Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
what is a rising star you ask? it reads: someone who is new to our industry whose future looks bright. i understand now, i really do, when they say just to be nominated with the big names means so much. good grief. look at this line up:
Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts
Blue Ribbon Quilt Shop
Riley Blake Fabrics
JEllen's house of fabric
i am humbled beyond words. thank you to all of our wonderful customers for supporting us. and thank you sarah and friends for defining our mission. this really is for you.
Monday, March 28, 2011
a drawing for a box of candy bars...moda style. the box may include a golden ticket...which could turn into a trip for two to moda fabrics!!!* just three days left to enter the drawing. four winners will be selected at the end of business on march 31, 2011. how do you enter, easy:
1) come to the store and join our email club
2) like us on facebook - just click the icon on the right sidebar
*see box for details
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
are you singing along? no...maybe that's just a cleveland thang. with the browns and their dawg pound...you know...football...ok moving right along...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
like designer extraordinaire...kate spain...
kate has become such a dear friend. we first met kate through the blogosphere. then something magical happened. actually a series of connections and developments. next thing we know, kate and her wonderful husband pete were heading to cleveland. not only did she come to meet sarah, she blogged about it. and that opened another segment of the population to read about down syndrome.
following that came an article on the etsy website. 159 comments, mostly from readers that do not have a family member with down syndrome followed. then came the front page story in american patchwork and quilting.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
we have the go! baby and several dies set up for demonstration. come in and give it a try. it really is a quick and accurate way to cut designs. if you are interested in purchasing your own, just let me know and i will tell you about a special we have going throughout the month of march.
Friday, March 18, 2011
as in GIRL SCOUT cookies!!! they sell for $3.50 per box. as a courtesy to our local troop, we will be happy to process your order on credit card if you are short on cash. hurry though. they are going quickly. especially the thin mints.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
a darling dancing leprechan whispered in my ear that all green fabric shall be on special today...3 for 17...that would be 3 yards of any fabric sporting the color green for $17.00. now that's a steal of a deal. don't need 3 yards...how about 17% off the purchase of anything green. including fat quarter bundles, buttons, zippers, thread, even mary ellen's best press in citrus grove. sorry offer does not apply to previous purchases or extend beyond march 17, 2011.
Monday, March 14, 2011
jingle balls from littleladybugz
a large patchwork ball from gingerfreckle
a chenille bib and burbcloth from woodlandrabbit
a bib and ball rattle from thelittlethingsboutique
and a vintage inspired retro apron from terracehill
they all arrived within days of placing my order, even in the midst of our one day blizzard, and each one was made with skilled hands and creative hearts. many of the creators have a story to tell as well. i especially like to know the background of the person(s). it makes each purchase all the more personal.
i also ordered this awesome quilt from frivolousnecessity. i knew it would be a delight as i have purchased items before from crystal. her work is perfection. this has been such a pleasant experience and a wonderful addition to our shop. i wonder what i will find next...
Saturday, March 12, 2011
i've lived in northeast ohio for a very long time. i'm used to snow. yet i am always amazed how it can temporarily bring life to a stand still. like freeze frame. like playing simon says. the good news...we are back to normal business hours. hope to see you soon.
Friday, March 11, 2011
as i tried to turn the wheel to pull into my usual space, my tires had other ideas. i might be stuck. i was pleasantly surprised to find this...
waiting on the cutting counter. it looks like the united states postal service keeps it's word. the deliveries have arrived...
right behind the snow plow is an amvet truck also stuck. behind that, the garbage truck. i think i will sit in my nice warm house and wait it out for awhile. i will post again as soon as i make it to the store. be safe please.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
inside and out. i think our little furry friends are thinking about going for a swim in that lake forming in our front yard. maybe even jump into the can collecting the drips. inside the window. i guess one should be careful what they wish for. maybe that snow last week wasn't so bad afterall.
Monday, March 7, 2011
my only sunshine. you make me happy...when skies are gray. you'll never know dear, how much i love you...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
if you would like to receive your own quote click here. i wish all of you on this snowy sunday in cleveland, beautiful dreaming today. we have all been so blessed with creative hands.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
she came in today looking for some binding for this absolutely adorable wall hanging. the level of detail is amazing, much done by needle turn applique with teeny, tiny little stitches. alice is a skilled quilter. i can't imagine the number of masterpieces she has completed in her ninety plus years of life.
i met alice once before. her first visit to our store did not go quite as planned. we've been so worried about her. week after week, friends would come in and give me a report. it was a slow road to recovery, but alice was patient.
which made her visit today all the more exciting. it was so good to see her and this adorable project that she was kind enough to let me photograph, but not before she took her coat off and fluffed her hair. jeepers, i hope i have her spunk and sense of humor when i reach her age. just in case you are wondering, we did not have the little red calico she first inquired about, but we did have a perfect red pin dot.
seeing alice up and walking, full of energy, and sweet as can be, truly made my day. and then she gave me a charming white wicker basket from her collection. she said it looked just like our store and she wanted me to have it for good luck. thank you from the bottom of my heart alice. i will treasure that basket always along with the memories you have etched in my mind.