The shop is set up in one large room at the back of the Port Hastings Museum. At this time of year, we don't have many large quilts for sale, so we changed the layout a bit and lined the room with tables to better display placemats, runners, etc. I did put a couple of my Christmas quilts in the shop, but more to cozy up the place than to expect a sale. Here is a peek at what you would see if you visit us this weekend...
Those gorgeous flannel quilts hanging on the wall behind the bed were made by my quilter friend, Barb. The one on the left sold last weekend. People love flannel quilts in our area, especially at this time of year.
My Feathered Christmas tree looks quite at home in this red and green corner, flanked by lots of Christmas stockings and my Festive Mystery in the middle made during Quilt Sue's Christmas QAL awhile back.
We have some wonderful wool pieces in the shop including this sampler, overlooking some of the wood turned ornaments and items made by a couple of hubbies. Yes, we do allow some hubbies a little creative space too!
A few Christmas lap quilts are just waiting to find a new home. There is definitely a snowflake theme amongst the collection this year!
We have a great selection of wall hangings, many featuring those "men in white", or as we call them, snowmen! We always have an assortment of aprons and lots of knitted goods too.
Runners, runners, and more runners!
Lots of pretty placemats, especially those with my favorite Santa!
We even have a few thread painting projects. Carolyn's "Three Wise Men" hanging is amazing!
A couple of the gals decorated the shop for us, including this festive tree, wrapped with measuring tapes and adorned with sewing notions. I adore this tree skirt circling the base.
Bake sales to raise money for the museum are held on each of the Saturdays that we are open beginning at 2:00. I couldn't resist picking up a couple of Santa cans at the local dollar store and filling them with cookies for the bake sale. Isn't he gorgeous!
The little wreath quilt in the background is a "Snap Sack" kit I won in the Fall. It is a fun little kit that came together very quickly. I want to make the wreath pop a bit so may do some FMQ to finish it off. I am still challenging myself to finish my other Christmas UFOs. Even to have them ready for next year would be an accomplishment.
I did some more work on my Santa Claus Lane quilt by Jan Patek. I finished the centre applique last summer and then put it away. I pulled it out last week but, as usual, changed the design a bit. Jan uses a variety of applique to surround a primitive Santa including trees, angels, snowmen, and stars. I fell in love with her trees. Instead of tracing the shapes and piecing them, I photocopied the tree pattern and paper pieced a bunch to make a forest!
My Featherweight has proved to be a perfect paper piecer!
This is Santa's forest. I couldn't resist adding some embroidered words in the snow...
The trees look a little wobbly, but I know when I add the borders, they'll straighten up. I auditioned lots of fabrics and took lots of pictures to help me make my decision on which fabric to choose for the border. I decided to go with the fabric you see on the bottom right hand side...a green leafy floral on a black background.
And see what arrived in my mail today? A delightful Santa postcard, masterfully created and FMQ'd by Miss Linda of Scrapmaster fame. I adore it, Linda, thanks so much!
It arrived safe and sound complete with the stamp!
I still have lots going on in my sewing corner, but at this time of year, it tends to get a bit secretive, so I'll keep it to myself. Thanks so much for coming by. I know all of us seem to have less time these days, so I really appreciate your visit. It's a great day for quilting!