We're well into our New Year now.....kicked off with resolution!
And I had lots of plans for us....'till failing constitution.
The Count and I spent lots of time together on the road,
Atlanta, Florida, back again....the fun and laughter flowed!
Christmas was a ton of fun, and New Year's Eve was, too!
Soon holidays were over, time to get back to my crew!
At the shop we scrubbed and cleaned.....(we hope you'll come applaud!)
Next thing I knew I got sew sick my hubby called the squad.
A few days in the hospital.....results? An operation.
Gallbladder's finally out now, leaving energy deflation.
I'm on the mend, for sure, my friends.....though at a slower pace....
Impatient to get on with things....I want back in the race!!!
I ~ GREETING
II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Stewed Chicken and Rice
2) Sea Scallops with Lemon and Capers
3) Barley Soup with Sausage and Mushrooms
January 29, 2016
Well, the beginning of this New Year did not go exactly as I had planned. However, I guess there is never a good time for emergency surgery! January is probably as good a month as any, and better than most. At least I was at home!! .... I'm done with all of that now, and done as well as my forced 'down time'. I'm finally mentally ready to gear up the fun and games again around our shop! Winter in Ohio can be boring and energy-sapping. Why don't you plan to come by our place, see our CLEAN shop, new samples and fun ideas? We'll make you glad you made the effort to leave your house!!
We have some beautiful, bright new samples to show off, as well as new fabrics that are arriving daily! We're happy to inspire you to start something fresh and beautiful for this fresh and beautiful new year!!
"...I've Got A Notion..."
In this section I'll share a favorite tool, and to honor that tool's uniqueness and usefulness it will be discounted 15% until the next newsletter when another notion will be the star. If you are not a walk-in customer, don't worry! We have a code you can enter if you order on our website and you will still receive the 15% discount!
This week's "...I've Got A Notion..." is Gypsy Sit Upon! WEBSITE CODE ~ SIT!
Sometimes that sewing chair is too low, too hard, or just plain uncomfortable. This air-filled cushion mimics an exercise ball. As you sit on it, your body constantly adjusts its balance, working your core, getting you off your tailbone, taking the strain off your back and opening your chest for better breathing, less fatigue, and more natural posture.
It's great to take to class, to sit on during long bus rides, or as you drive your car. It really helps if you have problems with your sciatica. Stop in our shop and test drive one!
Regular price $30/ discounted price $25.50
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.
I look sew forward to these gatherings! This month's meeting will be Saturday, February 25 and we're working on a cute little project that uses a couple of the rulers many of you already have ~ the Creative Grids Strippy Stars, and the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle. (If you don't have those rulers, they'll be 20% off when you buy your kit that day!) I'm making the project now and will post it on my facebook page and our shop facebook page when it's complete.....and right here in next week's newsletter if you don't do facebook!
Saturday, February 25 10-5 $5
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. Back them with the OU fabrics!! 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
3) MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLASS ~ SNOWMAN FOR ALL SEASONS ~
Sew many of you have remarked on Edlyn's cute Snowman quilt as well as the adorable tea towels that show off the embroidery work! She's offering a class to make the March Tea Towel on February 21 from 10-3. Bring your embroidery machine, and plenty of thread!
III. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
Our FEBRUARY SPECIAL IS ~ FEBRUARY FATS! ~ All pre-cut Fat Quarters ~ 20% Off!!
Hot Stuff this week is 30% Off any Rectangle Ruler!
(ex. 3 1/2" x 18 1/2"; 6 1/2" x 24 1/2"; 4 1/2" x 8 1/2"; etc)
Since mid-winter in Ohio can often cause a case of the doldrums.....how about if we shake things up a bit?
This coming Saturday is Feb 4. I'll be here!! Let's Celebrate with our
Sale Celebrating #4!!
How random is that?? I'm not usually here on a Saturday unless I'm teaching, but geez, I've missed all of you!! Sew, first we're offering a FREE Sit 'n Sew Friday AND Saturday (until 3pm!) this week! We are finally getting a chance to have our shop Christmas Party and we're starting it at 3pm Saturday!
Next, if you buy 4 or more of anything the same (4 yards off one bolt, 4 fat quarters, 4 rulers, 4 spools of thread) you'll get 25% Off! How fun is that??
Sew, I hope you'll join us Friday for Sit 'n Sew, or Saturday for Sit 'n Sew, ~ or just for fun, and see our clean shop, our new, bright samples, and hunt for a few good bargains!!
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!
Have you gotten some of your backlog of quilt tops finished this winter? We're really caught-up on our machine quilting (except for custom orders), sew turn-around time is remarkably fast. Drop by with your top and we can discuss what you want and give you a great 'finish-by' date!! Come Saturday and use our Sale Celebrating #4 to get your fabrics for your next project!!
Our next shop Mystery Event is scheduled for Sunday, March 19 from 11 - 7. We've already got a great list of sleuths just from word-of-mouth. Don't dawdle!! If you've been wanting to try a fun girls' day out ~ this is IT!!! Day of Quilting, lovely meal, complete kit, pre-cut and ready-to-sew, a host of willing wenches ~ $129.95!!! Sign up with a friend and both save $10!
Creations SewClever will have a booth this April at the Ohio One Stop Shop Hop in the Nutter Center, at Wright State University, Dayton. Dates are April 7 & 8. Be sure to mark this fun event on your calendar and come say hi!!
Our April Quilt Away is just around the corner!! Because of a late Easter this year, the date are somewhat different than usual....this year's April Quilt Away will be Thursday, April 20 throught Sunday, April 23. More details to follow. Plan to come!!
Have you been wanting to come join the fun at one of our Quilt Aways, but our dates just never work out for you? We now offer Make Your Own Quilt Away for just those folks!! Contact me for details and pricing and Don't Miss Out On The Fun!! We believe quilting should be All Fun All the Time!!! [email protected]
Winter is a time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so. ~Stanley Crawford
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb
Your friend in grateful stitches,