I am ready for spring but mother nature keeps hitting me in the head, kind of like the V8 commercials. My mother's 90th birthday was at the end of January, so off to Boston I went. Mom said " I was born in 1923 and am 88 years old". We celebrated her 2nd anniversary of her 88th with smiles. Travel back to Indiana was an adventure. Rain, snow, sleet, ice and fog was experienced all in one day. Returning to the shop,  I am getting caught up on making kits for the upcoming Blocks and Kits of the Month. Come in and check out the samples and sign up now.  Visit the shop on Feb. 14th wearing red and receive a special discount. 
To stave off the winter dulldrums I whipped up Chunky Halves in bright sherbert colors, this is a quick and easy pattern using 8 half yards. Evelyn did one more scrappy and with smaller sized squares. Stop in and compare the two.
Reminder--if schools are closed or delayed call the shop to see if we have made it to the shop, before venturing out.
Happy New Year! Ya I'm a little late. I can't say where the time has gone but maybe I can catch up. The holidays were busy with the usual cleaning the house and fixing meals but best of all the family was all here. Twenty-four hour circus of grand kids. Daughter Barbara was able to come in from Boston to catch up on being "Aunt Barb" for the week. The Grands are 16, 13, 10 and 4,  all into the electronic age. Even Jayden at 4 knows how to use the DS-he was teaching Gram and Grandpa!
Since going to market lots of items have come into the shop. Jewlery by Meg Hannan. Fabric lines include: Animal Magic by J Cain, Aunt Gracies Garden party (30's).  Riley Blake bag kits, Red work patterns, English paper piecing by Sue Daley designs, Bali pops and Good ole Maxine have all arrived. Due in are Yo Gabba Gabba, The Berenstain Bears, Susybee for the kids. Charlie Brown Christmas will be arriving in early summer. Daiwabo and Cocheco IV will add to the traditional lines. As I am typing a delivery of RJR arrived.  Another reason for you to stop into the shop often, you might miss something.
The hot items from market were the many English paper piecing patterns, applique and Red Work.  The shop now carries a supply of DMC embroidery/cross stitch thread.  
Check out the calendar for the new classes and events coming up. We will be adding classes directly to the calendar to get the information out to you as fast as possible. Let us know if there is a special class you would like to take, we try to please.