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It's spring! Happy Birthday to Me... 70 Years Old next week!

posted Jan 30, 2020, 4:28 PM by Lorna Shapiro
Hi there everyone...

I don't usually do this, but since it is my last few months in operation here... and since I just received a bunch of wonderful new cotton-linens and 100 % linens and variegated yarns for hand stitching... I'm offering 15% off in the month of February to anyone who wishes me happy 70th birthday! This offer is good for one visit (or email) per person, and applies to ALL regularly priced products.

Here's some of the new stuff...

Heavy-weight linens for towels or clothing... 240 g/sm...

I've become a convert to the benefits of linen for bath towels. And my daughter Kate who is back at university and trying to get some exercise swimming during a break in classes has also become a convert... read this description of the benefits of linen towels and you will start to see why we are so keen on linen...


Here's a couple of photos of my recent towel creations!

Yarn-Dyed and gorgeous...


Dyed... in Aqua and Optic White... also 240 g/sm...


Susan helped me to make these. We used the Clover hot hemmer for a fast measurement tool when ironing the hems around the border of these lovely towels... these linens are 58" wide so they make a perfect bath towel with the length being the WOF. I have aqua and optic white in plain weave linens for $32/M. The top one is a yarn-dye and it is $50/M... but it's gorgeous! All three of these linens are 240 grams/square meter... heavy weight an wonderful.

Here's the Clover hot hemmer tool if you haven't seen it...


The fabric sticks to the ruler while you are ironing up the hem, and the ruler doesn't get hot because it is some sort of fibre.

Pack of 10 rotary blades, 45mm, for only $28.

I've restocked these, and although the sale was over when I made this purchase, they are still only $28 for 10... good quality Japanese steel and the blades work well on Olfa and Clover rotary cutters. Compare this with $45 for 5 Clover blades... it's an economical way to get reasonable quality blades.

And Some New Stef Francis Yarns

I have restocked my No 5 and No 8 Perle Cotton variegated yarns from Stef Francis... I have all their colours now and the price-point is excellent... $4/skein. Here's some pretty pictures...

  

  

  

  

And there's even more... so just come and enjoy having a great selection of gorgeous cottons for your hand stitching play!

Upcoming Shows...

I will be at four shows before I close the business... and as we are starting to cut fabric to take to shows, we are getting excited about coming out to meet you and share what we've been learning about quilting, stitching and garment sewing. Here are the shows where you'll find me...

Abbotsford Creative Festival March 27/28..https://www.facebook.com/creativestitchesshow/


Victoria Quilters' Guild June 5/6/7... https://www.victoriaquiltersguild.org/show-and-sale/

and the last hurrah...


This is all going to be bitter/sweet for me, being my last year of shows. But I hope to share good visits and lots of laughter with you and to see lots more beautiful quilts to inspire us as we visit these shows. I have a few new ones to share with you!

Lorna

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