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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Can you believe it's the 4th of July already? To allow all staff to celebrate, the shop will be closed Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th.  We *are* open Saturday from 10-4 as usual and will reopen on Tuesday at 10. Enjoy the parade, wave your American flag, watch the fireworks, celebrate!


Just in - new from Crab-apple Hill - Vintage Postcard. It's a pillow! Stitch (embroider) this 19" x 14" postcard pillow and you can personalize the card with your own handwritten message or use the vintage one provided. It would also look great framed!






KyleAnn is beginning another new knitting class, introducing lace knitting with the easier-than-it-looks Peggy Shawl by HeartStrings Fiber Arts. You need 1000 yards of #1, #2 or #3 (preferably #1 or #2) yarn. Pattern purchase required (either from instructor or your favorite local yarn shop); US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle available from instructor. Stitch markers also used in this project. Class begins on Tuesday, July 13 @ 6:00. Stop at the shop for details.

And of course, we always have great new books!

SOCKS APPEAL
by Brenna Maloney

15 Fun and funky friends sewn from socks. Enjoy making whimsical stuffed animals using baby socks, knee socks, crew socks... any kinds of socks rocks! Give your critter's face plenty of creative expression by embellishing with your favorite buttons and embroidery.



BACKYARD BLOOMS
A Month by Month Garden Sampler
by Barbara Jones

Join us on a garden tour through some delightful backyard blooms. Quilt artist Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup presents this new six-month applique sampler quilt that takes you through the joys of flower gardening. Providing tips for needle-turn applique and clear, simple instructions.



CHRISTMAS WITH POSSIBILITIES
16 quilted Holiday Projects
by Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith

Handmade with Love and Possibilities


• More of the delightful appliqué that you love from Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith
• Make lovely gifts for everyone on your list
• A wide assortment of charming projects for all skill levels, from advent calendars and casserole-carriers to quilts, placemats, and totes
• Learn to embellish ready-made items to add a handmade touch to those last-minute gifts

Bring out your handmade holiday spirit! Use your favorite appliqué methods to create quilts, table décor, gifts and more. This book has something for everyone-projects range from classic to contemporary. Make it a Christmas that everyone wants to come home for!




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