Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's beginning to look ........

This is what it looked like when the storm cleared late this morning.  And a very tired husband had gotten safely home from Kansas City.  So it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

But not quite yet - still some  wrapping and baking to do.  

And a great early Christmas present from Missouri Star Quilt Co. - 


our Needleturn Applique Tutorial is finally here.  This is Cedar Creek and if you click on the pictures to the left, you can watch the U-Tube videos Jenny and I made. ( I like the one where I have my glasses on best.  I don't have quite the vacant stare when I can see :).  I've had a lot of requests for teaching videos so I designed this little quilt to teach the basics.  Then Jenny from Missouri Star and I teamed up and her sons shot and edited the videos.  Really good job, boys.

And this is a "sneak peek" at the Mystery Quilt for next year.  I've been playing with colors.  Each month you will either get one large applique block or a smaller applique block and some pieced houses & trees.  It will be $27.50 a month and that does include shipping (except for the month we send the borders).  If you want in on the fun, email Tori at or call her at 816-632-7632.  (Do remember if it just rings and rings, it doesn't mean we're not there, it means were on the phone - crazy Century Link).  If you belonged to the Mystery Quilt Club this year you're automatically on the list next year unless you tell us you want off.  And since we're heading for the holidays and had a major snow storm, you may get the answering machine.  If so, leave your number and Tori will call and sign you up, probably after Christmas.

Time for wrapping and baking and merry making.  Children and grandchildren due.  We have 2 out of 3 vehicles stuck in the snow drifts at the moment and AAA can't get here until tomorrow.  
Ah well, guess that means I'll have time to stitch  :)
Merriest of Christmas to you and yours.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tis the Season........

So a trip to see Santa was in order.. and the gentleman in question visited our local Walmart last Saturday.  Cullen was not at all sure about the whole thing but did stop eating the Rice Krispie Treat they gave him long enough to have his picture taken.  And it took a minute or two for either of them to remember anything that they wanted.

Then off towards the farm with pizza in tow, lunch, a nap for all (adults included) a good walk in the country and time to make cookies.  Then Grandma got to sit and stitch til dinner was done.  All in all a good day.

We are however, wondering about the weather.  It was in the 70's yesterday.  It doesn't bode well for a white Christmas.

To encourage things along we're offering Sue's Snowman Basket for 15% off.

And in honor of the jolly gentleman we'll leave the last 2 Santa wallhanging kits on sale this week.  It seems that before last week, it wasn't in the store.  Probably because I counted wrong (Me?)  and the store thought it was sold out when it really wasn't.  :)
Next week we're starting the 12 Days of Joy - from the 10th through the 21st - Winter Solstice.  We'll have all sorts of goodies on sale so be watching for it.  If you're not signed up for our emails you might want to sign up because Kelly will be sending out an email each day telling you what Joy is being spread when.

So .... Santa - Snow - Joy!  Tis the season.

Have a good week Ladies.