Thursday, April 2, 2020

A Winner and a Sale

We hope the title got your attention! We would like to thank all of you who shared your stitching projects with us, and for all the kind birthday wishes, as well. With such a strong community of stitching friends, it is easier to feel surrounded than to feel alone, though we may be miles apart. May we continue to create beauty during this time of isolation, being calmed by the needle and thread, and to feel the companionship of our fellow stitchers. And for your friends and family who aren't acquainted with the calming effects of hand stitching, call them and say hello! We do not need to be alone while we are in isolation.

Without further ado, we would like to announce the winner of our birthday giveaway. She shared what she is stitching during her "Stay Home" time:

Happy Anniversary! Similar to a previous comment, I find it difficult to stay focused on a chosen project each time I go to my craft room! My BOM quilt is ready to be trimmed, stitched & quilted but I dare not proceed without my BOM friends so I am working on some UFOs alternating between cross stitch, knitting, crewel and wool applique. What a fabulous collection of items in your giveaway! 
And the winner is...

Darlene Laboeuf

Congratulations, Darlene! Please email us to let us know if you would like the spring or autumn Woodland Reverie pattern. And I (Teri) would like to share that the BOM quilt she is referring to is our own In the Garden Block of the Month quilt, so I was pretty excited to see her response. I know that she and her "BOM friends" will find a way to stitch together, even if it is through a computer screen! And Kara and I can't wait to see their finished quilts!

Speaking of computer screens, I have spent a fair amount of hours looking at mine this past week. Our website ( got a much-needed update. Scheduling is pretty much on hold right now, but several new items have been listed in our online store! We have added several patterns and kits from classes we have previously taught at the Academy of AppliquĂ©. All kits include any ribbon or special materials needed to complete the blocks. Availability is limited and they will not be restocked, so if you think you might want to create these blocks or quilts, don't ponder for too long!

Woodland Reverie Spring block

Woodland Reverie Autumn block

Botanical Beauties includes patterns for four small blocks, which can be combined as a four-block wall hanging or used as cornerstones in our Lovely Botanicals quilt design. 

The Lovely Vase block would be beautiful framed, or could be part of a larger quilt. We used it as the center medallion of our Lovely Botanicals quilt.

Lovely Botanicals complete quilt set includes patterns and kits for the entire quilt, with assembly instructions.

We have a few Secret Garden block kits left. A pattern for a complete quilt is coming in the future, so keep watching.

We have only a couple of our popular Zierblumen kits still available.

 To continue our birthday celebration:
...we decided to have a sale!

All of our digital downloaded patterns are on sale for 30% off for the next week. While our In the Garden blocks and quilt sets are available in hard copy which include ribbon, you can also download just the pattern with the convenience of hitting a button on your computer. Just use the code STAYHOME30 when you check out. Pictured below are the digital patterns that are available. 

 Complete In the Garden quilt pattern set, as well as each individual block.

Individual block patterns for the Cardinals and Holly, Acorns and Oak Leaves, Monarch and Butterfly Bush, and Hydrangeas, . . . 

 . . . Hummingbird and Fuchsia, Cornflowers, Rose, Robin and Forsythia, . . . 

. . .  Dragonfly and Fern, Violets, . . .

. . . Garden Gate, . . .

. . . and Wheelbarrow of Flowers.

Our Christmas Cottage Stocking and Crazy Mittens patterns will help you prepare for our next holiday season.

Our first pattern, Marcia's Flowers, and our newest, a Ribbon and Embroidery Sampler Booklet for your stitching practice work, round out our digital offerings.

So, if you think you might need to bolster your pattern supply to get you through your quarantine time, this is the week to order your digital patterns to receive a 30% discount. Remember to use the code STAYHOME30 at checkout. Enjoy!

On our end, Kara and I are busy writing patterns for our Houses, which have garnered a lot of interest. You will be seeing more about these fun abodes soon! In fact, they have been so popular that we are working on a second series. More fun to come!

What about you? Have you moved onto other projects? We would still love to hear about your creative endeavors. What are you stitching?

Stay home, if you can, and thank you to those who have to venture out to work. Stay safe, everyone! 💝 

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