Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Double the fun!!!!

Dear Friends,

Another fun Monday at In Between Stitches. We were all seeing double most of the day. What are the chances of having three sets of twins in the store in the same day?

Rhiannon flew in for a Father's Day surprise. She stopped by the store to say her goodbyes to Melissa when in came Paula and Pam. Of course I had to take their picture!

Later on in the afternoon we had 2-year-old twins come to the store in their adorable little dresses. They loved Harley!

Carol P. on the left and Carol P. on the right are holding up a quilt that Carol P. on the right designed and made by combining a couple of different patterns. (I told you it was a double the fun day.) We decided to name the quilt Botanical Birdhouses. Carol is making this for a special friend. (What a lucky friend!) We helped her pick out some beautiful border fabric from the Beach House collection. She promised she would bring it back for us to see when it is all finished. You did a great job Carol and your friend will love it.

Kit brought in an adorable quilt that she made for a new baby in their extended family. Lucky baby! Again, we helped select a 30's border and binding fabric.

Halloween fabric is arriving! Christmas fabric is arriving! Leslie moved some of the displays around to make room for all of the new goodies. It's never to early to start thinking about those holiday gifts you are planning to make. Get a jump on the season and spread out the cost of the holidays by starting (and finishing) some projects early.

Check out the new class schedule on the website. Melissa and Leslie have many fun classes planned for a jam-packed summer of quilting with friends.

As always,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Day at In Between Stitches

Hello Friends,

Holly and I thought it would be fun to be photo journalists for the day. Here are some of the results. It was a busy, and fun day at the shop on Monday. We encourage you to bring your projects in, completed or not, so we can see them, take some pictures and post them periodically to the blog.

Don't miss out on the recipe below. Glenda, one of our "Monday Ladies" brought in a casserole dish filled with Apple Dumplings to share! We really lucked out!

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4 Granny Smith apples
2 cans crescent rolls
1 stick real substitutions...just go for it!
1 cup sugar
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
20 ounces of Sprite......yes me these are good!

Peel, core and quarter the apples. Lay 1 quarter apple on each crescent roll. Roll the crescent dough around the apple. Place in a 9" x 13" pan.

Melt butter. Mix in sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over the top of the rolls then pour Sprite around the rolls. Bake 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Let pan sit to cool and soak up the yummy liquid.

Any Dad, Grandpa, Daddy-to-be.....anybody would love to wake up to these scrumptious apple dumplings.

Monday was a great day at the shop. Lots of friends stopped by to say hello and see what fabulous new material has arrived. Soon, we will have many new quilts on display featuring this summer's class schedule.

Come on by, join us in all the latest quilting buzzzzzzzzz.

As always,

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stone Cottage Part Two

Hello Friends,

Here's an update on the quilt made with the Stone Cottage fabric. I just need to add borders and it's almost finished. I've put 10 kits together (with some fabric substitutions.) The majority of the kit is from the Stone Cottage line. The additional fabrics that I've selected have the Stone Cottage look and feel and incorporate beautifully into the kit. We are waiting on the arrival of one more fabric, and the kits will be complete.

I'll be offering this as a class on Wednesday, July 15th from 6 to 9pm. I'll bring the scones and we'll put a kettle on for a "spot" of tea while we make this cute Stone Cottage quilt.

As always,