Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Birthday Buddies Toy Drive

As many of you know, Birthday Buddies is a non-profit organization started by my Sister and myself in 2006. We provide birthday parties in a bag for families in need. (http://www.birthdaybuddiesmn.com/)

With the economy in the shape it's in, the demand for our help has grown.

Fabric Town and Bear Patch Quilt shop in White Bear Lake are hosting a toy drive to help collect the much needed toys.

For each NEW - unwrapped toy you donate, your name will go into the drawing for this Quilter's Tutto Tote bag. The bag is full of notions, fabrics, thread, kits and more. There are two bags, one at each shop.

The drawing is on Saturday, February 13, 2010. What a great Valentine's day gift to give yourself... or someone you love.

Monique's School of Dance in Apple Valley is also hosting a toy drive for us, they are going to draw for a quilt.

Please stop in today and drop off your donations. Help us give a child their "Special Day" .
(all donations are tax deductible)


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Getting into the Holiday Spirit

There's something warm and wonderful about Holiday Decorations.
Sunday, we took out the tree and set it in it's place of honor - the front window.
Red and Gold ornaments and small red - sheer bows. Nothing fancy, just cozy and inviting. Next to it is the antique rocker that I purchased from a friend and a quilt given to me by one of my employees. (click on the photo)

Between the warmth of the lights and Bing singing in the background,
makes you feel kind of nostalgic.
I went to the mall to walk the other morning. I love the way some of the shops decorate.
What I really dislike are the signs that say "Gifts make Christmas Merry".
That's a pretty sad statement. What ever happened to "Family" makes the Holidays special.
My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. It bothers me to put the Christmas decorations up before then but I guess when you're in retail - it's expected. (the Christmas fabrics start arriving in May) This year we're having our Snowflake Sale start the day after Thanksgiving - we usually wait til after Christmas. It was requested numerous times so we'll give it a whirl.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Be safe always, but especially if you're traveling.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Congratulations to Shirley Prindle!!!
She is the lucky winner of the Radiant Star Lottey Blocks.
13 blocks were returned. This is a perfect number to make a wonderful Holiday Quilt or several tablerunners for friends and family.
We will be starting our Spring Lottery Block soon.
Don't miss your chance to take home a Quilt top for $3.50.
Thank you, to all who entered.