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June 6, 2017

We have lots of great special this week!
Stop in when you can ~~ take a peek!
Lovely fabrics galore!
Inspiration.....and more!
(You can see I'm a big fabric geek.)
 
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Roasted Tomato Spaghetti
2) Avocado Pesto Pasta with Fresh Corn
3) Mexican Lasagna
June 6, 2017  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
     I'm writing from my home studio today where the weather is nearly PERFECT!! It's clear blue sky, light breeze and about 72*!  I have every window (clean, by the way!!) in the house OPEN and am enjoying the melodic sounds of my wind chimes on the front porch. Ahhhhhh....if this could be bottled up, to be opened in February!!

The deck and door to my studio
 
    There has been a BIG change in the Fishel household. My beloved Stitch Mobile, part of my life for nearly 15 years and well-over 300,000 miles, moved on to her new home. It was time to retire her and let her live a life of ease in the hills of Hocking County.

    THEN....we found our new Stitch Mobile....a 2017 Toyota Highlander named Scottie. We traded in Big Bertha when we brought Scottie home.....sew now she's my one-and-only. We are at the beginning of a wonderful Love Affair!!


     We have some great goodies in stock now 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.
And, whether you are a Featherweight Fanatic or not....these elegant, hand-turned seam ripper/stilettos are a decadent treat for you, or for a special sewing friend! The wood handles are turned from Olive wood from the Holy Land, the others are just spectacularly marbled, brilliant colors. There is a wonderful weight to these, and the points are sew sharp you have to be careful!! They are priced at $29.95 and Worth Every Penny!!  We have a web-special for them currently.....order a seam ripper/stiletto AND a gas pedal pusher and shipping is FREE.
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 this Saturday, June 10 from 10-5. This is called Twinkle Twinkle and it uses the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle ruler. Finished measurement is 17" square. If you have the ruler, bring it with you. If you need it you get 20% off with purchase of kit.  Please let us know your color requests if you are coming!

  Saturday, June 10                     10-5              Kit price $14.95                          $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. 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
4) JUDY NIEMEYER'S CABIN FEVER
    Mary Ann Webb, our employee and Judy Niemeyer follower, made this beautiful sample and wants to teach YOU how to do it!  The pattern is Fat Quarter Friendly and paper-pieced. Class will be offered one day a month for 3 months. At that time, if any students feel they'd like one more class, that can be arranged! Stop by the shop and see this beauty in person!!  We'll be happy to kit one for you!  Pattern is $45 (15% discount when purchased for class) Classes will be $25/session for 3 sessions. There is no obligation to commit to all 3 sessions. 15% off all materials for the class.
 
  Tuesdays, June 20, July 18, Aug 22                10-4                         $25/session
 
5)  DAY AT THE ZOO
      This enthralling quilt is sew detailed you would swear you're looking at real animals! The amazing embroidery is what sets this quilt apart!  Edlyn is offering an ongoing class in this beginning this month.....sew dust off your embroidery machine and come join the fun!  Class will meet the last Thursday of each month (with the exception of July, which will meet one week before that) from 11-4. Fee is $25/session and at this time the class is open-ended. Students can decide how many classes they feel they need. Pattern is $40 and all supplies for students will be 15% off.

 Thursdays, June 29, July 20, Aug 31            11-4                           $25/session
 
    EMBROIDERY CLUB ~ 
    Beginning Tuesday, May 2, Edlyn began hosting Embroidery Club the first Tuesday evening every  month. Through this summer and early fall, hours will be 4-8pm since it stays light well beyond that time.  As the seasons change you can discuss among yourselves whether you want to adjust the day/time.  Each 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! 
III. 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!
  JUNE SPECIAL ~ ALL PRE-CUT FAT QUARTERS ~ 20% OFF!!
 
  Our Hot Stuff this week is All In-Stock Books  ~ 30% Off!!  
 
We have some other fun specials around our place this summer, too! In our book room is a spinner-rack with loads of books on it. All have been marked $5! (final discount). We have some very lovely and complete purse kits and until July 4 they will be discounted 30%. After that time we will no longer have them at the shop. To see all the samples, visit our website. You can buy on-line, or come into the shop and pick one out!
  
     We'll be starting our 17-Month  2017-2018 Block-A-Month program mid-June.  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!!   If you are interested in participating, please don't wait!  We have a limited number of kits to cut and many are already spoken for!

    Stay tuned.....we'll be launching a 6-month BOM program later this summer.....
 
 BIG NEWS!!! 
    We've had a number of requests for a second FREE Sit 'n Sew day during the week, and we listened!! We love to keep our customers HAPPY!!! We're now hosting  FREE SIT 'N SEW every Wednesday AND Friday until Labor Day. Sew, bring your UFO's, bring your sewing stuff, bring your friends (or just make new ones here!) and join us every Wednesday AND Friday for a whole bunch of FUN!!  
SUMMER MYSTERY EVENT!!**
    Our only Mystery Class of the summer will be held Sunday, June 11 from 11-7. Get in on the fun and register today!!  Event is $129.95 (or $10 off if you sign up with a friend!).  For that price you get a pre-cut kit (finishing 60" x 72") in YOUR choice of fabrics, a 3-course meal with snacks provided morning and afternoon, a delightful assortment of willing wenches who will help instruct, unsew if necessary, and press your masterpiece, and a priceless day of Fun, Food and Friends (...oh, and sewing!!)
Sunday, June 11                            11-7                                                          $129.95
** This is an adorable and fun pattern designed just for this event.  It's beautiful all on it's own....but would be PERFECT as a school-colors quilt!  If you would like to make one for a high school or college student, or if they would like to join you and stitch up their OWN quilt, let us know the school colors!  As a special gift for those making school quilts we'll offer a complimentary embroidered label for the back!
 
I have a VERY special request from all of my customers. The 18 month old toddler girl of dear, dear family friends was recently diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.  She has been in picu at Dayton Children's Hospital for almost a month and her condition is very, very grave. First, I covet prayers for the child and her family. Her name is Ava Grace Gunn.  She has parents, a big brother, grand parents and great grandparents, all who love her immensely. Second, I am donating a large Queen Size ~ 101" x 117" quilt, pictured below, to be raffled from now until July 4. At that time I'll contact the winner and make arrangements for the quilt to be delivered.  If you'd care to purchase tickets they are $1  or 6 for $5.  You can mail check to us and I'll personally fill out your ticket stubs and enter you in the drawing. Lets see if we can help this young family with the rapidly mounting medical and living expenses!  A sincere and grateful Thank You in advance!!
Ron and I are taking Scottie and heading south to Florida to visit friends, and then visit daughter, Meg. Granddaughter Charlotte will be visiting her, sew we'll bring her back to Chillicothe with us after stopping in Atlanta to see Shannon for a couple days! Let the good times roll!!!
"In summer, the song sings itself." ~W C Williams
    
   "It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside." ~M H Lovelace
  
        "Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~Henry James
 


I hope we see our friends at the summer Sit 'n Sews!!!           
                                                                      Your friend in crazy stitches, 
                                                                                       Rita
 
                                                                                                     
PS. Please "like" us on facebook!  You get to see lot of pics and share in the fun, even when you live far away!!  xoxo    

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