Saturday, February 26, 2011

Some of our favorite guys...

We thought the snow had become nothing but a painful memory, but we were wrong. More snow showed up last Thursday, and if the almanac is to be believed there will be more snow for us in March. We'd share our thoughts concerning this forecast, but if we didn't choose our words carefully we'd have to pay the pig.

Thankfully the weather hasn't dampened the spirits of some of our favorite guys...

Travis and Gary always walk through our doors with smiles on their faces. Thanks guys, for keeping the fabric and supplies coming!

Two of our other favorite guys...

...took a little time out while we humans enjoyed our lunch. Harvey (right) had come home from college to visit, and Ollie was very thankful for the company. When these furry friends weren't busy greeting the public they found ways to help around the store. Ollie even gave Lori a hand--or paw--getting a quilt back on display.

You can't tell from these photos, but two other smiling faces stopped by for a visit. Thanks Glenna and Brian for sharing your wonderful work. We always enjoy seeing what you've been up to!

So when you're out and about come see us. Bring in your "snowed in" projects for a little show-and-tell and say "Howdy" to our hardworking friends as you make the journey to simpler times.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowed In, Snowed Out

Normally we would post a view from the store, but today you're seeing the world from Sue's front door. As you may have discovered we're not at the shop. Sorry to hear that? So are we, and it may be a day or two before we're able to answer any phone messages or emails. Why?

Blizzard Warnings

State of Emergency

National Guard called out

This morning the local news station showed photos of National Guard Hummers fueling up at neighborhood gas stations. That was all the confirmation we needed that today was a good day to close the store.

So what are we doing instead? Probably the same thing you're doing--sewing, eating, sewing, napping, sewing, snacking, sewing, checking email, sewing, flipping through magazines, sewing...

and enjoying the view from indoors where it's nice and warm.

Sadly, our animal friends are not as lucky. The squirrels have been frantically digging through the snow to find their acorn stashes, and the birds are emptying the feeders as quickly as we can fill them.

Hopefully, you had time to stock plenty of necessities before the blizzard reached your area. Around here the store shelves were pretty well picked over. Milk coolers were empty and bread racks were bare. But as we all know, quilters do not live by food alone.

The next time challenging weather is headed your way be sure to pick up plenty of needles, thread, and rotary blades along with a new pattern or magazine, a fist full of fat quarters, and an extra yard or two for binding that project you're bound to get done.

For the next day or two we'll be holed up at our sewing machines waiting for the roads to be cleared. You too? Why not share what you're working on? Leave comments and photos we can all enjoy.

When the storm slows down be sure to give us a call or check our website before hitching up your dogsled team to head our way. In the meantime, stay warm, stay safe, and enjoy a restful day enjoying simpler times.