Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving is Almost Here....

Dear Friends,

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? It has been a crazy but very fun month at In Between Stitches. I can hardly believe that the month is just about done! Don't remind me what is coming up, I just want to catch my breath and enjoy Thanksgiving.

This weekend we wrapped up the Jingle Bell Hop Shop Hop. It was so fun to see old friends and meet new ones. We had people in from near and far, Washington, Oregon, and Southern California, I just know there were others...but my brain is a little mooshy at this point. And checking the camera card I guess I didn't get any pictures...not sure how that happened. I will check with the girls and see if they took any photos. Here is a photo of our store quilt that we made using all of the blocks from the Jingle Bell Hop.


We would like to thank everyone who came to visit! We hope you had as great of a time as we did. A huge Thank-you to Grandma Shirley who stamped cards on Thursday and Kristel and Pat who stamped on Saturday. It was such a help to have someone covering the table. The photo below is Kristel (Leslie's Daughter) and Pat (Leslie's Dad) and of course Leslie.
Also, thanks to everyone who came out in their jammies...The Shop Earlier than the Bird event was very fun. For those who missed it, each year the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Downtown Livermore hosts The Shop Earlier than the Bird event. Many of the downtown businesses have warm drinks, sparkly drinks, and snacks and if you are in your Pajama's you can earn special discounts. Be sure to watch for it next year.
Here are just a few of our shoppers from the event.Have a great week! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

In Stitches,
Melissa

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Fantasy

Hello Friends,

Here is some "eye candy" to start your day.

Leah from Pleasanton brought in this quilt that her friend Diane made for her fifteen years ago. Leah loves this quilt so much and wanted to increase the size to fit a new mattress. The quilt was tied so she dis-assembled it and added larger borders. She had new backing fabric and didn't think she had enough until Melissa drew out cutting directions to make the best use of the fabric she already had. It turned out that Leah had plenty of backing and went happily on her way.



Sharon loves making anything associated with Autumn and Halloween. She says, "One can never have enough quilts for Fall."





This was fabulous Buffalo Bill fabric that Sharon used to make a throw.



Look at these adorable potholders!



Sharon has been busy and is very creative.



Lucky Helen has a new little addition to her family and she made this quilt for her new little granddaughter to enjoy. The color combinations are wonderful Helen. We found a nice fabric for the binding and she's all set.



Inspiration abounds at the shop. Buzz on in and see all the new fabric and patterns.

As always,

Lynn