Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Hours

I just wanted to let everyone know about the holiday hours.

Lexington will be open Friday 10a-4p and closed Saturday for the New Year.
Centerville will have the same hours Friday 10a-5p and closed on Saturday.
The Viking store will be open 9a-6p both Friday December 31st and Saturday January 1st.
Can you believe that January 1st is Saturday? It's crazy but very exciting. I always love the end of the year. The end of the year always feels like the end of another chapter of my life. Doing year end work for the business, end of the busy holiday shopping season, thinking of things I want to accomplish the next year... It feels complete.
Thank you to all of our current customers and welcome to all of the new customers to come. We can't wait to help you in 2011 with all of your new projects, sewing questions, new sewing machine purchases, classes and more. Say goodbye to 2010 and welcome to 2011.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Projects

I've been thinking about Christmas projects over the last few days with the snow and all. I showed you some of my Christmas projects and wondered if you would be interested in sharing some of yours. Go to our facebook page between now and Christmas and post a picture of some of the things you've been working on this year. We love to see peoples projects!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Days

This day has flown by. Here in KY we got a little snow and a little ice making it a lot messy. So when I came to work today I knew that there would not be a lot of customers coming through my door (my thanks to the ones who did come out and visit me). So I told Nancy and Suzanne to stay home, get cozy and enjoy the beauty that the snow brings. So with that I knew I would have to do something to keep me occupied. Not to worry I'm a sewer and as any good sewer knows we've always got projects to finish. And that's exactly what I did.

First I worked on this bag. It's a new Amy Butler pattern, Reversible Sunday Sling. Now you need to know that this was not a pattern I picked out. My sister volunteered me to make this for someone which I was happy to do. But you know if you're not in the mood to work on something it's so much harder to get done. I've tried to work on this project three or four times with not much success. So today I decided this was it. It was getting done. And as usual, know that it's finished I really like it and wouldn't mind making another one.

When I'm at the store I listen to the Christmas music station and between songs they have people talked about their Christmas traditions. One guy said that every year they go out into the yard and throw out "reindeer" food. I thought that was the cutest tradition and with nieces ages 5, 3, & 6 months, I thought this would be a perfect year to start that tradition. So I made this little bag to put reindeer food in. I went into the 5D Embroidery software and used the Design Creator module to create an applique patch with my label on it. I then took that and stitched it out on my Creative 4.0. Finally, I made a pouch with a draw string. It was quick and easy and super cute. I'll leave it at the store till next Thursday if any one wants to come by and check it out.

I hope you all got tons of projects done today and enjoyed the beautiful snow!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2011 Class Schedule

I just wanted to let everyone know that the newsletter is finished for Jan-Apr 2011. I'm so excited to get this information to you all. There are tons of new and favorite classes. And you can sign up for them now. Just click on the link above and you will see a pdf version. The printer has them in his possession and they should be in the mail by December 20, so keep your eyes open.

As far as the website goes, we are working on a new wonderful beautiful website for our customers to peruse and enjoy. It should be up within the next week and I can't wait for you to see it. It really looks awesome. I've been wanting a new site for the last two years so this is very exciting for me. And Retta, the web goddess, has put together a phenomenal site and I know you will all love it. I'll let you know when it's up and running. So if you go to the current website and it's not there don't fear I'm working on it.

For now enjoy the newsletter and remember class space is limited so if you see something you want to take sign up.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I love completing a project!

My Anita Goodesign Advent calendar is finally done. And I'm super happy with how it came out. I have created Tony and my first family heirloom. I hope to pull this out every November 30th and remember back to when I made it for our first married Christmas. I can't wait for little ones to come along and be excited to move the marker, getting closer and closer to December 25th. And as it becomes worn and needs repaired or as my tastes change, I will still pull it out every holiday and remember how fun this project was to make. These pieces of fabric and threads will be apart of my families memories for many years to come. I love how things you make can create memories that you can hold onto forever.

Make something fabulous this holiday season that your family will treasure and make memories from. Happy Holidays!