Midsummer Christmas Festival

Midsummer Christmas Festival

One of the most beloved holidays is fast approaching, but luckily we have a few months to accomplish some new projects to decorate you or give as a special gift.

Get excited because it will be starting Sunday. We will be adding a whole lot of exclusive kits, patterns and Christmas themed fabrics for those Christmas projects. Teresa and Julie have been hard at work collecting all the right fabrics and stitching up the best patterns. All you have to do is order, sew and enjoy.

Dust off the sewing machine and welcome a Christmas project for the upcoming months ahead.

Paying it Foward … Quilter Style —Let The Give Aways Begin!

Hey Favorite Quilters!   I don’t know if  any of you have had much of a chance to read some of the comments, but isn’t it amazing how giving quilters really are?  I don’t know of another ‘group’ who is more giving — We see, just in 2010, with the One Million Pillow Case Challenge and the Paying it Forward, that we are so lucky to be associated with such a wonderful group of givers!    We are getting excited to ship our pillowcases to our liason in Haiti, and I am so excited!  That poor country really doesn’t seem to get a break, but all of you who have contributed will know that your efforts are going to bring a smile to some young face.  Makes us happy to know that!

So, as we mentioned before, we will be giving away some goodies throughout the month of November.  November is my birthday month, my husband’s birthday month, Thanksgiving, and the real ‘launch’ to the holidays, and so I like to have to extend the giving season however and wherever possible.  So, here are just  some of the goodies we have in store for you: 

Our first drawing will be held on Saturday Evening and we will announce it on Sunday!  So let us know .. how do you Pay It Forward Quilt Style! 

So, be sure to comment below, or if you prefer, you can also comment on our Homespun Hearth FACEBOOK page.

We are putting all comments into our sewing bag, and for each drawing we will have a lucky winner … maybe even two depending on how I’m feeling!   The Posies and Patches is a 12 month Program — with 25 patterns for your creative soul.  Plus, we have a FQ Bundle of Flourish Fabrics … sweet!  And, look at these GORGEOUS Aurifil Colors from Sarah Vedeler’s Sparkle Collection.  And finally, a quilt kit that is pefect for this time of year.   So, don’t miss out … Pay it Forward Quilter Style!

30 Days, 30 Gifts, Day 5 Winner

Last night my husband and I took our 3 boys to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas concert here in Colorado Springs.  I’ve always wanted to see it, but it never worked out in the past, so, we jumped on the chance to go this year.  It was absolutely wonderful.   So many talented musicians, and the choreographers kept the show unbelievably alive and entertaining.  Of course, my ears were still ringing hours later…. 

But, as many of you know, there is a Christmas Story/Poem that is part of the show, and I was realizing how apropos some of the stanzas were for this month’s 30 Days, 30 Gifts, 30 Winners.   I know that we have readers of all faiths, but I think that all will understand what this is all about.   I did my best to text them to myself so I could post it here.  I think they are in order….

rose gift

If you want to arrange it
This world you can change it
If we could somehow make this
Christmas thing last
By helping a neighbor
Or even a stranger
And to know who needs help
You need only just ask

It’s every gift that someone gives
Expecting nothing back
It’s every kindness that we do
Each simple little act

And so it’s good that we remember
Just as soon as we’ve discovered
That the things we do in life
Will always end up touching others

I sure hope I didn’t slaughter it!   Anyway,  again I am so happy with all of the blog entries we are getting.  Be sure to keep them coming as each deed or act you post to us will be entered into our daily drawing, as well as our Grand Prize drawing.  

2010 'Quite a Stitch' a year with Mrs. Buttons Calendar

Our Day 5 Winner is…
11/2 #2 – Karie!  Congratulations and Thank you
 

Today we have another wonderful 2010 Calendar that Karie will receive … I think I need this in my office – it is so funny!  It is the Mrs. Buttons KCS 2010 Calendar — click the image to view it.

New Fabric Clubs

We all love to receive something wonderful in the mail, don’t we?  After all, it seems that we mostly receive bills and junk mail, so when something arrives that is gorgeously wrapped, then it is going to be something to make your day a wonderful one!   

Japanese Fabrics fused with the American Quilter!

So, we have 2 new fat quarter clubs we think you will really enjoy.  After going to Market, we realized that there were 2 fabric companies that really stood out above the rest- Lakehouse Dry Goods and Lecien Fabrics. 

Lakehouse Dry Goods - Join us for LakeHouse Living as well as the Fat Quarter Club!Lecien Fabrics - Japanese Fabrics Fusing with the U.S. Quilter!

Both had stunning booths, and both are really getting their wings in this very challenging, but rewarding, industry.  We decided to run 2 programs for each – a 10 fat quarter per month option, and a 16 fat quarter per month option.  We will send out the first set in November, so be sure to join today!  You can join or cancel at any time – we look forward to making your days just a little bit brighter!