Thursday, December 27, 2012

I know everyone must feel such sadness with the situation in Newtown. How sad for all of those families- I know we are all grieving along with them. I love the suggestion of performing 20-26 acts of kindness to honor those taken. I am working on mine already. Love this idea- hope you will consider doing it too.

Pat is finished with the Stacy Nash piece. The colors are just gorgeous- this one is a beauty. I know lots of you must think so too as we are shipping the fabric out as fast as it comes in. We are getting Pats back from the framer tomorrow. I can't wait. Great job Stacy!

The prim club is filling quickly. Nan posted a sneak peak this week so the excitement can build! Feel free to mail your applications in if that's easier for you as we can NOT take the information over the phone- you must sign the application. We are hoping to keep the cost between $30-45 per kit and will ship 5 kits this year. I know lots of you are excited too- it will feel like Christmas with a surprise coming to your house every 8-10 weeks!

The winner of the fabric and trims is Joan. Please call the shop 757-366-8740 and we will make arrangements to get your goodie package to you. Stay tuned I plan on doing this often!

We are planning on releasing the information about our retreat in October 2013 by January 1st. This will just be the info- not the application. Many of you are calling with questions already- don't worry I am hoping to try and keep to my time frames this year!

We enjoyed our annual Christmas party on Thursday the 3th. The goodies were fabulous and the ornaments were all so adorable. Maggee will be posting pictures of all of them on our website. We even received flowers from a special friend to brighten up the table. Thanks Nan- you are the sweetest!

It seems that Christmas blew past in a matter of seconds. Such a lot of prep and then whew- it was done. A good time was had by all! I think my daughter might have received the most unusual gift- a baby hedgehog. Yes, she really, really, wanted this. Can anyone top this?

Here's hoping that all of you had a very Merry Christmas. The national events of the past week have taught us to cherish every day with family and friends. We love our Dyeing to Stitch family- Merry Christmas..................

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's hard to get in a Christmas mood when the weather is 75. The weather here in Virginia is up one day down the next. I am not wishing for a blizzard by any means but a little cooler weather would be a blessing!

Every year we try and pick one special event to attend at Christmastime. Last year we went to the Symphony Pops concert. This year we went to the Nutcracker. I haven't been in many years . Both of my daughters were dancers for years and we always went when they were young. My favorite production was one in Savannah, Georgia. My daughter told me that the local production was wonderful and she was right!

The patterns for the Christmas sampler from Stacy Nash have arrived. We are getting many calls each day so they won't last long. Its a beauty and Pat has the border done and is working on the center section. This is a gorgeous sampler. We have also received the two new ones from Threadwork Primitives- Merry Winter and Merry Christmas. They came in on Saturday and Pat had them both completed by Sunday afternoon. These are quick stitches. Nan is always so clever with her finishes!

We have posted the information for the Ladies Prim Society on our website. Download the application and get yours in today! We have decided to limit how many members we will accept so don't wait too long to sign up.Many of you have asked and we are hoping to keep the cost to $30-40 per kit. You will also need to pay tax and postage but thats the basic cost. I am overwhelmed with how many of you have inquired and already signed up. This is going to be FUN! I think Nan might put a sneak peak on her blog soon.......

This Thursday is our annual Christmas party for our Thursday night group and ornament exchange. This is always so much fun and of course you want to run home and stitch up all the ornaments you didn't receive. With each submission I say, " I am going to have to rig this" but then I end up wanting all of them so I just take my chances! Its always something wonderful.......

Haven't decorated much this year and only baked a little bit. That is not like me but we are so busy at work that the time is just slipping away. I hope all of you are having better luck. I haven't even watch a zillion Christmas movies as I usually do- maybe thats going to happen this coming week.....hope so.

I think we will have a drawing this week for a package of hand dyed fabrics and some trim. Leave a comment and we will select a winner next Thursday. ( maybe I will be able to get some pics up here by then!)