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November 2016

Taking Some Time To Recharge With This....

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 I'm actually in the middle of decorating but I just had to share this....

 

 I hear from my Disney friends....it is SPECTACULAR.

Those lyrics and sounds are beautiful! It literally gives me all the "feels" and I haven't even seen it yet! Wait for the moment...it crescendos and is just the absolute definition of pixie dust!

I of course purchased the deluxe edition. LOL. Always purchase your music people. I'm always amazed when I go on YouTube and find people bragging about how they copied the song. I feel the same way about quilt patterns. I don't understand why people have to have a pattern discounted or worse...when they copy it? That's someone's time and livelihood. Would you want your employer to ask you, "Can I discount your paycheck?" Uh...probably not. LOL.

I'll be back in a day or two with more from the Shoppe. I take time to re-fuel when we have event after event. Today is #shopsmall Saturday seeew get out and support your local businesses which include brick and mortar quilts shops! Even if your LQS doesn't carry the fabrics you want, there is always a way to support whether it is picking up a pattern, a notion, a gift item or by taking a class!

I will add that I've loaded lots of our quilt models in our Holiday Quilt Mania Sale for 50% off our regular price. Our finished quilt price includes the cost of fabrics for the top and back, piecing costs and the cost of quality custom quilting.   I just happened to load my favorite quilt of the year...the Hang Ten Finished Quilt. I love Melissa's quilting it fits the theme of the quilt perfectly!  This quilt is on sale for $300 while it lasts.

We are open for Small Business Saturday 10am-5pm!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?

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Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? I am! In fact, I was playing around with this new large glitter turkey centerpiece. Can't you just imagine the shimmer from the soft glow of your holiday candles? Anyway, I'm super busy loading all of our home decor and gifts (including ornaments Mary Jane!) on our website. It is taking me FOREVER! Does anyone know how much work this is? LOL. Seeew bare with me! Everything that can be ordered has a picture. I've got Christmas decor here and I'm currently working on ornaments here! And get this...as I hang them, I'm loading them into our on-line store taking even more time! I must be cray. Those darn camera silhouette's are items that have yet to be verified and they are everywhere on the site. Just skip over them. I'll eventually get them all filled in. Meanwhile the "Mothership" and Christine are cutting Farm Girl borders for the final mail-out. We have lots going on so we thank you for your patience!

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As a reminder we are always closed the day before Thanksgiving to give our staff and ourselves time with family and friends. In fact, on the actual T-Day, I soak it all in and do absolutely nothing. Our regular hours will resume on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26 10am-5pm. Then, on Saturday, December 3 it's time for our annual Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House! One day only! If you can't make that, we will be open Sunday, December 4 from 10am-4pm.

Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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'Tis The Season For Busy!

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You know when I go silent at this time of the year it's for one reason and one reason only! The holiday season and our plethora of events is upon us! Where do I even begin?? Oh...I know, before I get carried away our wool is selling out! If you want some cream or black, I advise coming soon! Also the color packs are depleting but never fear we are ordering more! Tis the season! I've also so been busy hanging ornaments galore! Lots of cute new fun ornies to make spirits bright like the new Diner below. In fact, we have a ton of new "retro" inspired ornaments. Are you following us on Instagram? Are you taking a peak and shopping our new website? If you're not and you're not visiting ...then you are missing out on lots of stuff that I sneak in!

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Anyhoo...are you ready for a detailed post? You are????? Shut. The. Door, Esther Marie! This very well could be the only post you get from me for awhile seeew grab those charm packs and take a seat. Am I bossy?

Seeew directly at the top of this blog is our Handmade Holly Days Craft Fair which will be held Saturday, November 19 from 10am-4pm. Local crafters just like yourselves will be here selling their unique handmade items. The event is open to the public and vendors will be cash only. Meaning you do not ring out with us, you will pay these great people individually. The fair will host crafters with talents in wood turned ornaments accessories and quilting tools, Christmas vignettes, jewelry, hand woven towels, mats and towels, dolls and some of our own small projects and quilts.

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For Thanksgiving week we will be closed Wednesday, November 23 & November 24. This is an annual tradition for us and is our way to express gratitude for our staff while giving them quality time with family and friends. Regular hours will return Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26. Our annual Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 3 10am-5pm.  We are only open on selected Sundays...our next Sunday open is Sunday, December 4 from 10am-4pm.

