Happy Spring Hoop Art Pattern

Happy Spring!  It seems like this first day of spring in the beginning of the year.  Though I love the winter for it's white and bright, I really love spring and the renewal of everything.  We have baby chicks, puppies due next month and our rhubarb is already sprouting!  I'm sure we will have a few more flakes of white living on the mountain, but a new hope is here today.

Today new to The Shop is our Spring Hoop Art Embroidery Kit.  It is a simple, wreath with flowers popping up, buds blooming and a couple of bees taking a peek at all the new colors!

Spring Hoop Art Embroidery 

Our kits come complete with everything you need to begin and finish your hoop art piece.  We also offer three colors of the wood hoop, natural, stained, and black.  We also link you to our You Tube Channel where you can watch all of the stitches used in this Spring Hoop Art.

This embroidery is a part of a four part or seasonal group.  The four hoops are so fun together with their bright colors and seasonal flowers.  The kits are on sale through April!  If you are itching to get stitching this year, this is a simple and fun set to begin on.  

We hope you are seeing a little more color in your part of the world and have a beautiful first day of spring!


Last Days of our Spring Sale

It's Friday!  I don't know about you, but it has been a long week and I am so ready for the long weekend.  Our kids are off today, so we slept in and made waffles to start the weekend a little early.  Plus the sun is out, which after two days of snow is a gift.  

I am posting today to remind you that this weekend ends out quarterly Spring 25% Sale with everything 25% off and ready to go!  It ends at midnight on Sunday and we will not have another sale until summer when we are back from classes and markets.  

Farmer's Daughter Floral Barn Quilt

We hope you take advantage of this sale to get your spring and summer barn quilts, kits, and patterns ordered.  This offer includes custom orders (which we love)!  To get your discount, use code SPRING at checkout. I hope you have some great plans for the weekend and include stopping by our shop as one of them.

For us, we are finishing up orders for shipping tomorrow, helping our brother's family move into their new house, celebrating little Abigail's birthday and I'm writing a mini-talk for church on Sunday on having faith over fear.  I get so nervous sharing in church.  I can teach huge workshops and do television interviews without a sweat...but speaking in church does me in.  So, pray for me and hopefully it all goes well.  Ironically, my subject is about fear!  

Life is kind of that way right?  I hope you have a great weekend and stop by the shop to get your orders in before midnight on Sunday.  


Flying Swallow Barn Quilt

There are several classic quilt patterns that I have always loved and I am so happy to have patterned and painted one of my all time favorites, the Flying Swallow.  Whether made with brights or lights it is a pattern that moves and turns.  We have it in The Shop in four sizes with custom colors available.

Flying Swallow Barn Quilt

I have sent the pattern off to our graphics team to get the pattern completed for next week's workshops in Iowa and will add it to the shop as soon as we receive it.  I am already painting my next Flying Swallow Barn Quilt in brights and can't wait to share it soon.


All Blocked Up Sale

Happy Monday and Daylight Savings!  Are you feeling in pieces today like me?  Daylight Savings always gets me a little "blocked up" as we adjust to the time change.  I'm not complaining though about the longer nights!  To make our Spring 25% Sale even more fun, all of our Barn Quilt Block Sets are marked down in addition to the Spring Sale pricing!

So throw all of "your pieces" up in the air and put them back in amazing patterns today.  Our Spring 25% sale ends this Sunday, so don't miss out on our last big sale before summer.  I hope your Monday is fabulous and where ever you are the nights are getting longer, the grills are lit and a little spring is in the air.

Happy Monday!


Belle Prairie Collection Barn Quilt Block of the Month

We are so excited to introduce our new Block of the Month Barn Quilt, the Belle Prairie Collection!  The idea for this collection came from our visit last summer to Belle Prairie Nebraska which was the place my Grandmother's Great Grandfather homesteaded.  The rolling hills waving in grain and wildflowers filled my soul and I wanted to create a collection that shared these prairie florals and their special meanings.  

The collection showcases twelve prairie flowers with their meanings, such as Queen Anne's Lace for Devoted Love and the lovely Coneflower which means Abundant Blessings.  I thought I had a favorite, but after painting each one I honestly can say I love them all.   Each month's flower is painted or kitted for a 16" planked hexagon!  The shapes and colors are amazing together.

We have several ways you can enjoy this Belle Prairie Collection.  You can purchase the Block of the Month as monthly kits which will ship the first week of each month.  The cost for the kit is $30.00 (details are on the shopping site.)  You can also purchase the painted collection as individual blocks or the entire set.  

Belle Prairie Block of the Month - Month One
Black Eyed Susan
Justice and Mercy

In the coming month's we will be adding our Belle Prairie Quilt to the collection, as well as many embroidery and wool projects with these adorable flowers.  There are a few other Belle Prairie surprises which I will keep to my heart for now.

I hope you love this collection as much as I do.  It has been months and months in preparation and I can honestly say it is more than what I imagined.  We are heading to Belle Prairie in a few weeks to photograph this beauty on the plains of Nebraska where it all came from.  It will be a special moment for me and I can't wait to share it with you.  For now though, we hope you will want to paint, sew, and stitch the florals of Belle along with us this year.