Sunday, October 17, 2010

18% coupon and October News from The Pine Needle

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The Pine Needle NewsletterOctober 2010
in this issue
:: Holiday Creative Arts
:: Pumpkin Bread recipe
:: Spooktacular Sale
See the Snowballs Flannel Quilt
See the Snowballs Flannel Quilt

Recently while finishing the last few binding stitches on a Halloween quilt that I started more than a year ago, my thoughts wandered to Christmas and what I could do to make the holiday season feel more personal, less commercial.  My husband frequently laments about the appearance of Christmas decorations  long before Halloween and I'm sure you have heard similar complaints.   I'm not sure I have a solution, but I always feel that sewing, crafting and creating some of our gifts and decorations add to the enjoyment of the season.  With that in mind, we present some of the wonderful projects we have available so you can add your own personal touch to your holidays.

Don't Forget our 18% Off
 October 18th Birthday Sale

18% off
all regular priced items
Monday, October 18th
(see coupon at the bottom of the email)

To view our Fall 2010 catalog Click Here
Background fabric:  Maywood's Woolies F18142-ER2
See the Snowballs Flannel Quilt

Upcoming Events

October 29-31 Frightful Friday-Spooky Sunday Halloween Events

November 6-14  Annual Fall Anniversary (our 19th) Sale
November 19-20  Winter Candlelight Showcase

Creative Arts
Doll Making

elf doll
Little Helper Elves

Looking for a way to put the spirit back into the holidays?  Nothing could be more fun than hand crafting ornaments or "dolls".  Luckily, we have the very talented Kae Rockwood to help our local customers perfect their doll making skills.  We also have patterns available for those who would like to create these adorable "elves" on their own.
Little Helper Elves

Santa DollOne of Kae's students, Ellen Starr, recently shared with us her Santa made during a class several years ago.  The Santa stands approximately three feet tall, wears a quilted robe,  sports a llama fiber beard and mustach, and carries a velveteen purse and Santa bag.  Ellen says that she adds something new each year to make this a special tradition in their holiday decorations.

Whether it dolls, pillows or a wool craft project, it's not too late to create something special for your holidays!

Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Bread (Editors note: This bread freezes well)

3 1/2 cup flour
2 teasp. baking soda
1 1/2 teasp. salt
1 teasp. cinnamon
2 teasp. nutmeg
1/2 teasp. ground cloves
3 cups sugar
1/2 salad/vegetable oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin (a 1 lb. can)
1 cup chopped nuts or some chocolate chips (both optional)

Grease and flour 2 (two) 9x5x3 loaf pans.  Sift together first 7 ingredients into large mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Divide batter into 2 loaf pans.  Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until done (toothpick test).  Cool slightly before removing from pan.  Store in foil.  Yum! 

Tiny Toys to Make

Puppy Love

We couldn't resist this darling stuffed dog and have now gone wild over the kitty too.  From Needlecraft Magazine, Dec. 1928:  "The very young set of the last generation...knew these adorable playthings as 'rag dolls'.  Remember?  And how we did love and cherish them, homemade and homely though they were!  ...One mother of four wee ones says..that there is nothing that gives them half as much joy, no matter what the cost in dimes or dollars as does the inexpensive stuffed plaything new and "different".

We think you'll enjoy making these adorable dogs & cats as much as you'll love gifting them.

Spooktacular Sale
30% 0ff Halloween Fabric

Henry Glass Spooktacular
Spooktacular 5255

Planning next year's Halloween quilt or need more fabric to complete this year's project? We have the sale for you!  30% off our entire selection of Halloween fabrics while they last.

The  fabric pictured on the right comes  from Henry Glass' Spooktacular collection and the background green dots are
Maywood's Seen on Halloween.  Give us a call or visit our website to order.

