Turkey Day is now in the history books! I hope you all had as much fun as I did. I made my first Turduckin! How cool! My husband made his famous smoked turkey and we packed it all up an went to my two boys house for the day. It was just EXCELLENT!!!
We all ate way too much and went home and fell into bed.
Today is our After Thanksgiving Sale here at the store and were all ready. I hope to get lots and lots of food for the food bank. Hope to see you.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Isn't this a great looking group? These girls invade my classroom at least one Sunday a month. They always manage to have a good time. (they bring great goodies to eat while they are here too) I just love to have them here. If you have a group and need a good place to visit and quilt. Let me know and we can get you on the calendar too.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Here at Aunt Mary's, we like to give back to our community and I feel this is one of the most important things we do all year. This past year has been hard on allot of our local families. The food banks are really working hard to have enough. So hopefully we can help. Go to the web site and copy the coupon for this month. Bring in a donation for the food bank and you get 20% off any regular price item of your choice. Our After thanksgiving sale on Friday and Saturday of this week you get 15% off anything in the shop...... Bring in a donation and get 20% off!
Or maybe just stop in with some food. Let's really do it up big this year! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I have been eagerly awaiting MaryLou Wiedman's new book, and now it's here!!! I can remember seeing MaryLou at quilt market in Houston about ten years ago, and being kind of star struck. She is soooo talented and I love here work. The quilts she showed at the time were just wonderful, So full of stories! I had not until that time thought about making a quilt that told stories or celebrated a memory. What a true family heirloom! Since that time I have had MaryLou teach several workshops at Aunt Mary's, and count her as one of my friends. You are going to just love this new book. It's the kind you can sit down and just read for wonderful unending inspiration! Her thoughts on being creative will make your head spin! IT'S A GOTTA HAVE!!! I have several copies in the shop and more on the way. BE watching for a workshop with MaryLou here at Aunt Mary's in the spring!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I just finished this quilt and thought I would show it off. It's from the new Buggy Barn book "Crazy Fun and Games". As you probably know I LOVE THEIR PATTERNS!!! I heard they were at the Q.A. Guild meeting this last week. Now maybe everyone will get as addicted as I am with the projects. The colors from this quilt were inspired by a quilt in Sandy Bonsib's book "Patchwork Party". The quilt is called Key Lime Pie. All Purples, Magenta's and lime Green. It just makes my mouth water just thinking of it. So when I picked colors for this quilt it just fell together. I do have fat quarter packs if you would like to make one too.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here it is! The Famous Christmas Tree Napkin. We started making this cute little pattern last year for Christmas. It's about THE easiest project that you can make, and EVERYONE loves them. All you have to do is cut them out, sew around them and turn them inside out. TA DA!!! Your done!! Even kids learning to sew can make these. We sell the pattern in a kit that makes four napkins. Then you can use the pattern to make them for everyone you know. It's a great way to use up your collection of Christmas fabrics. That way you don't have to feel guilty about how much you have.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
November is our thankful month! Sometimes I think we all get carried away with our lives and kind of forget to stop and be thankful, even for all the small things that make our lives great. Marylou Wiedman's blog (Which you can access from my blog.) has a challenge on it to find ten things every day that we are thankful for. So I am going to pass the challenge on to you. Here are some things I am thankful for today. Falling leaves, dinner in the crock pot (so I don't have think about dinner) an e-mail from my friend that makes me smile, lattes, a good book, my son's goofy sense of humor, a customer I haven't seen in a while. OK, so now you give it a go. Maybe we can make it a habit.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Judy's mystery class is today! This is such a popular class. Maybe cause Judy is kind of crazy! You just never know what you will be doing. Here's Joan and her sister Terri Anne. getting set up. What a great way to spend a rainy, windy Saturday!
Here Norma and Judy are working on some designs. Normas says she is WAY out of her comfort zone. Hey! that's good for you sometimes. I bet she learns lots today!
Looks like Cindy is having fun! She's always up for an adventure. These mystery classes are fun. We usually try to schedule one in each quarter. We start in the morning about 10:00 and sew and have fun till 8pm. We will be ordering pizza for dinner and just enjoying each other. Stay tuned for pictures of some of the quilts from this class
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Aunt Mary's Book Club meets this morning! I always look forward to this day. We have such lively discussions over coffee and stitching. (Not to mention our fantastic pot luck lunches) I have made some great friends at this club. Over the past six years we have read some really wonderful books. (And a few dumb ones too). For the month of November we will be reading "Angel Lane" A book by a local author sheila Roberts. With any luck, it looks like she may be able to join us for our discussion on her book on December 3rd. If you have ever wanted to join a book club, we would love to have you join us. Angel Lane will be avaialbe at the shop while supply lasts