Archive | June, 2010

Goodbye Archie

25 Jun

1998 – 2010

With heavy hearts, yesterday we had to say goodbye to our dear friend and 3rd Assistant (Unpaid), Archie.

From the day he arrived, Archie has been a constant companion to Barney and Mum (Yvonne), and a colourful addition to our family. We will miss his wagging tail and determined romps through Narnia (aka Trentham Memorial Park), his cheerful wanderings in the neighbourhood and battles with Precious.

Goodbye Archie!


Sawmillers Open on Queens Birthday Monday

4 Jun

Hi Everyone,

This posting is just to say we shall be here on Monday 7th June, Queens Birthday so if you fancy a Devonshire Tea and a visit to us at the shop we will enjoy seeing you. Pictured above is the latest delivery from Sue B’s Quilting Service, these tops there are eleven in all have all been quilted and are awaiting their owners to come and collect them, it looks like there will be some binding applied this weekend.

Any way have a great long weekend and take care on the roads and Barney Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant and I look forward to catching up with you.

Until next time, Happy Quilting

You Have Note Been Forgotten

2 Jun

Hi Everyone,

I send my apologies for not updating our blog sooner, I have no real excuse other than DH !! As you know we built a new practice for DH and we have been preparing in the past few weeks for our site accreditation, we have been an accredited practice for some years now, but because we moved the practice we had to be audited again to make sure that the new building complied to all the requirements, and I am happy to say we did it!! It has been a hive of activity and DH got very fed up with having to sweep up the leaves from the copper beech tree, but we need not have worried about anything as Jennie our auditor was very impressed with the new set up and in particular the security cage Kevin ( yes the one from Stonestead ) built to keep all our records safe and secure, so we are all accredited until the next review in 3 years time.

Right onto stuff you really want to know about, firstly, the picture above is of my own Star Beginnings quilt I made as a pupil in Diannes class, it is quilted courtesy of Sue B and is now on a bed in one of my spare rooms, I am really pleased with it, there is still room in the class that starts this Friday evening if you are interested, it won’t matter too much if you can’t make the first one, just e mail or phone to book a space.

I used our cotton batting and extra wide backing for mine, the backing is so much easier to use as you don’t have to seam the backing fabric at all and is very reasonably priced too, come and have a look at the selection we have, along with the wool, cotton and dacron battings that are in Sawmillers.

These are the Deco Dance ranges in Blue and Orange both are inspired by Clarice Cliffe and her designs, we think they are beautiful, you can download a free pattern for these through the Fabric Freedom site, perhaps then come and see us and we can help you select the fabric.

Well it is nearly time to get dinner ready and then it is up to Sawmillers for my Wednesday Night group, if you would like more details on what we have, or perhaps you are trying to source a fabric and are having difficulty, call and see us and we shall do what ever we can to help you.

Until next time, Happy Quilting

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