Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Lunch

Friday we had a delicious lunch created by Brenda, the champion cook.  So wonderful to have someone make all that fabulous food!  A huge lasagna, salad and homemade (still warm!) bread….a feast.


We ate to being stuffed and enjoyed every bite.  Dessert was a gorgeous fruit tart.  A lovely way to celebrate our last day of work before Christmas.  We had to get in practice for stuffing ourselves at the holiday table!

lunchtable My dining table doesn’t get enough use so our little party was fun to decorate for. 

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

More “Photo Shoot” from the house

I was getting carried away yesterday snapping photos of stuff!  Here is a lovely fimo clay Santa doll perched on a sweet mini kids chair.  This guy has a vintage quilt suit with old buttons plus old sewing goodies in his arms. 


I don’t want to count how man little ironing boards are in my bunch of collectibles.  Here is one plus another one painted in red folded up behind it.   I have a “thing” for little chairs too!


Enough of my photography for today.  Hope all of you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas and are not too stressed!  Try for some treasured stitching time – you deserve it.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Around the Studio

I was walking around my house today getting into the Christmas spirit and snapped some photos of some of my favorite goodies.  I love collecting Santa stuff and have a few around my house.   All the Santa’s are out to enjoy all year – such happy guys.


This soft Santa with a velvet suit has been around since Jeffrey, our smart Bird Brain Design tech support and website designer, sat in the chair!  No one is counting though.  This cabinet is one of the end tables next to my couch.


This rag doll Santa with a vintage wool and velvet crazy quilt outfit sits in our father’s rocking chair.  Dad would be 111 year’s old this year!  The rocker is a wonderful treasure for me and Santa, too.

Another passion for me to collect are thread cabinets from old time mercantile stores.  Both of these are from Richardson Silk Company.  I use them as the end tables next to my couch.  The beautiful display case is now filled with all kinds of collected stitching goodies.  The rag doll Santa cabinet has a circular thread holder in the glass case that the customer turned to select their thread color.  Fun!

More photos another day…..Merry Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Hint of Spring!

Brenda brought all of us a little surprise this week – a “breath of spring”.  She forced several little jars of Paper Whites and shared.


My pretty blossoms add a spark of Spring in my kitchen among all the Christmas stuff going on these days.

Nice to look forward to something new coming up – soon!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FREE Snow People Hangings

Another FUN finish for your pair of FREE Snow People in RedWork. 


Last weekend I had an urge to stitch these 2 cuties again and make a couple of mini hangings for my living room.  I Used our little hangers with clips to hang the designs.  The finishing was super simple adding Red Star Fabric around the RedWork.  I backed the RedWork top with thin batting and machine sewed on a matching star back.  The 2 are nice hanging from a toy wicker sleigh.

Instead or in addition to tea towels, stitch up a pair of Snow People to decorate your home – even to hang on your Christmas tree!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cookies For Santa

Lucky Santa, he gets all those yummy cookies all over the world!  Our Brenda made a batch today and I am sorry for Santa, but those cookies will be gone very soon.


Before all the cookies were enjoyed by us, I took a picture of them with our Santa Portrait Trio picture plus the Here Comes Santa RedWork quilt.  Both are great designs featuring the favorite jolly old guy. 

Embroider a Santa design for your home.  RedWork is fun and relaxing and, happily, Christmas comes every year so there is NO RUSH to get it done this month.  Enjoy the holiday spirit while you stitch and get a head start on home decorating next Christmas.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FREE Shipping on All Order All December

Just a reminder that FREE Shipping will go all through December on All orders.

I didn’t put the dates on the last newsletter!

Merry Christmas Shopping!

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

FREE Shipping on ALL Orders!

FREE Shipping on ALL orders 
Our Merry Christmas Shopping Gift now until Christmas.

Have a wonderful time on the website picking out all the needlework gifts for friends, family and you too.

Save money while you play Santa - we will pick up the shipping charges and get everything off to you pronto.

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(Sorry this does not apply to International Sales.)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

2 NEW FREE Designs for Christmas

Decorate your kitchen with a pair of cheerful Snow People in RedWork on red striped tea towels.
Our newest FREEBIE His & Hers designs are ready to print out and embroider for Christmas decorating.

Invite the “man of the house” to have some fun helping with the holiday dinner cleanup with his very own drying towel.  I am sure he will appreciate the kind gesture! 


Get your RedWork ready to embroider quickly & easily by printing your Snow People on Sticky Fabri-Solvy film.
Finger press the printed Sticky Fabri-Solvy on the tea towels and begin stitching in just a minute or two…so accurate and nice.


Enjoy getting ready for the busy holidays with a FREE design to print out and stitch.  We have all the materials needed to make towels like we did on our website