Friday, July 27, 2007

Christmas in July

First, here's Rosebuds and Hardanger - a Teenie Tweenie from The Sweetheart Tree before the hardanger part is complete. I actually kind of like it this way. Maybe with a large heart charm in the center. But this time I'll just finish up the hardanger.

Just a reminder that our Christmas in July sale begins tomorrow and continues through August 5. There will be more than 300 products on sale - a bunch of stuff that says 'Christmas' or looks like Christmas or just made me think of Christmas - or in some cases, just made me think of winter. Be sure to check it out.

And, of course, Harry Potter was great. I sure will miss the summer tradition of waiting for and then devouring a new Harry Potter book each year. Here's hoping that a new great tradition begins next year.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Summer Stitching

Its absolutely beautiful here - not too hot, not too rainy, pretty much just perfect. Of course, not much stitching going on because we're outside as much as possible.

Lots of new Halloween designs are coming out now. A few cute ones have been released from Glendon place already, as well as Xs and Ohs. Then comes a bit of Thanksgiving stitching followed by a whole lot of Christmas stitching and finishing. Of course, there were some really great Autumn and Halloween designs available before as well. I will be stitching some of the Britty Kitty autumn designs from Brittercup Designs.

So far I've finished one of the name trees from M Designs. I still have two to stitch and then I'll finish them as ornament/gift tags. I have stitched two of the Merry Moe and Flurry freebie series from Kreinik. I think I'll finish those into CD wallets - kind of in the style of Just Nan's Christmas Wallet.

Hopefully, this weekend will be a nice quiet one. I am (im)patiently awaiting the arrival of my Harry Potter book. I've planned for some quiet reading time for weeks - but the book isn't here yet - so now its stitching time. This weekend I should finish the Teenie Tweenie kit from Sweetheart Tree. Its been quick stitching and fun. Then I will work more on my Indian Summer Reflections from Chatelaine. I've been dying to get to those Gazebos - that's why I chose the design in the first place. Here's my progress so far on the second corner.
Have a great week. Just a note - our Christmas in July sale will be Christmas in July and August sale this year. It will start on July 28 and continue through August 4. 20% off anything to do with Christmas - and we use the term pretty loosely.:-)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Surprise! Sale!!

We've spent the last few weeks organizing, re-organizing (and in some cases disorganizing). Our alphabetizing and color sorting skills have been sharpened. And the great outcome of all this sorting and organizing is that we need to have a sale. A Big sale! A Surprise sale. Of course, since you're already reading this, it won't be a surprise to you.
The sale will last two days. On July 4 and July 5, all items will be 20% off with a few exceptions. Rainbow Gallery threads and fibers will be excluded from the sale. All limited edition items from Just Nan will be excluded. Other than those exceptions, everything storewide will be on sale. Please keep in mind that shipping orders may take slightly longer than usual due increased orders during the sale.

During breaks from organizing and little league games, I was able to start a new project. This is Rosebuds & Hardanger, a Teenie Kit from The Sweetheart Tree. So far, mine is rose vines and no hardanger. The design stitches up quickly and the kit included everything you need - Light Mocha Belfast linen, floss, DMC perle, Magnifica beads, crystal paillettes, needles and chart all packaged in a plastic box. A nice quick stitch design.