good morning! we hope you are having a wonderful monday. we had a wonderful weekend…gabby turned 1 on saturday.
she didn’t even mind the unicorn birthday hat!
lots of fun christmas fabrics are arriving in the shoppe…today i have the Yuletide collection. these prints speak to the old-fashioned christmas…large sprawling holly with berries, small poinsettias, plaids, and a gorgeous low volume font print featuring Fa La La and who can pass up a rosy red toile.
you can grab your yuletide bundle here…and yardage here.
we also have Trés Jolie that literally arrived like 10 minutes ago (the full collection), Deer Christmas will be arriving later this week (full collection)…Deer Christmas moda kits will be arriving later this month. Also arriving later this week some more Minick and Simpson…to fill out our Minick and Simpson…planning on a couple more Rockets’ Red Glare kits…
lots going on as we get ready for the quilt minnnesota which starts on July 31st…mom is cutting our project number 1 today!
have a safe and happy monday…hopefully i’ll be back later this week with some more goodies!
ps…this weekend would have been our final show for june…we would have been in Omaha for the weekend…however, we will be busy working on fun new projects to bring with us in 2021…we will see you Omaha ladies in June 2021.
good morning! we are nearly done with our expansion…still a few details to finish up then i’ll take you on a tour…promise.
but in the meantime…the shoppe is back to normal hours…10ish-5ish m-f and 10ish-3ish sa…so you are more than welcome to pop in and see it for yourself.
while we’ve been working with power tools not needles and rotary cutters…our Christmas orders have been arriving…lots and lots of Christmas…cuz you know…we had all these June shows lined up. well, we all know how that turned out…but at least people are safe…in the end that is all that matters!
today i have our new Santa Claus Lane Collection by Melissa Mortenson of Polka Dot Chair. This collection is just yummy! It looks like all those pretty sugar gum drops mixed with buckets of cotton candy, and then drizzled with some gold glitter. Anything that looks like cotton candy is a winner around these parts…
Our Santa Claus Lane bundle features the cotton candy colored prints from this collection with a couple reds for good measure.
also…there is a little gold metallic in a couple prints…like that top pink print with the gold trees…the ideas are just swimming on how we will decorate the porch for Christmas this year. plus we’ve inherited some trees along with decor…but more on that when it gets just a *little* bit closer to Christmas.
these prints are also good fussy cut for my Christmas hexie quilt which i am diligently cutting hexies for…and more on that soon!
i have started my grey hexie flowers and have 2 complete flowers with white…this shot is from a couple days ago…
i will be working to get this done by the end of june…i really need an EPP finish…it feels like it has been forever.
i’d better get back to it…have a safe and happy tuesday!
and remember…to treat others how you wish to be treated. right now that seems more important than ever.
-april & mickey & gabby
ps…also…other new goodies include Nancy’s Needle (civil war collection), Yuletide (christmas), Glad Tidings (Civil War/Christmas) and All Hallow’s Eve by Fig Tree…i’ll be getting those online as soon as i can…
good morning! happy memorial day weekend! hopefully all is well in your neck of the woods…it has been crazy around these parts.
lots going on…which is why i’ve been absent for the last little while. trying to catch up on bundles, working on a few new projects, Quilt Minnesota has arrived (along with most of our exclusive grouping of coordinates), Christmas fabric has been showing up on our doorstep along with lots of new notions, some patterns, and a few other things that we cannot wait to share with you!
today though i have some new bundles of Christmas…(i realize that it is still may…but these are so gorgeous that you won’t even mind…promise!)
first up is Christmas Traditions…featuring stockings, red trucks, pine trees, sleighs, snowmen, and snowflakes…lovely colors of snow, mint, evergreen, coal, and berry. for more pictures of the fabrics…check out my latest instagram post…you can see some fussy cutting action!
it’s hard to pass up a good Jo Morton so this collection was a must! classic old christmas colors of turkey red, poison green, gold, brown, and cream make this grouping both christmas and civil war…but mostly perfect for mixing in to your civil war stash. i love the top floral. this entire collection is arriving this week! right now we do have bundles ready to ship!
i have a Christmas Hexie project in the works…inspired by @sew_what_becca over on instagram. i’ve been fussy cutting up a storm over here and once i get a sense of size i will be offering starter kits but more on that when i get that far.
grab these bundles over on the website…christmas traditions here and glad tidings here.
now back to Sweet Magnolias…which i wasn’t really sure about…but it is growing on.
good morning! hopefully you are getting all geared up for thanksgiving! we’ve been working on a few things around here along with some shopping. we’ve decided all homemade gifts this year, so that has been fun and i can be pretty crafty if i wanna be.
we’ve been loving this retro christmas vibes we get from mixing Sweet Christmas and Merry Merry Snow Days with the remnants of Swell Christmas and Good Tidings. Lots of sweet little prints. i’ve taken all my favorite low volume prints from the 4 collections and added in the house print from French General’s Petite Maisons de Noel. The culmination of the 18 different prints is practically magical. pretty whites, beiges, creams, greiges mix with any decor whether it is classic reds and greens or a more pastel, cottage style christmas. pair this bundle with your favorite collection or add to your christmas collection for a future project.