 

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Seeew...what's new in the Shoppe??? LOTS! Unfortunately I cannot show EVERYTHING (that's where you come into play and visit the Shoppe), but I can show you my favorite new fabric collection! It's called Hop, Skip & A Jump and it's by the adorable Sandy Klop of American Jane. When Sandy was here last year I said, "Hey Sandy...I thought of a name for your next collection! Have you ever thought of naming a collection,  Hop, Skip & A Jump?" She was elated and said she'd get to work on it as soon as she flew back home! A little over a year later and here it is! Super cute and it's starting to be noticed! We have kits for the Muffets Tuffet Quilt available here and they are excellently priced!

Here are just four of the sixteen blocks....click here to view the entire quilt which is what the quilt kit will make. I have a feeling we don't even need to make a sample for this one as it is selling fast!

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In between the 100 million other things we have going on, Jan was able to finish up our Mini Pumpkins Wall Hanging (below). One thing the "Mothership" has is an eye for color and placement. I love ALL of it! Why anyone would want to darken this project up is beyond me. That gorgeous background makes this project what it is! Phenomenal.

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And as always, her kits are packaged with attention to detail as only you would expect from our Shoppe! They are literally like Christmas presents! Maybe you'll want this one under your tree???

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Oh....I almost forgot, did I tell you our barn doors for our new workshop space arrived? I decided to hang the pumpkins on one of them to see how it will work out! I think it's going to work well...don't you?

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I'll show you the entire set of doors when he's finished with the hardware details. These doors have literally been months in the making and they are everything we hoped they would be! GORGEOUS. Next up...we will be tackling the register area! I highly doubt time is on our side before Homespun & Holly (in just a few weeks) seeew maybe we will wait until January? All I know is it has been a year long remodel! BTW... I never said it was finished. Thank you to those of you who support the Shoppe regularly...it is because of you that it was always possible!

Coming up in my next blog post I'll recap our recent Autumn Breakfast Club Brunch which was held this past Sunday! Pictured below the "Mothership" and Christine are holding up a brand new quilt which we will have kits of soon! Don't ask me when...I'm only the messenger. Just keep your eye on our email, website, and all social media. I'm always amazed how many people don't look at it and then are disappointed when they miss out. I don't know what else I can say??? LOL. I only speak truth here on the blog.:-)

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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Let's Take A Bag Class...

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Today the "Mothership" and Christine taught a group of ladies this adorable bag! The joy of this bag is that it provides easy access to all of your supplies...and you can see them with the mesh lined pockets! Our sample was made with the very adorable Sew & Sew collection! Maybe you want to use your bag for traveling? Maybe you want to use it for your quilting supplies? Or maybe you just want to throw in a hairbrush, used tissue, a $5 bill with some crusty pennies in the corner -  and call it a day.

Ya know I had to keep it real by painting up the visuals. 

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Since it is therefore a bag, the one thing I know for sure is everybody gotta' see the inside of the bag!

"Good heavens Mary Jane...show us the inside of your super cute bag!"

Um...ok.

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Joan is of course super excited for the lightweight mesh inside. It's absolutely perfect for see-through pockets and expandibility! The mesh and zippers come in a variety of colors and are available in our Shoppe and in our on-line store here. I can always count on Joan for the "action" shot. Thanks Joan!

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Good ole Grace and Carol are using the buddy system which fosters encouragement and light-hearted banter. You got this Grace! And look...she's using the beautiful Summerfest fabric from Moda! 

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As for me, I'm buried in work. We've got the Handmade Holly Days Craft Fair on Saturday November 19 and then our Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 2. We are also open on Sunday, November 13 seeew this Sunday is one of my few Sundays I get to get as much done as humanly possible.

Before I forget...we did get a variety of very cute sewing-themed accessories from Lori Holt over the last week! All of these items would make adorable stocking stuffers! We like to cute everything we do up so I strongly recommend getting the Scrappy Project Planner and then cute it up with the "Bee Creative" sticker book. When we did the Mini Pumpkins Quick Curve class last week, Jan and Christine had their fabrics organized in those little tins. You can see everything we currently have in our on-line store here.

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Since November and December have holidays, I have posted our hours changes for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas in our daily email. Our Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House is Saturday December 2. That's all for today.

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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