Holiday Chaos is full-force now and we find ourselves stressed to the max.
But all of the magazines, all of the ads say "Don't worry! Enjoy this! Relax!"
The dichotomy here can be viewed in two ways
~ drives you crazy, or just makes you laugh.
Or you could just hang out with your quilt friends and toast to the craziness with a carafe!
Regardless of what methods you find to cope with extreme seasonal expectations,
We hope that you'll take just a moment of time for the laughter and fun at Creation
Watch for the upcoming Week-Long FREE Sit 'n Sew in December!!
I ~ GREETING
II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Kale and Bacon Breakfast Strata
2) Turkey/Beef Meatloaf
3) Oriental Slaw
November 28, 2017
I hope you all had a wonderful and (mostly!) relaxing Thanksgiving weekend! Ours was sew much fun! My favorite holiday just never disappoints ~ and this year the weather was amazing!!
Things have been busy around the shop, too!! Staff has been cutting kits until their fingers are sore! Ohio State kits, Row-by-Row kits, Mystery kits (taught several 'on the road'), class kits, customer-request kits.....and on and on. Never a dull moment around here. Dull rotary blades, for sure, but not a dull moment! Now that we are turning the calendar to November, we can sell our 2017 Row-by-Row kits again. We are alsew continuing to sell kits from past years. Quilters like to sew them together as a 'Southern Ohio' themed wallhanging. It makes a great entryway quilt or holiday gift!
Southern Ohio Wallhanging (Complete kit $69.95 ~ excludes backing/batting)
As you can see below, we have turned the 2016 Row-by-Row into a celebration of school loyalty! The Ohio University fabric is no longer available, but we can replace it with fabric in the OU colors.
Each kit, to include borders & binding, is $29.95*
(OU fabric no longer available. Substituting appropriate fabric.)
Speaking of gifts.....look at these wonderful Fan-plaques!! One is for that special Buckeye in your life....the other for the Bobcat!! Dimensions are 13"wide x 15" tall. $49.95each! You can order them easily from our website!
We alsew have some great goodies in stock for the Featherweight Fanatic in your life!! At Creations SewClever we now stock these wonderful 'gas pedal pushers' for our Featherweight Friends and anyone else who has an antique machine with this style foot pedal. Especially great for those with arthritis or neuropathy. Holes are drilled to hold foot pedal pads, nonslip grips on bottom, fold top across foot pedal and use your entire foot to depress your 'gas pedal'. Made from beautifully stained and finished hardwood. ($25.)
While we're on a Featherweight roll.....how about this AWESOME fabric?!! (The quarter is there to show scale). Fabric is $12/yd.
II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
Here is a compilation of upcoming classes and events for you to consider. I hope you can join us!!
1) ~ FEATHERWEIGHT CLUB
Sew many of our customers have one or more of these little darlings ~
Singer Featherweight 221 machines from the 1930's to the 1960's.
The next meeting for our fun little gang is Saturday, Dec 2 from 10-5
We'll be having another Spa Day for those who need to treat their hard-workin' gals. After that, or instead of that, you can work on your past UFO's, or perhaps make some cute trivets or placemats from prior meetings. Both projects are awesome holiday or hostess gifts!
Sat. Dec 2 10-5 $5
One of our customers is selling a beautiful Singer 221 Featherweight Machine. I've sewn on it and it sews like going through butter!! She's asking $495. I have it at the shop if you would like to see it.
2) OSU CHAMPIONS
Kits in any size are available for order, and the large lap is alsew in stock in the shop
for $105.95. Each kit is complete and cut and ready-to-sew. It contains Thangles
needed to complete half-square triangle blocks, borders, binding, and complimentary
label. If you would like me to schedule another class for this quilt, please let me know!
Due to popular request, we're now kitting Ohio University kits. These quilts are fun and fast to do. Alsew on the kitting table are kits for the University of Kentucky. We've been cutting both of these kits all week, and they are ready to go!
Ohio University Large Lap kit ~ $112.95 / UK Large Lap kit ~ $112.95
EMBROIDERY CLUB ~
Our last Embroidery Club meeting this year will be Tuesday, December 5 from 4-8pm. Meeting is $10 and everyone will work on a project. Part of the beauty of 'club'-type events is the networking and sharing that goes on. Everyone shares skills and ideas and creativity ramps up exponentially. You will receive 15% off shopping during club hours. (You may bring ANY embroidery machine, but you must know how to use it....this is not a class, it's a fun gathering and sharing of techniques and information). The Embroidery Club members chose to work on either the Wildflowers quilt, or the embroidered Angels quilt over the next several months. This is a 'Club' and not a class, sew you are welcome to work on anything you choose and still enjoy the fellowship of other embroidery machine enthusiasts! This meeting falls during our Sit 'n Sew week, sew, come early and stay late!! Don't miss the fun!!!
