Let me just begin with....the two of us are exhausted. I can't speak for the "Mothership" but as for me, well...I used to be able to stay up late into the night to get something done. Now with the dawn of a new decade only two weeks away (the big 4-0), I'm beat by 10pm. Re-setting the Shoppe for Christmas, not to complain....but it's daunting! What's happening to me? LOL. And...we do this while we are open! It's not like we are just hanging up a quilt or two. No, no...not us. We rip out cabinets and move farmhouses. LOL. Could never just be simple. In our defense...it's just an example of love and having a passion for what we do. Seeew thank you for stopping in during the decorating!
P.S. The girl with the red flower thing on the white dress....reminds me of my sister-in-law. Bliss.
The collection above is known as Winter's Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co. As you can see I think we have the last of it known to mankind...at least in useable yardage and pre-cuts. When we were moving Christmas into the front of the Shoppe, we found an unmarked box. To our surprise what should appear, but a few Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes!
Seeew guess what....today is the perfect day to serve you up some Contest Realness!
Isn't it bliss?
Remain seated please...for this Charm Pack is sacred.
When I have a sacred leftover around the Shoppe, I want my floors extra, squeaky clean. No dust on the chandeliers and those window ledges free of dead flies. Unfortunately for me (and fortunately for you), you don't work here. Seeew, the next best thing is a Pop Quiz.
"Ahhh...but nobody ever said that life was fair, Tina."
Leave a comment below telling me the dates of the Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House and you could win the Winter's Lane Charm Pack above! It's also helpful if you amuse me and tell me what you are most looking forward too during the event!
Do you wanna see what the "Mothership" sewed up with this collection?
I'm in love. This quilt is super prescious from a pattern by a favorite non-Moda (gasp!) designer. Love us some Moda, but every now we branch out. Don't judge us too quickly. I know she's got kits on the way, they just have to be packaged. Tick tock tick tock!
Oh and before I go, have you seen the new "Chalkboard Christmas?" (below) It's literally four bolts of fabric! Don't you just love a small collection of fabric? No major decisions needed...it's four prints. Grab one of each! Word on the street is we are the only store in Oregon who has it! Hmmm, I wonder how we could incorporate our Chalk Cloth with this....must research.
Vintage and retro are always in. I mean...really, does it ever REALLY go out of style? No, because people keep bringing the past...back. Can't say that I blame them...look at what's going on in our world and country today! Simpler times without all of this technology seem to comfort us.
Oops...one last project and then I have to call it quits for today....
Below is our new Dear Mr. Claus Round & Round Quilt inspired by one we saw on Camille Roskelley's blog a while back. I think the retro ornament border is just as precious as could be and I look forward to showing you more of this in its display a little later on. Hopefully you are all following us on Instagram and Facebook for all of the latest holiday updates! For now, I'm off to my next project, but don't forget to answer my question and leave a comment to win the Winter's Lane Charm Pack. Comments need to be posted by the end of the day on Thursday, October 23.
Celebrate & Have A Good Time ~ Brian