Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a joyous holiday and got some stitching done. We always try and start a new project on January 1st. It should be something you really want to stitch and the rule is you must finish it within that calendar year. As most of you know I am the worst serial starter so finishing mine will be a challenge. BUT- I started the Christmas piece from Paulette Stewart that she designed for the Shepherds Bush retreat. I have had my eye on it since September and am very excited about doing this piece.

Our Ladies Prim Society is almost full. We are so excited. We will begin shipping these kits on the 15th. This first piece is so fabulous. Take a look at the "Wynter Peacocks" Sewing Pouch by Threadwork Primitives I know you are all going to be excited.

If you have not registered yet PLEASE send your application in ASAP. We have gotten so many phone calls and I just don't want you to miss out.

I am ready to announce the teachers for our fall retreat. We have: Shepherds Bush, Jeannette Douglas, Paulette Stewart ( Plum Street Samplers), and Pam Reed ( Olde Colonial Designs). Our Friday night featured teacher will be Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives. We will be posting the application in the next few weeks and will start accepting applications Tuesday February 5th. You will need to choose your tracks carefully this year as we will not be doing extra kits. Feel free to email us with questions. This is going to be great. Dates: October 3-5.

For all of you who know Pat Ryan- her 60th birthday is February 5th. IF you think about it- could you send her a card? I just want her day to be special! Shhh- please don't tell her ahead of time.

We are starting up a large project Sunday here at the shop. The first one is January 20th. You must bring a large project to stitch and call to reserve a spot. Many of us our starting Heaven and Earth designs. Ok- I can almost tell you who will complete this and who will not. Just saying.......

We have switched the shop over to Valentines and it looks so sweet. I love hearts- any type of heart- always have. If you are looking for a quick Valentines project we have tons to choose from. One of the newest arrivals is this new piece from Threadwork Primitives. Isn't it dear? It could also be stitched as a wedding bag or an anniversary bag for a special anniversary to hold cards and mementos. I just love this!

As many of you know our little Westie, Madison had surgery last Friday for a bladder stone. We were really worried but she pulled through fine. If you stop by the shop this weekend you might even meet her- we can't trust her at home with the other two until she is all healed!

Hope you get some stitching time this week. I managed to get a lot done last night watching Downton Abbey- wasn't it great? Have a fun week.................


  1. The prim club and the retreat sound fantastic. Can't wait!

  2. Both prim club and retreat sound fantastic. Can' t wait!!!!!!

  3. Lovely finishing and ideas. Greetings from Italy.Niky.

  4. I love Nan's Prim. Society Piece! I can't wait to get mine, Ann!

    Happy 2013!

    -Holly in Va.

  5. Can't wait to receive mine!! Very excited about this and the retreat info as well.

  6. Can't wait for the retreat! I need to clone myself so I can do both tracks!!!!

  7. Yes, wasn't Downton Abbey great??? Love that show! Can't wait to begin the Prim Society's first piece... Hugs!

  8. Love Downton Abbey! Fun show to watch and the costumes are to die for...
    Waiting anxiously for my package and can't wait to start on it!

  9. I received my Ladies Prim Society Kit yesterday! Woop-Woop!

    I will be starting it next week and I will be working on the freebie tag design;)