Friday, July 19, 2013

Life's ups and downs

This week I had hoped to put lots of things on my blog which didn’t get posted relating to my July newsletter.
Unfortunately the past week has been turned upside down with our youngest (3&1/2 year old) grandson being diagnosed with Wilms tumor . He should end up being Ok but only after a period of chemotherapy, (which started yesterday), surgery to remove a kidney and whatever is ascertained as necessary after that. I hope you will understand that if I have not met all my mail-order postings,  that I will do them asap when I return to the shop.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

RIP Mary Ellen Hopkins.

RIP Mary Ellen Hopkins.
Author of many quilting books, and creator of many inspirational quilting methods, and a much loved tutor world-wide. Her legacy lives on with many quilters being very much influenced by her designs and teaching methods.  Some of her books included: It’s Ok if you Sit on My Quilt, Connecting Up, Baker’s Dozen Doubled.
I met Mary Ellen down at Arawata at Julie Wallace’s Quilters’ Barn, some years ago when we were both tutors there. Naturally I was overawed to be in the same company. An amazing and fun-loving lady. I am sure Julie wouldn’t mind me sharing the fact that the photo she sent me yesterday had Mary Ellen wearing a teeshirt that said:-

“The YEARS have been kind to me,
it’s the WEEKENDS that have done me in”

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 13th sale

Li’l Bloke’s shop is 13 this year  !!!! The 13th sale for July is on this Saturday !!!
and, as there is no 13th month in our calendar, I am having specials on the 13th of each month   (providing the 13th is a shop day). There will be heaps of things at $13.00 and also 13% discount off other products. The specials will change each month.
* These specials will only be available for payment on that day and will be available to mail order customers as well as customers through the door.
Specials will be on in-stock items only.
* Some special include:
End of half bolts $13.00 per metre 
13% off all kits with the exception of BOMs and mystery quilts
BOM pattern sets by other designers will be reduced by $13.00- * these must be sets, not one pattern.

Patterns up to $16.50 value @ $13.00
Most 112 cm fabrics  @ $13.00 per metre (does not include  textured fabrics, or fabrics which have come in this month) min 1 metre
Spots shown on blog @ $13.00 per metre min 50cm
Most other quilting and patchwork supplies are discounted by 13%.

Pay by :
1. visiting the shop in person 
2. ringing and having the amount charged to your credit card
3. Cheque or money order
4. Paypal- allow time for me to create an invoice for you and payment to be made.
4. direct debit to my bank account: Bank details are BSB: 704 -191 Account No: 22810 Name: L.Hyland
if paying by this method you will need to notify me by email with a copy of your transaction. 

* Overseas orders are credit card and paypal only.