28 July 2016

How cool are our customers????

Irma Sefers made an excellent variation of our Haunted Tail from the current issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine!! She has added her own house number to the pattern and made a flat version rather than a stuffed cat. Very creative!! I was so pleased to see her finished project.

22 July 2016

Wooo.... Summer.


Parents: Are ya ready for the school year to begin?? You know what I mean, right? Please tell me I'm not alone!

Keeping this boy busy all summer is wearing me out. When he started kindergarten last year I was beyond excited to have 6 uninterrupted hours, 5 days a week to work. I missed him, of course, but we were all gettin' stuff done! It was amazing and then wham! Summer break. In Texas, school is out in May and the break lasts through August. That's a long, long time to keep a six-year-old busy, active, learning, and not glued to the television or iPad. We were doing well for the first month, before it was "center of the earth" hot. It was 105° yesterday. Now, he's a little bored. We'll make it, obviously, but the school year will be most welcome!

I have had time to stitch up a few new goodies to show you.....





10 July 2016

An addition to our show schedule!

We will be participating in The Sizzlin' Summer Shop Hop at The Cotton Cupboard in North Lakeway, Texas on August 25 & 26, 2016. Make plans now to grab a few friends and come see us. The shops have lots of fun planned and loads of new goodies to purchase! What a fun day or weekend in and around the Austin area!

We also have several classes planned at Sew KraZee quilt shop in Granbury:
October 1, 2016 - 10:00-12:30 - Beginner punch needle (Christmas ornament)
Kit is $20 and Class Fee is $10
October 3, 2016 - 10:00-12:30 - Beginner punch needle (Christmas ornament)
Kit is $20 and Class Fee is $10

The rest of our quilt show schedule for 2016 remains much the same:

July 15-16 - Midlothian Quilt Show Midlothian, Texas

August 12-13 - Plano Quilt Show Plano, Texas

September 2-3 - Fredericksburg Quilt Show Fredericksburg, Texas

September 16-18 - Capital of Texas Quilt Show Austin, Texas

September 23-24 - Weatherford Quilt Guild Show Weatherford, Texas

November 2-6 - Houston International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas

08 July 2016

Dallas, Texas on my mind


Many of you know the home of Punkin Patch Craft Designs is north Texas.
And you may have seen the news about police officers being ambushed by snipers last night.
In north Texas.

Our hearts are so heavy this morning. Heavy for our community and for all of law enforcement.
Whatever your political opinions and affiliations, every person "matters", families lost members who are important to them, and snipers shooting people is not a "protest" of any kind.

Madness.

Let's do what we can to encourage humanity and sanity today, ok?

03 July 2016

Did I just see a ghost??

Do you want to see ghosts, too? Ok, how about cute wooly ghosts and a black cat? That sounds better! This spooky kitty is in the autumn issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine and we have kits available. If you subscribe or already have a copy, you'll need a materials-only kit for $28. If you need us to include a copy of the magazine, you're price will be $38. We'll even waive shipping! Time to get stitching!!



23 June 2016

It's hot, so I'm already wishing for Autumn!

I always look forward to summer....gardening, travel, vacations, swimming, relaxed schedules. And then it gets hot. Texas hot. 97° to 100° every day starting mid-June and stretching into September and beyond. I regret my wishful desire for summer to "hurry up and get here already" and start looking forward to Fall.
How is summer in your neck of the woods? Go ahead, make me jealous!

While I'm currently longing for Autumn, folks in the magazine world have been planning for it a long time already. The Autumn issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects will soon hit retailers and we have a perfectly prim Hallowe'en project on those pages. Hopefully you subscribe (worth every penny, y'all) but if you don't, we'll have copies for sale around July 15th along with kits for our delightfully spooky kitty project. I believe images of each project featured are currently on the website www.primitivequiltsandprojects.com.

Let's try to keep cool, ok?

19 June 2016

Quilt show schedule

Here's a list of quilt shows for the remainder of 2016 at which we will be vending. We are always excited to support quilt guilds and meet all of you!! Please visit us and bring your questions, pictures of finished projects, and hugs! As always, we will have new patterns, kits, and newly dyed wool at each of these shows.


July 15-16 - Midlothian Quilt Show Midlothian, Texas

August 12-13 - Plano Quilt Show Plano, Texas

September 2-3 - Fredericksburg Quilt Show Fredericksburg, Texas

September 16-18 - Capital of Texas Quilt Show Austin, Texas

September 23-24 - Weatherford Quilt Guild Show Weatherford, Texas

November 2-6 - Houston International Quilt Festival Houston, Texas