Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Update on the "This Goes with That" store sample D-Day - 8 days

In our last month's English Paper Piecing club meeting I told everyone that I would have this done for October's meeting. That meeting is next week so here we are .........D- Day minus 8 days........almost done!

Another view - all those black triangles that are standing up still need to be sewn down!!!! I am hoping that I make it - perhaps it will be on the Long Arm machine for you to see next week???   

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Good morning! I wanted to show you some new fabrics that have recently arrived in the store.

More of our wonderful 30"s fabric colors include blues!

Purples and yellow!

Gorgeous pinks

and some more blues....... together with the solid centennial fabrics from Marcus they look terrific!

For those of you who like large prints with a more modern look - this fabric in from Blank is lovely

more fun and color from Blank fabrics....

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The challenge went up last month at the English Paper Piecing Club meeting that we needed name tags! So make one using EPP - some of us were not quite as focused as we should have been and are still working or thinking about our name tag but then others got right down to it.. the first pic is the serious over achiever but look how clever!

Here was the front runner - a 3D name tag made out of dresdens some bling - yes I said bling and oh yes it did have her name on it also!! Well done Diane.. We loved it and now it is up to the rest of us to meet or beat this imagination.. !!
I guess I only took half of a picture here as the name tag was only half completed!! That sounds almost like I planned it but you know I did not - just a poor photographer.. But it is going to be cute when it is finished..
A clever pincushion made by one of the talented members of the group -  this pic may not do the fussy cutting enough justice but Rita has been clever with her cutting of the fabric to get this effect. 

Diane does it again.. a great table topper all English paper pieced. 

The first blocks for the PIES and TARTS  block of the month. Kimberly shared with us what she had completed and they look terrific..

One Year Later! I could not help but chuckle at the difference..

 We added some fixtures! We added some wool! and more and more fabric 
 The store models now cover the walls and even overlap in some places
 The back wall is full of club news, classes, and models

 The Mill Girls Block of the Month sample - which begins this month we have increased our fabric orders to accommodate the requests to join the program and so we do have a couple of openings still if you are interested.

Flash Back - A year ago and a couple of months! So as I was surfing through my pictures on my computer - I found thse pictures can you guess what they are of?

 Yes you are correct this is the in Omaha when we opened in May of 2011 - I laughed out loud !!
 Yes this was our preview party! Not so much in this store ......
But it did look cute from the outside.... the next posts will show how we are looking today!