Sunday, February 27, 2011

Never Give Up!

Life is sunshiny lately! Don't you just love the glorious sun? It makes you feel as though you can conquer anything that is thrown at you. Then by the end of the day you have to give a real assessment of what you have accomplished for the time spent. Some days that is great; some days you have just been spinning your wheels. Well, I was taught that you keep at it until it all evens out for the good. At Heirlooms & Comforts for more than twenty-six years we have been working at getting the mix of focus fabrics and blenders/basics to be perfect, and guess what. We are still working on it! At this time we are looking pretty good with a few exceptions. So come on it to look the stock over.

H&C Feature of the Week: Clean Off the Bolt
At Heirlooms & Comforts our feature of the week is Clean Off the Bolt. We are adding a little zest to this week's event: buy all that remains on a sale-priced bolt and get 15% additional discount. Buy all that remains on a regular price fabric and get a 25% discount. You can rack up some great savings here. We have also pulled some very skinny bolts to a special area so that you can have these extra special "finds" easy as pie. We're ready for you, so drop in early in the week. That one fabric you need may be a skinny bolt now.

New Arrivals
At Heirlooms & Comforts recently we received a shipment of fabrics from Henry Glass Fabrics. Included is "Early Riser" group from Color Principle design group. There is a free pattern for download from the Henry Glass Fabrics web site to make a delightful Provencal themed quilt featuring the early-bird rooster who heralds the arrival of daybreak. What a fun group of fabrics this is! They just make you happy to look at them.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

While quietly putterin' in my kitchen and sewing spot yesterday, I look out the window to see a young red-headed woodpecker methodically working away about four feet above ground on one of the maple trees in my yard. He sat on the side of the tree for some time hammering away in a manner not unlike, I think, the rat-a-tat way woodpeckers should do. I continued my indoor organization for a while, and the next time I looked out there was a squirrel upside down on the same tree in the same spot. As I look closer I saw that he was furiously licking the oozing sap that was glistening on the bark of the tree. Apparently the "sap is rising" as spring approaches and the woodpecker is accommodating the squirrel. Later in the day I worked a few minutes in my yard. There I inspected the maple tree and found a series of perfectly round holes big enough to accommodate a drinking straw and liquid is running slowly out and down the tree making black rivulets to the ground. I found daffodils in bloom and chrysanthemums "greening up". Just now I notice that there is activity in the bluebird house just beyond my window. And March hasn't happened yet.

We express our sympathy to Carolyn Harris, a teacher at Heirlooms and Comforts, at the death of her father David Martin.

H&C Feature of the Week: Nature Rhythms
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature the Nature Rhythms group of fabrics from Clothworks Textiles. This gorgeous group of neutral color fabrics has a surprise dollop of red in a few of the pieces. Otherwise, the group is composed of black, cream, taupe, and grey - unbelievably elegant. There is a free pattern available and it is not difficult to construct. Take a look at the sample that Barbara has sewn. You'll love it.

Money Back
At Heirlooms & Comforts for a limited time you can buy the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond at our sale price and get a manufacturer's rebate of $500. This is unprecedented in the world of Husqvarna Viking and you really should take advantage of this while the time is right. Talk to us about a financing opportunity as well. Additionally, when you buy the Designer Diamond you can also buy the 5D Professional Embroidery Software at half off the MSRP for this product! Want another $500 off? Look below. Now we're talking!! This is BIG, my friend. This is BIG. See us soon for this deal.

Got Old Software?
Do you have some brand of embroidery software that is outdated or difficult to use? Trade in any brand, any condition software and get $500 off our current price of 5D Professional Embroidery Software. This offer cannot be combined with any upgrade discount. (4D to 5D does not qualify. Other discounts apply for upgrade.) Here is a limited time opportunity to move from that troublesome suite that you have been struggling with to the newest H-V version that makes the world of embroidery design fun, easier and almost instant. Come in soon to get full details.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Things are Changing

Almost every day you can see things changing in nature and around Heirlooms & Comforts. Some of the trees seem to have fuller tips on the branches. The days are beginning to be lighter earlier and later. Fabrics are beginning to come in to the shop and the selections seem to be somewhat lighter and brighter. Maybe we are tired of the cold and the gray. Maybe we are getting a brighter outlook on the world around us. If you haven't noticed yet, come on by the shop for a visit to see what I mean.  We can help you brighten your perspective.

H&C Feature of the Week: Carnival Collection
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature the Carnival collection from Red Rooster Fabrics. These are beautiful red, white, black and grey fabrics in geometric prints that are just fascinating to use. This week they are 20% off in a minimum of 1/2 yd cut. Look them over and check the new books for great patterns to suit these fabrics.  Find a book with the pattern you wish to make and we'll give you a 15% discount on the book to go with the Carnival fabrics - what a celebration for change.

$500 Off Software
For a limited time you can get a $500 discount off our current sale price when you turn in any brand, any condition old embroidery software for the purchase of 5D Professional Embroidery Software. This offer cannot be combined with any upgrade discount. This is a great opportunity for those people who wish to have our software for creating wonderful embroidery and monogramming for the outstanding Husqvarna Viking Sewing-embroidery machines. Come in to the shop to find out how this can work for you.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Week Again

At last it is Super Bowl Sunday again! How nice that the attention of members of the household is so well taken by the events on the TV that we who ply the art of the needle can do our fun thing while they are otherwise occupied and not noticing. Fortunately, I reside in a situation where my spouse is not "put off" by my sewing and quilting. So, preoccupation with "the game" is not a prerequisite for my sewing without protest. Anyway, most of that banter about not wanting us to sew is just that-banter, don't you think? This is, however, Super Week at Heirlooms & Comforts, for real. Read the remainder of this email to see what we mean.

H&C Feature of the Week: Designer Diamond
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week our feature is a Super Special on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond and 5D Professional Embroidery. When you purchase a Designer Diamond (sale priced now at H&C) there is $500 rebate to apply for. Also, when you purchase the Diamond you can purchase Professional Embroidery at half off MSRP. If you trade in any old, outdated software for this Professional Embroidery you become eligible for another $500 rebate (certain restrictions apply; special lasts for a limited time only). It seems too good to be true that you get Professional for almost nothing. Check with us in the shop to get full details.

New Fabric Delivery
At Heirlooms & Comforts this past week we received a shipment of fabrics from Hoffman of California designed by McKenna Ryan for her Sand in My Shoes series. You can get a glimpse of what they are like at the Hoffman web site. While there you can get a free pattern to use with these fabrics. Then come in this week to be among the first of our customers to get your selection of these really beautiful ombre fabrics - delicious in color!