Friday, November 28, 2008


Just about ready to hit the stores with Jeanne. She, supposedly, got up at 4 a.m. to stand in line to get a laptop at Best Buy. We are all to meet for breakfast at 8-I hope she had good luck. Not sure we need to really do this but it's going to be fun for the event!

We hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving Day if you celebrate that totally American Holiday. I spent most of the day trying to get started putting up our family Christmas Village. That requires more cleaning that anything else at this point. My husband will try to get the lights set up for it today and then it's down to laying out the village. What fun!

I decided to really use our Christmas quilts, pillows, and wall-hangings this year. I need to check with Jeanne and see what she wants for her house. I keep most of our finished samples in my sewing studio but this year I feel the need to have them around me. How do you decorate your house with your quilted/embroidered projects? Do tell!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Free Turkey Pattern on Website

Check out the newest Free Pattern on our website! Everyone needs a little hostess gift now and then and, during the Thanksgiving time, what is better than a TURKEY??? You'll love how quickly this guy stitches up. He would look so cute on a towel wrapped around a loaf of freshly made bread or to cushion a pumpkin pie! Be sure to check out our patterns and place an order to receive a Free Clover Yo YO maker during November.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Pie Mat gift idea

When I think about Thanksgiving I think of pie. Yes, pumpkin pie but that's not MY favorite. My favorite is apple pie with apples that I have picked myself from the apple trees in our back yard. This fall I made my usual dozen pies from fresh-picked pies and put them in the freezer for winter pie nights. It's always great to take a pie to someone's house to share for supper.

And what better way to play with yo yo's than to make up the Pie Mat pattern that Jeanne created. It is easy to put together and looks wonderful as a centerpiece on your table. It would be a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving dinner. Check out our web site to order the pattern-and don't forget that any order placed in November will be sent out with an Extra-Large Clover Yo Yo maker to share the fun.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New month-new patterns!

We will be posting our free design for November early next week. Be sure to peek at it and see if it can be used in your holiday gift-making. And remember that every order placed in November will be sent a free Extra-Large Clover Yo Yo maker-our way of saying "Use those scraps"! Only 55 days until Christmas-are you ready with your hand-made gifts??? No surprise but we aren't!! Time to get to work.