Friday, October 12, 2012

Yeah.....fall is finally here. There is a nip in the air and the leaves are falling so we can tell that fall is coming. It always seems to get windy in Virginia during the fall and facilates  from warm to cool from one day to the next. Usually we go from air conditioning to heat in the blink of an eye.( My closet is jammed with summer and fall clothes since I never know what to wear from one day to the next)

We are getting ready for our annual fall frame sale. Its a chance to bring in your Christmas projects ( either for you or a gift )  and get them done before you have even said," Trick or Treat".  There is no limit on how many projects you can bring and you will receive a 20% discount on both the frame and the put together costs.

People have been calling the shop and asking about our trims. We dye the trims to look aged- not bright colors but subtle aged colors. We have 12 colors: Cocoa, Smoke, Fudge, Christmas Wreath, Candy Cane Red, Dried Roses, Norfolk Pine, Vampires Cape, Nautical Blue, Kelp, Cinnamon, Beach Roses. These come in baby and regular chenille and 1/4 " and 1/2 " rick rack. These are a quick way to finish off an ornament, a box top, a pin cushion or a multitude of other projects.

Seems there's lots of excitement about our new Ladies Prim Society Club. The first design will be from Threadworks Primitive. If you aren't familiar with Nan's work check out her blog. She has fabulous primitive designs and great finishing techniques. The always incredible Blackbird Designs  will be doing something spectacular as well so this should be a year full of fun surprises and fabulous things to stitch!

For all of you who live near or close to Morgantown, West Virginia, Pat and I will be giving a sampler lecture at the University on November 1st. This is open to the public and is absolutely free. Check out the website for further information.

Those of you who love With thy Needle and Thread will be thrilled to know that Brenda is coming out with another pillow like Hildas brew for Christmas. Those pillows have been so fun and quick to stitch. I can't wait to see this one!

The new Blackbird chart- Feast of Friendship is due in the shop next week too. Pat stitched the model and the colors are spectacular. Its done on 30 ct Abecedarian Blend. We stocked up!

FYI- an Abecesdarian is the keeper of the sampler books. Go ahead and dazzle your friends with that piece of trivia!

Have all of you experienced Pinterest? I admit I am totally addicted- so many cool ideas, recipes, photos,etc. I think I am the first president of Pinterest anonymous. I am working out the twelve step program! Let me know if you want ( need) to join!

Next week I will post information on our big Birthday Bash coming up in November. Until then, keep those needles flying..............Ann

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