Thursday, September 30, 2010

My grandson and I were walking home from his school's OPEN HOUSE last night, just before dusk.  I heard the famous honk and looked up to see a very large flock of geese flying low and obviously heading south (how sad is that).  My grandson thought it was odd that they weren't forming a complete V - the formation looked more like a check mark! 
I asked him what he thought was the reason for that and he immediately responded "I think
the rest of them decided to take the long way!"  What a hoot!
I keep forgetting to remind everyone that the 401 Quilt Run begins tomorrow - lots of fun & lots of discounts - for more information check out our web site!

Quilt & Stitch has it's own in-house service department - we service all makes and models!
Keeping you in stitches,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hello again

I can't get to the computer as often as I'd like these days - probably because we are so busy at the store that by the time I get home, I crash!  It's a wonderful thing to be able to complain about being busy!! 
September is an especially busy month for us - we've had a few busy weekends - our Fall Open House and our giant Tent Sale! 
Our classes have started - thank goodness we have 2 classrooms - a number of them are full - we've added extra classes to try to accommodate everyone!  If there's a class you would have liked to have taken and it's full, please ask to have your name put on the waiting list.
It`s almost October - a month that I love - Halloween is so much fun!  We`re going to have a party at Quilt & Stitch, so get started on those costumes folks!   

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A special story from Quilt & Stitch

I asked one of our staff members to send me the following story so I could share it with you - this tops my electric toothbrush story:  
Recently I was telling Margaret and Sharon about some of the funny stories that we told about my mother at her recent 90th birthday – and believe me – they went on for some time – my mother adding details when necessary.
One was about the time that my father tried to teach her to drive. Now I have to paint the picture for you, early 1960’s -my father{ – a large man - 250 lb 6 foot tall and my mother – 105 lb . 5 foot tall. } drove an enormous Oldsmobile complete with gigantic fins and almost as long as a city block.  You can imagine that my mother was somewhat intimidated to learn on this “beast”, but my father could not be dissuaded from teaching her.
We lived in suburbia, on the south shore of Montreal.  Off they set on the quiet residential streets and all was going well until they drove up to the corner of Taschereau Boulevard – a four lane highway that was a couple of blocks from our home.  My dad distinctly said, “Wait for the traffic”.  My mother, usually an independent thinker, decided that under the circumstances she had better follow EXACTLY what my father instructed.    When the oncoming cars were almost upon her, she stomped on the gas peddle and  lurched the car into the traffic lane .
        My father – a usually quiet man – was white knuckling the dashboard (pre-seatbelt era), while his eyes bulged out of his head and from somewhere deep inside him a primal scream emerged.  My mother, noting that something was wrong, said “Well, you said to WAIT for the traffic.  I thought that you were testing my reflexes!!!”  Needless to say, she enrolled in a driving school the next week and the instructor earned every penny.  On the final day of her classes, he took my mother out for coffee and spent the entire time telling her that he thought that he should close his business and open a laundromat!  Cheers, Marilyn

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Wow, what an amazing Open House last weekend - I don't think I'm over it yet!  I'm going to try and post some of the pictures on our facebook account - keep your fingers crossed - with any luck I'll have it done before the end of this weekend!! 
We've had a busy week getting ready for our TENT SALE - there are lots of savings - not just on machines - we're discounting some embroidery design packages and some other notions!  Hope to see you there - lots of fun, hopefully no more rain.
As you can see, I'm not the only one with the phone growing out of my ear!!
Keeping you in stitches,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I thought I should share the picture of one of my favorite quilts - this quilt - Pickle Dilly - was designed and created be Laurene King-McGill.  Laurene has three classes scheduled at Quilt & Stitch this fall - Camelot's Court - which is a gorgeous black, white and red quilt; Finishing Flourishes - a classic - this class was developed by Laurene a few years ago and Silhouette Trapunto - a beautiful piece that could easily be framed or made into a pillow - don't miss this wonderful learning opportunity.
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret

Monday, September 6, 2010

Back to School

Yippee!  The kids are back to school tomorrow - how great is that!!   I can hardly wait - I think that I'm more excited than my grand kids are.
I must apologize for neglecting our blog - I've been very busy with our fall class schedule and the newsletter - which by the way is ready for pick-up.  Don't forget our OPEN HOUSE is this Friday and Saturday.  We're should have a great time with our Show & Tell - lots of prizes, discounts - treats and more!
I've been working so hard that I really didn't have anything thing fun to share...until this weekend.  My son and daughter-in-law came over for supper Sunday night.  My son and his wife are environmentally conscious - they won't wear leather or eat meat - they try to buy food grown and produced in Ontario, etc. and they buy second hand clothes whenever they can.  My daughter-in-law was wearing her newest (to her) sweater.  She and my son didn't like the button and so asked my daughter and I if we had one she could subsitute.  Jessica went and got her stash and I went and got mine (mine was bigger)  - Molly picked out out a beautiful pewter button (from my stash) and she asked if I would sew it on for her.  
I was happy to - completely ignoring the fact that I had just consumed two and a half glasses of wine (one usually does me in) I grabed the sweater and cut off the old button - I thought what I was cutting was the shank but it wasn't - instead I cut a rather large hole Molly's new sweater.  I managed to sew it up and hide it under the, thank goodness, giant button.
I'm not sure but I think she's still speaking to me.
Keeping you stitches,