As you know, we had our Grand Opening for the fabric side of The Loopy Ewe this past weekend. A big thank you to everyone who came by to see us and celebrate! We drew for door prizes and handed out a free Christmas pattern to everyone who attended, and we promised to share the same with all of you blog readers. Here’s a picture of the quilt that we have written up the pattern for. I actually made this quilt top more than 20 years ago (which might be obvious from some of those fabric prints), but brought it in to Loopy a month ago and had the Loopy Quilting Elves do their magical quilting on it, to finish it off. If you’d like a copy of the pattern, just leave us an order note on your next fabric order between now and the end of November, and we’ll include it in your order.
We also promised that we’d share some of the new Downton Abbey fabrics with you! There are 37 bolts in the Downton collection, and they are not yet available in stores. But I did purchase all 37 of them in fat quarters at market. I have pulled some out to make a quilt, we gave some as doorprizes over the weekend, and now we have these 12 left. We’ll bundle them four to a set so that we can draw three winners from your comments below! If you’d like to enter into the drawing, just leave a comment and tell us if you’re a Downton fan (and if so – do you have a favorite character?). We’ll draw the winners next week! (I also have a Downton fabric poster that I had the Costumer Designer and the Production Designer sign at Market. I’ll mail that off with one of the three fabric sets as well. You can see them signing the poster on this blog post!)
In yarn news – we put up the rest of our October Giftables Kits if any of you were hoping to get your hands on one of those. This was the last kit in the three-series set for Fall Giftables. We still have limited quantities of the first two kits in the series as well. If you’re behind on your holiday knitting, pick up one of these kits and whip up a project or two! We’ll have information on the Spring Giftables signups coming in January. The kits will be coming out in March, April and May and I’m really excited about the yarn, designers and extras that we’ve lined up for you for Spring! Keep an eye on the blog and the monthly email newsletter for details after the holidays.