Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"It's Finally Here!"

Oh My Gosh! We have so much to show you... to tell you... and today is the day!

Market Party starts at 4:00 and goes until 7:00

 

 




We'll be showing our new Block of the Week.

It's a fun to make "Quilt as you go" with easy piecing and embroidery. You"ll be amazed at how it goes together.

It's called "Life is Beautiful" by Hugs and Kisses.
~Starts in July~



We have a brand new kit by Anni Downs
It's the "12 Days of Christmas"

Kit includes borders and binding.

It's Terrific!

You'll finish this one up quickly and be ready for the Holidays!


At Market Party we will be sharing information about our "New Clubs" staring in July and August.

You won't want to miss out!

We will have sign up sheets to get you on the list... 

Our Door Prizes are out of this world and we have so many to give out. We'll have refreshments too!




Kathy has done a beautiful job on her  wool sample of "The Tavern House"

We are taking sign ups for this wonderful Block of the Month. It will be starting in July.


We hope to see everyone out tonight... We are going to have a Great Market Party!


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





Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Market Party Excitement!"

We flew home with packed suitcases... tired and happy, but mostly excited with our new finds!

We found so much good stuff we had to ship some of it home. We don't want to give away all of our surprises... but, we can say that one of our favorite fabric companies is back in business.We returned with gorgeous plaids and solids from "Indo" for some of our door prizes!

If you have been following along with us on Facebook then you already know that another lucky person will go home with a copy of Kathy Cardiff's new book! It's called "Cottage Keepsakes ~ A Year of Pin Pals from the Cottage at Cardiff Farms" 
We met up with Kathy Campbell of "Heart to Hand" and enjoyed seeing all of her new patterns. Kathy was so gracious and sent us home with some of her new patterns to give for door prizes too!

We are going to have a great evening of sharing fun... door prizes and refreshments!
Market Party is May 29th ~ Wednesday from 4 to 7.


New fabric has arrived in the shop!

      This first one is from Anni Downs called "12 Days of Christmas" 
It includes a cute panel of "Calling Birds, Drummers Drumming and of course "Five Golden Rings" 
You'll find many ways to use this line.




Buggy Barn has done it again with their new line called... "Angels Among Us" by Henry Glass & Company.


It's never too early to start planning and sewing those Christmas quilts. 





This picture does not do this fabric justice!


They are some of the most beautiful "Textured Solids" on the market today.

They look like linen... and the colors are outstanding.
I know you'll want to take some home!



We look forward to seeing you soon!


Thanks for stopping by today ~ Sharon, Kathy, Deby & Susy



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Summer in the Shop"

We're all dressed up for Summer! 

 




We have filled The Loft full of Summer Fun goodies!

Antiques are all around the store and in the shed... 

This cute, apron clad, barefoot gal is holding a crow and truly getting into the Summer Spirit.


You'll see sweet signs of Summer...
         Crows on watermelons...
                   Flags and more.




Dishes... frames... notes... little summer pillows and woolen table runners. To name a few.

Wonderful for gift giving and for giving to yourself!

There's even an old crow sitting up top.

So grab yourself a Lemonade, and come see what we've got in store for you.


"Bulletin" just in...
A new class has been added to our Summer Schedule.   "Tumbling Flag"

Tina Rainer will teach this class on Monday, June 24th from 10-2. Class fee is $16.50



We have two new kits... starting with this one.

It's called "I Pledge Allegiance" and comes with thread, wool and background fabric. Kits sells for $3.50

The pattern is in the new Summer 2013 magazine "Primitive Quilts and Projects"


Look what we have done with a wonderful old quilt. 

Kathy has turned it into a "13 Star Flag"
Pincushion. 
Kit sells for $6.95.

It's a shop favorite!
It's almost here!
 
Kathy Cardiff will soon be releasing her newest book called "Cottage Keepsakes" A Year of Pin Pals from The Cottage at Cardiff Farms.

She will be showing it off at Market and then The Country Loft will have it in the shop.  
       Reserve your copy today with us!

Here's a friendly reminder about "Market Party" coming up soon. Mark your calendars for May 29th Wednesday from 4 to 7. We'll be showing off all of the new exciting things we find!  
Be sure to come... We'll be having Door Prizes and Refreshments!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...
Sharon & Susy

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Happy Mother's Day"

We want to wish all of those wonderful Mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!


If you need some ideas... the perfect gift for Mom... let us help you out. We have beautiful home decorating gifts... table lamps, dishes, place mats and napkins... and don't forget the new arrival of antiques from the Midwest!

Maybe Mom would like to take a class... we can help with that too!



Donna Whitmore starts up her new
Rug Hooking class this month. 

This marvelous wool rug is called "Trio".
It will be taught in 3 sessions. Dates are May 21, June 18 & July 16 from 5:30 to 8:30. The class fee is $13.00 per session.


Maybe Mom would like to do some hooking!






  

Tonee White is back with another terrific "Vintage Club"

Tonee teaches this class on Saturday, May 25 from 10 to 3. Class fee is $28.00.
Learn needle turn applique with Tonee or just brush up on your skills!

Mom could certainly enjoy this class!





Patt Anderson is teaching this so cute and very useful "Small Sewing Tote".

Now, I know Mom would love this!

Patt's class is Friday, May 31 from 10 to 1. Class fee is $13.00.



Next week Sharon and Kathy head to Market!!! They will be seeing and buying all of the newest fabrics.... wools.... patterns.... and notions the designer's have to offer. We can't wait!

We are going to show it all off at our "Market Party" on May 29th, Wednesday from 4 to 7.
Be sure to circle your calendar...  join us for refreshments and see what's new.

We're always glad when you stop by to see us... Have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Kathy & Susy

Monday, May 6, 2013

Antiques & New Classes

The Antiques are here! 

Sharon and Joe always find us the greatest antiques. 




When you walk into the Antique Shed... you'll meet these wonderful pieces first.


You will find wooden boxes, foot stools, chairs, tables and blue Ball jars (great for putting buttons and other notions inside).


You may recognize some of these pieces from Sharon's blog when they were out on the road hunting them down.

Not pictured is an all wooden children's scooter. So Cute!
There is also a metal child's shopping basket. Can't you just see that full of wool!

There are some of the biggest wooden spools I have ever seen. Great for wrapping your trims around. Functional and decorative.

Come and get them, before they are all gone!

Do you own a Singer Featherweight? 

We have the best class on Featherweight Maintenance taught by Peggy Harrison. She's our specialist on keeping your little machine up and running.

The Maintenance class is Saturday, May 11 from 10 to 1. Call and we'll sign you up. It's a well spent $15.00.


This is the "Bulls Eye Quilt" taught by Tina Rainer.

Class for this quilt is Saturday, May 18 from 10-4.
Cost is $23.00.

The picture shows two color ideas. The Bulls Eye quilt would be terrific for a beginning quilter. The edges of the circles are raw edge, which allows for easy sewing... and makes a soft fluffy quilt!

Hope you can join us for this fun class.

"New Books have arrived!"

"Fresh from the Prairies" by Devon Lavigne and Sharon Smith has 12 quilts that capture the Spirit of the West.

The Spring issue of "A Simple Life" is here with new stories of a time gone by.


Thanks for stopping by today... Jayne & Susy