Friday, April 26, 2013

I agree with the President- last week was a very tough week. My heart goes out to all those affected by the Boston bombing. As most of you know, my friend and business partner was born and raised in Boston and has an incredible special feeling for that city. I have visited Boston many times and am a HUGE Red Sox fan so I felt an overwhelming sadness about the whole situation. I was obsessed with the media coverage- couldn't stop watching it. The courage and bravery shown by those men and women in Boston was amazing. My prayers and thoughts are with you Boston. BOSTON STRONG!!!

On a lighter note, the prim has shipped. I think most of you should have received it by now. I hope you were pleased. I thought it was just right for spring. Thanks for your patience in getting them all shipped. It is a much bigger job than you think......

Here is a photo of the winner of the tag contest. I will try and post some each time I blog.

We have been so successful with the prim club we are staring another club with the Purple Thread. Sharon is the featured designer in this months issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. This club will be called", Every Womans Journey". We hope to ship a kit every 6-8 weeks keeping the cost to $25-35 each. The registration sheet will be on the website. If you are registered for the prim you can just sign the bottom and put in prim club and I can get your info from your other registration. Here is the first kit. We hope it will ship by mid June. We also have a fabulous door prize for one registrant from Sharon.

We have been busy stitching for the shop and have gotten back some great things from the framer. I know this Birds of a Feather design is an older one but its still available and oh so darling.....

We are thrilled to be able to have the fabulous Civil War needlebook from Threadwork Primitives. This is such a cool piece- Nan put a lot of time and thought into this one and since they are limited please call soon so you won't be disappointed!

If you have been by the shop in the last month then you might have met our new puppy- Abigail. She is getting bigger and I bet she is up to 5 pounds now. Here she is playing with her new toy sent to her from Tina/Teri of Shepherds Bush. Thanks girls- she loves it.

We expect our books from Stacy Nash next week- my name is Lidyah. We are so touched to be mentioned in the acknowledgements- Stacy you are the best! It looks fabulous and we can't wait for ours to arrive. Give me a call if you want one held for you. We should also have the fabrics and fibers to go with all the projects! WE will also have the 18th Century Rook in stock next week for the new sampler from Shakespeares Peddler- just gorgeous.

The sampler I chose for this weeks blog is Sally Starbuck. She is from Nantucket, Massachusetts. Sally was a Quaker and she and her sister Mary went to the friends school there. The Starbucks were one of the founding families of Nantucket. Quakers were both finacially and politcally influencial in the building and shaping of Nantucket Island. This sampler is a genealogical record of her family.

I am currently working on Numero Uno from Jeannette Douglas and next week I will post a picture of my progress. This is such a cool piece. I hope you get some peaceful stitching time in this weekend.................Ann

Friday, April 12, 2013

Good Afternoon. Just a quick note. To all of our faithful Prim club members- I hope you all think good things are worth waiting for!!!!! Everything for the prim is ready and waiting....... as soon as the charts arrive we will busy as bees shipping all of your treasures to you. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ah, tis spring. AT LAST! We had sleet last Sunday and it has been so cold and miserable. I am ready for spring. Hopefully it will be a nice one so we can get prepared for the hot summer ahead.

We have been busy getting things ready for the next prim shipment. We should start shipping by the beginning of next week. I love this piece- Pat stitched it and I was drooling over it the whole time! We even dyed a special color of linen for this one- Prim Yellow. Here is a sneak peak.

If you wish to order extra things to ship with your prim just send me an email or call the shop. I am happy to include whatever you need(want!)

We got some amazing entries for the prim tag contest. Truly, I was blown away by all of the creativity. I am doing one big prize and two smaller ones but you all get a round of applause for your efforts! The big prize winner is Faye Riggsbee. Faye- you never fail to amaze me with your talents. The two others that will receive prizes are Rita Ogden and Dede Caplinger. I will send the prizes in the next prim shipment. Congratulations ladies!

We are getting things started for the retreat in the fall too. We have a few spots left- not many. If you are thinking about it please send in your registration so you aren't disappointed. Don't forget final payments are due May 1st.

Here are some new things we have stitched for the shop. The first is the Valetine set from With thy Needle and Thread- so sweet. The second photo is the new hearts from By the Bay. These are so clever. Love them.

I picked Ann Wood as the sampler this week. She went to the Nine Partners School in New York and you don't see many of these. Ann put the rules to mark napkins on her sampler and also a ligature. See the letter that looks like an f all in a row? That is a ligature. It was a Quaker code that meant Quakers could speak openly in that household. Remember for a long time Quakers were religously pursecuted. I love this piece. She is one of my favorite samplers.

If you have been by the shop in the last two weeks then you have probably met Abigail. Yes- we broke down and got another dog. She is a nine week old Westie puppy. Isn't she adorable? Three pounds of pure attitude. Would we have anything less?

Lots of new things to show in next weeks blog. Have tons coming in from the framer and finisher!

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday weekend.