Monday, October 27, 2008


Just because we feel like it (and are working on yo yo's AGAIN!), we are offering to add an extra-large yo yo maker to every order that is placed with us through November. Please take a quick look at our web site for more details. We'll be giving more details here soon about a give-away we are planning of 12 fat quarters. You'll love them all!

We've been thinking a lot about the Stock Market scare that is so all-consuming for all of us. And when we get a little anxious, it's time to start stitching-and what better way to stitch than to spend time making yo yo's???? But, since we don't think all our stitching buddies have a yo yo maker (and may be saving pennies for Christmas gifts!), we decided to share what we have. Just go to our site and place an order for a pattern-we'll toss in the Extra-Large Yo Yo Maker for you to play with while watching the news!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Moving into Fall

We've both been hard at work with our stitchin' and moving our houses into Fall. Jeanne is more into reflecting the change of seasons at The Barn than I am in our little ranch. While our place is nice and cozy amongst the apple and pear trees that cover one side of our property, Jeanne has the perfect place to show the change of the seasons. With a pond that is full of cattails, muskrats, and lots of geese, The Barn usually looks a lot like a nature park! These chickens have come to roost in Jeanne's kitchen until Santa makes his arrival around Thanksgiving.

As for the stitchin', we're trying to make the mental move in to Spring fabrics and Easter ideas even though we aren't yet past Halloween, let alone Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think it's kind of like having a triple split personality-what season are we really in??? But, I guess, one way of thinking about it is that we are able to enjoy ALL seasons at ALL times. What a life!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Fall has hit our part of Wisconsin finally and the trees are showing beautiful bursts of color. Jeanne grew this great assortment of pumpkins and shared with us all. There is something about the color orange that just shouts Fall to me.

We've been going back and forth debating what patterns we should send to Houston Market at the end of the month. Of course, there have to be one or two new Wizard of Oz patterns; and there is always a new Christmas pattern from our stash; but the puzzle comes in when we try to decide on Spring patterns. Keep an eye out and see what we come up with-it's almost time to post some more hints!