beautiful and the leaves have lasted for weeks and weeks.  Even the late summer flowers have had this beautiful re-birth and given us that final little gift from heaven.  But tonight it is raining and Bob says that tomorrow he is whacking out my cosmos.  Ohhh......not ready for the change--never ready for the change.
After the Retreat, I promised that we would show you some of the wonderful new things that we have had going on in the shop.  As you can see, we have a lot to look at so put you feet up and get ready for a fun adventure.  There is just nothing like a great Halloween project.
Slurp, Cackle, Lurch--Kit $14.00
by Shepherd's Bush

This new 10 count kit will make you smile.  Stitched on a dusty purple hand dyed tula, the Halloween trio will be fun to stitch.  It is stitched with overdyed floss and a crazy orange thread for the witch's hair.  

Scary Night Kit--$20.00
by Shepherd's Bush (exclusive)

A new exclusive kit is the perfect Halloween stitching project.  Not too big, it comes complete with hand-dyed 32 count linen, cotton floss, a button, and the mat is of course hand painted by our friend Jill.  Sometimes we even have the darling frame.  Well, at least when Jill isn't overloaded. 

2012 Ornament kit--$15.00
Ornament Magazine $9.99
by Shepherd's Bush

We were on the ball this year and made kits for our ornament in the magazine.  Kits come with the fabric, threads, holly button, ribbon, beads and I think wool backing- I can not remember, since it is late and I made them a while ago.  Note: you will need a copy of the Ornament Magazine, as the pattern is not in the kit.  

Home for the Holidays--leaflet $6.00
by Shepherd's Bush

This sweet pillow is stitched on 20 count putty linen, with a variety of overdyed threads, including a great sheep's silk from the Threadgatherer- Dickens Christmas.  There is a fun set of buttons by JABCO.  We even have the fabulous holly and polka dots backing fabrics so your pillow will look just  like ours.  

A Large Table filled with Halloween Surprises 


The Halloween displays are brimming with fabulous projects.  We have so many Halloween projects, that we may have to add on a room.  Here are a few of the new ones for this year. (I tried to load this picture in a larger size, but it crashed the blog program---ugh!  So see if you can just upsize it on your computer.) 

Garden of Erie--leaflet $12.00
by Plumstreet Samplers

This is a fun take on Adam and Eve.  Teri says she relates to her hair.  This one just makes me laugh--  even the snake is a bit spooky.  Worked on great, crazy fabric in wonderful colors.  

Buttons Black leaflet--$9.00
by Plumstreet Samplers

Here is another great piece by Paulette Stewart.  It was so fun to get to know her at the retreat.  
We stitched Buttons Black on a special overdyed linen by Lakeside linens and added buttons.  

Enchanted Crow--leaflet $9.00
by Threadwork Primitives

Here is an easy but neat Halloween project by a fairly new company.  I especially love the large label on this piece.  Did Teri not notice when she was photographing.  Oh well, it is probably for me, as I never know what anything is.  (Large label is complimentary with any order.)

A Very Black Cabinet filled with Silly Pin Cushions

Teri had a great time this summer making all the wool pincushions.  They are kits from our friends at the button company.  How do you choose which is your favorite... Baskin Kitty, Pumpkin, Barney Bat, Gus Ghost, Mumford Mummy, and Wanda Witch.  The  stitched pincushions are by Homespun Elegance, EEK, and Owl's Night Out.  We have small pieces of fabric ready to stitch them on.  

The Center for Other Halloween Sundries

See what I mean, we really are bursting with wonderful Halloween pieces.  

Who's There--card $4.00
by The Prairie Schooler

This is kind of a companion to Knock Knock ( shown in an earlier post) but we have worked it on 7 count hand-dyed Klostern and have stitched it with overdyed #3 perl cotton.  We added buttons and the finishing fabric is just perfect.  Isn't it so great!

Head's Up--leaflet $10.00
by Prairie Schooler

These are a spooky set of three Halloween faces.  Stitched on 10 count tula, and finished into darling pillows, they will work up quickly and be great on a hall bench to welcome trick or treaters.  I think these might be my favorites for this year.  I stop and look at them every time I walk past.  I totally love the changes Teri made in the colors and I think there is a button on each one.  

All Hallow's Eve--Leaflet $10.00
By Prairie Schooler

Here is another fabulous Halloween chart from Prairie Schooler--my favorite for this year. We stitched it on a purple 30 count and tweeked the colors just a bit and we think it is pretty stellar.  It is actually more faded and weathered than in this rather vibrant photo, but Teri can't stand to send it off to Jill for framing--maybe after Halloween.  Just think what she will do with the framing...  as  a side note,  check out the Puffin Witch's hat needle nanny and scissor pal. 

My Pretties leaflet $ 9.00
by Plumstreet Samplers

Can you tell we just love Paulette's designs??  Here is one more very fun fall piece.

Another Halloween Display under the Spooky Tree 

Look at the bottom right corner, this is another favorite new Halloween piece-- Who's There, but Cricket's Once upon a Midnight Dreary, is pretty amazing too.   

Halloween Quaker Pincushions--leaflet $14.00
by Jeannette Douglas

Christmas Quaker Pincushions--leaflet $14.00
by Jeannette Douglas

We have had so much fun with Jeannette's pincushions, we were delighted to see she has done holiday ones.  It is genius the way she finishes them--so easy.  Teri and Lynnette have been busy assembling small kits for each color, so you can just sit down and stitch.  The kits come with everything except the stuffing.  OK, just name your color.  

2012 Santa--card $4.00
by The Prairie Schooler

Everyone waits for the new santa to arrive.  Teri then picks the threads and the buttons and sends it out to be stitched.  Our neice, Erin, stitched this one for us.  Thanks, Erin.  The backing fabric is so cheery.  If you have not tried one of the PS Santas on the 7 count fabric, this is the year to give it a try.

Merry Christmas--leaflet $9.00--kit $39.00
by Blackbird Designs

We were so excited when Barb and Alma sent us their beautiful sampler to show at the Retreat.  Everyone loved it.  The colours are sweet, and like Barb says in the leaflet, you could leave it up all year.  We have kitted it with the exact fabric and threads called for in the leaflet.  It is tied up with a Christmas paper blackbird.  So cute!

The Great Green Wall of Autumn Samplers

Try to make this picture bigger and just enjoy the darling pictures perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving.

Give Thanks--leaflet $8.00
By Blackbird Designs

Teri has always loved this piece so this year she had it stitched.  It is very fallish and fun.  

Thankful Quaker leaflet $11.00
by Bent Creek

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and I love this gentle piece. 

 Well it is very, very late and the only thing that has kept me going was the assortment of Dove chocolates that Mindi gave me at the retreat.   And Teri has already misplaced this blog once tonight, so we had so start all over.  Oh, yay!    I am not sure where it went, somewhere on her computer..... a wrong key stroke and away it went.  We are weeping!!!
If you would like to order any of the supplies for these or any of our pieces, do not hesitate to give us a call.  We would love to send them to you.  Be safe and stitchy.  Until next week, fondly Tina