Janome is having a penny sale from February 12-28, 2014. Call or come on by to pick out your machine today! Ask for Lora.
Both of these items are occupying my mind today. We are in the middle of one of the most severe snow storms we have had in the last 20 years or so, and I am preparing to leave in less than 48 hours for a quilt show in Oklahoma City. It is a good thing we have some extra time built into the schedule as we may not be on the road as soon as I had hoped. In the meantime the snow is a wonderful reminder of just how lucky we all are to have a warm house and electric power to be able to keep using our toys, such as my sewing machine and computer.
I have been sewing and baking all day. It happens to be my husband’s birthday. He is enjoying homemade bread and apple pie.
My sewing has seen a bed runner top completed. Now to find a piece of batting and really complete the project. This runner will be on display in Oklahoma City.
This show will be at Cox Pavilion on the Oklahoma State Fair Grounds. It is open 10a – 5p Thursday – Saturday, January 9-11.
We also have a couple of new Stable Piecing blocks coming out in February. They’ll be available to order online as well as over the phone. Two variations and sizes of the Mariner’s Compass that have been in the works for quite a while now! The one on the left is the 18in Mariner’s Compass with 11 different colors. Isn’t it just gorgeous! The one on the right is the 12in Mariner’s Compass with 4 different colors. Both were pieced by Virginia Schewe.
Stay warm and see you soon!
Our Janome dealership is official! We finally have several Janome home sewing machines and sergers in stock! We’ll be posting some new pictures soon, so check back often!
We’re off to a couple of quilt shows this weekend. Lora is headed to St. Charles, MO and Virginia is going to Evansville, IN. We’ve been to both shows for several years now. It’s a busy weekend, and we’re hoping to see some of you! Stop by our booths to see the live demonstrations of Stable Piecing, and maybe pick some up to try. Or, stop by the shop and see some of our new decorations! We’re working on re-doing our front flower beds, so no more HUGE bushes! Hope to see you soon.
We are back online and have our new website up and running! This is a constant work in progress, so please bear with us as we get our products back online. In the meantime, check out a word from Lora!
It has been quite a while since I touched base with you all. We have added quite a few patterns to our Stable Piecing line. We are still waiting on our patent. We had a booth at Paducah in April and had a grand time. We were busy enough that we didn’t get to see the quilt exhibits. Many of you came by our booth to say “Hi”. We really appreciated seeing familiar faces.
We have been doing spring cleaning and getting ready for some sales. We have some patterns and small kits that are going on sale for 25% off. They will be marked with a red dot.
Also, all our books are going to be 25% off as well. This will begin now and run through July or while supplies last.
We will be eliminating our garment patterns as well. They will also be 25% off until they are gone.
We have had quite a bit of difficulty with our website since the first of the year. It has been a nightmare and I keep doing things that make it more difficult and don’t even realize what I am doing. Please bear with us as we sort through all the problems and get them solved one by one.
My youngest daughter graduated from Kaskaskia College and is getting ready to move on to Carbondale to finish her degree in Agriculture Economics and Communications. I think I have the degree names right, if not, it is close enough. My oldest daughter graduated from Greenville College with her bachelors degree in Graphic Design. She also got married two weeks after graduation. It was an outdoor wedding and the day was beautiful. Life is moving along at a much faster pace than I really would like. But, since I can’t slow it down, I might as well hang on tight and enjoy the ride.
I have been doing trunk shows at guild meetings and sometimes having an afternoon workshop on whatever Stable Piecing pattern is chosen. I always have a great time teaching and listening. I come home with new ideas, needed changes, as well as suggestions to make things even better. If your guild would like to know more about Stable Piecing and/or schedule a trunk show/workshop please contact me and we will work out the details. You don’t have to be a guild, just a group of interested sewers/quilters, and I will come to you or you can come to me.
See you soon, Lora
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