Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fun time sewing together...

Friday night I went over to Patti H's house - known to alot of you as "Other Patti".
We worked on making some of Terry Atkinsons newest little purses. Her new pattern arrived on Thursday, along with her zipper assortment. The pattern is called "Ca$h and Carry" and uses her easy method for putting in a zipper.
Notice the double one - how cute is that!!! We had alot of fun making them. I'm not the greatest sewer but "Other Patti" is fantastic. I only made the little one with the spools on it, Patti made the others and is making several more.
The purses are on display at the shop with the new zippers - if you've always been afraid of putting in a zipper, you'll love this quick and easy method. We're having a class to help you do it the first time. Sign up today to make one of these adorable purses.
Hats off to Terry Atkinson for another wonderful pattern.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Toy Drive Update

The Toys are coming in.....
We have had to deliver them to Nancy twice so far.
Monique's School of Dance finished up their toy drive on
December 31st. The winner of the Quilt was Lizzy K.
Thank you Lizzy and all the girls who donated.

Here are just a few photos of the donations we have received.
Nancy has been busy filling orders.
We are well over 3000 bags since our inception.
We are planning on having a used book sale sometime in
the spring. I will keep everyone posted.
We have in the neighborhood of 7000 - 10,000 books.
I am working on finding a location to hold it. Possibly in our mall.
Our last book sale was held in Brooklyn Park and was a great success.
Our drive ends on Saturday, February 13, 2010.
We will be drawing for the Tutto Bag full of quiliting goodies.
There is also a Tutto Bag at Bear Patch Quilting in White Bear Lake.
Laurel and Debbie are also having the toy drive for us.

Your help is greatly appreciated by my sister Nancy and myself.
This is a cause we feel very strongly about.

If you have any groups that would be interested in
hosting a toy drive or frosting & cake mix drive, please give me a call.
We need all the help & support we can get to keep filling the need.

Thank you to all who have donated.

New Year - New Start

I like to think that each new year brings with it a new start. I'm not one that makes new years resolutions, I just try to put more of an effort in making each new year better than the last.

The shop is doing well. With this economy it's hard to predict what each month will bring. We are making changes and working hard to keep bringing you fresh ideas and projects. If there is ever anything you would like to see offered as a class or an item that you need, please let us know. Becky will be glad to order any items you need and we will try to fill your class requests.

Right now we have a wonderful display of quilts in the shop by Celine Perkins - "Perkins Dry Goods". We are big fans of her patterns, they're easy to understand and fun to make. If you have not seen them, stop in before their gone. (they will be gone at the end of the month)

Well, that's it for now. Keep warm - stay inside and quilt!!!