Susanna’s Scraps

good morning! what a wonderful day…i just love foggy, rainy mornings…a most perfect lazy day, however, i have some things to do before i can sit back and relax.

First up…Susanna’s Scraps arrived thursday and i set to work cutting bundles and getting it online. yardage made it online yesterday…the custom bundle today…you can see it all here. factory-cut bundles will be shipping next week.

susanna’s scraps

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The rest of what’s going on this weekend is family stuff. mom and dad are heading to a birthday party tonight (for which we are finishing up the quilty birthday present today), i’ll be getting ready for the baby shower we are throwing for Melany tomorrow. then we can sit back and relax a little before our back to back shows in May. better get back to work…

have a wonderful weekend!

—-april&mickey

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merry christmas

we hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season full of festive fun, laughter, games, good food, delightful company, and quiet moments to soak it all in.

a few of my favorites from this holiday season…

Swell Christmas which has been retired from the shoppe and is enjoying the season at home.
cross stitch and needle punch

links…

Cozy Quilter’s Christmas Tree pillow

Grandma’s Dresden pillow using Swell Christmas

Swell Christmas kit (sold out)

Old St. Nick punch needle

Home for the Holidays cross stitch

Jolly Old Soul cross stitch

merry christmas from our family to yours…

we are so thankful for your support this year…it truly has been one wild year…thank you for being along for the ride.

—april, mickey, dale, tina, melany, tyler, and the fur babies…kandii, brutus, max, lola, bella…and the little baby that’s on the way…Mel and Ty are planning on finding out what she’s having on the 27th…

thankful

happy thanksgiving!

we would like to say…

thank you

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we could not have gotten this far without you.

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your support, thoughts, prayers, hugs, love, donations, treats, bread, meals, visits, and words of encouragement have truly touched our hearts.

we are surrounded by the best people in the world!

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forever grateful…

dale, mickey, april, tina, melany, tyler and kandii, brutus, max, lola & bella

glad tidings and good cheer

good afternoon!

it is the last work day of 2017 here in the shoppe!

man…2017 has gone by fast.

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Mom and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has stopped by throughout the year…whether you make it to Paynesville to visit our storefront, see us at shows, frequent our etsy shop, website, blog, facebook, or instagram…we appreciate your conversation, inspiration, likes, follows, comments, tags, and shares.

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THANK YOU…from the bottom of our hearts!  we truly could not do this without you!

 

***to celebrate 2017 and all of you…be sure to pop over the website (www.sweetwatercottonshoppe.com) for 20% off (almost) everything!

 

have a safe and stitch-filled 2018!

–april&mickey

 

rock candy box top
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?

Merry Christmas

to all and to all a good night!

We didn’t take a single pic over the weekend.  Apparently we were having too much fun!

I did get some stitchy goodness though, and am itching to get started!

Xo

-a&m

lizzie

good afternoon!  I apologize for my absence and the lack of new projects.

March 28th my grandma passed away with Dad and Uncle Terry by her side.  Last week was spent mostly with family both here and in North Dakota where she had grown up.  Mom, Dad, and I thank you for your condolences.

we are starting to get back in the swing of things…I have a pile of both customer and shoppe quilts to get to and have started to whittle down that pile!

the stack of projects that need patterns and kits has started to make me panicky…so i’ll start work on those as well…hopefully i’ll have a little more to show you next week.

I do have some new precuts…charms and F16th bundles of Lizzie’s Legacy…with yardage arriving on Friday!

lizzie

there are a few more goodies arriving this week…they’ve already been added to the list… <YAY!>

happy stitching!

-a&M

December hours

Good news!  Today is the winter solstice…so the shortest day of the year is upon us!  Now the days will start getting longer, so flip flops and porch living are just around the corner.

hours…

Christmas Eve closing at 1pm

Christmas Day closed

Saturday, December 26th closed

New Year’s Eve closing at 1 pm

New Year’s Day closed

 

This was last week.
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it makes good stitching weather!

–april&mickey

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you have a safe and happy thanksgiving!
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gobble gobble…
-april&mickey

Be sure to check back on Saturday for the next 3 shuffle blocks and an etsy coupon code for the busy shopping weekend!

happy new year~

mom and I hope you have a safe and happy New Year’s.

we are busy getting our spring and summer quilt shows finalized, so if you can’t get to the shop be sure to check out our events page and maybe you can stop by and see us at a quilt show.

as for new projects in the New Year…we have some fabulous ideas and even a summery themed Quilt Along that will start in February sometime…but more on that.

our Countryside Quilt Along started yesterday…we hope you can take part in it.  the project is perfect for using up all those orphaned 5 inch squares or round up some charm packs or layer cakes.

as for resolutions in the New Year…I am going to try to be healthier and spend more time doing the things I love and less time worrying about things I cannot change.  (I am also going to finish my Lucy Boston by the Minot Quilt Show.   I already have 3 rows of blocks sewn together, so I’ve sewn 21 of 56 blocks.)

I’m also going to try and do more on pinterest…even though it is like a vortex and when I get sucked in I am there for hours…there are so many ideas and inspiration and wonderfulness that I don’t want to miss out on anything.  maybe i’ll even try and whittle down my boards–or maybe not.

i’ll leave you with a picture from the first post of 2014…on January 4th…we finished up the Sylvia blocks and I posted pictures.  Sylvia is still bagged and waiting to be sewn together.  Did anyone join us when we worked on these…did you finish or is she still waiting?  maybe we can get her finished up in 2015 too…wouldn’t she be a sight?  all those lovely florals on a bleached muslin.

sylvia final

we are closing early today…3pm.  we hope you have safe and happy new year.  i’ll see you in 2015~

–april