Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Spring must be in the air! I want to sit on a Tuffit!

Hello Everyone,
Spring must be in the air because it's sunny one minute and snowing the next. Ya just gotta love our weather!
The Olympics have been really fun to watch while we sew don't cha think? Oh my gosh, when one of them falls......Scrud you could poke your self with a pin or something. I am the worst for holding my needle with my lips while I get my thread ready. NOT during the Olympics though. You could gasp and suck that thing right down your throat! I can read the headlines now.......Olympic fall  kills Woman ! 10 thousand miles away (I really have no idea how far away Sochi  is) It was her last gasp that did her in! "I just might possibly see too much television!" Any way for safety's sake....
Use a needle nanny.

While I'm at it, another notion that get sorta forgotten.  Lets talk straight pins for a moment. Some of us have our mothers and possibly our grandmothers old pins. (Worked for them ) Sorry to say....they get dull and really we need to replace them. I was sewing with a friend last week and she mentioned that every block she sewed she had to unpick and re do like three times to get her point right. She couldn't figure out what was up. She was pinning and matching her points everything she could think of.. I offered her to try a couple of my  favorite pins. She did mention that she had lots of pins and that she had been pinning all along. But to be nice she tried my pins and WaLa  spot on!
These pins are very sharp and fine. Sometimes when we pin, we can't tell but we are actually shifting the fabric a bit therefore we don't line up where we want to. But these pins really do the job.
Plus the ends are kinda clear and sparkly and yellow and blue! They scream CUTE!
One of our awesome employees brought in a Tuffit for me to see. Can I just say... I need a Tuffit. I didn't even know that I needed a Tuffit, but after seeing one. I really do "NEED" one or maybe three.  She is looking into the supply list and she said she would teach us (that's right, all of you as well.) how to make one....or in my case maybe three. SEW stinkin cute!

This is all you get! Now you can figure out who the awesome employee is! 
This line is so precious and sweet and the pastel Stonehenge is perfect with it.

St Patrick's Day is coming and  this Stonehenge line is perfect.

Mustache fabric is so hot right now.

How cute is this?

Don't you just love this color combination?

Downton Abby
We have so many new fabric lines in the store and more coming all the time, I'll post a few, but come on in and see for your self's. Oh, we just got in the Zip Zoom line that is featured in  the latest Fon's and Porter.

One last thing, my daughter brought this over to share when her family came to dinner and all I can till you is that it was yummy....... Thought I would share and remind you that Open Sew is this Friday February 21,2014. You can come any time, but those of us that work the store don't go down until after 6:00 pm. I will bring this salad to share and we will have chilli and cornbread as well as sewing and laughter and heaps and gobs of fun!

3 cups water
1 small pkg orange jello
1 small pkg cook and serve vanilla pudding
1 small pkg cook and serve Tapioca Pudding
1 8oz. tub Cool Whip
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained

  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil
  • Add all three packages, jello, pudding, tapioca pudding
  • Boil for 2-3 minutes
  • Cool completely
  • To cooled mixture, add Cool Whip and mix well
  • Fold in drained oranges carefully
Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours


Till next time,

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your post on the straight pins!!! I'd been struggling with the ones I had so I bought some new ones and even though they weren't cheap, the majority of them were made poorly so they stick in the fabric. Argh! I'm heading out to get some of the Clover ones today! Thanks again!