I hope you are all enjoying our Florida winter this year. Even though we've had some cold days, it sure beats the snowstorms, ice storms and sub-zero temperatures that our northern neighbors are experiencing. The cooler days give us more time to work on our quilts.
With that being said, I wanted to let you know that NEW BATIKS are arriving almost daily - a special treat for those of us who love BATIKS; and for those of you who have been waiting for the DOWNTON ABBEY fabric line, it is here.
We are having another pillowcase sew-in for the Tampa Chapter of ConKerr Cancer. This Chapter was started in June 2009 by a mother and daughter. With the help of many incredible volunteers they have delivered many pillow cases to patients at hospitals and infusion clinics in the Tampa Bay Area. They are striving to make sure every child with cancer or a life threatening illness receives a colorful pillowcase. The sew-in will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on March 15th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00PM. Bring a covered dish, your sewing machine and/or serger and prepare to have fun making pillowcases. . We are an official drop off site and welcome DONATIONS of 100% cotton JUVENILE print fabric (3/4 yard for the body of the pillowcase and 11 inches for the cuff); white vinegar and zip lock bags (one QUART size) .
Please call the shop at 352-518-0003, for further information.
JUST A REMINDER THAT March 4th is our Annual Fat Quarter Sale! All fat quarters will be on sale for $2.00 each - (must buy at least 10)
April 5 - 30% Storewide Sale
(exceptions: sale and consignment items)
I’ve had a word running around in my head for ages now—simplify. I’m trying! I’ve cleaned closets & gotten rid of stuff I haven’t looked at in years. I don’t buy it if I don’t need it—well, except for fabric. Some habits you just can’t break! You know I purged my sewing room a while back & recently passed on some UFO’s. Ahh...the simple life. . .
Doesn’t that sound good? Truth is, though, at my house chaos reigns supreme! Since my daughter moved back to our property a few years ago things have really changed. Not only do we have our 9½ year old grandson but 3 new grandkids as well—17, 13 & 6. They pop in & out whenever & weekends are totally theirs. Toys & wet bathing suits prevail! We play, I cook, they eat, I clean up. Simple!
I’m still stitching but no longer plan for it. I sneak in a few minutes here & there as I can. Projects are still getting done, just not as quickly. I’ve found myself cleaning the bathroom at 10 o’clock at night just so I could sew.
Simple? Not so much. Would I change anything? Sure—more money, less stress—who wouldn’t? But those 4 amazing children who light up my life, my daughter, my husband, even tho they make me crazy sometimes, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I stitch when I can & when chaos hits I deal with it. What could be more simple!
Hope your life is as chaotically simple as mine!
Still happily stitchin’! Carol
Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
1st Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.