Tuesday, July 17, 2012

18% off on the 18th and Chickens at The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle NewsletterJuly Newsletter
July 2012
in this issue
:: Recipe: Broccoli and Orzo
:: Lazy Days Shop Hop
:: French Twist by Lonni Rossi
:: Birds and Blooms from Benartex
:: July's Patchwork Calendar Pattern
Tailor Made group Chickens Greetings!

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!

18% Off
Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, July 18
18% Off
all regular priced items
in store or on our website 
(see coupon at the bottom of the email)

"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

broccoli and orzo
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
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

Andover French Twist
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

Benartex Birds and Blooms
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

stars and stripes
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. 
Printed Treasures (Sew-On)
Inkjet Printable Fabric  

Printed Treasures
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.

Printed Treasures

Our Price: $18.36
List Price: $22.95

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

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Save 18%
As we celebrate this year's 20th anniversary, we thank our wonderful customers by once a month giving you 18% off your entire order of regularly priced items*.  One day only!

18% off* 
Wednesday, July 18th 
on all regular priced items 
in store or on our website 

If ordering by phone, please mention the 18% discount.
If ordering from our website, please mention 18% monthly discount on the "Special Instruction" section of the Check-out page.

* Not valid on gift certificates, block of the month,  software or classes.  Can not be combined with other coupons or sale prices.

Offer Good Wednesday, July 18th only!   

A bit of something for everyone!

From modern Summer Birds and Blooms 
to a traditional French Twist...
From Fall Harvest and 
Winter Flannel Snowmen...
there's a bit of something for everyone.

Check out what's new in the shop this week.
Where will your creativity take you?

Birds and Bloom
French Twist

Fall Harvest

Flannel Snowmen and Snowflakes

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Fabric

Here is some new fabric for July!

Even though it's finally summer weather around here, we're getting flannels in!

Check out this adorable chicken flannel!
We have it packaged as a Five Is Enough Quilt, 
ready to make a whimsical and cozy flannel quilt.

If whimsical is not your style...  
Here's a new line of elegant blues, blacks and golds, 
complete with a border print 
that would be great for a table runner or a quilt border.
 Or use it in one of these 4 Patch Wonder quilts.

4 Patch Wonder
4 Patch Wonder With a Twist