Thursday 17 December 2015

Merry Christmas Everyone!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas", and sound like it too with the Christmas carols playing in the shop as we fill Christmas orders for people this week.  If you're looking to treat yourself to some handy stash building fabrics, take a look at Antique Cotton by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics.  There are 25 in all, half are dark dense colours with tiny prints.  The other half are cream or off white with some fresh new shirting style prints.  Something for everyone!
Antique Cotton $26.00m
We had a really lovely day with the Applique Group on Saturday for our last get together for 2015.  The room was full once again and everyone was happily sharing news and ideas as they stitched.  Our guest speaker this time was Elli Henry who showed the group some of her favourite antique quilts that she has collected over the years and entertained us with the stories of how and where she found them.  Here's a sample of what she brought along.

Show and Tell was dazzling as always with a great mix of styles, techniques and fabrics.  And a couple of girls even brought along their Christmas quilts to share the festive spirit.  Here's a few of the beautiful quilts we saw.

Everyone in the group is focused now on our Exhibition coming up on the 12th& 13th March 2016. With all  proceeds going directly to Emma House Domestic Violence Services here in Victoria, we're all really keen to put on a fabulous show and raise as much money as we possibly can.  We'd love to see you there!
We're looking forward to hosting the Secret Sewing Sisterhood here on Saturday for their end of year get together here at Threadbear for a little festive merriment before we close for Christmas.  Of course, there's no show without Punch!  Sam is a HUGE fan of all things Christmas and especially presents.  He insists on ripping open the wrapping on ANY present, regardless of what's inside.  It all goes back to his first ever Christmas when he found a puppy treat inside a wrapped gift!  Now, every present under the tree or in a 50 metre radius is fair game, whether it has his name on it or not!  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

1 comment:

  1. I am laughing out loud at Sammie opening that present!! He sure is just about the cutest little guy ever and has such a sweet, happy and funny personality to boot!!! I hope Santa brings him lots more doggie treats, especially those that he can unwrap!!! Merry, Merry Christmas to you all in Australia!!!!!