Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Sale–Save 15% on Autumn Items

Get an Early Start to our Halloween Sale.  This one day sale starts tomorrow, but our blog readers can start shopping NOW and SAVE 15% off everything in our Autumn category.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Heading to Quilt Show

Lucy is locked and loaded so we hit the road today heading to Houston, Texas.  The International Quilt Festival will open for a preview on Wednesday, November 3.  Show opens Thursday Lucy'sNewClothes

morning.  We will be all set up and ready to welcome all of you to our spiffy booth 557, 559 and 561.  See you soon! for more details.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wool Appliqué Fabrics

I’ve been spending several hours getting the “wool rack” ready to load into Lucy and take to Houston’s Quilt Festival.WoolRack   Felting all our bolts of wool takes time but it is so beautiful to “play” with!  I have been ripping  fat 1/8ths to put on our rack so all the shoppers in Houston will have a great selection for their wool appliqué designs.  There are a few cubbies to fill and then I can move to designing some new collections for spring.  Remember, we have all our wool in any size you need on our website.

See lots of you folks in Houston soon.  Visit our 3 spaces 557 – 561  and say hello!  We haven’t been to Houston for a couple of years and are anxious to enjoy the festival and see old friends and make new one….see you soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two RedWork Embroidery Leaflets

After a few years, a couple RedWork Leaflets for holiday stitchery have been added to the website.  It surely is about time to show them to all of you…better late than never!

Our pretty and graceful Herald Angel announces the coming JOY of  Christmas.  Her lacy dress has borders of stitching as well as her sleeve cuffs.  Embroider your angel in white or natural  muslin with Turkey Red #8 Perle Cotton.178_HomespunSantaLeaflet

Our Homespun Santa is also embroidered on your choice of muslin with DMC #498 Turkey Red Perle Cotton.  A funny fellow to make into a pillow center or a cute small quilted hanging.  Each of the leaflet designs has a low $2.00 price and the designs fit into an 8” x 10” frame.  Fun and Fast to stitch!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Getting Ready for Houston

We are making lots of stuff to bring to our booth in Houston.  All of our 8” square Wool Stash packets were sold at PIQF so another batch are being made!WoolStashAssemblyLine The Ultimate Wool Stash of 40 beautiful colors is a great thing for wool appliqué lovers.  All the felted wool 8” squares provide a wonderful place to go when you need just the right color just as soon as you want it.  The ‘Stash’ is always popular and we expect lots of wooly types in Houston and we will be ready!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pacific International was Super!

The 2010 Pacific International Quilt Festival was really great this year.  Everyone seemed to be in a festive and happy frame of mind.  Lots of shoppers and lots of  beautiful quilts on display.  I took a photo of one of the BIG winners but in person it was just spectacular, my picture doesn’t do it justice.PIQFwinningQuilt I am sorry to say I don’t remember how many fabrics are incorporated into this wonderful scene but it was over 200…amazing!

Now we are back in the studio regrouping for our trip to Houston in just a little over a week.  Lots of fabric to cut, kits and patterns to make and then pack in Lucy to head east.  We plan on a fun time at the show and after the show is over we are going to take our time coming home.  We want to stop whenever and wherever we like.  this will be our “vacation” for the year.  See LOTS of you folks at the show!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Clydesdale Horses – Beautiful!

As we arrived at the Pomona Fairplex last Tuesday night to set up for the quilt show, we found the fabulous Clydesdale Horses poking their BIG heads out of their barns….all looking for their dinner.ClydesdalesBarnEight beautiful horses all picked for their similar coloring and a white blaze on their face.   All eight are very friendly and sweet, easy to pet and talk to…and really BIG.

Of course the Dalmatian pooch, Brady, who rides on the HUGE wagon was at the horse barn too.  He is frisky and cute trotting up and down the stalls to visit his horse friends. Brady








The 8 horses have a couple of wonderful horse vans to carry them place to place.  It is a custom 18 wheeler more like a limo than a horse trailer!  ClydesdalesHoreseVan The 3rd big rig carries their beer wagon.  All the drivers and grooms were friendly and talkative telling us about their month at the Los Angeles County Fair that had just closed.  The horses, of course, were a very popular attraction at the fair. We were so happy that is one of their California homes and we saw them!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

NEW Freebie Trick or Treat Freebie

We have a NEW Freebie for you to head off to some Halloween decorating.  Embroider a dancing crow heading off to Trick or Treat to collect lots of goodies to put in the smiling pumpkin!516_FreebieTrickOrTreatCrowStitched on a Sage Green striped tea towel, this design stitched up in a very short time – really!  All in one evening of TV shows. 

Not to sound redundant, BUT, I used our great Transfer-Eze to transfer the crow design onto the towel.  Tea towel fabric is heavy and harder to see through using a light box.  Using Transfer-Eze will get you stitching quickly- just seconds- and be ready for your own Trick or Treating fun!  Try a sheet and see how great it is.516_CloseUpGet ready for your Happy Halloween and decorate your kitchen.  The crow will be happy to dry your dishes!