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May Newsletter

Hello friends!

It's a beautiful warm & sunny Spring day at the Shop today!

We've got lots going on around here this month.

First, Uncle Scott will be alone at the Shop this week.

We will be closed, Friday, May 1st & Saturday, May 2nd.  Uncle Scott has a couple of other commitments he needs to tend to those 2 days.

Mom & Grandma are going to a trade show. They are going to see what it new and exciting coming up in quilting & hand embroidery.

My doggie siblings & I are going with Moda to the Doggie Resort. We love it there.

It's better than being left home all weekend while Mom was at the Corning Quilt Guild Quilt Show.  I just don't understand why I can't go with her.  I'm a good boy and would just lay around waiting for people to pet me.  But she says dogs are not allowed.  I, personally, think it's discrimination.   I really need to contact the ASPCA about this.

Anyway, Mom says she enjoyed seeing everyone at the quilt show and it was good seeing people she doesn't see often and meeting new people. And enjoying the quilts. She had a nice view of them where her booth was at.

Since Grandma will be gone this week, our Free Pattern & Demo Day will be on Saturday, May11th at 10:00am.

We've gotten in some wonderful and whimsical fabrics in.  Here is a look at them.

A absolutely gorgeous digital sunflower panel and coordinating fabrics by Micheal Miller


Some fun fabrics by Fabric Traditions and Riley Blake.


I think I missed the jungle panel last month. It's so bright and colorful.. These birds are so silly! They make great little wall hangings!

And for the kids, both big and little, that love heavy equipment.  It's grown up enough, you could make your favorite operator and beautiful quilt!

The big craze right now is Sashiko. It's got so many uses. From decorative clothing patches to pillows and even framed wall art.

Grandma had gone out to Ohio and took a class with a lady who's Japanese grandfather taught her the traditional Japenese art of Sashiko. The instructor taught the class the true Japanese art handing down from generation to generation.

If you're interested in Sashiko and would like to learn this beautiful art form, stop in and sign up for a class from Grandma.  Grandma has gone wild over Sashiko. Mom had to place an order for more Sashiko patterns after the quilt show.  They don't stay on the shelves for long and our distrubitor keeps changing the available supply of patterns and stencils.

Grandma says it's very relaxing.  Uncle Scott and Elizabeth have gotten into Sashiko.

We also are now carrying the full line of DMC embroidery floss, counted cross stitch and hand embroidery supplies and patterns.

I think I've covered everything for this month. 

Hopefully, it will stop raining so much and we will have more sunny days ahead.

We hope to see you at the Shop soon!

Have a great week and rememeber wagging tails are better than barking.

Keeping You in Stitches,

Obi the Wonder Dog