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Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Back To School Week!

Hi,
Hope everything is going well and everyone is getting in the swing of going back to school. I love change so I find this time of year very exciting. At the shop we are currently working on getting our new blocks of the months started, getting new fall and winter samples done and getting out the new newsletter. Why does it always feel like we have 3000 things to do?

There are a couple of good shows coming up. The Goodtime Quilters show is the weekend after Labor Day. We are vending at this show and excited to see everyone and all of the beautiful quilts. It is always a big chatfest for us and we just love it! The Arts In The Alley show held right here in Grove City should be better then ever. The Guild that meets in the shop, the "Fat Quarters" is going to pitch in and help out this year checking in the quilts, hanging the quilts, tearing down, etc. I hope everyone has thought about entering something in that show, and we have an incentive this year with a sale for everyone that enters a quilt or volunteers to help.

We have lots of new stuff in the shop. The new fabric line "Flower Show" just arrived from Benartex. We are concentrating on building up our color wall so we are ordering and getting in fusions, marbles and small print tone on tones. Also, pink and brown are still very hot in our shop and the In the Pink II line from Marcus Brothers has done well, but there is still some available. For you purse junkies we received Amy Butlers home dec fabric. This is the same fabric many of her samples are made of. Very popular and hot!

Everyone always ask me what I am currently working on, so...... right now I am working on a red and white quilt called Cherry Vanilla from the new book Creative Quilt Collection From That Patchwork Place. I love two color quilts and am excited to get this finished. On the handwork front I am still working on the Winter Wonderland Redwork quilt from Crab Apple Hill. I only have a couple of more blocks to do so I am very near the end of this venture and ready to move on to something new... On the Dear Jane front, I am still very behind, but plan on getting closer to being caught up this month... lol

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the hot fall weather lol!

Mary

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What Happen To Summer?

Hey!! What happen to July?? Sorry for the delay in posting, it is not that we do not have anything to say, we have just been so busy with shop hop and business in general. Were back in action and hope to post again weekly!

We have so much going on that I don't know where to start. First I must say Thanks! Thanks to everyone who visited us during Shop Hop. It was so much fun to see all the new faces in the shop. Stop back in and visit with us! Thanks also to all of the bus riders. We hope you enjoyed the ride. Thanks to Amy Butler, who was gracious enough to bring her trunk show for our preview party and to sign her new book for our customers. And last but not least Thanks to all the great people that make Always In Stitches tick. Thanks to the Staff, family and friends, the catering company (aka family) and all the others that pitched in.

Over the next couple of weeks I will catch you up on everything we have going on. We have a newsletter coming out with many exciting classes. We have a great Christmas open house planned and a couple of other events that you will want to participate in. We are very excited about the progress of the shop and are looking forward to an exciting fall and winter.

More later!

Mary