Fun Winter Decorations

Mittens Pillow Kit
Mittens Pillow Kit

These fun pillows can add a touch of merriment to your holiday decor and continue to add cheer after the holiday decorations are packed away. Our appliqued "Mittens" pillow kit comes with all the wool needed to complete the front and back of this 14 inch pillow.   Our fun loving "Let It Snow" pillow kit, (see below) measuring  18" X 18", comes with Woolies flannels to complete the front and back plus wool for some of the applique.
Snowman Pillow
Let It Snow Pillow Kit
Let It Snow Pillow Kit
Mittens Pillow Kit

Festive Table Mats
Holiday Decorating Idea

Snowmen Table Mat

These charming little 18" round (well, sort of round) are just perfect for your holiday table or end table.  Small enough to be doable, yet charming enough to make a wonderful gift for a favorite friend or relative.  Santa Table Mat
The kits come with all the wool for the background, flannel and wool for applique, and colored flosses for stitching. Appliques can be fused,  stitched or  both. You can add a flannel backing to hide stitches or leave as is.  Gingerbread Men Table Mat

Snowmen Wool Table Mat
Santas Wool Table Mat
Gingerbread Men Wool Table Mat

Aprons for Gift-GivingMy Neighbor's Apron

A perfect, personalized gift for your favorite woman - an apron.  We think they're darling, fun and always welcome.  Check out our cutest new patterns (shown "Let's Cook apron) and enjoy this excerpt from a 1928 Needlecraft Magazine article:

"No connoisseur of aprons would ever recommend being satisfied with just the practical, workaday kind one must have, be they ever so smartly made and good to look upon.  Hostess aprons to don swiftly and becomingly when serving refreshments in a dress-up gown after bridge or on Sunday evening - just for example - ought to be a part of every well-aproned woman's wardrobe; and even the mere man, who seldom comments on a new frock,will often raise an interested eyebrow at a new and becoming apron."

Let's Cook Apron

Betty Bands
Improved Control for Free Motion Quilting
Betty Bands
Betty Band for Free Motion Quiltin
Sandi Ray, a frequent free motion quilter as well as our free motion quilting teacher, introduced us to this new product and has enthusiastically demonstrated Betty Bands in our store.  The bands come in two sizes (1 1/2 inches and 2 inch widths), fits across your palms giving you excellent traction, and unlike gloves, leaves your fingers free to grasp.  Sandi recommends the two inch size.

Our Price: $12.80
List Price: $16.00

Betty Bands

As we head in to the holiday season - yes it is so! - we hope you'll fill your quilting needs from our catalog of ideas, our website and our store.  Our Maywood Woolies flannels are our customers' favorites, and ours too.  Come be inspired through the cold months with projects sure to keep you, and yours, warm.

As always, we appreciate your continued patronage, we love our customers to show and tell, and we pledge our best in customer service. 


Geri, Patsy and the Pine Cones
The Pine Needle

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Timeless and Contemporary - We've Got It All

Whether your tastes run towards Timeless or Contemporary,
The Pine Needle has you covered.  Check out these new lines that just came in.

Classic and timeless  - beauty and elegance
Here's beautiful new line from Moda called Remembrance.

Look at this beautiful theme print!

But if your taste runs a bit more modern
and you'd like to add a little zest to your Fall, 
check out this collection of coordinating fabrics from 
Free Spirit, Michael Miller and Moda.  
How about some Tiffany Blue to brighten your Fall?
Here's a trendier take on Fall.

And now something for every quilter out there... a great deal on thread.
Check out this collection of basic colors from Aurifil.  
This is amazing piecing thread and you'll want this Basic Collection.
You get 12 spools of thread in this nice case for just $99.   
If you bought each spool separately it would cost $120.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quilt for the Cure!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Here's your chance to support 
the Susan G Komen Foundation
and win a beautiful quilt.
All the money goes directly to breast cancer research.
K103 - our local radio station 
is supporting this effort 
by linking to the online auction.

You can either click on the pink banner above, 
or on K103 to be taken to their home page. 

Let the bidding begin!
Let's see how much quilters can raise 
in the fight against breast cancer.