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It’s May,🎶 it’s May,🎶 the crazy month of May🎶. I feel like I’m living in the twilight zone. One day it’s this, the next day it’s that. First we can and then we can’t and then we can. Topsy-turvy round and round we go. 🤪 I don’t know if I’m coming or going, up or down, in or out. Reports that contradict each other, polarized opinions and so many different reactions. It’s all so confusing !! Who can you trust, who can you believe? It’s been a very bumpy ride so far.

So much for getting a rest and catching up during this shut down. Think again!! All my plans got shot down. The work on the new house has ground to a complete halt now that all the trenches have been dug, the lines run and the trenches filled back in. I guess that’s progress for now. All my sewing plans got derailed in lieu of making dozens of face masks. Rest and relaxation…………….well, we have managed a bit of that. This morning I sat outside listening to the quiet sounds of nature and a crowing rooster from somewhere. It was nice to take a deep breath and think. I need to do more of that. We are blessed to have 35 acres to roam around to relax and unwind. A few mornings ago, a lone, wild tom turkey was sauntering up our driveway and trying to decide which way to go. Finally he flew up onto the corral fence and over it. Acting as if he was looking for his flock. It was nice to see a random act of nature. Getting outside and getting some sunshine is always such a great feeling. As I water the potted plants and fill the bird bath each day, it’s a wonderful feeling to know that some things are constant and enduring. Mother Nature always finds a way. Here are some of my blooming beauties and a little friend I found on my watering can one morning.


Business as usual is a thing of the past. LOL We are doing the best we can under the circumstances. We now have a few deliveries of new fabrics coming in and we are posting them on our website when they arrive. One that arrived the first week in March, before everything went off the rails, was this fun bar-b-q apron panel, perfect gift for Father’s Day. It’s available to order on the website too. (I managed to get the sample made just before we closed for the shut down.) We have been working hard on our website to make it better for you. We have added a curbside pick-up option at checkout for those of you who live in the area close enough to pick up your orders. We are working to add notions onto the website also. Soon we will have gift card available on the website. Of course, if you can’t find what you need on our website, you can always call to see if we have it, to add to your order.

I’m sure this confusing time is the topic of conversation around every table. I know it is at our house. We talk about it daily and try to gauge what to do next. We are assessing our situation every day trying to decide what is best for the business and our customers. The hospital here in San Antonio where our daughter and daughter-in-law are nurses, is gearing up for a mid-May peak. (Of course, this could change tomorrow, but we are going with that as our bench mark.) This is serious business and we are taking it very seriously. With that in mind, we have set up a protocol for the time being, we are “semi-open”;


“Porch Pick-up” & US mail orders are available.

Orders can be placed over the phone or by email.
Online store is available 24/7 for mail orders. Online orders are also available for pick up at the shop.
Please place orders before noon for pick-up or mailing that day.
(orders received after noon will be ready the next day)
call 830-589-2502
In-store shopping available by appointment only
Tues – Sat 1-4 pm
Please make an appointment to drop off or pick up your quilts for long arm quilting.
Facemasks are required please
Only 1 group of no more than 2 people at a time
Please respect the 6’ minimum social distancing


Appointments are for 1 hour of shopping. This allows me to sanitize the shop between shopping groups for all of our protection. Thank you so much for your respect and cooperation.

We are planning to keep this protocol in place thru the month of May. We will assess it again toward the end of May to see where we stand and what is happening. In the meantime, we are here to help you as much as possible.


Stay save y’all and Keep Sewing,


Tip of the Month

March 2020 Tip:

When you are stuck on a thick seam or at the beginning of a seam, use a stiletto to push the fabric under the presser foot until the feed dogs can pull it on their own.


Creative Stitcher’s Club : Needless to say, is canceled for the month of May as well.


Warriors Heart Quilt project. Are you tired of making face masks and looking for something else to do while you are social distancing, this is a great project, for a fantastic cause. Use up some of your stash, or you can order a kit from the shop. Check out Warriors Heart on their website.


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