Christmas Low Volume mixes the best holiday low volumes to bring you a gorgeous grouping of backgrounds to use in all your holiday sewing.
i’m taking some shop pictures once we have a half done project all finished…then i’ll be back with info on that lovely along with a full album of the trees, the new collections, the yarn (and the new Market Square bag tina finished) along with some old favorites…
good morning! i’m sure some of you popped over on tuesday for a lucy update…mom switched her day off this week to thursday which throws my whole week off. therefore, when i got home tuesday, i realized that it was tuesday and i had not done a lucy update. so…i’ve decided to work extra hard on her over the holiday weekend and maybe have something to show you next tuesday.
as for what’s going on in June…we have a busy, busy june planned…but as luck would have it…monica will be around to keep any eye on the shop when we are out of town.
here is the event schedule…
June 1st…mom and i will be at my cousins wedding
June 7th Mel’s Baby is due
June 7th & 8th Tina and Mom will be in South Dakota vendoring at the Siouxland Renaissance festival
June 12th-15th…mom and i will be at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Rochester
June 17th, 1:30ish…Brazilian Embroidery group is meeting at sweetwater…if you are interested in joining please drop me an email…sweetwatercottonshoppe(at)yahoo(dot)com.
June 20th-22nd…mom and i will be at the Omaha Quilt Show in Omaha, NE.
After this we’ll be focusing on Quilt Minnesota which will start August 2nd.
Then in September our next string of shows and events will start…check out our events page for our complete list of events, quilt shows, and shop hops.
Christmas fabric has started arriving…yes…i realize it hasn’t even been summer yet, but we must get started on those projects early.
sweet Christmas has arrived…(still waiting on the Snowman kits, but the yardage is super sweet and so cute…i’m already planning another pillow to coordinate with our Swell pillow…best keep an eye out)
i love how sweet Christmas coordinates with Swell Christmas and Good Tidings…a lovely retro look that we cannot get enough of…plus it has Sweet in the name….can’t go wrong. the collection is small with only 26 different skus…but the variety is wonderful! Snowman heads, spinning peppermints, poinsettias and poinsettias with a background stripe, a plaid/check print, stripes, candy canes, and a geometric print…lots to choose from…though i don’t think i could choose just one!
i do have some lovely color bundles that would look lovely mixed with Sweet Christmas.
we will be getting in the Snowman kits sometime in early june…i’ll keep you in the loop…we’ll also be offering a few hand-cut fat quarter bundles.
i’m planning on quilting up a quilt this morning then taking some pictures of the various Crochet and Embroidery books, Simplicity vintage notions, and Bee in My Bonnet pins and along with some Brazilian Embroidery, new English Paper Pieces shapes…hello 7 petal Chrysanthemum! and don’t forget Treehouse Textiles’ Dilly Bag is kitted and ready to rock along with a few other goodies and doing a little online work this afternoon…maybe after a quick trip over to Teal’s for a taco…we’ll see what happens…(the back has been acting up the last couple days so we’ll see how much i actually get done today after quilting up the quilt.)
happy stitching! i’ll hopefully be back tomorrow with an update on all the new yummies that are available online…
—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…
good afternoon! Hopefully you have started Christmas shopping…i’m still in process of actually getting started.
I do have a new Christmas project kitted and ready to go…just in time for your stocking, under your tree, or work on it as you sit next to the tree soaking up all the pine and good Christmas feels.
Cozy Quilter’s Christmas Tree pillow by Crabapple Hill Studio hit my “Must Make” list in October/November…it arrived and i knew i had to make it. I tend to do more embroidery and cross stitch around the Christmas…
Well, this year i picked this delightfully sweet pillow to whip up, and we have finally finished up the sawtooth and star borders and put on a backing.
I’m all heart eyes for this lovely bit of Christmas cheer. As a rule i prefer Christmas but not “Christmas-y” colors…i love a good blue and white quilt or pink and mint…something not so traditional. So when i picked these prints i surprised even myself.
Look at those Holly Taylor colors…cranberry red and sage-y green…love it! The background is the little tan braid print on white from Good Tidings by Brenda Riddle. I even did a little bit of crayon tinting then stitched it using hand-dyed cotton threads from Gentle Art and Classic Colorworks. A perfect blend of classic yet up-to-date.
We have this lovely kitted (just 3 ready-to-ship)…kits include pattern, all the fabrics for the front, tuck, and back (stitchery backing and batting not included), hand-dyed cotton threads, along with Foxglove Cottage embroidery needles, Pigma Pen, and Needle Bird needle threader…so when this package of quilty embroidery bliss arrives you are set to stitch. Click here to nab a kit…
Have a wonderful weekend…hopefully you can find a moment to get some stitching in!