Look What We Got!!

I can officially go home happy today and it's only 10:30! We received a box from White Bear Lake, Minnesota first thing this morning full of BEAUTIFUL wools : ) It really is sad how excited we get over such a thing. Here's a sample of what we got(before the three of us and Cheryl and Lin combed through it):

Until next time...

Sample Mood

Something came over me sometime around the middle of last week, and I was suddenly in the mood to make up some store samples. Nothing too big or complicated, just quick and easy. I decided on some new tea towels. We have had the same ones hanging up by the register for awhile now and we recently got in some cute tea towel patterns by Primitive Gatherings, so how could I resist? Each pattern contains instructions for six different tea towels, so I picked my favorite from each. They are not yet stitched down, but I figure that since I picked out the towels and fabrics, traced the designs onto Steam-a-Seam, and ironed everything down, it's only fair that my mom or Whitney do the stitching. That of course means that they will never get done, but this should give you a good idea of what they're supposed to look like:

We also decided late last week that kits for the Diamond Delight table runner would be a cute idea and since we now have the Holiday Flourish 3 collection, it worked out perfectly! Now we have these:

Which make up a version of this:

Until next time...

P.S. Perfect timing! The UPS man just came in and delivered the 'Punctuation' line from Moda. It's an adorable collection of 1930s reproduction prints. Check the website for pictures.

It's Me Again...

As soon as I hit the 'Publish Post' button yesterday, the UPS man showed up with some BIG boxes. Those boxes were filled with lots of fun new stuff, so I thought I'd share some of them with you. First of all, I was very excited to get two new books from the people at French General. We had seen these books at different stores during our road trip last month, and I LOVED them. They both have the cutest little projects. If you like their fabrics, you'll feel the same way about these books.

We also got the Spirit collection by Lila Tueller. It's a brighter, trendier look than we usually go for, but it makes up adorable dresses for young girls and a fun coat for the more mature audience.

We also started getting some patterns from Buttermilk Basin. Their patterns have a very vintage look and span all seasons, however, we only have fall/Halloween themed patterns so far. Here's my favorite:

As if that wasn't enough, we also got new patterns from Jan Patek, a small booklet all about embroidery stitches, and a few other trinkets. It definitely made for a fun morning! I think the UPS truck just passed by, so I think that's it for now.

Until next time...

We Have a Winner!!

Congratulations to Julie Miller! She is the winner of The Shoppe's Schnibbles contest and is now entered into Martingale's national Schnibbles contest. Good luck Julie!! Here's a picture of the winning quilt:

We also wanted to remind you all that passports and charms for the 2010 Shop Hop, in September, are now available for $5.00 here at the store. Charms are limited so hurry in!

When you come in to buy your passports, check out our new holiday goodies. We received Peggy Toole's Holiday Flourish 3 collection and several new seasonal patterns from Crabapple Hill.

Until next time...

Shop Hop Til Ya Drop

It's that time of year again! In just over a month, the Valley of the Sun Shop Hop will begin!! As of today, you can buy your passport here at The Shoppe. The passport and charm, together, are $5.00. There are an unlimited number of passports, however, charms are limited, so come in as soon as possible to purchase both!

In other news, we have completed our rearrangement of the store. All holiday fabrics (at least the ones we've received so far) have been put out and are ready to be made into something wonderful! Here are a few more pictures of what we've been working on:

We have also received a couple of gifts in the last week that we want to brag about : ) For The Shoppe's two year anniversary, our friends/customers/helpers Cheryl Miller and Lin Ochs made my mom and Whitney each signature quilts (the pattern came from Jo Morton's book, 'Vintage Journey'). Some of our customers, teachers and favorite local designers all signed the blocks, and to top it off, the amazing Sharon Brooks quilted both of them! They really are beautiful!!

We also each got one of these from our friend Renee Plains. She brought them back from her trip to Paris. They're so cute! We love her!

Until next time...

Schnibbles and Such...

The quilts are in! We received 4 entries in the Schnibbles contest. The pictures below are the quilts entered. In order to vote for your favorite, e-mail the store at mail@theoldeworldquiltshoppe.com with the corresponding number posted underneath the picture by midnight on August 15th. I know they are all beautiful, but please just vote for one!





We are also beginning a fat quarter drawing today! Put in first quality 100% cotton quilting fabric, rolled and secured with a rubber band, with your name and phone number included, in the designated basket at The Shoppe. For every fat quarter dropped in the basket by customers, The Shoppe will add another fat quarter. Add as many fat quarters as you like. At the end of the month, we will draw three names and divide the fat quarters equally amongst the winners.

Until next time...