June 27, 2017

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Welcome to our New and Improved web site!!  Like anything else worthwhile, there is a learning curve.  We've put lots of goodies on our site, but it's really only a peek into what we have in store!  Check back often to see what we've added.  Feel free to email us with ideas of things you'd like to see.  If you are looking for something and can't find it here, please email us or call the shop.  If we don't have it, we can usually get it!  This website is for YOU, our customers, and we want it to be easy to navigate and carry goods that entice you and meet your needs.  

 

Join us for FREE Sit 'n Sew every

Wednesday* AND Friday 10-5

*Wednesday Sit 'n Sew thru Summer only.

All Pink Sand Beach Designs Purse & Tote Kits = 30% Off!

 

IT'S ROW x ROW TIME!!!

The 2017 Row X Row Experience has kicked off!  Kits and FREE patterns are now available in the shop only.  (Kits contain printed center block and fabrics to assemble the inside of this row.  Border Fabric sold separately.  Nov. 1st, kits will be offered online)

2017 Row x Row

 

 

 

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Quilters on the Go!

Have you heard of the Shop Hop called 'Row-by-Row'?
If you haven't, well here's something you ought to know!  
  This national event runs 'till September 5
  Patterns, kits, license plates ~ reasons to drive!
The theme for this year ~ Quilters On the Go....
(and that is a subject about which I KNOW!!!)
  Stop into our shop to see what it's about,
  And while here please take time to check our place out!
We've lots of fun things going on in our joint
You can check out our specials ~ or just get to the point.
  And collect the fun goodies that go with this 'hop ~
       .....When you are a QUILTER the fun just won't stop!
  

(no applique in our row pattern this year!!!)
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Easy, Yummy Crock Pot Chicken
2) Joy's Amazing Crock Pot Candy
3) Lemon Chicken Orzo
June 27, 2017  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
    The Count and I just returned home from a wonderful 10-day vacation! We visited dear friends on the gulf coast of Florida, then drove to Cocoa Beach to see daughter, Meg and granddaughter Charlotte who was visiting her. We hung out on the beach for a few days, then took Charlotte to visit another daughter, Shannon, in Atlanta where we had a fabulous day at the Georgia Aquarium. We arrived home to our excited dogs Sunday night. What a fun get-away we had!!

 
    Now I'm home and back in the saddle!  We have some fun classes coming up, and we are finally celebrating the 2017 Row X Row Event!  We have lots of great shop specials which I'll list in this email, plus, to stick with the Row X Row theme this year.....Row by Row, On the Go! we've hidden 4 little matchbox cars throughout the shop. Each has a super cool discount written on it!!  (Only one per customer, sorry!)
     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  Saturday, July 8 from 10-5. We'll be having another Spa Day for our little gals. Sew many of you now have more than one of these little gems.... Sew, we'll clean, oil, grease and just generally beautify our old girls. If you would rather NOT clean your machine again, you can work on any of our past projects, or have us cut you a kit for one you might have missed. Any way you look at it, it's All Fun!!
  Saturday, June 10                                        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. 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) FREE Stack 'n Whack Class ~  Come take advantage of this fun, FREE class!  It will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28 from 10-4. If you have purchased your fabric from us, or plan to do that tomorrow, there is no charge for the event. There are loads of styles of Stack 'n Whack or Kaleidoscope quilts, and I'll help you make any one you choose. We have lots of samples to inspire you!!  Come join us!  
  Wed. June 28                                       10-4                                             FREE
 
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!
  NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO JULY EMBROIDERY CLUB MEETING
6) BINDING CLASS ~ On Monday, July 10 I'll be teaching a quilt binding class from 1-4pm. I'll provide 'quilt sandwiches' to practice on, and will show you several methods. If you have a quilted quilt top that you are getting ready to bind, feel free to bring it in if you need suggestions or advice. This is a hands-on class, sew be sure to bring your sewing machine!
Mon July 10                                                1-4pm                                              $25
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!!
    JULY SPECIAL ~ ALL CREATIONS-PACKAGED 'SPARE
                                    PARTS'; FAT PAKS; CHARMS ~ 20% OFF!!
 
  Our Hot Stuff this week is All In-Stock Patterns  ~ 30% Off!!  
 
4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!  
Empty-a-Bolt 30% OFF!!
 Friday, June 30 10-5 through Saturday, July 1 10-3
Creations will be CLOSED:
 Monday and Tuesday, July 3 & 4
See you again on Wednesday, July 5. 
Have a SAFE and WONDERFUL Independence Day!
 
 
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've started 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!!   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!

 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!!  
DRAWING IS JULY 4! DON'T WAIT TO GET YOUR TICKETS!
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!!
  RECIPES & CLOSING

EASY, YUMMY CROCK-POT CHICKEN
2-3 lbs boneless chicken breasts or thighs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup honey
1 T rosemary leaves
  Place chicken in crock pot. Mix together all other ingredients and pour over top. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Serve with rice or pasta

JOY'S AMAZING CROCK-POT CANDY (a HUGE hit at the Mystery!!)
16 oz. unsalted dry roasted peanuts
16 oz. salted dry roasted peanuts
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits
4 oz. German chocolate (mine said German sweet chocolate on package)
32 oz. white almond bark
 Put peanuts in bottom of crockpot; add all other ingredients on top. Cook on low setting for 1 ½ - 2 hours. Place rounded spoonful onto wax paper and allow to cool. 
LEMON CHICKEN ORZO

4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon salt

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon light butter 

6 oz uncooked wheat orzo pasta

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth

1 cup fresh asparagus spears cut into 1" pieces

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 cup halved grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    Combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a small dish and stir to combine. Place the chicken pieces in a gallon zip-top bag and add the flour mixture. Seal the bag and shake/massage it around until the chicken pieces are coated. In a large saute pan, bring the oil over medium heat and then add the chicken. Stir to coat with the oil and then cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken pieces are cooked through and begin to brown. Transfer the cooked chicken to a side plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Wipe out the inside of the skillet. Place the skillet back over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is melted, add the orzo to the pan and stir to coat. Spread the orzo across the surface of the pan and allow it to cook for 2 minutes until a few of the orzo pieces begin to brown. Add the garlic to the pan and stir. Allow to cook for another minute. Add the chicken broth to the pan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low to simmer and cover the pan. Simmer covered for 4-5 minutes and then add the asparagus. Stir and re-cover. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir. Add the lemon juice, tomatoes and basil along with salt to taste. Stir together and then add the reserved chicken to the pan. Stir to combine and serve

 "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
 
                                                                                                     
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