Monday, July 14, 2014
We're having a Christmas in July Book & Pattern Sale.
Here are just a few of the quilts we've done over the years that can bless your home during the holiday season.
And Coming Home Again from Home for the Holidays is definitely a good one to start way ahead of time.
The Santa quilt is also from Home for the Holidays.
Pinetree Village quilt and pillow shams
as well as Rudolph & Co.
and Olive the Other Reindeer pillow are also from
And these books as well as any other books and patterns that have to do with Christmas are on sale for 25% off thru Friday, July 18th.
Just be sure to type the promo code "ICICLES" when you order.
Merry getting ready for Christmas.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 4:05 PM
Friday, July 4, 2014
Here's my "Flags of the American Revolution" quilt that Jake hung in the foyer yesterday.
The Kansas City Star Book is awesome. In my original Girl Gang pattern I wrote a small paragraph on the history of each of the individual flags in the quilt. For the Star book Edie McGinnis did massive amounts of research and wrote a full page of very interesting history on each flag. Thanks to her its a history book as well as a quilt book.
There are also 8 additional quilt and rug projects.
Here's Dobby helping us pin the quilt to the board we hang it on.
And here's our latest Table Stand Quilt - "Wings of Freedom".
Luckily Dobby and Spike can't find a way to lay on it :)
The tutorial should be uploading soon.
Have a Happy and Safe 4th.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 5:33 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
This is our new friend Bopper.
We showed you a picture of Quinn holding him so you would get an idea of his size.
He's a really big boy.
He's also very soft and cuddly. And he likes to be held - sometimes.
Sometimes he wants to run and play.
He's living in the baby chicken's brooder house since they grown enough to live in the big chicken house.
He seems to really like it here.
He was a house bunny for awhile at Kelly's but he like to nibble on electrical cords so he came to live at the farm for safety reasons.
His safety and everyone else's.
And so their phones could charge :)
He's not afraid of dogs.
Anyway, to celebrate his arrival we're putting all the books and patterns that have bunnies in them on sale for half price for a week.
We think we found them all but if you find one we missed one let us know and we'll give it to you for half price too.
I'd better hop along now and start getting out my 4th of July quilts.
The years just seem to fly by lately.
Have a good week ladies.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 1:03 PM
Friday, June 20, 2014
June 6, 1944
Pep and I watched hours of shows on the massive undertaking that freed Europe from Hitler's Germany. It was the largest amphibian landing in history and was awe-inspiring.
Which inspired me to design this little kit.
It will come out later as a pattern.
28" x 28"
You can order a kit by clicking here
Or you can just look at it :).
Have a good weekend ladies.
I'm staying at home and one set of grandkids is due.
No Phillipines :)
Lots of love and stitching.
Lots of love and stitching.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 8:00 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2014
No - we're Not in the Phillipines, we haven't been mugged or robbed and please do NOT send money to those scam people. We are at home and just fine.
We've also changed the password on our yahoo account.
And speaking of emails, somehow half of our list of subscribers got erased at Mail Chimp. So we're doing a refer a friend and you both get a free pattern (excluding BOMs). And I think you get a 10% off coupon if you just sign up so you can keep up on our specials.
back at home we've been busy.
Grandkids (Gabriel, Lilly
always like playing with the baby chickens.
Zoie even takes her favorite chicken for walks. The chicken loves it and comes running when Zoie walks into the chicken yard.
Quinn and Cullen are here every other weekend and are either on the computer or x-box or cooking.
And speaking of cooking - this is my husbands new range. It's his birthday, Father's Day and probably Christmas present from his kids and me - maybe for a year or two :).
When we built the house years ago we had a built in oven and cooktop that was just fine. We've had to replace the oven twice and now the ovens that fit in the hole have so much insulation in them that they won't take his roaster or his half/sheet pans. My - he would get soooooo frustrated.
Luckily the day it got here Jake was having a campout with a lot of his friends. Here's the brawn it took to get it into the house - it weighs 1100 lbs
- and here's the brains.
Of course the dogs have kept us busy. Dobby decided to wear one of Jakes slippers for awhile.
And Spike likes to sit in the cat's water bowl by the chicken yard after our walks.
I actually have found time to do some quilting too.
We were straightening the loft after the bout of sewing for Market (My quilts went even if I didn't) and we found a bunch of precuts and put them online in the store. We have very limited numbers but we do have some. To go look click here.
I've also started uploading my latest patterns and putting them in the store. It takes a while with our internet but we'll get there.
So far there's the Snowman Basket Wallhanging made out of my new Castlewood Fabric Line. To order the pattern click on the words and to see the whole Castelwood line, click on the word or here.
Right now all of the grandkids are gone and it's really quiet for awhile. Jake here is even at Boy's State for the week.
I miss them but it's kind of nice to just take care of the chickens and dogs and Pep and me for awhile. And of course the garden.
Lots more time to quilt though.
And I'm not in the Phillipines.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 12:53 PM
Monday, May 26, 2014
The last of our Amarylis bloomed. We had almost given up but when it bloomed it did it in style.
Zoie Pearl graduated from the 8th grade last week. She is such a pretty (and smart) little girl - who just keeps getting bigger.
She got awards for physical fitness and for reading - a very good combination.
Outside Grandma Laird's (Audra"s) iris are blooming
as well as Great Aunt Odell's Poppies.
And while it's a week earlier this year Memorial Day
helps us remember all of those who have come before us
and especially this who have served our country so well.
Have a good Memorial Day.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 12:05 PM