Monday, March 12, 2018


Well March certainly came in like a lion!  The first two days were not so bad but that weekend dump of snow has made me really wanting Spring to arrive.

We have some fun activities going on this month in the shop to help take the sting out of all that snow.

We have a new charity project happening and it’s called Empty Arms.  Empty arms offers birth and bereavement support services to Saskatoon and area baby-loss families.  We are doing much the same as our last fundraiser where we sell selected fabric bolts at cost to customers who wish to contribute. You can purchase as little as .1m of the bolt (and we would never say no if someone wanted to purchase an entire bolt!).  Once the bolt is “sold”  the fabric then goes to volunteers who sew tiny clothes, diapers and hats as a way to help bereaved parent(s) honour their babies.  We are pleased to be able to support Empty Arms in this way so they can continue their good works.

We continue to bring new fabrics and notions in at the shop.  We recently received a shipment of Ketan Batiks and a couple of bolts of Fireside plush.  And for those of you who remember our shop sample of Sandy’s Under the Boardwalk quilt from last year we have received more of the Stof Woodie and Friends and have made up more of those hugely popular kits.  We also have brought in the heat rulers - a  ruler you can use with your iron.  Great for pressing accurate 1/4” folds without melting your ruler!  We also have some fun needle threaders with LED lights in them to help you see those elusive eyes in your needles.

In terms of activities at the shop we are planning a little fun for St. Patrick’s Day.  We will have refreshments and goodies, Door prizes and a draw with purchase.  We hope you’ll stop by for fun and shenanigans!

March also brings another Periwinkle Mini-Retreat.  Friday March 23, 9:30 - 10 or 11pm and Saturday 9:30 to 5:30.  Bring your sewing machine and projects and sew 'til your heart's content!  Leave you machine and spend the night in your own cozy bed and then start up again the next day.  There will be snacks and door prizes too!  We only have a couple of spots left so if you're thinking about it, don't delay.

The end of March brings Easter which gives us the opportunity to create another Easter basket full of quilting goodies.  If you make a purchase in the shop you will be able to enter the draw for the basket!  The entries for the Easter Basket will start on the 23rd of March.  The draw will be made on Easter Saturday March 31st at closing.
And that about takes care of March!  As I'm typing up this blog post the sun is shining and the weather is warm (about +1C).  Enjoy these Spring-like temperatures and as always thank you all for your kind words and encouragement.  We really do enjoy helping you with your quilting endeavours.

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