Thursday, November 7, 2013

I love this time of year. The weather is turning cooler, the leaves are beautiful and there's lots of fun things to stitch for the holidays! I started Thomas from Notforgotten Farm two years ago and I am finally back to it- determined to finish it before Thanksgiving. I saw this one matted and framed at Jill Rensel's several years ago and it did inspire me......

We managed to have a Halloween party here at the shop last Wednesday night. We always have treats and prizes for the best costumes. Here are a few of those who came dressed.......
Sue is Cross stitch fabric- isn't she clever? Jane is pumpkin pie....... she cracks me up!

Mary Lou is Pocahantas and Shannon was Fifty Shades of Grey..... Well done ladies!

WE have lots of fun things to tempt you right now. We have more of the darling acorn fobs that we showed at the retreat- Only $6- perfect little Christmas gift for a stitching friend. WE also have these wonderful acorn needle cases- handmade by our friend Paul. These won't last long so let me know if this is a MUST have for you!

We are ready for Thanksgiving with the new stockings done from Plum Street. Aren't these adorable? A quick stitch too!

We also have these scissor fob kits ready. They come with chart, linen and fabric to use on the back of the fobs. Quick stitches for a gift! How many times have you explained to your family- these scissors are for paper and these are for fabric!

I am so excited about the new offering from Liberty Hill. I don't think Carolyn has offered a Christmas piece in a while. We will have a limited number of these to sell so let me know if you want one......

Hoping to have the last prim out the door in the next few weeks. If you are a member in 2013 and wish to continue you don't need to do a thing. If you wish to drop out for 2014 please let me know by December 15th. If you wish to join- we are expanding the club and the registration form is on the website. Just fill it out and you can email, fax or snail mail it in. No registrations will be taken by phone.

The registration for our new Colonial Gatherings club is on the website too. PLease fill it out and return it. If you wish to join and are a member of the prim just print your name and sign the bottom. Please indicate prim on the form. That way you don't have to repreat the credit card information. This is going to be great!

A lot of you have asked if we have rested since the retreat. NO! Lots of work to do plus my friend goes to New York every fall and brings me back apples..... lots of apples. She brought me 75 pounds this year so I have spent days putting up applesauce for the winter. Almost done- one batch left.

We still have a few of the limited edition kits from Threadwork Primitives available. The colors are terrific and the kit is put together in such a special way. Great job Nan......

My dear friend Mona came for a visit last weekend. I haven't seen her in over a year. It was so great spending some time with her. She says she checks the blog daily and is so sad when I haven't updated so this is for you Mona!