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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.  

 

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September 25, 2018

Autumn is here now, there is no doubt!
If you don't believe me, then just step out!
    The mornings are crisp, and the air is clear....
    The sky is deep blue and it's lovely here!
Grass is still green - flowers orange and gold
This season's my favorite....no matter how old!
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2) Crock Pot Candy
3) Light Poppy Seed Dressing
September 25, 2018
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
  What a wonderful weekend we just wrapped up! It was our Final Fling Quilt Away at the Christopher Inn here in Chillicothe. We had such an amazing weekend with friends, fun and food. It was bittersweet for me. As much as I love these events, I feel strongly that it's time for me to move on. The Christopher Inn is close to our shop, convenient, and easy to work with. I will offer occasional weekend-long events as my time and inspiration permit, and all of you here will be the first to know.  If you ever have a request for an event you'd like to see us host, please share it with me!  Here are a few pictures from our weekend that you might enjoy...
   
  
   
  We 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.)
         
   
    We have lots of these kits in stock that make up quickly for use as a sewing tote, beach tote, or general purpose 'haulin' stuff around' tote.  If you would like one of these kits for yourself, just call the shop! (740)775-1957. We don't have them on the website yet. Kits are $36.95 + tax (and shipping if applicable).
 
  We now have an entire NEW collection of these gorgeous hand-turned seam ripper/stilettos. PLUS....you now alsew have the option of a seam ripper/needle threader in this style! You really need to see them in person!! $29.95.   
                                                                            
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, October 27 from 10-5
I'm planning a new project, but it's not yet made. Hopefully I can share the picture in my next email!
     Sat. Oct 27                                          10-5                                           $5 fee
   
 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 fun embroidery gathering ~ JEF Club (Janome Embroidery Friends) take place the last Tuesday of each month throughout the summer and early fall. 
   
NOTE!! 
   These little monthly celebration quilts are machine appliqued on the embroidery machine, however..... if you would prefer to do these on your regular sewing machine and do machine applique (not embroidery-machine-driven!) YOU are invited to join us, too!!  Meetings are $10.
                            Next Meeting is Tuesday, Sept 25 from 4-8pm.
  
6) JELLYROLL RUG We will be having several classes on this fun, easy project due to VERY popular demand!!  You need 1 jellyroll and 2 - 2 1/2" rolls of cotton batting. If you purchase them for class you will receive 15% off. We can custom-cut jellyrolls for you if you find fabrics that you love. (You should find fabrics that you love.....we've just received about 4-5 shipments a week for the past several weeks!!) We'll need at least a week's notice to get your custom jelly roll cut. Stop in and see this lovely rug. It's amazingly soft, pliable and lightweight. Jan said she's making hers as a table topper!!
Sat. Sept. 29                                                    9-4                              Class Fee  $30               
8) MACHINE QUILTING WITH RULERS ~ BY POPULAR REQUEST!!  We have had LOTS of requests (OK, begging!) for a machine quilting class, on regular sewing machines, for ruler work! I promise that we LISTEN to your requests, especially when begging is involved!  We carry all of the Creative Grids long-arm rulers designed by Angela Walters (The Midnight Quilter). Check out her you tube videos if you want some edu-tainment!! We'll start by offering 2 classes. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long and concentrates on 1 ruler. We are limiting the amount of students, sew if you want to join us, Do Not Wait!!  Here is what you must have to participate:
  1) well-running sewing machine with extension table
  2) ruler foot for your sewing machine
  3) short ruler and marking pencil for use on quilt sandwich
*I have a couple extension tables for our machines that will work in a pinch for you, if you don't have one. Let me know what machine you have. If you find that you want to order an extension table for your machine, we can do that for you (15% off if you take the class)
*I will have ruler feet to purchase during class, but I MUST know your machine make/model at the time of your registration, and whether or not you will need a foot. (15% off if you take the class)
*We will have all of the rulers available for purchase during the class (15% off)
Maggie Marziale will be teaching this class. Trust me....She Is Amazing!!
Saturday, October 6 (ruler is 'Slim')          
10:30 - 1:00          FULL          $30
Sunday, October 28 (ruler is 'Archie')       Noon - 2:30                              $30   
From now through October we'll have this gorgeous, super-queen-size (105"x 105") Antelope Canyon on display as we are selling raffle tickets for my quilter friends in Ajo, AZ. I taught this class there last February. All the quilters put the blocks together and I assembled the quilt. Our shop custom-quilted this beauty and then bound it. Proceeds from the raffle to to benefit the Ajo Volunteer Fire Department as well as several other worthy community organizations. Tickets are $1 or 6/$5. Drawing will be early next February! Stop in and see this awesome quilt in person!!
                         
