Sunday, March 27, 2011


Grandma has recovered from the "experience" of more than one small child at a time for more than a sleepover. But, my oh my, it does take time to do so at this age. God is a wise God, giving the active little ones to the younger mothers. What a joy to be able to have the grandchildren close by to be able to spend time with them. Now we can move on to other experiences with the boys.

Let's think about spring-cleaning a little bit. Do you get revved up when the weather warms and gets ready to make all things look new? How long does that energy last? Can you get through the project of clean-up quickly enough to not give up on it? Are you organized for your collection of fabrics and notions to be handy when you get back to sewing your creations? Lately I have been trying to get organized in the "land of thread" with locating containers that adequately hold all the different kinds of threads I want to have on hand. Each brand or type has a different shaped spool. So, I have to have different shaped storage containers. It has been a quest and I have a few samples to show you at Heirlooms & Comforts. Come by and we can share ideas.

H&C Feature of the Week: Clean Off the Bolt
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we have Clean Off the Bolt Week. Don't be "fooled" even if Friday is April Fools Day. We will have something special going on for you that day. Otherwise, the normal Clean Off the Bolt rules apply: take the remaining yardage of a regular price bolt for a 25% discount or take the remaining yardage of a sale priced bolt for an additional 10% off. Who knows? There could be new "neighbors" in the sale racks by the end of the week as well.

VIP Treatment for Home Design Customers
If you currently have a Home Design card from H & C then you will get VIP treatment this week. When you use your Home Design Card you can take an additional 10% * off your purchase this entire week. If you currently do not have a Home Design card, don't worry; you can still get the VIP treatment - just apply for one and you will qualify for the extra 10% * off when you use it. This applies to any purchase. Whew! This is no April Fool Joke--Let's rock!

*The extra 10% discount applies to the net purchase before tax and after all rebates (in-store and mail-in) have been applied.

Thursday, March 31st is the last day for your purchase to qualify for the $500 Rebate on the Designer Diamond and also the last day to trade in old, anybrand embroidery software (certain rules apply) for a $500 coupon against 5D Professional Embroidery Software. We have had some really happy customers who took advantage of this offer. Join them in their bliss.
Visit the Husqvarna Viking web site for more info.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pride Can Be Good

Growing up in a grass-roots family in the South made a lot of things indelible in my behavior. One of the things that I heard consistently as a youngster was that we shouldn't be prideful about what we have or do. On the other side of the coin, I heard a lot about being grateful for what we have or can accomplish. Now, the trick is to balance those two attitudes regarding pride in what we are surrounded by. I am very proud and grateful that my four children have grown to be contributing adults in the communities in which they live. I could write an entire book about the good that they have done and continue to do. I will not bore you with that. I will say that my daughter the second grade teacher was awarded some kind of prize that I can't remember why and received a weekend stay at a vacation spot. You know in those situations everybody in the family wins, and Bobby and I won a weekend visit from the four-year-old and the one-year-old while their parents are away. See, diligence pays off. We have consistently stressed our capabilities for looking after small fry and were rewarded by being chosen to care for these two for three days. They are smart, well-behaved boys, and so far have followed instructions from Grandpa and Grandma very well. The older one has even done hard labor in the yard removing fallen sticks and limbs. Life does have its rewards. Check on Grandma on Monday to see how fast she is moving around the shop.

H&C Feature of the Week: Floral Fabrics
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week our feature is Floral Fabrics. Pick any fabric with a floral motif and get 20% off the purchase (1/2 yard minimum cut, please). There are traditional florals and modern florals to choose from in many different colorways. Your choices are vast. If you find a favorite one in the sale rack, go ahead and get 20% more off a minimum two-yard cut of it. Celebrate spring with floral fabrics!

Refer to our Blogs
Refer to our recent Heirlooms & Comforts Blogs (links on the right--->>>) to see the special things that are going on with machines and embroidery software. Again celebrate with us that we have a great Webmaster who keeps our on-line communications up to date.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring To It

With the spring forward exercise having been done overnight, we should be ready to hippity hop right into the bright, light pollen season with great vigor. Did you get yourself up at 2:00 AM to move the clock hands or have you entered the world of satellite clocks that automatically change with the date? I have always had a great chuckle over the naïveté that you should change the clock only at the time that the "authority" says in the exact time for the change - makes for good jokes. Anyway, welcome to the Daylight Savings Time world where you have just lost an hour of sleep so that you can get an extra hour of "working time."

Please remember that the offers from Husqvarna Viking that we have described below end on March 31, 2011. Don't let time slip away from you on these great offers!
H&C Feature of the Week: Patterns
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature patterns at 20% off, no limit on quantity. You may choose as many patterns as you wish to have from our really good stock of really good patterns to get 20% off the original price. There are those great handwork patterns, the "block of the month" patterns, the tote bag or purse patterns, the kid's dress and/or skirt patterns, the pre-cut fabric quilting patterns - on and on. For our customers this week all are a bargain.

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, March 6, 2011

Preparation Time

For any really good event there has to be preparation time that involves a lot of thought and hard work. Well, that is what is happening now at Heirlooms & Comforts. We are preparing for the next class schedule to be published on the H&C web site. Cissie is really busy talking to teachers and collecting ideas for classes that we can offer for your learning pleasure. Now is the time for you to call in to the shop to say what you are ready to learn about in the world of quilting. Tell us any technique or pattern that you are interested in and we will do our best to locate a teacher who can fit into the calendar and present the class for all of you to take advantage of. The schedule is to be finalized by the end of April for classes to be presented in May, June, July and August. Call soon.

H&C Feature of the Week: Amy Butler
At Heirlooms & Comforts this week we will feature the designer Amy Butler: fabrics, patterns, and books at 20% off original price (currently in stock items only). There are many fabrics in cotton quilting weight, laminated prints, and extra wide goods (some with linen content). We have clothing patterns, purse patterns, home décor patterns and books of ideas and patterns. All are at 20% off this week.

There are a few things to remember that will be on the calendar in the coming weeks:
  • Central Railroad Festival: April 23 (fun for the entire family).
  • Easter: April 24 (new spring dresses)
  • Mother's Day: May 8 (give her that great new sewing machine - buy it early during March specials at H&C) 
  • Graduation: late May or early June: (special quilts)
  • Father's Day: June 19 (new lap quilt)
  • Kid's Sewing Camp: last week of July (Start talking now about signing up so you don't miss out. Beginners are welcome ages 8 to 15.)
These are just to give you heads-up for things to come that you want to be prepared for.