Friday, July 30, 2010


Debbi and I have made it as far as Philadelphia - I'm not sure if we should continue - it looks like we're going to be put on a twin engine plane for the balance of the trip - we may just have to stay here - this is a beautiful city, one I wouldn't mind exploring.  As far as the flying goes, I am not a happy camper.  Keep your fingers crossed!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mary Tyler Moore

As promised here's the photo of Mary's bronze statue!

Birthday Party

I've been so busy with Convention and the lovely RUBY that I forgot that my birthday is on Tuesday, August 3rd.  I think we should eat cake - after all I'm a senior and birthdays need to be celebrated.  We may even have a few extra specials for you!  If I don't see you Saturday (I may have to take a nap on the bed at the front of the store but, I will be there) I hope to see you Tuesday.  Check out the Ruby video - in our new links section - that I took and posted to our new FLIKR account - this stuff is all so very new and confusing for me.  I've opened a facebook account as well for the store - I may even go to twitter who knows.
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret
Less than 24 hours before we head home.  Boo, hoo!!  Debbi and I went to the Mall of America last night - it's the second biggest mall in North America - the West Edmonton Mall is the biggest - ha, ha!  We walked part of the way back to the hotel last night and came across Mary Tyler Moore's bronze statue - we took a few pictures but, discovered when we got back to the hotel that the SD card was FULL - what a hardship, we have to go out in search of her again tonight - we will try and post her picture tonight.  
The RUBY is amazing but, there are some great new feet for all the Husqvarna machines.  attention Designer owners - make sure you machine have the latest updates - there are some great new stitches for the Diamond as well.  The new feet available are - the 3 hole foot (#413187045) to create unique trims using decorative stitches.  For those of you who have purchased the new walking foot there are two new changeable feet - Open Toe (#413247845) and the 1/4" guide foot (#413238345) - talk to you tonight - Keeping you in stitches, Margaret

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


We are having so much fun we may not bother to come home!  The new RUBY embroidery machine from Husqvarna Viking is a beautiful gem and from what we've seen so far the 5D software is truly amazing - Debbi starts her first class (of three) tomorrow - look out no sleeping tonight!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Embroidery Class

We have had a wonderful class with Jo-Ann today - thought I'd share some of the pictures that I took with you!!  Lot's of fun! Keeping you in stitches, Margaret

Friday, July 23, 2010


Well Debbi and I are off to Mineapolus for the  Husqvarna Viking 2010 Convention!  Hip, hip, hooray!!
Poor Debbi - imagine having to share a hotel room with moi for 5 days and 4 nights - gotta feel sorry for her. 
Debbi is going to take classes on and become certified on the new 5D software - very exciting!  I'm going to a number of different classes but, I am taking one to become certified on the new Designer Ruby - that too is very exciting!!  The Ruby is a wonderful machine, a more affordable Designer with easy embroidery and beautiful decorative stitches.  For Designer 1 owners this machine is the equivalent, with the longer 10" arm (bigger hoops)!  I'll keep you posted throughout the week on our blog - Debbi and I are in the store today and tomorrow and I'll be back in the store next Saturday.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What a great weekend and we were busy, busy, busy at Quilt & Stitch.   Marjorie brought in her latest quilt - a Judy Niemeyer design - looking for binding.  What a beauty!!  Marjorie is standing to the right and that's Carolyn holding up the quilt and hiding behind it, on the left!!
I also forgot to tell you that Laurene King-McGill was in this week and she looks wonderful - it was so good to see her.  Best of all guys - she's ready to start teaching again this fall (which by the way is only a month and a half away).
I know you're going to feel very sorry for me because the family is away and I'm all alone for a whole week - just me and my pouch (who looks like a giant white rat since his last grooming session).

Keeping you in stitches,

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July

Wow, what a day - it really was Christmas in July at Quilt & Stitch with over 140 bolts of fabric arriving - lots of Christmas prints, Batik's, Moda's and much, much more!!  It's always great fun opening the boxes and seeing all the fabric but, then reality sets in and the hard work begins.
We didn't get it all processed so you'll have to bare with us - trust me, it will be well worth the wait.  I think that it's a pretty safe bet to say that our 40% off section will be growing (gotta make room for all the new stuff after all)!!
If you get our weekly email you know that we have some terrific specials - the jelly rolls are disappearing - don't miss this wonderful opportunity - drop in we're open until 4 pm tomorrow.
I thought I'd share this picture of Loretta Moore's latest design - it's a beautiful primitive country fox.

Keeping you in stitches,

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I didn't get a chance to go to the Picton Quilt Show after all but, I was very excited to learn that one of our very special clients won 1st prize with her beautiful Celtic knot quilt - CONGRATULATIONS Ginny Klein!!
Monday we had a lovely visit from Karen who moved (unfortunately for us) to the Maritimes a couple of years ago.  I'll post the pictures for you as soon as they come in!
There was a bit of excitement in our beautiful downtown today.  I had just had my hair done and decided to stop by Tara foods - there was a large group of people across the street.  I was told, when I was at the cash checking out, that there was a rumor was Michael Ignatieff was having lunch at Chez Pippy - Iggy was eating at the Piggy!!
Keeping you in stitches!  Margaret

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday morning - life is getting back to normal - as normal as it gets for me - for the past two weeks my youngest daughter was visiting and as I'm writing she is on her way - flying back to Edmonton.  It's always nice to have company come (it forces me to clean up) but, it's always a relief when they leave!!
My oldest Jessica and her husband drove Britney to Toronto last night and stayed over.  I stayed home with the grand-kids - my grand son, for some reason was inspired to tidy up his room when he was getting ready for bed.  I told him he had done a great job - at which point he confessed that he had just thrown everything into his closet - he then went on the explain that it was ok for him to do that because he never opened the closest door!!
Sharon and Carolyn are still at the Picton Quilt Show which is apparently an amazing show - I might just have to take some time off today and drop in!  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer is in full swing and we're getting ready for our Halloween and Christmas prints to arrive - any day now!! 
We've been busy packing up Sharon and Carolyn for this weekends Prince Edward County Quilt Show!  But, not too busy to open a box of beautiful fashion fabric (great knits for yoga pants)! 

I really enjoyed the rain today that is until I realized that I`d left my car window wide open.  Then, I was helping Carolyn put something into the trunk of her car - she`d backed it in the parking spot - I was so focused on not getting the box wet that I banged my head on the lid of the trunk.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We had a great time at the store today - Adriana and I were very busy watching the soccer game between Holland and Uruguay.  Adriana was dressed for the occasion - in orange! 

I don`t know much about the game - I`m a hockey mom remember!  But, it was great fun to watch all those gorgeous young men running around the field!

I decided to take a few more pictures after I finished with Adriana and caught Brenda and Cheryl helping someone pick fabric for her quilt project.
I asked if they minded if I posted it on my blog and Cheryl said - go ahead no one reads your blog anyway!!  I`m crushed!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Don't forget we're closed today - hope you are
enjoying the Canada Day festivities!
Quilt & Stitch will be open Friday, July 2 from
9:30 am - 5 pm and Saturday, July 3, from
9:30 am - 4 pm.
Check-in for Mary Waugh's Block-of-the-Month
begins at 9 am!!