Friday, August 16, 2013

To market, to market...... we are off to the summer needlework market next week in St. Louis. It's been many years since we have gone to the summer market and are we excited! We have loads of linen , trims and charts to take to sell and we are armed with checks, lists and comfortable shoes so we can shop, shop, shop. We have seen many sneak peaks from some of our favorite designers and I know we are in for a treat! If you have requests or wish us to bring something special back for you, email us at I can access that from my phone so I will make sure we get everything you want. The shop will be closed August 20-22 so the girls who work with us are not overworked. The shop will reopen regular hours Friday the 23rd.

As many of you know the shop was broken into on August 1st in the early morning hours. This was a very scary thing for us even though we were not there or open. The burglars didn't bother any of our merchandise or models they just overturned most of the office files and trashed them with cleaning fluids. Lots of mess to clean up but we are so thankful that no one was hurt and more damage was not done. Thank you for all the lovely messages you have sent- they meant the world to us.

I decided to change our front display table to bees for the late summer. Threadwork Primitives has three darling bee designs along with several other designers. Check these great patterns out.....

Some new fall patterns we have stitched....
Spooky String by Lizzie Kate.....

Halloween Hornbook- Plum Street...

Trick or Treat- Prairie Schooler

Beggars Night- Threadwork Primitives.  I love,love, love this one.  We have the fabric and trim for this and it is in stock now.  Call if you want me to package this up for you.  We will have this model in our room ( 612) at the show.

 We will be shipping the next Prim Society offering the first week in September. This one is by Blackbird Designs. If you want to add anything to your order please contact me as soon as you can. I do want you to know that I try and mix up who ships first every time I send these kits out. That makes it fair for everyone. It takes me a full week to get these all sent out so please be patient. If you know you need to update your credit card please call me as it slows the entire process down if I have to hunt you down. This kit will be stitched on 32 count so I hope everyone is happy with that. We will be doing the Prim Society next year too and I will be posting further information shortly.

Once again we have the sampler clipboards in stock.Many of you have been patiently waiting and yours are all in the mail. If you wanted one and haven't called- now is the time as they go FAST!

The sampler I have decided to post this time is Elizabeth Pritchard.  I love this pictorial scene. The sheep are done in wool and the colors are warm and vibrant.

Thought you might like to see teenage Abigail.  She is 7 months old now and still has a lot of attitude!  All the dogs are going to board next week but told them they are going to summer camp. Hope they believe me!

I am hoping to send a short blog post from market.  I always think I will have time and then we start talking and time just flies by. I will do my best.  Have a great week...............


  1. Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  2. Very sorry to hear about your shop being broken in... so scary! Have a wonderful time at Market! I love all the designs you have pictured here... wish I could stitch them all! :-)

  3. To market, to market
    to buy a fat...quarter?

    Have a great time! Hide some of that stash for know how we like to shop!!!


  4. Have fun! Can't wait to see all the goodies you bring back.
    I'd love to meet Abby one day and the others too. You can just see the spunk in those eyes of hers:D
    I know you didn't think I'd like E. Pritchard, but I really do, well minus the sheep, of course...LOL

  5. I sure do hate to hear about the shop getting broken into! Scary.... The late fall table was a brilliant idea showcasing Threadwork Primitives designs~ I have most, and NEED the rest! Enjoy market :))