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“Don’t Look Back we are Not Going That Way” —- Peeps It’s February!

I‘m excited!   Jimmy the groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter for us and it just so happens the very next day we got six inches of fresh snow. It has snowed a bit more everyday and expecting yet a bit more throughout the week.  The winter I have been waiting for has finally arrived in south central Wisconsin.  It was a winter wonderland, a snow day , a perfect day.

  Our February Quilters Road Trip, Celebrate the Heart of Quilting” has begun and we were able to roll out our projects in the shop and on line this week.  “Nummers” is how  a favorite customer likes to reference our fabrics and quilts and I say they are swell for sure but never expected or predictable..   We are very excited this year over our efforts, we are always trying to jump out of the box and give you something amazing to add to your collection..  We are not screaming red and white but our new collection works with our new fabric lines.  So excited for you to see them all.   I hope you will visit there is plenty of time to get to the 13 participating shops before the end of the month.

Mary has designed the first quilt.   Signed, Sealed, Delivered   Sweet little envelopes and random hearts make this a real crowd pleaser.  It is 48″ x 62″, you will need the pattern, it is $9.00 and the kit is priced at $96.50.  We even have the best red flowers to brighten up your day and they even last. Loving the new velvet “Be Kind” pillow and there is some great new stitchery just in case you are feeling like jumping into something new..   the Smith Sampler pictured is by “The Scarlet House” .   I love this sampler for numerous reasons.  You can stitch the whole sampler then easily break it apart into pinkeeps or small sa

My Valentine Quilt

mplers.  Kits available.  

The next quilt is a reproduction of one of my favorite antique shirting quilts.  Suzanne wanted to own this one so “My Valentine” was created.   It just so happened we had a wonderful supply of red shirtings on hand so this really fit into where we wanted to go with this project, it was meant to be.  

Farmhouse Red Fat Quarters

The quilt is a great size at 70″ x 80″.  We have kits priced at $138.25 and you will need the pattern priced at $9.00.  It’s vintage and the colors soft enough  to work into almost any home decor and best of all its classic and lasting.   


We just got in Minnick and Simpsons new “Farmhouse Reds” and have an adorable stach builder pack cut and ready to ship.  We have 1 3/4 yards all bundled looking like a little Valentine.  Now it could be for you or your bestie.  Its priced at $22.75. 

My new gift and home decor is also arriving from market.  I found the best treats.  Crushing

Velvet zippered Dream Bag

on this soft velvet “Dream Bag”.

great journals

 It is priced reasonable at $18.75.  I can think of so many uses for this great bag.  It could be a pretty swell valentine for you or your granddaughter. 

I also picked up some amazing, inspiring new journals.  “Wish” and “Go Your Own Way”.   The journals are priced at $16.25 and the covers are a soft canvas.  I love to journal and 

keep track of my thoughts and wishes and definitely it helps me go my

own way.  If you are into it too I think you would love either of these ideas and you will like the packaging too. 

Our Pam has just finished for the shop Stacy Nash’s newest animal cracker “Paisley”.  So good, we can not stop kitting her for our customers and now that we can see her in person I think it would be a perfect Valentine wish to pass on to your significant other.  If you aren’t getting any bling this could be a close second maybe packed neatly in the velvet Dream bag. 

skin therapy

This time of the year our hands are all begging for a little TLC so we have some amazing offerings for you to consider.  hand cream and hand soaps are $33.00.  We also have the same scents in candles.  The candles are 12 0z. soy and burn clean.  Cost $32.00. 

The Milk and Oatmeal is a soft soothing scent with hints of sweet milk, therapeutic oatmeal and grounding chamomile. 

The Coffee – Vanilla Bean is a seductive blend of roasted coffee, black orchid and vanilla creates this intoxicating and luxurious scent it brightens skin and enhances circulation. 

Inspiring new pillows

 Pillows, pillows, and more pillows.  Our new pillows tend to speak to someone rather it be you or a friend.  I feel they are inspiring and trending.  The arrows, be kind, our

Heartstrings table runner

nest, don’t look back, all you need is love, wish and love lives here.  Prices range from $21.25 to $41.25.  They will always make the great gift idea list. 

 Mary also made up a great 24″ x 38″ runner using the great new French General line.  It is called “Heart Strings”, it has been popular and many sold before the pattern even got made up so I know you will love making this one and using it.  The cost for the kit is $37.50 and the pattern sells for $9.00.   

The last thing on my mind today is the new Stacy Nash “Paisley” animal cracker and Pineberry Lane’s “Lovebirds Pin & Scissor Keep” models Pam just finished stitching.  The “Lovebirds” is a quick stitch for this time of the year if you need a little something for a good friend.  How cute is Paisley? 

Paisley and Lovebirds Pinkeep

She has been just as popular as her boyfriend Whittaker. Stacy really knocked this one out of the park.  How cute is her dress!  The kit sells for $49.00. 


Don’t forget we can easily tuck a gift certificate inside one of our neat  Valentine cards and the Valentine heart clips are pretty adorable clipped on any of our gift ideas I have thrown out.   The clips sell for $2.95 a piece.  You will see us on Facebook today and I also posted yesterday. 

Our great quilts for the American Heart Association auction

Lots of Eye candy to inspire.  Happy Valentines Day and please take time to Celebrate the Heart of Quilting with us this month.  We have two great quilts to be auctioned and the proceeds all go to the American Heart Association.  I hope you will get involved and help us make this great cause and event a success.

Inspiring pillows and My Valentine quilt

New Bowl Full of hearts

  The picture I am closing with will give you an idea of what we are auctioning off for our event.

cards and heart clips