May 26, 2016

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Summer Salads & Sale-Abrations!

Don't you just love summer? Opportunities abound!
Something new is there to do each time you turn around!
Weather can be interesting, schedules often shift ~
Every day we have a choice ~ that is such a gift!
 
Don't let even one day pass without a conscious though ~
Choose the things that fill your soul, not just things you ought.
'Course we all know all about responsibilities...
But just because we've things we "must", don't leave out things that please.
 
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Green Beans and Tomato Salad
2) Chocolate Wafer Roll
3) Watermelon Cucumber Salad
May 26, 2016  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
   I think most of us are getting excited for the Official First Weekend of Summer!! We're excited here at Creations, too!!  We've been busy making and hanging lots of bright new samples and rearranging our fabric shelves and notions wall for all the new fabrics and notions that have been arriving daily!  To celebrate our fresh look, we'd like to invite you in to see all the new goodies. To encourage that, and make room for all these new things, we're having a .....
2-DAY SALE-ABRATION 
 Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-3!!
*Storewide 25% - 30% Off!!  
Big Clearance Area!
Freebies!
Prizes!
Stop in, say 'hi', admire all our new goodies, and take advantage of some terrific savings!! 

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.    
 We had lots of fun and laughed like crazy people during our Featherweight Club
 this past Saturday!  I look sew forward to those gatherings!  We have quite a few mini  patterns and kits available now for anyone interested in working on one of them from  home.  I'll get together with Meg at work and put together a paper with all that we've  done to this point, along with the finished size and kit prices or pattern prices.  They are  all fun to do!  (Well, to be honest, some are more fun than others!!  Hahaha!)  Our next  gathering will be Saturday, June 11 from 10-5.  I haven't made the project yet, but I  have it in my head!!  That's a start!
    Saturday, June 11                                    10-5                                             $5
 
  I have information about Featherweight machines for sale.  I believe our customer, Donna Sheely has 2 for sale.  You can reach her at 614-578-0668.  Alsew, a customer in the Dayton area has several Featherweights for sale at $495.   If you are interested or need more information, please contact her directly at:    pileka@att.net .     Please put Featherweight in the subject line.
2)  KALEIDOSCOPE QUILT POSSIBILITIES  There are loads of patterns that
 feature kaleidoscope-type blocks. Techniques are similar, just the blocks are different.  I'm teaching a FREE class for anyone who would like to make one of these fascinating
 quilts. You can choose what you want to work on.  Only condition is that you get your  fabric/pattern from our shop, and you will get 15% discount on the fabrics and patterns.  I don't have all the pictures at my fingertips, but you can stop in the shop, or look them  up on-line.  Here are some ideas ~ 4-Patch Posies; Kaleidostrips 6; Kaleidostrips 8; One  Block Wonder, Stack 'n Whack Fan. The class is TONS of fun.....it's like making your
 own fabric! I'll help you make whichever pattern you want, in whatever  size you want!  Mark your calendar!!
  Saturday, June 18                                          9-5                                    FREE!
 
3)  YIKES! STRIPES!!
     This is a fun and super-fast quilt designed by Sue Nichols to feature some of our cool   striped fabrics. She's offering it as a class on two different dates. There is a class fee,
  and you get 15% off fabric.  Pattern is free with purchase of fabric.  Hope you can take
  advantage of this and see how much fun it is to work with stripes!
    Tuesday, June 14                               5-9pm
   Saturday, July 2                               10-3                                                $30
 
 4)  OSU CHAMPIONS           
    Kits in any size are available for order, and the large lap is alsew in stock in the shop
  for $94.95.  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!

 
 
MYSTERY DATES!!    Mark your calendars! The next 2 Mysteries are scheduled for Sunday, June 26 from 11-7 / Sunday August 14 from 11-7  
 
  Edlyn is having a blast with a new embroidery project.  She's going to quilt it, then hang it in the shop to see if anyone would be interested in a class.  It's a beauty!!  Let us know if you're interested!
  
 
  We still have our Fabulous FREE SIT 'N SEW every Friday (10-5)   Attendance is FREE, no need to pre-register, and we give you a complimentary 10% discount on all merchandise (excluding machines and accessories and kits).  Our Tuesday Evening Sit 'n Sews are now the first and third Tuesday of each month from 5-9.  Hope you can join us!
NEWS FLASH!!!!!
    We have 2 new Block-A-Month programs for 2016.  Latimer Farm begins in January, and Southwest Stars will begin in March. We are taking a limited number of participants in each program, sew I want you to see pictures of what's coming and sign up before the spots are all gone!  
 
