With all the delightful early summer-like weather, we, the Pine Cones, have been sneaking views of our beautiful snow capped Mt. Hood and admiring all of the lovely floral displays in Lake Oswego. Our new "The View" quilt, featured in our Summer 2012 catalog, lets us share with you some of those wonderful flowers in summer purples. And just think with "The View" you won't have to find the right vase, change the water or worry about what else came in with the flowers (Ops...sorry, guess that's my phobia--spiders!)
Our Summer 2012 catalog was delivered to the printer yesterday and will be mailed early next week. We hope you will enjoy the lively colors, the new quilts and many classes we will offer this summer.
Don't forget our monthly 18% off anniversary celebration!
Friday, May 18
all regular priced items
in store or on our website
(see coupon at the bottom of the email)
Fabric used as newsletter border: Marcus Bros, Modern Romance #4445
May 12: Class Sign-ups begin
May 26 -28: The Pine Needle Memorial Day Sale
What's New! See New Fabric Arrivals on Facebook
"A picture is worth a thousand words" and it couldn't be more true than when it comes to describing fabric. Would you like to know of new fabrics arriving at our store? Through our Facebook page you can see some of the new, exciting fabrics that we have recently received. Peggy, a photographer and our Facebook editor, does a wonderful job of keeping you current on new fabrics, quilts and interesting items we have available at The Pine Needle.
A Fun New Way to Share Your Love of Quilts and Other Things Too! Pinterest
Do you know about Pinterest? Peggy, our Facebook editor, shared her Pinterest site with us and we were awed. Pinterest is called a pinboard-style social photo sharing website. The users create and manage their own theme based image collections such as quilts, food, gardening, events and more. Once you become a user you can browse other pinboards for inspiration, 're-pin' images to your own collections and/or 'like' photos. Pinterest's mission is to provide a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing through imagery.
With oohs and awes while exploring Pinterest with Peggy, we just knew we had to set up a site of our own. You can see a little of Pinterest by clicking on the link below. Maybe you will be inspired to start your own Pinterest account.
The Summer Catalog will be on its way to you early next week. Look for the TPN catalog in your mail box before the end of May.
You can register now for a summer class. You don't have to wait until the catalog arrives, our summer class list is now on our website. Classes
Give us a call (503-635-1353) to register.
Antique Rose BOM will begin in June. You still have time to sign up for this beautiful block of the month series.
Kid's Sewing Camp - June 18-20. Sign-up now.
Bubba's Beer Biscuits Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
At our recent potluck staff meeting one of the Pine Cones brought these wonderful biscuits that we all delightfully gobbled up. Easy to make and easy to enjoy too!
Ingredients Biscuits: 4 cups biscuit mix 1/4 cup sugar 1 (12-ounce) can beer 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together and mix well. Pour the batter into well-greased muffing tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden.
Allow the butter to soften to room temperature. Using an electric mixer whip the butter and honey together until well mixed and smooth.
Serve the biscuits while still warm with the honey butter.
May Basket Patchwork Calendar Pattern
You can download our free Patchwork Calendar pattern for May from our website's home page. Click on the large yellow button to view and download the May Basket pattern.
The Gypsy Pin Pal
Magnetic Wrist Strap
The Gypsy Pin Pal, a handy magnetic bracelet for quilting and sewing, keeps your pins conveniently close for pinning or, even better, unpinning. You save time and effort by not inserting each pin into a pin cushion or locating a magnetic holder on your sewing table every time you remove or need a pin. Once you try it, you will never go back to an old fashioned pin holder.
Constructed of durable woven nylon, with a hook and loop fastener, this wrist pin holder easily adjust to any wrist size. Sixteen imbedded magnets hold your pins until you need them. We recently demonstrated them in the store and sold out with rave reviews.