Friday, August 27, 2010

Countdown to FALL

Wow, September is almost here - just 4 days to go - the kids will be back to school on the 7th -
I'm happy in one respect because I get to walk my grandson to school everyday (I desperately need the exercise)  - my granddaughter on the other hand, is apparently too old for me to walk her and is going to  walk with one of her friends - I'm amazed at how much it's bothering me and how old it's making me feel!!
We're doing weird and wonderful things at the store - our second classroom is getting a face lift -
we're all working very hard but, I think Debbi is working the hardest - harder than I am for sure.
It is going to be an amazing classroom space.
The newsletter is ready for you to pick up - I've had to do a bit of tweaking to the schedule (I made a couple of mistakes - nothing new there) - so make sure you have a copy of the updated one.
Scroll on down the page - I've posted pictures of two beautiful pieces that our staff has made.
Keeping you in stitches,

Monday, August 23, 2010

End of Summer

Summer is almost over, so unfortunately is our "Buy 7 fat quarters and get 3 FREE" Summer Special - the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend is the last day of the sale!  Don't miss this golden opportunity to build your stash!
Great news, I had someone work on my lap top for an hour and half today - doing something that Future Shop needed at least 2 days to do - and best of all, I didn't have to back up anything or worry about losing any of my files (my life) - so far so good - keep your fingers crossed!

Keeping you in stitches,

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall Newsletter

Well, I have finally finished the newsletter and can now come up for air!!
You can pick up your copy starting Tuesday or download it from our web site - it should be posted by Wednesday.  I felt so good this morning that I started re-organizing - it seems like I'm constantly re-organizing!  I decided to hang a few things on my bedroom wall - I had the hammer but, no nails.  So, I went out into the garage, where my son-in-law keeps all his tools, to find one.  I was in there less than a minute when he followed me in - he doesn't think its safe for me to be in there, especially alone!  Imagine!!  As soon as he said that, I stepped back and almost broke my right heel on something that I was unaware of behind me,  making me drop something.  When I leaned over to pick it up I smacked my forehead on the the shop vac.  I admit it was right in front of me and big enough to be noticed, but, I didn't.  Glenn suggested that I go back into the house, which I did and promptly slammed the door in his face - how was I to know he was following me out!  
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ruby Launch

I have to tell you that everyone at the store wore red and white in honour of the Ruby - at my suggestion - the only person who didn't wear red and white was me.  I had to borrow Doreen's scarf!!  I am in big doo, doo!!
Keeping you in stitches,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ruby Launch

Well we had a great time at the Ruby Launch Party.  Doreen Teasdale from Husqvarna Viking did an amazing demonstration of the machine last night.  Today she graciously showed a number of us just how easy the new 5D software is to use.  All in all it was lots of fun and inspirational.

I didn't get a chance to tell you what a great job Debbi did with Kids Camp last week - I've attached a picture of them holding up their pillowcases and wearing everything else they made - Debbi had trouble keeping up with them - they each made a pillowcase, bag, PJ pants and oven mitts.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I've taken a couple of pictures of the cotton /silk blend.  I've uploaded them as well to our Flikr account - see our links!  Debbi has a couple of girls in for Kids Camp - it sounds like their having too much FUN!
Keeping you in stitches,

Monday, August 9, 2010


I'm waiting for Debbi to bring in her camera - mine wouldn't do the fabric justice - so, hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday we'll have some pictures of the new fabric posted to our Flikr account - we have a facebook account as well but, my understanding is that you have to be a member to see our page - the flikr account appears to open to all.
  Anyway we are busily working away on getting ready for the RUBY party - it's this Friday night from 6:30 - 9 pm - drop in for some fun and entertainment - Doreen Teasdale from Husqvarna will be here to demonstrate the machine and to keep us laughing!  Hope to see you then - if you can't make it Friday evening then try and drop in Saturday - Doreen will be back in and we're planning on having some tasty treats for all!!
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret

Saturday, August 7, 2010


We have just received some absolutely beautiful fabric - a cotton/silk blend in 15 different (solid) colours!  This fabric is great because it makes up into lovely garments - pj's, blouses, skirts - and it will also work well in a quilt top - the cotton adds strength and ease of handling to the weave!!  In other words it is the PERFECT fabric!!  The fabric is on the machine side of the store so, don't forget to come and see Debbi and me!
It's a sunny day - no humidity - my kind of day.  I hope none of you got caught outside in that down pour the other day.  I should mention for those of you who live in town - when I was walking my Max (the large white rat looking dog) last night I bumped into a woman who was walking the almost identical beast - she had just seen a coyote walking down the middle of one of the side streets - it might be a good idea to keep your small animals in the house. 
Keeping you in stitches,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

5D Software

I'm very excited about the new Husqvarna Viking Ruby and their new 5D software - Debbi is going to give us an overview of the software on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 1 - 3 pm.  I didn't get a chance to take any of the classes when we were in Minneapolis last week so, I'm really looking forward to the demonstration.  I did download a video of the software promo but, can't find it anywhere on my computer.  If you have the time, you might want to go to the Husqvarna Viking web page and have a look.  It's good stuff!
Drop in and take a good look at the Ruby - stay for a demo - but, don't forget to come to our launch party - Friday, Aug. 13, 6:30 - 9 pm or Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 am - 4 pm.
Keeping you in stitches,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Long Weekend

I forgot to post our Holiday hours on the front of the store!  Sorry guys!  We are closed Sunday and Monday, open again on Tuesday - I hope everyone is having a grand time.  The weather is wonderful!  Drop in for a piece of cake on Tuesday - it's my birthday.
I may even go to the beach with the family tomorrow.

I can hardly wait for the new Cutwork needles - I had the pleasure of working with them at convention - they are amazing.  They come in a kit (relatively inexpensive) and they'll be available in packages of four later - these needles live for over 100 hours - hippie!!  The catch is that they work without thread and literally cut your fabric while it's still in the hoop in between thread colour changes - wait till you see what they can do - we are going to have a class before the middle of Sept. - you can let us know if your interested and we'll put you on the call list.
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret