Yep, those are chicken's peeking through from our the background fabric border. It may be summer, but the winter (fowl weather, you might say) fabrics arrived last week and I fell in love with these whimsical chickens. Makes you smile just looking at them! Our flannel chicken flock looks out at you from either a light gray or black background. The fabric comes from Timeless Treasures "Tailor Made Flannel" collection and goes perfectly with Maywood's Woolies. If you are looking to make a flannel quilt for someone special and a bit of whimsy would add a magical touch, give us a call. Our last week's bus tours bought out most of the collection but we are re-ordering. (More images are available on our blog.) If you would like to order, call us at 800-655-5632. To see more of the collection, go to Tailor Made Flannels.
We kept our UPS guy busy last week, so we have more than just new flannel. Below you can see new collections from Andover and Benatrex which are just two of the new arrivals. (I whisper softly that Christmas fabrics arrived too! No groans now.)
Don't forget our monthly 18% off anniversary celebration!
Wednesday, July 18
all regular priced items
in store or on our website
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"The important thing is that quilts find homes where they'll be enjoyed and appreciated and respected - whether they are loved so much that they are worn to shreds or are carefully preserved in acid-free paper. Either way, they are loved."
Quilter's Newsletter July-August 1986
Broccoli and Orzo A vegetable recipe from Pam
Pam G. says this is a favorite vegetable dish that her son frequently requests. It comes from skinnytaste.com. The recipe serves four and each serving contains about 174 calories.
This simple side dish combines orzo, a rice shaped pasta with fresh broccoli, garlic and oil. It can be enjoyed as a main meal or a perfect side dish for fish or chicken.
4.5 oz uncooked orzo pasta
2 cups of fresh broccoli florets only (no stems)
4 cloves garlic, smashed and finely chopped
3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and fresh pepper to taste
Directions: Trim stems off broccoli, cut into small pieces and season with salt. Steam covered with a little water until cooked, careful not to overcook. When broccoli is cooked, remove from pan and chop into smaller pieces.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in medium pot of salted water as directed for "al dente". Reserve about ½ cup liquid before draining. Drain orzo in a colander and add the oil to the pot. Sauté garlic a few minutes until golden, add broccoli, season with salt and mix well. Add orzo and stir to combine all. Add a little reserved liquid as needed so pasta isn't dry. Serve with freshly grated cheese if desired (optional).
Lazy Days of August Shop Hop August 8 - 18
Grab a few friends and bring your baskets, the 11th annual Lazy Days of August Shop Hop (Little Stitches) begins Wednesday, August 8. Our local shop hop lets you explore 20 fabulous quilt shops in our beautiful Willamette Valley. You can pick up your passports at The Pine Needle or make us one of your stops.
See you in August!
French Twist by Lonni Rossi
Lonni Rossi's French Twist
If you like to mix pink and brown, you will love Lonni Rossi's new French Twist from Andover Fabrics. The soft peachy pinks intermix with the warm mocha browns in sophisticated patterns with a French twist. Check out our Facebook page for more photos. You can also see the fabrics on Andover's webiste. To order, give us a call (800-655-5632)
Birds and Blooms from Benartex
Birds and Blooms
This collection is so new that it isn't on Benartex's website as yet. The collection in greens and blues features birds, flowers, letters in different combinations. For more images of the fabric go to our Facebook page. Give us a call (800-655- 5632) to order.
Patchwork Calendar July's Block
You can download our July's Patchwork Calendar block from our website through the end of the month. We will post August's patchwork block the first weekend in August. Click on the large yellow button to see and download the instructions.
Time to make a memory gift? Use Printed Treasures to print your favorite photos onto fabrics right in your own home. Use to personalize quilts or sewing projects with your favorite photos or patterns. Printed Treasures use quality 200 thread count pima cotton that gives superior washability. Quick and easy to use with in your inkjet printer.
Our thoughts and payers go out to many of our customers who have called and mentioned the droughts, hot temperatures, fires and floods. Thank you for being our customers. We wish you better times and a pleasant ending to summer.
Geri and staff The Pine Needle 429 First St Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-635-1353 800-655-5632