Monday, June 23, 2014

New Drawn Thread...

Two new
 Drawn Thread designs
have just arrived
The Little Bird Sampler
54 x 336
stitched in silks
cost of pattern is $12.00
the Summer Garden
289 x 63
stitched in silk
cost of pattern is $12.00

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer kids stitching projects...

We have added to our kids kit department for the long summer days.
We have quite a few cute kits with simple instruction.
They range in price from $3.99 to $7.99
Needlepoint on plastic canvas
Kits that come with a hoop for framing and bobbins of thread

Cross stitch with button embellishments
Cute stamped cross stitch that measure 5 x 7

And even adorable project totes that cost only 

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Computers...

We will be closed on
June 16

Our computers are getting older and slower-
it is time to upgrade.
Monday will be the switch over day.
Our computer guy needs this day to work his magic.

Did I really say older and slower?!
Does that mean Joy and I will be upgraded?!

See you Tuesday!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Prettiest Little Things yet!

Oh, I didn't think the girls could find anything more adorable that the ever popular pincushions.
Which by the way - I am loving the white!
But take a look at these...

Aren't these wonderful!
Each only sell for $25.00
Way to go girls!

Lizzie Kate is very productive!

New Halloween Series
This is a series of 12 designs that come two to a pattern.
Finished stitch count is 81 x 333
Just Another Button Company
has designed an add-on package of 20 buttons to embellish your finished sampler.
I always like the additional dimension of the added buttons.
Each set of two patterns cost $9.00
and the button set is an optional $31.00

Two new "String Things"
(my favorite two yet!)
 Doggy String $5.00
Kitty String $5.00

More Bee designs - just perfect for us in the Beehive State.
Busy Bee $11.50
All three patterns included and a bee charm.
We also have the cute round black box. Cost is $19.99

A sweet mothers design embellished with pink Just Another Button Co. Buttons.
Pattern cost $12.80 includes buttons

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joy's newest accessory...

Joy came into work the other day wearing a fine new accessory.
Have you ever bought something and after getting it home realized that you still have the security tag?

Most of us grumble all the way back to the store to have it removed.
 Or, if you are like Joy, you just wear it to work!

Monday, June 9, 2014

I'm back!

I'm home and believe it or not I'm all caught up!
I thought I would post a FEW of the hundreds of pictures that I took while away.
I took a once in a lifetime trip to Europe with my youngest son.
I have a very special Aunt who lives in Switzerland part time and she lead us on an incredible adventure!

Life went on while I was away and nothing fell apart.
My husband had the honey do list complete and a spotless house when I came home!
He really missed me...

I brought home Swiss chocolates and those of you who have visited the last couple of weeks have helped me eat them.  However, I have still eaten more than my share.
There is nothing like Swiss chocolate!

I went to a huge flee market in Paris
My pictures just don't do it justice.
 Beads and laces
 Silver and China
 A beautiful sewing box for 950 Euros.
Wish this could have come home with me..
Notice the butterflies displayed in glass domes.
Ornate scissors
 Enough lace to cover the length of Europe.
 All silver and silver plate.
 Beads, beads and more beads.
oddities...notice the skeleton dressed in feathers
This is just a sampling of the booths at the market.
The architecture in Paris was incredible...
 The arches at Notre Dame
Cathedrale Notre Dame

 Locks are put on the bridges as a symbol of love and then the key is thrown into the Seine river.
There were thousands of them.
We noticed these two taking selfies with this camera on a stick.
We needed one of those!
This sewing set was 780 Euros
I found it in a tiny family owned business.
I saw this cute man sitting in the window so passerby's could watch him work.
Sadly though, this gentleman is 87 and is the last of the family to continue the art of carving.

 We went to an amazing shopping mall in the middle of Paris.
Galeries Lafayettes
This is the stained glass roof!

 We took a night time tour in this fun little car
We experienced the "City of Lights"
I was fascinated by this sculpture in the Louvre. 
 It is carved in marble.  Look at the fine details!
My niece Lauren, who you might remember from the shop, also visited Paris.  Our trip overlapped by one day and we got to take a picture of the cousins in from of the Arc de Triumphe.

In Switzerland we enjoyed ...
the street markets and the wonderful food.
We explored castles
 and saw some of the most breath taking beauty that I have ever seen.
Switzerland has had some very famous residence.
This is a tribute to Audrey Hepburn in her hometown of Tolochenaz.
 This was her home
 And this is where she is laid to rest.

Charley Chaplin is also a once famous resident.

 We did a lot of hiking through the tiny villages they call - communes.
 Every view was incredible.

 And of course we saw incredible coo coo clocks.
We saw the Matterhorn
 So you know why these house are built on bases topped with rounds of slate?
In the early days that keeps the rats out!
The doors in these villages where incredible!  I have nearly 30 pictures just of beautiful doors.
Aren't you glad I chose to only include 3 in this post?
 All of the grocery shopping carts have a magnifier attached.
I am so glad that I got to share this trip with Tanner.
We have made memories to cherish forever.