Friday, February 19, 2010

CYBER EXPO - February 25th - February 28th

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, we will not be at the huge Puyallup Sewing and Stitchery Expo this year, so we are having our own 'Cyber Expo' right here on the same days as the one in Puyallup - February 25th- February 28th. The biggest advantage to a cyber expo is that so many more of you will be able to participate.

It's just about time to start, so we are putting all the details out here a little early so you can decide what it is you want when it all begins in just a few days.

Almost everything in our inventory will have a special offer. You can order via email - - or on our regular website: . Just keep in mind, that our website is not configured for the special cyber expo prices, so you MUST mention the specials in order to get them. We'll make the adjustment once we get your order.

Here are the details:

Inspirations and ASE magazines: subscribe or renew and get 5 issues for the price of 4 (Note: you don't have to be due to renew-your current subscription will be extended).

Appleton: all Appleton crewel (hanks, skeins, and packs) - 20% discount

Appleton Club: join now and your last month will be free (details about the club on our website).

Eucalan: all Eucalan products are 20% off the regular price

Swedish tracing paper: 20% off the regular price

Ribbon: all our 4" ribbon is 20% off regular price

A-Z books: A-Z books are 20% off our website price (not included: the new AZ Heirloom)

Wool Felt: 20% off our wool felt pieces (12"x 15") and packs (no discount on yardage)

Wool Fabrics: 20% off our wool fabrics: blanketing, flannel, and challis.

Wool Roving: wooly toe, wooly toes, and roving by the ounce - 20% off website price

The New Crewel kits: 25% off the regular price of $19.95

And...........we've saved the best for last............

Ottobre Design magazine : subscribe or renew & get an older back issue or CW pack for free:
> a 6-issue renewal gets 2 free back issues -one women's + one children's or CW pack
> a 4-issue renewal/subscription gets 1 children's back issue or CW pack
> a 2-issue women's mag renewal/subscription gets 1 woman's back issue or CW pack
Note: The children's back issues of Ottobre are all in English and are from 2003-2004 only.
We also have most of the women's back issues. You may select from these issues and we will accommodate you as long as the issue selected is in stock here, or you may opt to select a CW pack listed below or a 2010 calendar book.

Creative Workshop packs we have are:
CW 101 - A Short Guide to Applique
CW 210 - Ottobre Label Pack
CW 301 - The Best T-Shirts -sizes 92-170
CW 302 - The Best Shirts - sizes 92-170
CW 303 - Women's Best tops - sizes 34-52

Additionally.........the first 10 to order will get a cute little Ottobre button/pin of varying designs.
Details about the various issues, CW packs, and calendar are on the Ottobre website:

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above offers are good only from February 25-28 -ending at midnight - and you must mention it when ordering. The discounts are not configured into the website shopping cart for just these few days.


The following offers also start the first day of the Expo, but are good while supplies last:

Scraps and Ends (small pieces of wool fabric) $3 for a 3 oz pack
Bits and Pieces (small pieces of wool felt) $3 for a 3 oz pack
Inspirations magazine issue #64 - $10 each + free shipping
ASE #88 - $10 + free shipping
our wool felted soaps - 25% off

BONUS: ANY purchase during our Cyber Expo (Feb 25-Feb 28) will earn you a 10% discount on a future (post Expo) purchase (magazine subs excluded).

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Arrivals

> The new Australian Smocking and Embroidery (ASE) magazine arrived today!

In this issue you'll find:

"Wild at Heart" - a square yoke dress with embroidery - sizes: 4,5,6
"Tangerine Twirl" -a halter neck dress with embroidery+beads on smocked insert -sizes 8,10,12
"Through the Looking Glass"-special occasion dress in silky satin - sizes: 3,4,5
"Concerto" - An A-line dress with smocked bodice and matching purse - sizes: 6,7,8
"Indigo Child" - an indigo silk satin dress - sizes: 5,6,7
"Adele" - a silk dupioni dress with lace collar - 12m, 18m, 24m
"The Garden Party" - party dress in silk dupioni with puffed sleeves - sizes: 4,5,6
"Whirligig" -wrap style dress with colums of smocking +embroidery - sizes: 2,3,4

> Inspirations magazine issue 65 arrived early in the week (see earlier blog post).
> More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets by Country Bumpkin also just arrived. Scroll down for more info.
> A-Z of Heirloom Embroidery (again see earlier post) arrives on Monday. It is the long awaited 20th book in the A-Z series of books
> Ottobre Woman is also being released this coming week!! Pix below.

Monday, February 8, 2010

What a Day!

Today was a record day for deliveries.....

From Australia we received our order of Inspirations 65 and the More Beautiful Embroidered Blankets books. The A-Z of Heirloom Sewing books are due here next week.

From our domestic suppliers, we got more Appleton crewel skeins and another 100 rolls of Swedish tracing paper.

From Finland we got our 'stash' of bonus magazines and Creative Workshop packs from Ottobre. These will all be used as bonuses for renewals placed with us during our 'Cyber Expo' later this month.

For the first time in about 7 years, we won't be at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, so we are having our own 'Cyber Expo' during the same time.

We'll be posting details about the Cyber Expo right here in the next few days. Stay tuned..... we will be offering the best deals ever for most all our inventory.

Ottobre Woman Spring/Summer 2010

Here's a peak at the new upcoming issue of Ottobre Woman magazine - issue 2/2010.

It will be published on February 19, 2010.
This issue includes twenty (20) patterns for women in sizes 34-52.
The themes are:

A journey into the movie world with brand-new stars!
Our youthful collection includes a special-occasion dress, a shirt “borrowed from a boyfriend” and a quick-to-sew skirt. A long silk dress with thin shoulder straps, a chiffon top and Bermuda shorts are perfect for hot summer weather. A gorgeous silk top, skirt and coat make an elegant special-occasion outfit for mature women. Sizes 34-46, 34-48 and 34-52

Harmonious outfits for daily wear are based on a successful choice of styles and materials. Our fresh, casual summer wear combines natural fibers and straightforward designs.
Create a graphic look by layering plain items: our linen tunic and our tunic, dress and skirt sewn from jersey can be combined in a number of ways. Light, airy tunics and stylish Bermuda shorts can be made in various styles and colors. A linen capri & top set feels cool on a hot day. Nostalgic ginghams look great both on Mom and daughter. Sizes 34-48 and 34-52