Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Arrivals and Coming Soons

  • Patterns from Cottage Creations.We have received a shipment of patterns from Cottage Creations. Now you too can knit The Wonderful Wallaby. What is it? Only the most comfortable, cozy, and casual hoodie for children and grownups. It's great for any worsted-weight yarn!
  • Coming soon: Semi- solid Lamb's Pride Worsted and Bulky. Soft tonal blends in beautiful colors give any project that "hand-dyed" look.
  • Our fabulous fabric rep visited this morning and we ordered bolts and bolts and bolts of new batiks, focals, and blenders. These will be arriving all fall, so stop in and see what's new!
  • New colors and sizes of beads have arrived. If you haven't experienced them for yourself yet, either in a quilting, knitting, or crochet project, then look through the newsletter, find a great class, and sign up soon.
  • And, we have a new clearance area for sale yarns and fabrics. We need to make room for our exciting fall fabric and yarn arrivals. Check out our fabric at 25% and 50% off. And don't miss the yarns priced at $1.00 and $2.00/ball and some at buy one, get one free!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We interrupt our normal blog service for a food break.

Kim writes:

You know how sometimes you try a new recipe and it just works? And you get very excited and want to make it for everyone? I had that experience last night with a Chicken Chili recipe using tomatillos and white beans.

And as I was cleaning up and wondering who I could feed this fabulous meal to, I realized it's you, our wonderful customers. Our Friends Workshop is coming up on Saturday, September 29th and one of the things we promise is that we will serve lunch. In the past, it has been sandwiches and salads, but since it is fall, a wonderful chili is comforting and warming.

So I'm planning the menu now, and in addition to my new Chicken Chili I will make my famous Swiss Cashew Salad. Add some yummy rolls and I think this is the perfect fall meal. (I'll also persuade Cynthia to make cookies or cake. She has an incredible sweet tooth and is good at dessert.) We'll have plenty of snacks as well, to keep you going throughout the day. Sign up now and see if you agree how good all the food is!

And if the food isn't tempting enough, we have two great projects from which to choose: BQ2...
or 4-patch Stacked Posies, which is a variation on a 4-patch stack and whack:

Sign up with a friend and enjoy a great day of stitching as well as a fabulous lunch, courtesy of Chez Kim!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Oceania Trunk Show has arrived! It turns out that Cherry Tree Hill said we can keep it until the end of September. So stop by soon to see all the beautiful ideas for using Oceania!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

New Ideas, New Classes!
Our fall newsletter is out, and we'd love to show you samples of just a few of the knitting and quilting classes we have going on in the next few weeks.

Note as you go that the newsletter came back from the printer a bit later than we had planned, so we have some changes in start dates for the next week... Whenever we start later, we'll add a class in consultation with everyone on the first day of the class.

First, beginning knitting will start on September 17. We'll choose a second date in the class so that it will work for everyone. Call us, sign up, and learn to knit!

Next is "Buried Treasure." This is a great lap-sized quilt. We love it done in batiks! The class will start this week, Sept. 13.

The bears in Knitting for Peace are completely cute. Please join the class, which will start on September 15, and learn how to make this easy, adorable bear!

This spiral-ribbed hat class will start on September 11:

The first fair-isle headband class will start on Sept. 13. Believe it or not, you will almost finish your headband in 3 hours!

The first day of the Einstein coat will be September 24. Join us to make this classic coat!

Want to learn how to quilt? Join us for the placemats class, starting September 18.

The coolest paper-pieced wallhanging, Yardbirds Circling the Cat, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6-9 and Oct. 7 from 1-5 (Note: This is one 2-session class that meets at both of these times.)

And don't forget our all-day workshop at the Friends School on Saturday, September 29. You get your choice of these two projects, Big Quilt II or 4-patch Stack and Whack. Come and see our samples in person; pictures don't do them justice. You'll love them!