Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Spring has Sprung at The Country Loft"

Spring is here... you find bunnies, carrots, eggs, flowers and everything that says "Spring"

The cutest wooden flowers are popping up all over the shop... daisies and bunnies greet you when you walk into the store.

They will put a big smile on your face!!

There's a sweet bunny couple just waiting for you!

Lambs are bouncing on the tables... and eggs of all colors and styles fill the cubbies!

A shop favorite... our "Spring Towel" is ready for stitching.

The kit comes with the pattern, towel, wool felt and perle cotton thread all for $6.95.

We love "Bits &Pieces by Joan" patterns.

We've put her new pattern "Bunny Hop" into a kit. It goes for $12.95 and is, "Oh, so adorable!

The Country Loft is very excited to have Jo Ann Mullaly's stitchery called, "Carrots"
On her basket is the recipe to grow your own carrots!

The kit includes wool carrots and border... cotton inner border and background and the batting. Backing not included.
The kit sells for $35.95.

How about that "Wise Old Owl" by Wooden Spools Designs... he's ready to go home with you!

We have him in a kit that includes everything but your thread. It sells for $32.95
Whooooo wouldn't want one!

As you can see we have been very busy putting kits together! We love kits and we think you do too.

We have them priced from $2.95... like this fun Lamb Pincushion and up to $200. for a beautiful "Cotton Club" quilt.

A brand new line of Jo Morton fabric arrived this week.

It's called "Blue Variety" and will surely find a place in your stash.

 "Shop Hop" starts this Saturday... March 2nd.
We hope you join us for the fun.
Our block is called "Pumpkin Pie" 

We'll have the kit available for you to make this yummy table runner. Kit includes fabric for 3 blocks, sashing and outside border and binding. Priced at $19.95

Another great idea for your "Pumpkin Pie" block is this very easy to make tote bag.
It's made from 2 towels and is a nice size.
We will have the towels on hand if you want to make one for yourself or a friend.

So "Hop" on over soon and be sure to join us for daily fun and prizes at The Country Loft... Can't wait to see you!

Thanks for stopping by...
Sharon ~ Kathy ~ Deby ~ Susy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Where to Begin"

We have so much to blog about today, we just don't know where to begin!

Let's start with some photos of classes that weren't on the schedule at the time it went to press.

Deby will be teaching another one of her terrific wool felting classes on March 14th from 10-2.
She will be teaching those cute wool felted "Easter Eggs"... there is always a lot of fun and laughter in her classes.

Those adorable little Owls sitting on top of the branch, are one of our monthly "Country Loft Kit Day" classes.
Tina will be teaching the Owls on April 26th from 10-1.

Donna Whitmore has done it again with this beautiful hooked Rabbit.

You will find this class on March 19th in the evening... from 5:30 - 8:30

We have some great new books in the shop.

We're very excited over Sue Spargo's brand new book "Creative Stitching"

Her close up photos really guide you along and her inspiration is endless. We think you are truly going to enjoy this book.

The Spring Issue of " A Simple Life" has arrived in the Shop. It is full of beautiful pictures and stories from the past and from today. From Antiques to Gardens. You will want to pick one up next time you visit. 
Soon to be in kit form is this pretty quilt called "Honeysuckle Vine" designed by Kathy Cardiff.
The size is 24 x 30... come in and see it in person!

And... here's a little sharing.

Tina taught two "5 Yard Quilt" classes that were a big hit.

Here's Susy Boyer's airplane quilt for her grandson, Michael. We love the way she made her label, hand stitched with an airplane just like the ones on the front!

This was one of the many great classes The Country Loft has to offer. We hope you join us for one... or two!

Shop Hop is just around the corner... Mark your calendars for March 2 thru March 10 and bring a friend!

Thanks for stopping by today... Kathy, Deby & Susy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Country Loft's Happenings"

 "Pin Pals" is right around the corner! 
We still have some room available for these cute pin cushions... designed and taught by Kathy Cardiff.

Pin Pals Classes are this Saturday, February 16th at 10-1 or 2-5. Call or come in and sign up. You will need your sewing machines for this class.

We have a wonderful new patten by "Heart to Hand" called, Notions Jar.

It's a cute way to carry your sewing tools in the outside pockets and you can fill the jar with your notions.
The top is a pin cushion. 

It's our new favorite!

 We are gearing up for "Shop Hop" 

Shop Hop begins March 2 and runs through March 10.
There will be extended hours and days... 
Monday thru Saturday 9-7 and Sundays 10-4

We're proud to present our block called...
 "Pumpkin Pie"

Every one who stops in during the Hop will receive the pattern and a recipe for this delicious pumpkin pie.

Kits will be available for purchase at $4.00.

We are working up some ideas for our block...
This table runner is just one of them. 
    Hmmm... more ideas to follow.

Thanks for stopping by today...  Kathy ~ Deby ~ Susy

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sweetheart of a Day!

It looked very festive around here... with Hearts tagging bolts of fabric this past Saturday!
We had a nice turnout... and Tina did a great demo.

Using the "Grid Foundation" really was easy and fun to do... just like Tina said.

Lynda is giving it some thought while Tina demo's away...

We hope you'll come in and give it a try.

You just lay the 2 1/2" squares on the grid, press them down, flip it over, fold the seams and sew.
Clip and sew the other direction. That's it.

... and the precut mini charms are just the right size.

We had some young visitor's to the shop too...

We always love it when we get those young future quilter's in the shop.

Here is Mia with her Fat Cat and Grandma Jeri in tow.

Thanks to everyone... for comming out to the
Sweetheart Sale.

We are glad you stopped by today...
Jayne & Susy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

"Sweetheart Fabric Sale"

 It's February... and We're Celebrating with our "Sweetheart Fabric Sale!"

Come join us Saturday, February 9th
from 10 to 5

All fabric tagged with a "Fabric Heart" will be...
Buy one yard, get one yard "Free"... buy 2 yards,
get 2 yards "Free"... buy 3 yards, get... well, you get the idea.
We're tagging a big assortment of fabrics... many wonderful choices... and you get to keep the Fabric Heart!

We'll be doing a "Grid Piecing Demo" the same day from 12 to 2

It's a Fun, Fast and Easy method using a 2 1/2" printed grid foundation. The Mini Charm Packs are just perfect for this style. Our sample shows fussy cut pieces thrown in. 
Cute, cute, cute!

So mark you calendars and bring a friend!!
We look forward to seeing you.

Thanks for stopping by today... Kathy~Deby~Susy