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November 2013 Newsletter

 An update on Duckie.   Duckie is the name we chose for the newborn orphan kitten many of you saw at shop hop.  He is now 15 days old and gaining every day.   He's been to Cedar Rapids and to Gays Mills for apples.   Quite the little traveler and as most babies he likes car rides. He'll be 10 weeks old at Christmas - hint, hint.

Thanks all for coming to shop hop.  It is so much fun to see what inspires you.  

Late last week we received the new line,  In Cahoots from Henry Glass. It is designed by Country Caboodle. It is a gorgeous black, yellow, and gold with a panel with religious sayings.  There are three neat free patterns on their web site.   

The Real Tree fish panel came in. It's a bass, 36 x 44".  We have done up the last year’s Real Tree deer and cabin in a new wall size.   It looks like you are looking out a window and the pieced border is a preprinted stripe.  Quick, simple and inexpensive.   We also have it done in a lap size that is simple but striking.  

Charns and jelly rolls from Laundry Basket's new Hope Chest batiks are here.   Sweet Pea from Kansas Troubles is here in charm packs.  
We did up kits in Pieced Tree patterns of some of the new Christmas fabrics for some quick ideas for gifts.   
A cute baby quilt with a jungle counting theme 36x44 panel has come in, in unisex colors.   That size is so nice for a quick baby quilt, just quilt and bind.   
Marsha McCloskey's new line Everything Blue from Clothworks is here.  If you like blue it's very pretty.  

We have the complete line of Utopia from Timeless Treasures.   It is vivid batik colors with a black background butterfly.   Great line for some of the Mountain Peak patterns or a row by row.  

We have two new lines from Blank.   Pansy Passion that has pansies  and butterflies.  Gorgeous colors.   Kitty Kat is a neat line drawing of cats, cat eyes and paws.  It is in two color ways, one black, tan and brown and the other is bright colors -- both with black backgrounds.  We have several bolts from Elizabeth Studios line A Stitch in Time.   Bring Nature Home from Kaufman  is a jungle theme print with blocks.


Yesterday was a wonderful day for Fedex, with a cool order from Benartex.   One is a horse theme, called Best of the West and the other is I Want My Space.   The space themed one has two oversized panels --  with the moon and the other is a view of the earth from outer space. It has some neat coordinates also.  There are two free patterns for them, too.  


A Soldier’s Story came in today, from Studio E. It’s a Civil War panel with coordinates.


 Another fun thing we did is the Spicy Spiral table runner.  The ruler will be here next week but e already have the pattern.  Looks harder than it is and fun ,fun.


What is left of Halloween kits and fabric is 25% off.   We got carried away this year because it was so cute.  


More fun news is Pieced Tree is coming out with 13 new little card patterns.   We are in the dark too about what they are but have ordered them because we know they will be good.  They will be released after market.   IF Carolyn and  Duckie  had gone to Houston we could have had them sooner!