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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tri-County Quilt Guild Show!

We are excited to be a part of Tri-County Quilt Guild's show this Friday and Saturday (March 2 and 3rd).
It is being held at the Berry Center  on Barker Cypress Road between Highway 290 and I-10.
Tickets are $7 kids under 12 are free. 
Friday from 9-5 and Saturday from 9-4.

We will be open regular shop hours here in Tomball ( including Friday Free Sewing!) but we will also be vendors at the show so stop by and see us and be sure to see our ad in the show program! 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Kate, Laurel and Thomas

Kate's Garden!

 Laurel Burch's line with hummingbirds and butterflies



Thomas the Tank Engine since it is so popular with the little fella's  


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just for Fun --- Facts About Us

Free Folgers Coffee1. Not one of us is a "Morning Person".

2. We all have at least a dozen UFO's.

3.We all drink coffee but one of us will ONLY drink Folgers coffee.

4. None of us are native Texans but we all got here as fast as we could!

5. There is a always stash of Chik-Fil-A sauce in the fridge at the shop.
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6. We each own at least two cats.





7. We all love to play Scrabble/Words with Friends.
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8. One of us likes to get the mail from the mailbox AS SOON as it is delivered.

9. Two of us wear our natural hair color. One of us has hair that is "enhanced".

10. We sometimes flip the OPEN sign to CLOSED when we see the UPS man coming.


11. We each have two children a boy and a girl and the girl is older for all three of us!

Bonus: We have the Soup of the Day schedule for the Whistle Stop Tea Room memorized.


Brought together by chance? I think not!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Can I borrow a grandchild?

These fabrics came in this week and I am just itching to make something with them but my nearly 12 and 15 year old children are probably not going appreciate it if I make something for them out of these.
 Stripes and plaids *love* the fabric on the above right that looks like polka dots is really buttons!
 The cars and trucks have buttons and zippers on them super cute!

 Simple and cute pattern:
 Look at the cute panel, they use it in the pattern to put a child's name on the quilt.
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 And for the little girls:

This artist has a very "Mary Englebreit" feel to her work. Happy and fun. 
 This fabric above is so whimsical! I love it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Michael Miller fabrics

Course we had to get this cute coffee print:
 which looks great with these solids:
And we were low on polka dots: 
And today we got some special treats from Teresa in the form of coffee and Italian Cream cake balls from Rao's (**my favorite bakery!**). Thank you Teresa!!! You are so sweet.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Some new patterns of interest!

Retro Messenger Bag Pattern


Stand and Stow Tote bag pattern

 Little Vicki another dress pattern from Izzy and Ivy
 Sew Serendipity has a new book out called BAGS which has several really cute projects. One of our teachers (Margaret Grice) is working on a class using this book watch for that on the calendar!
On the Move is a Quilt-as-You-Go pattern


Here are some great customer finishes!


Jeanette made this version of Dragonfly Dance after taking a class with Kathy Ryan.  It is just adorable done in brights with that happy green background!








Derwanna made this Bowtucks purse using some of our Amy Butler fabric line Lark and already had orders from family members who wanted purses too!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Moda's Competition- SLICED!

Have you guys seen this? Moda is having a crafter's competition with auditions all through the month of February check out the details  at Moda's bake shop's blog

Looks like a lot of fun! Moda bake shop website is a great blog for free patterns too. If you link over there check it out- you won't be sorry. I have it bookmarked on my computer and visit there often for ideas.