Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating this weekend! The weather here in Nova Scotia is ideal right now – my favourite season I think! For all of you who are planning a little drive this weekend to enjoy the peak autumn colours, may I suggest a stop at my quilt studio?
I have a remarkable selection of fine vintage linens, unique handknits; classic Nova Scotian Folk Art by such masters as Leo Naugler, Jean Marc Poirier and Donald Armstrong; and some very collectible vintage Suttles and Seawinds handstitched fashionwear. Of course, my main orientation is one of a kind completely handstitched quilts made in all sizes.
I will be open from 10 until dark Saturday, Sunday and Monday and would love to welcome you!
Check back after Thanksgiving for details on my special Christmas Open House schedule starting soon – hot mulled cider and cookies, seasonal decorations and music, and many specially priced items!
I have been getting many requests lately for information on my vintage quilt kits: Paragon, Tobin/Progress, Bucilla and Doublestencil and have decided to inventory, price and describe these items on this blog so that interested shoppers can have this info at their fingertips. Here are several Paragon cross stitch kits for starters – will try to inventory at least three a week and mark as sold ALL items previously listed on the blog as well! That should keep me out of mischief!
Above is a king sized Paragon kit #01175, and a thread kit suitable and ample for working the design. This is one of the rarer kits.
Above is the Paragon Baltimore Brides kit in double bed size(90×103). I am working a single bed size of this pattern right now and the colours are impressive as it works up! There is no thread kit and in all my years of collecting I haven’t seen one for sale, but suggestions for colour and quantity are provided in two colourways.