Archive for the ‘Christmas Open House’ Category


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!

More vintage Bucilla and Paragon quilt kits

Here are several pictures of cross stitch quilt kits I currently have for sale.
The first pictire is of the thread kit that goes with the cs quilt kit “Americana Eagle” by Bucilla – the kit is a double, cut size is 90×103.This quilt kit was produced by Bucilla as a premium with saved purchase vouchers from 16 Mule Team Borax during centennial year – 1976 – I can only guess at how many boxes of Mule team you had to buy!!! Lol.


Above is a very recent purchase I have made – this is a very rare one and I have been watching for it for a long time now! Again, this is a double/queen Paragon cross stitch kit dated 1974 #01119 measuring 97×97. No thread kit.
SOLD April 15/09 Price: $200

Thanks to all the folks who have come out and visited this weekend. Stayed tuned for a post Thanksgiving announcement of my Christmas Open House schedule!


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