Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop anytime during the month of January and take advantage of the special events and sales. All month we are giving away a free snowman pattern. You can enter your name for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate. You will also get 20% off all fabrics on bolts.

Each week during the entire month of January there will be a special sale.

1st Week – Jan 3-8……..20% off all patterns

2nd Week – Jan 10-15…..20%off all books

3rd Week – Jan 17-22…..20% off all kits

4th Week – Jan 24-29.....Buy five pre-cut fat quarters and get one free.

NOTE: There is a 50% off special on a selected Christmas fabrics, patterns, books, and kits all during the month of January.

MOM - My 93-year-old mother still suffers under the delusion that a woman is nothing without a man.

I’m having some work done on the upstairs bathroom. Yesterday, the contractor came by the house to take measurements. He’s tall, handsome, and young enough to be my grandson (almost). He always greets Mother with a big smile, which sets her to giggling and plying him with offers of food.

“How about a cup of coffee and a cookie?” she said. He ate a cookie and talked to her for a few minutes then just as he was getting ready to leave, she hurried into the living room, brought back a box of candy that she’d been given for her birthday and made him eat a couple pieces while she giggled and looked around for more temptations.

After he left, she said to me, “Well, you certainly made a good impression on him.”

I wasn’t sure if she was being sarcastic, so I said, “You are the one making the impression, sharing your candy with him.”

She smiled that sly little smile of hers and roller her eyes. “You stick with me kid, I’ll show you how it’s done.”

Year Long Christmas - Feeling exhausted, run down after that last minute chaos of the before Christmas sewing rush? You may not want to even think about next Christmas right now, but Allie of Allie Ooops Sweet Happy Life has just the cure to keep that from happening next year. I know I’m sick of that last minute sewing chaos just before Christmas each year and have vowed not to let it happen again. I’m joining Allie’s Year Long Christmas event to help me stay on track and get those presents done long BEFORE next Christmas. Really, if you just do one a month you will at least have 12 gifts finished by the end of the year. Allie will have free downloads, links to special projects you can make, and a give-away each month. You can read about it here, then on January 5th, stop over (link is on my sideboard) and sign up for this fun event. If you don’t feel like doing it this month (still recuperating from this last mad rush) you can sign up any time as the event will remain open all year long.

You might even want to start your first project with this: The Nobel Wife has a cute stitchery pattern for you. Check it out.

PS:  I just learned that First Saturday Bee and Sampler will be held this Saturday instead of last Saturday because of the New Year Sale.

Stay Positive!


Mama Pea said...

Your story about your mom is so funny, I just love it. I should really try to make Christmas stuff early. I'll go check out Allie's blog. But I have trouble figuring out what people might like a year from now. Not sure how to do that. I could start making the gifts for my secretaries at work. That would work. I've wanted to make them green grocery bags for 2 years now but keep running out of time. I even have the patterns already. I should vow to make them as the year goes by. Or I was thinking of giving them to them for secretary's day.

Linda said...

LOL!! So I love LOVE the story about your mom! So great. She's a woman with a plan! :-)

Great deals at the shop. I hope I can find time to visit this month maybe.

Allie said...

I LOVE your snowman pillow, Caroll!! So cute! I love the story of your mum too, oh my gosh she sounds JUST like mine. My mum and my aunt go out and giggle like schoolgirls every time a man talks to them. Hysterical!

Caroll, thank you for all your help with the Christmas Club - couldn't do it without you!

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Micki said...

I agree that your story about your mom is very funny. I love your snowman..so cute!

Anonymous said...

The mom story is wonderful! You're very fortunate to have her with you! love the snowman!

Mary Lou Weidman said...

Hi Carol, did you get yout pattern? Just checking to make sure....

LouAnne said...

I want to ask a question, but couldn't find an email for your shop. Aren't you the blogsite that has had a free large embroidery drawing featuring a cat each month last year? Is that over, if so? Wish I lived closer to you, your shop and the class pictures are very intriguing. LouAnne in CA


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