Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Bunch of Miss Muffets and Their Tuffits

Here's the Tuffit Class with their finished (or almost finished) tuffits. They really created some great pieces of art! I would just love to have one of these. One of the girls made three! She's getting ahead of the holidays. Wouldn't you just love to find one of these under the tree for you? Hand made gift are so wonderful. I would so rather get something that's hand made rather than from the mall. If you are looking for inspiration for a hand made gift, come to the shop. We have lots of ideas for you!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saying Good by To a Good Friend

It's with a heavy heart that I have to say good by to a good friend. Sandy Carlson passed away earlier this week. She helped me here in the shop, and was a dear friend. I will miss her.
This is a huge lesson to me. Last week I thought about calling her about ten times. I didn't get around to it. Other things just got in the way. So now I am left to hope she knew how much she meant to me. She was a dear and wonderful friend. You just never know what will happen. I feel VERY blessed to have so many wonderful and much loved friends in this world. There is nothing better than seeing a smiling face that is always on you side no matter what, and we have all heard that we should never miss a chance to say "I love you". Well..... So after you read this, take a minute and call a friend just to say hi. Thank you all for being part of my life!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cute New Fabric

Just arrived! Isn't this group soooo cute? It's from In The Beginning, designed By Jennifer Jangles. She also has some really fun patterns that will be coming in soon that use her fabrics. The buttons are also from her. They are hand made! Very whimsical. I can wait to use some of these in a project. OH I wish I had more time!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sharp Knives Can Be Dangerous

Hasn't it been just the most beautiful fall? I can not say enough, how much I love this time of year. Some of the trees outside the shop are still almost all green. I hope that means we will enjoy the colors longer. I don't know why but the fall colors, and watching a leaf float down makes me feel happy. I guess we need to grab onto the small things in life that make us happy.

Another thing that makes me happy is sharp knives. This is John from Ewok Eversharp. He spent the weekend here in the shop taking care of everyones scissors, knives and misc. tools. He is such a good guy. I enjoy having him and his wife, Jan here. He really does a great job. I know because I took a little chunk out of my finger cutting tomatoes yesterday. It slipped! Oh well, It wasn't enough to even merit a band aid. But I got my husband to do the dishes. HEE HEE. John will be back nest spring to sharpen up more knives and things. Watch my newsletter and web site for more info.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Busy! Busy!

Wheww!!! The last two days here at Aunt Mary's has been a whirlwind! Wednesdays The classroom gets taken over by this wonderful group of "Ladies" we like to call them the "NASTY GIRLS. They ar such a great group of friends that make my day fun and exciting. They sew, eat laugh and generally having a good time. My good friend Cleo tends to be the ring leader and trouble maker. There is always one in every group, but we wouldn't know what to do without her. What a fun lady! Then at four the Applique Society girls come in. We have a great time sharing the projects we are working on, talking about our applique passion and having a wonderful "potluck" dinner. Let me tell you - these girls know how to cook! My husband is always jealous. Last night he went to Taco Time. :(

This morning I had to be here kind of early to set up for Roxanne's "Girls Day Out" and another group of girls, "The Sassys" that meet over by the kitchen. Both groups had a good time. There seemed to be lots of noise coming from the classroom area anyway. I just love to hear that hub bub. It always sound like a flock of birds. Here are a few pictures of some of the quilts that were shared this week. Norada made this pretty quilt with the pattern and kit that we had in the shop. It's called "Mod Quad" So now here I am. It's kind of quieted down. So I better get a few things cleaned up and ready for the week end.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zippity Doo Dah!

Aunt Mary's just got in a new display of beautiful zippers! I know, your saying to yourself "What's so cool about zippers?" Well, let me tell you. THEY COME IN ALL KINDS OF PRETTY COLORS, that's what! I read somewhere that quilters are like crows. We like anything shiny and pretty!

Then, I got in some great patterns to go with them.
These are from one of my favorite designers "Atkinson Designs"
They also are the ones to come with the pretty colored zippers. Imagine that!

I think these are some really fun things to get us going with our Christmas list. Great little wallets and zippered pouches. Who wouldn't love one of these in just the right fabric for them? And, I love the idea of decorating this one with pretty buttons. (Crow theory again) But if you know me at all, you know I love buttons. Incidentally, I just got in some really fun, pretty new buttons too, but that's another blog.

This little organizer is sitting on our front counter. It's been a hot seller. It also has a great size to go into your bag to organize it, then you can lift it out and put into a different bag. Cool Hu? We made this one before the zippers arrived. I think it would look nicer with a lime green zipper on it. Oh Well. Maybe next time!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A New Project

Ok! I think I got my pictures up again. I tell you - Technology is hard to keep up with! Anyway, Here is a new kit that we have in the shop. It's called "Noel" The pattern in from Vintage Spool. One of my favorite designers. I just love it! I will be starting a sample this week. I have to finish up a different quilt first (One that I know will be very popular also) Isn't it great that there is just no end to the great projects?
Here are some of the pretty fabrics that go with "Noel" They are soooo yummy! Can't wait!