Thursday, December 27, 2012


Since I have reached my 'golden' years (don't know who decided they'd be golden, I think they're more like rusty years) I've decided I'd like to have a little fun on my days off.  Since most of the small businesses in the area that I like to shop at are closed on Mondays like I am, I've decided to close both Monday  and Tuesday --- starting Tuesday January 8, 2013.  I'm  not running around every Tuesday, but  I intend to go visit some of those shops and have luncheons with friends (then I don't have to cook dinner...yea).  I'll even get some more stitching hours.

Our hours will remain the same:  Wednesday and Friday 10-4, Thursday 10-6 , Saturday 10-3 and the first Sunday of the month, 11-2.

Mark this on your calendar!  Remember, we will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays starting Jan. 8, 2013.

Don't forget with this bad weather season looming, if the weather looks 'iffy', call and make sure I'm here.
I am a fair weather girl.  Don't want to fall  and mess up my knees....or other body parts.  Yesterday was a trip just getting across the parking lot to my car with the sleet that was coming down.  I'm not afraid of driving, but I am afraid of falling.

Stop in and check out the bargains in the store.  Lots of fabrics have been discounted and we have lots of small cuts for ornaments or slightly larger pics.  The entire shop is 20% off and special merchandise is deeply discounted until Sunday January 6, 2013.

Take care and have a Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's on the way.......and IMPORTANT INFO

The last of the Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers chart for 2012 is on it's way and will be here shortly. The sampler looks really nice and colorful and I like all the projects.  Got the Gentle Art colors in earlier in the week and I can't wait till the chart comes.  All I can tell you is that I think I read that  it's worked on 30 count putty .  The fabric will arrive with the charts.  Come check it out.

You know, bad weather can pop up at any time, so if the weather is questionable, and you are out and about, call first and make sure I'm here.

Tonight, the 3rd Wednesday of the month, is our last free stitch night for 2012.  The next free stitch night will be January 16 at 6:30 pm.  Come give us a try.

The 'Spring' Stitch Club will meet Friday January 4th, 2013 from 7-9.  This club will meet through May 2013 and the cost to join is $25.00.  You must stitch something associated with these months, like a project for Valentine's Day, Easter, just plain Spring, etc.  Free patterns will be handed out and we will have a 'party' in May.  Call to sign up for this group...a few seats are still available.

The Halloween Club will be held the first Friday of the month, starting June and will run through October.
Cost is $25.00 and will operate just like the Spring club, except you must stitch Halloween.  We are taking reservations for the group.  Remember this year was our first club and  we had a 'coven' of 14.

We do have a free group that meets during the day.  It is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  We have no meeting for December, so our next get together will be on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013.  We meet from 9-12.

As you know, if you've been following the  blog and talking to me in the shop,  I've gotten interested in wool applique.  I would like to be able to get together with others interested in either wool applique or rug hooking, as I feel the two crafts share some common ground.

I would like to form a group, known as Friday Eve with Ewe and Me.  We would meet the 4th Friday of the month from 7-9.  The cost would be $25.00 for the year.  You can work on either applique or hooking, just as long as you are working with wool fabric.  I'm really hoping some of you ladies will join me as I'm really interested in talking to others who love working with wool.  I'd like to exchange ideas about patterns and designers, tips to working with wool, color ideas and just 'everything' wool.  Call today and reserve your spot for the first meeting of Friday Eve with Ewe and Me on January 25, 2013.

As it is getting really close to Christmas, may I wish all of you a Happy Holiday and best wishes for the New Year, may it be healthy and prosperous for all.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Here's a sneak peek at the Mystery Sampler from Blue Ribbon Designs.  Entitled "Blue Jeans and Daisies" it's going to be very colorful.  Don't forget to sign up, today, so  you'll be able to start this project in late January when it arrives.  Remember, it is a 3 part sampler.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Christmas at Hollyberry Farm is finally here and absolutely beautiful.  Stitched with Gentle Art threads, using one strand of floss, over 2 threads, on 35 count Mink from R&R Reproductions.  The fabric is available, now, as are the fibers.

This design is applied to a piece of  aged homespun fabric and then mounted in the unique way to finish.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Well, here we go again with another  Mystery Sampler!  Blue Ribbon Designs has designed a 3 part Mystery Sampler filled with springtime stitching suspense.  You will receive the first part in late January, followed by additional parts in February and March.  The chart, 10x20 inches finished design, uses a fat quarter of 30 count Weeks Dye Works linen, whose color is currently  , also, a mystery.  They told us to 'keep your pants on' regarding the fabric color and I think this was a definite clue.  (Can you guess the color being used?)  23 skeins of Weeks Dye Works floss are used in the piece (with several multiples in this design).So give us a call at 215.513.9373 and sign up for the next Mystery Sampler, sponsored by Norden Crafts.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hot Off the Press...

Just in, is the 2013 edition of the Fiber& Fabric Mania travel guide.  We only have several copies available, so if you travel, here's your answer.   If you cross-stitch, needlepoint, knit, crochet, spin or weave, you'll find a shop for you, wherever you may be.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

S A L E ...............

Don't forget our Pre-Inventory Sale.  I don't want to count all this merchandise so I'm putting the entire shop on sale - 20% off everything in the shop.  Special orders are not subject to the 20% discount.  There's lots here in the shop that I want to pass onto you so this merchandise will be deeply discounted......charts, buttons and fabric!  This sale is lasting till January 6 .  You may make better buys on different days.  Discounts may get better on some items as the sale progresses.  Multiple visits may be required!


Lizzie Kate is sending out an auto, probably as we speak. A LITTLE CHRISTMAS  kit is new in her series.  I think it's really cute.  The kit includes linen fabric, beads and charm.  Also coming is a Quick-It for tiny stockings.  Check out her blog for other new items.