Antelope Canyon ~ 105"x 105"
RAFFLE QUILT
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!
    SEPTEMBER SPECIAL
FEATHERWEIGHT EXTENSION TABLE - 20% OFF!
 
 
 
                                  Our Hot Stuff  is:                                  
   All In-Stock Books  ~  30% Off Regular Price!!
     
   We have some other fun specials around our place, too! In our book room is a display box with loads of books in it. All have been marked $5! (final discount). 
  
    LOTS of new bolts of fabric added to the Clearance Wall!

 

We have a nice, gently used, little beginner or travel sewing machine that a customer brought in for us to sell. She upgraded and no longer has a need for this machine. It would be great for a student, or as a small take-along machine when you don't want to carry your regular machine. Stop in, see the machine and take a test drive! $125.

  

  Another customer bought a new Janome 500e embroidery machine. It's never been out of the box. He had a family emergency and is forced to sell his new machine. He's asking $2100. This is s GREAT deal! Call the shop and you can see it here. Once you learn your machine you can join our JEF Club with your awesome new machine!

 

  We are continuing our FREE Wednesday and Friday Sit 'n Sews. They are just the most supportive, creative energy-inducing, friendship growing, quilt making events you can imagine!!  For all the staff at Creations, it's like hosting a day of quilting with all our best friends in our home studio!! These events have taken on a life of their own and evolved to be sew much more that we first imagined!! My only request is that you respect the fact that these are not FREE CLASSES. My staff is always busy running the shop and waiting on customers. We are HAPPY to give you advice and a bit of help, but this is not the place for someone to come and learn how to use a rotary cutter, use their sewing machine, or interpret a complex pattern. If you bring a friend who needs lots of guidance, and you are going to provide it for her, that's awesome.  If you or your friend need lots of guidance and attention, we will be thrilled to help you with that.....but it will be in a private class setting. I hope you can understand that we are excited to share our sewing room with our friends, but we still need to be free to work with our walk-in customers.  

RECIPES & CLOSING
  Here are some of the fun recipes from the weekend....
PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (Lisa Merkle)  
Oven:  375 degrees 
   Mix below ingredients: (I double recipe since I have 15 oz. can of pumpkin)
1 cup sugar  
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup oil  
1 egg
    Sift together and add to above:
        2 cups flour
        ½ tsp Salt
        1 tsp. Cinnamon
        2 tsp. Baking powder
Dissolve and add to the above ingredients:
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips     *I use milk chocolate
½ cup nuts      *I omit
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Drop on lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake approximately 10 to 12 minutes. NOTE:  Careful not to overbake. Cookies will be soft and moist.  (I bake for 9 mins.     Makes about 40 cookies at approx. 1.5 inches when doubled.   I use parchment paper.) 
CROCK POT CANDY (Joy Thompson)
16 oz Unsalted peanuts
16 oz Salted peanuts
12 oz Semi-sweet morsels
4 oz German sweet chocolate
32 oz Almond bark (white)
    1. Place peanuts in bottom of crock pot.
    2. Break up chocolate & put on top.
    3. Turn on low for 1.5 - 2.0 hours or until chocolate is melted.
    4. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper & chill.
QA batch:
I used 16 oz lightly salted instead of salted peanuts, 20 oz dark chocolate morsels instead of 12 semi-sweet, & put mine in refrigerator (or freezer) to cool. I have also used chocolate almond bark (candy coating) instead of white.
LIGHT POPPY SEED DRESSING
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp dried mustard
1 tsp salt
   Shake well before using.
Autumn is springtime in reverse. ~Terri Guillemets 
 
    I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
   The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.
                                                                  ~A. Drake
 
Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him. 
                                                                                                          ~Hal Borland
                                                                                                      
                                     

                                                                                   Your friend in stitches, 
                                                                                       Rita
Join us for our FREE Wednesday and Friday Sit 'n Sews! Bring your friends, or we'll share ours!
 
                                                                                                      
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Creations SewClever
192 S. Paint St.
Chillicothe, OH  45601
740.775.1957
http://www.creationssewclever.com/ 

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