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Celebrating May and Mothers!

Finally!  It’s May and a great month, I must say, to celebrate being a Mother.  My goal today is to share with you some of my favorite Mother’s Day ideas.

I  know Mathers can be hard to pin point because as we age our likes and dislikes also change  so a “Gift Certificate” is always  a good alternative choice to a gift that doesn’t exactly hit the mark.  Gift certificates  say it right that  “Your My Person”  and they can be used on merchandise, a stay at the 2nd Story or one of our popular Gatherings. 

I believe its safe to say,this is what we know about mothers:  We love beautiful fabric rather it be cotton, wool or linen, we love the challenge of amazing handwork  that could be piecing a quilt or stitching a sampler, and we love our fluff for the home nest or a personal nicety.  I hope if you are trying to come up with a good idea you will think of us.  We will mail  your certificate quickly so don’t hesitate to call us right away. 

We have two styles of the best necklaces that look so swell on every outfit they are coupled with, we all have them in the shop and are complimented on them by most every customer and keep.  I almost wear mine every day.  the cost range on styles is $38.95 – $44.00.  If your person loves fabric I would love to suggest a tower of my newest fabric line Riverbanks.  The fat quarter towers are priced at $136.00.  Gwen has all of sku’s on line so yardage can also be ordered and all of the new Shop Girl Quilts are shown with kit prices and patterns.  If you haven’t looked yet please take a moment to do so. 

We are loving Carol Hopkins new Quilt Book “Anthology”, its a wonderful book full of blocks that have to inspire your imagination.  We are also eagerly awaiting the new Jo Morton “Favorite Little Quilts” Volume II .  It is on the way and will be here this week and if you have Volume I don’t miss this new one its just as great and a really good gift idea for Mother.  Jo and Kim Diehl also have a new book, watch for True Blu Quilts, American Quilt Treasures and we have a new Big Book of Civil War Quilts on the way too.

I just got some more new cross stitch models back from our stitcher Pam.   I  can hardly wait to share them with you.  “Blackbird Designs” were my person this past market they more than made the lights twinkle with every single new chart they offered.  This little “Sewing Bird – Scissor Pocket”  is functional and looks amazing. 

“Hats off to Uncle Sam”  is another good lesson in finishing.  We have kits on both of these so if you enjoy patriotic and summer these might be a consideration and they are both on line. 

“Fionna & Edward” is waiting for a frame.  Loving this one, I tweaked some colors and linen really think you will love the changes and  stitching this Kathy Barrick pattern.  I have one more good idea on stitching I would like to share and its from With Thy Needle’s “Berry Days at Thistle Down Farm”, we have the kits and book boxes on line and I can’t think of a better little summer project. 

Next I know I love a good scented candle one that is good all year, fresh and easy to live with. 

Our new Barr Co. Grapefruit and Fir soy candles and beautiful soaps could be another option to consider.  We also have hand cream and Lip Balm and the packaging makes it a perfect choice for gift giving. 

The last thing I’m thinking about today is a great idea too its a journal and we carry several.  I keep my thoughts in mine, things that inspire me and I find myself going through at least one a year.   I love how beautiful they are so keeping one out is not an issue.  If you love lavender we have great wrapped packages.  It is calming and beautiful. 

My hope is something posted today will inspire you and be a good solution for your gifting needs and we will hear from you soon.   Loving this swell little vanity mirror for jewelry or make-up. 

Being a Mother is a life commitment and worth the time and effort we give to it.  So here’s to mothers everywhere! 

Please remember we are closed on Mothers Day May 14th.