Archive for November, 2008
I’m now switching from summer hours to a series of Holiday Season Open House events. If you wish to visit during the week, you will need to email me in advance so I can be expecting you – otherwise you may arrive to find I’m away that day.
Especially for holiday shoppers, I will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM until 6PM.
I will be decorating for the holidays soon and will have spicy mulled cider and cookies for my visitors. I will be closing for the winter on Christmas Eve this year, and if you wish to visit during January, February and March, email in advance for weather and road conditions in my area, and to assure that I will be expecting you.
During my Open House promotion, many of my items will bear clearly marked special prices. I have a remarkable variety of gift items: from my signature one of a kind handmade quilts and handknit sweaters, classic Nova Scotian Folk Art by masters such as Leo Naugler and Donald Armstrong, exquisite vintage hand embroidered and lace trimmed bed and table linens, beautiful vintage Suttles and Seawinds clothing (no longer made since it is too labour-intensive to be profitable), vintage cross stitch and applique quilt kits by Tobin/Progress, Bucilla, Paragon and Doublestencil/Spartex, and antique and vintage quilt tops. The list goes on and on – I have been a fanatical collector for many years and it’s now time to reduce my holdings.
This year, I am introducing gift certificates and invite you to name the denomination you wish to purchase. A nice idea would be for a group of friends or family to go together in defraying the cost of one of my wonderful and unique quilts for a very special friend or relative or to mark a special occasion. Choice, of course, is always up to the recipient and I ship all over the world.
In addition, I offer time-purchase. Half down at the time of order, plus pre-arranged monthly payments: final payment due before shipping. Shipment is made as soon as final payment is received. The item is wellpacked, insured and has a tracking number. I have many positive comments about workmanship and service that I will be happy to provide.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to my cosy studio where
the woodstove is burning brightly, seasonal music is softly playing and you can watch me making quilts the old fashioned way with hand piecing and handquilting while you sip mulled cider and munch on Christmas treats.
I hope to see you soon!
Pictured above is the Pennsylvania Folk Art II queen sized kit – this kit is very like the many lovely hand appliqued quilt kits offered for sale on Amish Quilt websites and in Amish areas of Pennsylvania today. It comes complete with the vintage prints and solids, and will need your addition of a backing and batting. I believe I may have a Spartex backing in queen sized on hand – just ask and I’ll check for you.