Tuesday, December 27, 2016

and the winner is...

 Cindy Amundson is our "Wooly Block" winner.  What a lovely quilt!  She used wooly blocks from Folktales in Lynden, Cotton Pickins in Stanwood, Karen's Quilt Shop in Sequim, Two Thimbles in Bellingham, Pioneer Quilts in Portland, Carriage Quilts in Des Moines, Shibori Dragon in University Place and 
Quilting Mahem in Snohomish.
 Just Arrived!  Woolies Flannels by Bonnie Sullivan used in her awesome new book: 
 A Change of Seasons
I can't wait to start one of these projects!!!

 Here are some of the GREAT new patterns 
in the book!

 Our lives have been very busy this month.  We took a trip to Toronto to celebrate my mother-in-law's 95th Birthday and spent time with family and friend.  The weather WAS frightful and our return flight was delayed.  We finally got back home very weary and the very next day our daughter was brought to UWMC by ambulance from Bellingham because she had gone into early labor.  She was due in February. We were blessed with the safe but very early arrival of our first grandchild, Jocelyn Joi.  They are still in the NICU at UW but doing well.  We are looking forward to their return to Lynden, but know that in the meantime they are in the best possible care. I hope you will understand that I have been a bit distracted but hope to get caught up posting all the beautiful fabrics and fun project ideas that have arrived in the store.  2016 has been a wonderful year thanks to all of you and your continued support.  I think 2017 is going to be even better!

Wishing you the very best in the New Year!
Important bit of information:

 I need snuggling time with my new grandbaby!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

getting ready for Folktales' Christmas Open House...

Here is a sneak peek of some of the new things ready for this weekend's Christmas Open House
Buttermilk Basin's "Bringing Holiday Cheer"  
3 new tea towel embroideries.  Pattern $9.00

 Gingerbread Christmas Pillow by Plumcute.  
Pattern $10.00.  Pattern and fabric kit  $24.95
 This is the free pattern that will be given to all 
attending the Open House.
 Jolly Jo from Bits and Pieces by Joan.  Pattern $8.00.  I made him from wool but he could also be made from 
woolfelt or homespun fabrics
 Another new Santa from Bits and Pieces by Joan. 
 This pattern is also $8.00
 This is "The Nativity".  I have spent a long time working on the embroideries.  Very pleased with the finished results.  I had to re-figure most of the pattern in order to trim the embroideries without cutting off heads or toes.  I will edit the directions with all the changes I made in the trimming and sashing measurements, but for now you could certainly start the stitcheries!  I think it was worth the extra effort.  The pattern is $18.00
 Thank you, Nikki Crisp, for doing such a great quilting job!

 Another project from "Birdhouse Designs".  This is Snowbuddies.  It includes preprinted fabric with the design all ready to stitch!  The pattern with the preprinted fabric is $20.00. 
 The complete kit with all the fabrics, floss and pattern is $24.95.
 I am loving this project!  So fun and easy.  The "Fold 'n Stitch" pattern is $9.00 and can be a table topper or a hanging wreath!  I am planning to make these for different seasons and as a gift for friends.  I think I will be busy making these for a while!
 A new apron for the holidays!

 oops...here is the 3rd tea towel from Butterilk Basin. 
 Better late than never!

That is it for now.  Hope you have a chance to stop in Friday or Saturday!  Next blog I will post pics of some of the new fabrics that have been arriving.  Another important update is that
more time to play with my new grand daughter
 due to arrive in early February!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

this JUST in...

Moda Wool Scrap Bags have FINALLY arrived.  This is a sample of one of the $20.00 bags.That is a 6" ruler in the middle.  All these scraps range from 4 1/2" to 6".  There were 50 pieces in this bag, making each piece only 40 cents each!!! This is an AMAZING deal.

 A new fabric line from Studio e.  Bunny Tales.  2 panels.  This one can be made into a book or an adorable quilt.  Free project directions at Studio e.  This panel is $11.50
 And this panel is $10.00 with a free project download at Studio e.  The fat quarters are from the entire line of fabric bolts we have in stock.
 And these darling books and fabrics are from the "Bambini Book Club" by Rachelle Anne Miller.  One of my savvy customers is giving her grandchild a book and a 
coordinating pillow case for Christmas.  What a GREAT IDEA!

The books are $9.95 each and the fabrics are $11.50 per yard. 

The shop is once again BURSTING at the seams with fabric, patterns, embellishments and gift ideas to help inspire you to celebrate your holiday season with homespun charm.  Whether you make it or prefer to buy something handcrafted, there are lots of options for you to choose from!  Stop in and see the latest samples...embroidery, quilts, snowmen, reindeer...
the choice is yours!
Our annual CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE will be December 2nd from 
10 am to 8 pm and December 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm.
Warm up with some hot cider and homemade goodies as you browse through the shop.

Friday, October 7, 2016

a few new things...

Some of the beautiful rich wools available in the shop!
 And here are the blocks for the "Wooly Block Adventure" starting Oct. 15th. The theme is "Winter Wonderland". Each participating shop gives away an 8" block pattern.  The block on the left side is my version of "Block 9".  The block on the right is my design for the event.  Patterns and kits will be available from Oct. 15th to Dec. 15th.  The mini license plate is $1.00.
 And today I got MORE BEAUTIFUL WOVEN HOMESPUNS!  These are from Cottonworks by Moda designers Minnick and Simpson.  You can never have too any homespuns!

 Birdbrain Designs has released a great new Stitchery pattern using chalkcloth to countdown the days until Christmas.  The pattern is $10.00.  The kit including fabric floss and buttons is $24.50.
 A new pattern from "Sew Many Prims".
 No pattern for these...I just designed them on the go...but they are available for sale in the shop and at the Antique and Craft Show next week at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds. Booth #52!
 Another design from "Sew Many Prims". 
Working on another snowman pattern from them.  Hope it is ready by next week!
 This is a quilt pattern from Cardiff farms done up using a Layer Cake from
 Betsy Chutchian for Moda.  Love it!
Nikki Crisp did an awesome job quilting it.

Hope you have a chance to stop in during the Craft Show or the Wooly Block Adventure!