Latimer Farms (101" x 101")
    Latimer Farms is a 12 month program that has multiple blocks per month.  The finishing kit, borders and binding are all included in the price.  We are ONLY accepting a limited number of participants and we are more than 50% full, sew don't dawdle if you'd like to make this lovey quilt!  If you are participating in this through OUR shop, you can come in any Friday, or any day by appointment, and we'll help you at no charge.
$25 non-refundable registration fee
$29.95/month + shipping if needed
We must have a valid credit card number on file.  We do NOT charge your card until the day we ship.
SPECIAL NOTES: 
     **If you do not want us to keep your credit card on file, you can purchase gift
        cards and we can put them on your account and debit your account each month. 
    **If you'd like to pay in-full at the beginning of this program, we'll waive the $25
        registration fee.
    **When you finish this 12-month program with us, we'll give you 25% off any
        backing you choose, and we'll apply your registration fee to the backing
        purchase.
WIN + WIN + WIN!!!
Shipping begins January 15th. and will then ship on or about the 1st of every month.
 
These Southwest Stars are exactly the same, but you have the option of a creamy background, or a deep navy.   82"x 98"
    Southwest Stars is a small full-size quilt.  We would be happy to design additional borders to make it a queen.  Several who have signed up are purchasing 2 kits to make it King size. Borders and Binding are included in your kit fees.
$25 non-refundable registration fee
$15.95/month + shipping if needed
We must have a valid credit card number on file.  We do NOT charge your card until the day we ship.
SPECIAL NOTES: 
     **If you do not want us to keep your credit card on file, you can purchase gift
        cards and we can put them on your account and debit your account each month. 
    **If you'd like to pay in-full at the beginning of this program, we'll waive the $25
        registration fee.
    **When you finish this 12-month program with us, we'll give you 25% off any
        backing you choose, and we'll apply your registration fee to the backing
        purchase.
WIN + WIN + WIN!!!
III. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
 
   Our MAY SPECIAL IS ~ ALL WOOL PRE-CUTS AND YARDAGE ~ 20% Off!  
 
SPECIAL EVENT!!!!
Creations SewClever is proud to be able to host Featherweight Expert, Nova Monthgomery for 2 days in September of this year.  Saturday, September 17 and Monday, September 19 she'll be at our shop giving a maintenance workshop.  Saturday is actually during our Quilt Away, sew if you are coming to that event and are interested in this Singer Featherweight Maintenance class....this is the perfect opportunity.  In addition to teaching at Creations SewClever, Nova will alsew be giving one or two workshops in Columbus at the Hilton Garden Inn, Metro Garden Room, Dublin, OH on October 10.  Seats are filling FAST!!  Visit Nova's website to register.  Hope you can join the fun!!
http://www.novamontgomery.com/module/class.htm?classId=134867
V. RECIPES & CLOSING
   It's Memorial Weekend!  How about some picnic fare??

GREEN BEAN AND TOMATO SALAD  (serves 8-10)
2 pounds green and yellow string beans
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 green onions, minced to include green tops
2 tablespoons chopped dill weed
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the beans until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain the beans and spread them on a large baking sheet to cool. Pat dry.  In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the onions and dill weed, and season with salt and pepper. Place the beans and tomatoes in a large bowl, add the dressing and toss well. Transfer to a platter and serve.

CHOCOLATE WAFER ROLL This is a huge favorite from my childhood! (serves 6)
1 box Nabisco Chocolate Wafers (found in the freezer aisle with the ice cream cones, ice cream toppings, etc)
1 cup heavy cream
3T sugar
1 tsp vanilla
  Pour cream, sugar and vanilla in chilled bowl and mix with electric mixer on low/medium until it reaches the right consistency.  Using all of the wafers and a long platter, 'ice' the wafers with the whipped cream, between each wafer to form a long 'log', and then 'ice' the entire log with the remaining whipped cream.  Top with chocolate sprinkles if desired.  Chill for several hours or overnight before serving.  Slice the roll on the diagonal to serve.

WATERMELON CUCUMBER SALAD (serves 6)

4 c. diced watermelon

2 English cucumbers

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. red wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. sea salt

¼ c. crumbled feta

¼ c. mint leaves

  In large salad bowl combine all ingredients except feta and mint.  Toss and chill until ready to serve.  Garnish with feta cheese and mint leaves.


"The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
  Their courage nerves a thousand living men."
                                                                 ~Minot J. Savage
 
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

  Be sure to take time from your yard work, picnics, lazy afternoons and family gatherings this weekend to appreciate the price that has been paid sew you have the ability to do the above things in freedom and without fear.  Thank a military person....past or present, for that gift!

           Have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!! I hope we see you Friday and Saturday!!
                                                                     Your friend in stitches, 
                                                                                       Rita
                                                                                     
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