Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Short Shipping Hiatus Starting Wednesday

We will be taking a short shipping hiatus at the shop from Wed. 2/23 through Sun. 2/27. School is out for the kiddos, the shop will make its' final moves to our new location and we may just relax some too. All orders placed during this period will be shipped upon our return on 2/28. We will do our best to answer convos but probably not as quick as we usually do. We appreciate your patience and your patronage.

Peg and Becca

Thursday, February 17, 2011

An Exciting Transition

Can you read it? Our very first sign for our very first real place! Becca and I are beyond excited. We're in transition now so we're asking for a bit of patience as blog posts, convos and (hopefully not many) orders are lagging just a teeny, tiny bit.

It's not a retail outlet right now. Just an office for our fabric and shipping headquarters. Still organizing and working out kinks. Trying to make friends with the UPS man who will have to bring large boxes of fabrics up the stairs in this old Victorian house. (Do you think cookies would help?) The first box yesterday was small, only 3 bolts. He has no idea what's in store.

We have planned the design wall where we can put up all the gorgeous blocks coming in from the Sew Fresh Fabrics Scrap Bee. We're also finding bits and pieces of fabrics that aren't listed in the shop. Some are odd lengths or ends of bolts that got lost. We'll be putting these in the specials section of the shop as we find the time to sort through them. We'll let you know when these are ready. A big Thanks to our fabulous customers who helped bring us here! We're so excited!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And a Good Time Was Had by All

We had a blast a few weeks ago with the New England Modern Quilt Guild ladies. Such talented women, so much great new energy for fabric and quilting. Just another reason why we are so lucky to be doing what we love. Check out some more here.

P.S. I do wish we had ironed our fabric sign. Sheesh.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Bit Off Topic

Well, if you've followed me from my previous blog on wordpress (Ivy Arts) then you know that I'm a baker. I think it's fair to say that I'm an experienced baker. I've been making the lion's share of the bread in our house for about 5 years and I have a sourdough starter that's nearly as old as my son. I conquered my fear of yeast years ago.

A favorite on my blogroll is the lovely and talented Dana from Old Red Barn Co. She's been baking and posting tempting pictures of her treats. Maybe it's the cold winter or (just possibly) my sweet tooth but I've caved twice. Last week it was chocolate chip cookies. My kids favorite cookie. No biggie there.

But then, this week it was these. Kolaches. I'm not even sure I can pronounce it but they just looked delicious.

Well suffice it to say that mine did not come out as mouth-wateringly gorgeous as hers.

Oh they look tasty enough (frosting can do that), and believe me, they are. But maybe I made them too big, or didn't let them rise enough the first time, but they got some tremendous oven spring that made them lose all the jam that was so lovingly placed on each. You can taste a hint of strawberry under the glaze but that's about it. The parchment paper is where most of the jam landed. Sigh. Not quite as planned but still a very edible mistake.

Friday, February 4, 2011

You Can't Win if You Don't Play

Hop on over to Lindsay's blog to win some Sew Fresh Fabrics Gift Certificates. And....

Starting Saturday, Feb. 5 through Monday, Feb. 14, Free Domestic and Half Off International Shipping on orders totally $35 or more. Refunds will be made through PayPal after purchase. Are you feeling the love?

How much do you love this? Like peanut butter and jelly or cookies and milk.... it's Kaffe and Lizzy. We kind of love it. What do you think? What kind of designer mash-up would you like to see? (Can you tell that Becca and I are Glee-ks?) Let's hear your best mash-up.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We're Blown Away

Literally and figuratively.

This photo is from the first of 3 storms that dropped a foot of snow EACH! on us. We have 2 more feet on the ground from what you see here. The small boy doesn't mind a bit!

Also from the overwhelming response we've had to our Scrap Bee! The amazing quilters who have volunteered are full of enthusiasm and willingness to help. Our Flickr group is already showing the first blocks for the Project Linus quilts. We have people signed up for at least two more quilts!

(Note: if you've expressed interest and haven't gotten an email from us, we haven't been able to get your email from Blogger, contact us through email please.)

Becca and I would like to get the first 2 quilts through the entire process of being assembled, quilted and bound and then we may refigure the parameters so that we can better make use of your enormous talents and generosity. (Also, you won't have to wait so long to get scraps and start sewing). We've thought of asking for foster mothers for some quilt tops, quilting and binding projects to keep things rolling along. We'll keep you posted.

Thanks again for the enthusiastic response. We're just delighted.

Now back to the shoveling.