Sunday, November 17, 2013

Black Friday Crazies

I don't know about you, but around Western NY people are a little nutty on Black Friday.  I for one of those crazies.  :-)   It's not about electronics, that sought after toy, or Walmart or anything like that.  It's the most glorious day of the year where QUILTERS can stock up!!  Bet ya didn't think that there was anything to do the day after Thanksgiving but hunker down and sew....  SO Wrong.

I am at the door of Joann Fabric & Craft Store 30 minutes before they open at 6 am.  The goodies that are there for the taking are awesome!

 Joann's Black Friday ad for 2013

Even if you were planning on doing nothing but plopping on the couch rubbing your giant turkey belly, I encourage you to take a look at what they are planning while half the country is camping out in front of Walmart & Best Buy and likely leaving empty handed!

My shopping List:

First and Foremost HAVE THE COUPONS!!- there is a coupon you need  25% off your TOTAL PURCHASE (including Sale Items) coupon.   You MUST have this coupon in your greedy little paws from the flyer. It either arrives to your door via snail Mail, is available in the 11/27 or 11/28 newspaper.  OR....You can use them right from your Smart Phone!  Joann's has an app that displays ALL available coupons! You can get it from the app store HERE

1. Fiskars cutting stuff - 60% off!   + the 25% total purchase coupon...makes that stuff 85% off!!

2. Fat Quarters are 99 cents!   + the 25% total purchase coupon
3. Buy one get one Free on Thread - + the 25% total purchase coupon
4. DMC Floss - 3 for 99 cents - + the 25% total purchase coupon
5. Muslin - 50% off! - + the 25% total purchase coupon
6. 40 % all Batting and Pillow Forms!! - + the 25% total purchase coupon
7. Doorbuster - 75% off of all Flannel!!!   (the 25% total purchase coupon does NOT apply to doorbuster items)

Now....I just need the winning lottery numbers so I can REALLY get Crazy!!!  :-)

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Embroidery Club

Stitching on paper cards!
The holidays are fast approaching and our lives get a little jumbled sometimes.  Join me for an afternoon of simple pleasure and stitch a card or two!
Class will be held at Amelia's Fabric and Yarn Shoppe on Tuesday, November 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. You must register for the class so call (585-392-1198) today to sign up!

Here’s what you need to bring to class:
·         Embroidery machine and unit with cords
·         Design loaded in your machine or on a flash (USB) stick
·          5 x 7 embroidery hoop
·         Threads  for the design
·         Bobbin loaded with embroidery weight thread
·         A metalic needle in the machine if using metallic threads in your design
·         Small sharp scissors
Here’s what I will provide:
·         Embroidery needle for the project
·         the stabilizers
·          temporary adhesive
·          cards and envelopes
·         and lining papers!  SUCH A DEAL!

The designs I chose for this month come from a familiar vendor and can be downloaded right away. There are several suitable packs or single designs to choose from.  Just follow the link below for a great selection.
Hope to see you in class at Amelia's Fabric and Yarn Shoppe for some fun and frolic.
Keep that machine humming,


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Seamly Stitching" - Part 3

Seamly Stitching - Part 3 

Welcome to Hand Embroidery 101 - The Embroidery Sampler!!!

Once a month, on the second Tuesday, I will be posting Hand Embroidery Stitches in a 12-part series for my local Quilt Guild.  We're just regular people with the desire to bring the skill into our personal repertoire!  A dozen or so of us decided that we all wanted to learn the basics of Hand Embroidery so I volunteered to "Lead the Pack" so to speak.  :-)  Here comes Part 3 with more stitches.


If you are just starting with this series, previous parts can be found on the “Quilting Revolution Blog”– with clickable video link tutorials (compliments of Mary Corbet) here:

NOTE – It’s important to me to give credit where credit is due.  There are several places that have become a necessary and appreciated resource through this learning process.  I link and reference them often. 
Author Joan Waldman.  A book I picked up at Joann’s with a coupon!  
400+ Embroidery Stitches for Quilts & More (Love to Quilt Series)

1)  Chain Stitch - A decorative sewing stitch in which loops are connected like the links of a chain.

    Here are my Sample Stitches for "Chain Stitch":

2) Satin Stitch - a satin stitch or damask stitch is a series of flat stitches that are used to completely cover a section of the background fabric.

 Here are my Sample Stitches for "Satin Stitch":

I encourage you to “Play” with your stitches as you learn them.   I don’t provide a pattern or an outline to follow because I encourage free-form play either on a Stack N Slash Quilt destined to be a crazy quilt or a Band sampler as described in the first post in this series.

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