Monday, September 22, 2014

Dorothy's back!

Lolah had company last week... this purple beauty was loaded and Dorothy had fun free-motion quilting it. This is Dorothy's second time on Lolah... she did really well working her magic in 3 1/2 hrs!

Some ladies dropped by to shop and admired her work...

Excellent job Dorothy! What a gorgeous quilt!

Power was supplied to the construction site on a beautiful sunny day!

These pole riders were admiring the view...

One of two deer spotted munching away near the barn site...

Up next is Florence's quilt... a printed quilt she purchased years ago with intention to hand quilt it but didn't get around to it. 

As you can see, I basted this one from top to bottom... it will be all ruler work!

In the meantime, Spruce It Up Quilt shop has received 125 more bolts of fabric not including several beautiful flat fold bundles, some panels and much, much, more. DH had to make new shelves; this time they're on wheels! Not all bolts fit of course... there are some that don't reside on shelves still!

You'll have to come check these out... isn't it time to start your working on that Christmas list?

I leave you with a little reminder: Lolah will be unavailable from October 6th-21st.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

2014 Christmas Ornament Challenge

Spruce It Up Quilt shop is hosting its very first challenge! This challenge is open to all readers of the blog and visitors to the shop. Please check out the tab under the header to read the rules and have a look at the list of prizes for the winner. It's a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talents and at the same time, donate to a worthy cause, something we are passionate about in this family as my sister-in-law and a brother-in-law's sister are afflicted with MS.

In preparation for the event, DH has constructed a tree to hold the ornaments. We're eagerly awaiting your ornaments... the camera is ready to photograph each one when it arrives; the tags are ready to be attached to keep the maker's name a secret! 

You have until November 15th to deliver or mail your ornament. Please don't forget to include basic instructions on its creation so we can publish the instructions. Also remember to credit the designer of your ornament. Have fun creating!

NEW at Spruce It Up Quilt shop are these luscious fabrics:

On September 10th, Spruce It Up Quilt shop celebrated 3 months in business! It's been a real joy to meet each and everyone who has visited! In order to thank you, we are having a 3-DAY sale... I apologize for being late in posting this announcement on the blog but I did manage to post it in the newsletter... today is the last day... These flat folds are going $6.00/M... and that's a bargain! Come on by...



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Special Delivery!

Spruce It Up Quilt Shop was surprised to see the FedEx delivery van arrive yesterday! The man in brown is my usual delivery person! But look what he brought... TOTALLY unexpected!! 

You'll have to come see what was in those boxes to appreciate the beautiful colors... pinks, reds, blues, greens, blacks, browns, yellows, oranges, purples... OH MY!!! Some Christmas, some Halloween, some reds, greens, greys... some babies... some monsters!!! You must come see the selection!! DH is scratching his head! He will soon have to build new shelves! :)

So what else is happening in the shop?? This might be a clue... 

If you guessed another repair... you are right! This is the third ball of thread bits... stay tuned! More to say about this one.

The shop is continually evolving... you need to keep in touch... come by and don't forget your show and tell! I love to see what you're working on.