Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Looking for a great holiday present for that sewing enthusiast closest to your heart. Check out our Kangaroo Kabinets Sewing Studios on sale this December. Guranteed to have everything you need - Large airlift cabinet, Deluxe cutting table with 9 drawers for storage, Sewing chair with lumbar support back, and custom made filler insert specifically designed for your machine.
All of this AND free shipping straight to your home (some assembly required). These are the lowest prices of the year and you can order them at almost any of our online retailers specifically http://www.homespunhearth.com/ or http://www.embroidery.com/. Catch this deal before it "hops" away!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"I am still in shock to have won such a wonderful gathering of
products! I am already using them all and it’s been fun to unpack each one
and get to know it! What a treat! I’ve taken a couple of them to
meetings and groups to show and share with the quilters there so they can try
them out too. That was my first experience at Quilt Market and that alone
was so outstanding that to find out later I had won a prize was
No doubt we will be running the same kind of promotion next year at the International Quilt Market in Houston. If you get a chance to go, check out our booth!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
How long have you been quilting? I began quilting in the late 70's so that makes it about 40 years.
The book was written with material collected over a 15 year span by the Wisconsin Quilt History Project and published by KP Publishers, a Wisconsin company in 2008. Proceeds from the sales go to help build the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Textiles in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. www.wiquiltmuseum.com. Copies of the book for purchase can be found at Amazon.com.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Brett Favre signed with the Vikings today. He looks forward to retiring a 4th time"
-Steve Hofstetter's National Lampoon Sports Minute (C)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
the basics of quilting was fun! And since we got to use Jo's Viking Designer
sewing machine I totally felt like a spoiled beginner! Selecting our favorite
squares was quite chaotic because we ended up with a table runner
that looked way too floral and 'busy'. So we clipped some more solids--and
stole what we could of Phil's--so all in all we now have some pieces we love.
Can't wait to keep going and see how this turns out!
It certainly gives you an appreciation for all those ladies years ago cutting with regular scissors all the squares and triangles needed, not to mention hand sewing the whole thing together! I will cherish my grandmother's quilts more and stop letting the dogs sleep on them after this class that is for sure!
Lastly Alisha and I both learned not to be so greedy. I bought a layer cake from Moda for us to cut up and make our small table runner quilts. What is great about the layer cake is all the fabric coordinates, what is bad is Alisha and I loved every piece. We left poor Phil with all the solids and what we considered the uglier fabric, what man wants a quilt any way...right? Well in the end when we laid our quilts out before sewing, Phil's was awesome because he had far more contrast in fabric. Thus Alisha and I had to go back and cut more solid pieces to make ours not look so patterned. One could spend hours moving squares here and there, inside and out.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
So starting in July I have challenged the staff here at Arrow & Kangaroo Cabinets to do a new crafting project each month and then blog about their experience. Our first project will be taught by Jo , our resident quilter guru, she will teach us all the art of quilting by making a small quilt runner. The following months will be cross stitching, punch needle and scrapbooking. Poor Phil! Just what every sales guy wants to do, learn a new craft project once a month. We will try and "man it up" for him! Please follow along on our summer adventure. We would love to hear any suggestions for small crafting projects an office environment can do.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
clothes to journals, files and computers to electronic equipment and, of course, fabrics and sewing and craft equipment. There are 3 large drawers for even more storage that roll out to add more work space. This piece is truely a universal wonder. Some might even call it a "Magic Box" And at a reasonable price who could resist. In fact, our own employees are buying these for themselves because it is just "too nice to pass up."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Three old ladies were sitting around a table. The first says, "I'm getting
so forgetful I was standing at the top of the stairs and I couldn't
remember whether I was going down or had just come up."The second lady says,
"You think that's bad? The other day I was sitting on my bed and I couldn't
remember whether I was going to sleep or getting up." The third lady smiles
smugly. "Well, I have no memory problems at all, knock wood."She raps the table.
There was an elderly lady whom was waiting in the waiting room with her daughter.The nurse entered the waiting area and announced for the elderly lady to go on back to see the doctor. The nurse spoke louder but still she could not hear.
The elderly lady's daughter leaned over and said, "mother let's turn your hearing aid up." Then she yelled in shock,"That's not your hearing aid, its a suppository!
The elderly mother replied,"Well, now I know where my hearing aid went!
A state trooper pulled a car over and told the man driving that he was going 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. "I was only going 40!" the driver protested. "Not according to my radar," the trooper said. "Yes, I was!" the man shouted back. "No you weren't!" the trooper said. With that, the man's wife leaned toward the window and said, 'Officer, I should warn you not to argue with my husband when he's been drinking."