Due to popular request, I have info for the next Mystery at our shop. Please notice the times have been changed to suit our sleuths. You can start as early as 9am, but if you aren't able to get to the class until 10am or later, we can catch you up. Everyone works at their own pace. (Please note we hope to be done by 6pm! This allows those who must travel a distance home after the class to be able to start earlier, and hopefully our sleuths to get home and rest their tootsies earlier than 9pm!)
For guilds or interested groups, I do take the Mystery Events on the road....however the group needs to provide the food and the wenches! Contact me for details!
6) MYSTERY!!! Our next Mystery Event will be Sunday, March 18 from 9-6. Join us for food, fun, fabric and friends as we solve another tangled Mystery with the help of lots of Willing Wenches! A complete meal along with snacks and desserts will be part of the event....if you go home without a completed quilt top, or if you go home hungry, you have no one to blame but yourself! Price for all, including a completely cut kit in your choice of colors, is $129.95. Sign up with a friend and you will both save $10! We cut the kit For You.....sew we'll work with you on your choice of fabrics!
Sun. March 18 9-6 $129.95
II. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
For those who can't come in to shop, but enjoy shopping on-line, if you visit our website ~ www.creationssewclever.com and make a purchase, enter the promo-code THANKU and receive 10% off your entire order!! Check it out!! If you need something and can't find it on our website, email me, use the promo-code and we'll still give you the 10% off!
~ END-OF-BOLT ~
Our Hot Stuff this week is:
All In-Stock Triangle Paper and Thangles ~ 30% Off!!
We have some other fun specials around our place, too! In our book room is a spinner-rack with loads of books on it. All have been marked $5! (final discount).
All In-Stock Wool, Wool Pre-Cuts and Wool Kits Clearanced 30% Off!
We're into our 17-Month 2017-2018 Block-A-Month program. The spectacular quilt is called Forest Floor and is done in batiks as shown. (We alsew have a beautiful assortment of like-colored reproduction fabrics for any who would prefer a more traditional fabric choice.) Blocks are $20.00/month and include our teaching hints and tips to make this easier for you to understand. We ask for a $20.00 deposit and must hold your credit card on file. We'll ship every month and the deposit will cover the price of month 12 at the end of this program. This amazing quilt finishes at 106" x 106". Be sure to stop by the shop and see it in person!! We ran out of kits, but ordered a bit more fabric and now have 5 left, and then we are done!!
The shop staff has been talking about another possible Block A Month program and all of us like the one pictured below. What are your opinions about this? Should we offer this??
We've had such an amazing turn-out for our Wednesday Sit 'n Sew, that we plan to continue hosting it. The nice thing is......(well, besides the part about hanging out with us!!) if you come Wednesday and plan to return on Friday, you can leave your machine here! We ask that you put it in the carrying case and label it with your name, settle your tab, and take your projects home on Wednesday evening. We have classes, visitors, kit cutting and (occasionally!! haha!) cleaning, and we don't want to be responsible for your projects! If your machines are packed up we can easily move them, if necessary.
HOLIDAY FUN!! Our Next - Week-Long FREE Sit 'n Sew for the Holiday Season will run from Sunday, December 3 through Saturday, December 9 from 9am to 9pm. Shopping for participants (only!) will be 15% Off! Leave your machines; leave your stuff, and we'll offer quite a few really cute Make and Take projects!!
CREATIONS SEWCLEVER QUILT AWAY!!
April Quilt Away will be Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22. September dates will be Thursday, Sept 20 through Sunday, Sept 23. Mark Your Calendars!! (We will be back to our usual 3rd weekend of the month next year.)
Registrations are held with a $50 non-refundable deposit and the April dates fill fast!! Weekend cost is $335 per person for single or double room occupancy. For 3 or 4 to a 2-queen room, price is $275. If a non-sewing/eating spouse accompanies you and shares your room, the cost for that person is $165. Meals are $20 for evening and $15 for lunch. The weekend includes the following:
Watch for two new Email Events in our newsletters beginning the first of 2018. I'm excited, and I hope you all will be, too!!
Most of us don't need a psychiatric therapist as much as friends to be silly with.
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~Albert Schweitzer
I ask of life only that which makes it worth living: the love of friends. ~J. Regier
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen. ~Rod McKuen
......come to the FREE Creations SewClever Sit 'n Sews and Make Friends!!!
Stop by and see us at the shop this week!!!
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Chillicothe, OH 45601