Sunday, March 28, 2010

Extended Sale

Due to the announcement from Carriage House today I have extended the Hoffman Merchant Mall Sale (20% off) until the close of Wed March 31st.


News from Carriage House

In case you have not heard - there is some big news from Carriage House Samplings. You can read it on her blog at


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just a quick note that I have added some new releases to the site. Here are just a few- The first is the new Dragon Quaker from Stickideen von der Wiehenburg-

Cat's Whiskers has released their new piece called Retail Therapy- This is a great tote bag (finishing instructions included) that folds up to fit into your purse.

This one I saw in Nashville and loved the colors- it has a lot of beads on it as well so adds just the right amount of sparkle to the piece as well. What a great release on this wonderful spring day! It is by Glendon Place and called Dance of the Tulips.

Hope everyone is having a great week and remember the Hoffman Merchant Mall sales end the close of Sunday March 28th.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I hate snow! Woke up this morning to more snow- at least it has stopped and hopefully will not return- I am so ready for spring!! Just wanted to let you know that I just loaded a bunch of new items on the site. All of them except for the pre-orders for My Big Toe are included in the Hoffman Merchant Mall sale so go on over and take a look. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

To all of my wonderful readers of this blog- today I offer you an additional 20% off clearance items. Additional discount will not be reflected online but mention the blog in your comment/instruction section and I will take off an additional 20% off all items listed on the clearance pages. Items are limited to on hand inventory so check often for updates. This offer is good until the close of Sat March 13th. Hope everyone is having a great day- after a few cold weather days we are warming up here- hope it continues!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just wanted to give my blog readers a heads up- I received a note yesterday from Zweigart with their new fabric colors but also a note that there will be a price increase in April- have not heard how much or if it is on everything but it is coming. I have loaded the new colors on the site and hope to add more later today. I will be sending out a newsletter probably tonight or tomorrow and let everyone know. I will be offering a prepayment sale over the next week on all Zweigart fabric (20% off yards and half yards and 10% off quarters and eight's) If there is a color/fabric you are in interested in that is not yet listed on the site let me know are and I will get it added.

Also the SYHO and the New Little House Ornament are listed on the site and are being packed up today- be on the watch out for invoices if you are on the auto ship for these. I will also be doing an auto ship for the Blackbird Anniversary Series so let me know if you are interested in that.



Friday, March 5, 2010

Not much going on here today- been sitting at my computer since I got up this morning packing up envelopes to get out in the mail. I have a much better handle on things then I did 24hrs ago and after this weekend things should be even that much better.

My husband and I just found out that we are going to be the chairs for the Salt Lake FAAN (food allergy) walk this fall. It will be a big task but the cause if very worth while and of course one that is close to our hearts. We also learned that they are having a leadership conference in Las Vegas at the end of April that we need to go to as well. We have not decided if we will stay over an extra night or not- it is hard to leave small kids and a puppy for that long but we have not had anytime together in a long time so it would be nice to have an extra night to relax- we will see....have to decide this weekend.

Just a few notes about work- I still have one of the Little House/Impie Needle and Thread pieces available so if you want one get it now- I will no longer be carrying the Impie portion of this piece. Also for those have have gotten the Blackbird Honeysuckle Manor book there is a correction- On pages 13 and 15 change change Belle Soie Sandy Beach to Belle Soie Vanilla Pudding (DMC Ecru)

We have been enjoying a wonderful week of warmer weather and a little rain....this morning we woke up to snow- gotta love Utah winters ;) Hope the weather is starting to improve for everyone and that you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

OK I know that someone ordered the set of Crystal Reindeer and Sleigh from Hinzeit but I can't seem to find the email. If this was you could you please contact me at Thanks!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Just wanted to let you know about another cool thing that I saw in Nashville. I have been seeing ads for the new Kreinik Holographic Metallic threads but did not know what to think....until now. I have not stitched with them but I was able to see them in person at Nashville where they had a couple of ornaments stitched up with it and all I can say is cool!

(Taken from the Kreinik site) These are iridescent threads that have flecks of color in them and when put in the light they truly dazzle and they give off a 3 dimensional look. You can use these anywhere you want to add dimensional color- Right now there are 16 shades available in #8 Braid, Tapestry #12 Braid, 1/16" Ribbon and 1/8" Ribbon. While I do not have these on the site yet if interested you can email me and I can order them for you.

You can see them here

Today I am dealing with website issues- I know that most of my site will not pull up but am hoping that will be fixed soon. I also don't have access to process orders etc until that comes back up. I am working on getting the rest of the Nashville orders out, the next SYHO is here-just waiting on the fabric.

In doing some talking and thinking about how to clear up these orders from Nashville we have decided that the next show we will be mailing direct from the show. It really makes no sense to sort at the show, try and package and ship everything home, sort again and get things mailed. So we will be bringing mailing with us and you should all get your packages before a lot of stores are even home and unpacked. This change should make it easier and faster for everyone so I am looking forward to that!

Off to deal with website issues some more- hope everyone is having a nice day!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Not much to report today- still trying to get these orders from Nashville out the door. I did find out today that the Dinky Dyes Pretty Petite Scissors sold out and she won't have any more until April so I took them off the site until they are back on stock.

I will also be adding an auto ship for the new Blackbird Anniversaries of the Heart series- first two were released at Nashville- there will be one released every month and the last 3 will be released in a book (with a few other goodies) around September. You can stitch them separate or all on one piece of fabric. If you want to sign up for the auto you can do so for chart only, or add threads and/or fabric.

Enjoying a wonderfully warm (high 40's) today!!