Just in is a bolt of this pre-quilted fabric.
Great for making a tote to carry your mat and ruler to sewing events. Plus, by laying the empty tote flat on a surface, it can be used as an ironing pad.
|Also a nice size tote for carrying a couple quilts.|
To make this tote:
|From now through December 23, these hand made scarves are on special for $15 each (regular price is $25). These are very comfortable to wear and make a great gift to accompany a gift certificate. Send in your someone special to do some shopping for you!|
|The long strands of yarn drape around your neck and then simply tuck through the hand crocheted cuff. They are light weight and non-cumbersome around the neck. Oh, and very pretty!|
|I visited the Story City library recently during a babysitting gig. This is their holiday tree. Isn't that cleaver?|
Because Frank was such an avid reader, we chose the Story City Library as a benefactor for part of his memorial. His grandchildren will be able to check out books for the next few years that were donated by Grandpa Frank for them to read and enjoy.
|We have a winner! Carol Hoover's name was drawn for our December Purple Bag prize. She gets 2 charm packs and a travel guide book to quilt shops across the country.|
Funny note, Carol was our winner in December of 2016 as well.
|Sunday was the quilt show at Adel's First Christian church, one of my favorite holiday traditions.|
|In conjunction with the quilt show is a soup and dessert meal in the dining hall. Special this time of year, the dining hall is decorated with over 20 Christmas trees, each adopted with a theme. Trisha S. decorated her barn quilt themed tree with a large hand painted barn quilt and several small ones. The tree was adorable, full of barn related ornaments, trucks and owls. Cute.|
|Jenny O changed up the cloth box pattern a bit. Ask when in the shop and we can show you how to do this. She stitched the pleats to the outside and interfaced with Peltex and Fusible Fleece to make a really sturdy tote. This is one of the gifts included in her angle pillow case.|
|The folks from the Dallas Co Crisis Intervention office came this week to pick up all of the gifts. They were very pleased with the donation. Thank you to all of these generous customers for their donations to the project:|
|I've got to stop calling them babies, right?|
|Thanksgiving was at Brook's home in Chicago this year. Here Aunt B is with Max.|
|I rode out with the Hill family. It was a great trip except for one little car sickness incident. Even that was not too bad as we were just moments from an interstate rest stop were we could refresh on return to the route. #travelingwithkids|
|We ate well and too much.|
We lounged a little.
|Jackson stands next to a Jackson Pollack painting in the Chicago Art Institute. We watched the annual "wreath placement" on the lion sculptures at the museum entrance while the cast from Hamilton sang on the entrance steps. Very cool.|
|Gabe (aka Uncle Beef) did not make it back this year as his team was caught up in the first round of playoffs. They practiced Thanksgiving Day and played on Friday. They went on to make it to the 3rd round of playoffs last Saturday eve and lost in a heartbreaking overtime missed extra point kick. |
Gabe is sporting a mustache in the pic, something all the coaches did during playoffs. He is a Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach. Here he is with his safeties. Congratulations to the Coppell Cowboys on a great year.
|Our Angel Tree is up with just two children left to sponsor. Reminder, this year, all pillow cases have been donated so all you need to do is shop a bit for gifts to tuck inside.|
|Julia is showing you our Shop Small canvas bags. Come in and get one on this Saturday and stuff it full of gifts for holiday giving. See small quilts we have for sale now:|
|Holiday wall hangings - approximately 24" x 44" - $30 each.|
|Even smaller Valentine and Quilt for the Cure quilts - just $15 each.|
|Everybody loves patriotic quilts. These are for sale for $45, $20 and $18 (smallest quilt includes a hanger).|
|Here's another stunner by Lonnie K. This is from Missouri Star Quilts, published in their newest issue of Block. It follows the same techniques used in all of their "disappearing" blocks. You start with 10" squares and there is no waste.|
Of course you know we have this in kit but these fabrics are going quickly and are not available to reorder. We also have extra copies of this Block magazine.
|Janet V shared this pretty gray and yellow quilt.|
|And this one by Marti K was a pallet of soft batiks.|
|Celia brought this quilt to show us. These are the heart blocks made for her by Quilt Circle members after her husband, Tim, lost his battle with cancer. The instruction was to make a block using bright fabrics. Love the fun fabric she used for sashing.|
|There is just one kit of this Cathedral Window Flag left. Some have asked us to substitute the gold with white and we are happy to do it.|
|There is just one panel of these adorable snowmen left. Ask us about our panel pattern or just add a border and call it done in time for the holidays.|
|And there is just one kit left for this mug mat, complete with the textured leaf applique.|
|Just in, this very pretty holiday panel.|
|Here is a close up of just one block pieced to look like a window frame. We can show you how.|
|Aren't these pretty? Hand crafted stilettos. Beautiful and practical! Put one of these on your Santa wish list.|
|This was on the counter at our local bank. It's a real pumpkin made by putting a face mold on the plant while it is growing. Isn't that clever?|
|And here's Max, ready to greet trick or treaters. He looks like a puppy here but he is quite the old dog. |
You could not have left a younger, more spry Max off the leash unless you wanted to chase him while he chased a squirrel or bird or anything moving.
This old dog, however, doesn't think climbing the steps is worth it!