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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HOT HOT HOT!! Shipments delayed...

We live in Portland, Oregon, but grew up in Oklahoma, so we're used to hot summers. However, we've been spoiled since we moved here in 2006. I was reading the local online newspaper here the other day - and found it amazing that in the last 20 years, it has only hit 100 degrees in July 14 times. Only 6 times in August and 4 times in June. Wow. Before we moved here, I remember having 30+ straight days of 100+ degree weather. So this week's weather is definitely out of the norm. It was 100 yesterday, 107 today and is forecast to be 105 tomorrow.

We moved here in December 2006 - it never crossed our mind to check our house for AIR CONDITIONING!!! Guess what - the house does not have air conditioning...
So here I sit in a hotel room because it is 88 degrees inside our house. Yuk. Since we run our business from our sauna (home), we aren't cutting any fabric for the next few days while it stays above 100 (it would literally be a "sweat" shop). Orders will be processed in the order that they have been received. We apologize for the delay - but it is miserable here right now!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe

Have any parties coming up where you need to take a dish? Here is one that is sure to be a hit!

This gets rave reviews and I always get MULTIPLE requests for the recipe whenever I take it somewhere!!!

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
8 oz mayonnaise
1 (8 ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken breasts on a medium
baking sheet.
2. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until no longer pink.
Remove from heat, cool and shred.
3. Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl and mix in cream cheese,
mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, green chile peppers and jalapeno pepper.
Transfer the chicken mixture to a medium baking dish.
4. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the
edges are golden brown.

(Alternatively, you could boil the chicken, then shred it). Drop us a line here if you try this out - you'll be hooked!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

July Yardage Sale

Sale good through 7/31/09

25% Off
Lecien - Premium quality Japanese import.

Antique Flower and Durham collections
25% Off

by Quilting Treasures

Moda Spring Magic fabric collecction designed by April Cornell. Moda Spring magic jelly rolls, layer cakes, honey buns, turnovers, fat quarter bundles.
20% Off

Designed by April Cornell

French Hatbox designed by Tanya Whelan for Free Spirit Fabrics Fresh, candy colors both saturated and pastel make for a modern take on 19th century French inspired designs. Think Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. Sweet and unabashedly feminine this collection is well, pretty as a french hatbox.
20% Off

Designed by Tanya Whelan
5 Funky Monkeys
15% Off

(cotton and flannel)

Designed by Erin Michael

10% Off

Designed by Sheryl Rae Marquez

70% Off

70% Off

Quilt / Decorator weight - perfect for bedding, pillows, crib bedding, bed skirts, pillow cases, pillows, curtain panels, quilts, etc.
100% Cotton Poplin

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Save 25% off Amy Butler Fabrics from Rowan / Westminster!

25% off Amy Butler yardage!

Sale good through July 20, 2009

Note that Belle and Lotus have been discontinued - so stock up while it is still available!

Save on Belle, Lotus, Midwest Modern, Midwest Modern 2, Daisy Chain.

Click here for more details!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Astoria, Oregon

So we traveled to Astoria, Oregon for the first time over July 4th. We went to the Astoria Column - and what magnificent views all around from up there!

Simply climb 164 stairs, and voila!
We found it amazing that the river is over 4 miles wide here - that makes for a long bridge!.

The next day, we drove north across the bridge, and drove to Cape Disappointment, saw a few lighthouses, and this neat little place called dead man's cove: