Monday, December 17, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

We focused on family this weekend, and I spent as much time as possible hugging, and kissing my babies.  My daughter Hannah is 9 years old, and my son Logan is 5 years old. 

The man in the middle is someone very special to me!  Yes, my Dad (Dave Stott - the owner of Norden Crafts) is Santa's Helper!  He makes a couple appearances throughout the Christmas Season, and yesterday he made an appearance at my husbands frozen yogurt store.  So of course, we took our kiddos there to visit him. 

All morning I had to keep telling them "Now when you see Papa, what do you call him?"  They would reply with "Santa" (in a of course Mom type of voice)......and then who slipped and called him Dad twice....yep this girl.  Oops!  Both of my kids were right on point in telling me I did exactly what I told them not to do.  I learned my lesson, that's for sure!

Happy Holidays to all, and give your loved ones extra hugs and kisses this season. 

Katy Fong

Santa and his grandkids - Hannah (9 years old) & Logan (5 years old) 

They love their Santa Helper

Logan couldn't stop rubbing Santa's coat

Santa and his Grandboys! Jackson on the left (4 years old), and Logan on the right (5 years old)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Announcing a NEW SERIES from Little House Needleworks!

Little House Needleworks Presents "LITTLE SHEEP VIRTUES".....a delightful 12 part series!!  Join in on the fun today with Norden Crafts!

We are so excited to announce that Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks has announced her NEW MONTHLY SERIES of Little Sheep Virtues. 

The designs are stitched on alternating two fabrics, from R&R 30ct Dark Chino, and Weeks Dye Works 30ct Cocoa. All of the designs measure the same size with a stitch count of 61w x 61h. That will equate to about a 4" square if stitched on the 30ct linen. There will be directions on the chart if stitchers would like to stitch them all together, but Diane will be showing them as individual designs.

*The 30ct R&R Dark Chino will be used in January, March, May, July, September, and November.
*The 30ct Weeks Dye Works Cocoa will be used in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Another wonderful part about this series is that each design will have an optional button(s) from JABCO which will be shown in the chart photo. Using the button though is completely optional, and so it is not included with the pattern. If you like the button you can purchase it to add on, and if not, then just stitch the chart as directed without the button.

We just know that you will all fall in love with this new series!  We will begin shipping this auto around the 21st of each month to our customers, so be sure to sign up quickly with your LNS, or favorite stitch site!

SHOP OWNERS - Sign Ups are due to Norden Crafts by January 10th, in order to ensure that we have sufficient supplies on hand for the club. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of linen available for the 1st release, therefore, these will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We will be getting a 2nd shipment in shortly after the first, so rest assured we will get it in for you.  For complete program details/pricing, check your inbox for your weekly E-newsletter later today!

Saltbox Village
The Final Ornament from Diane's Christmas Ornament Series
Release Date 12/19/12

Mary Ann Meyers
NEW Reproduction Sampler from Little House Needleworks
Release Date 12/19/12



Santa's Village

"Poinsettia Place" is coming soon
to a shop near you!  We will begin shipping our autos late next week to those of you that have signed up.

Poinsettia Place
#2 in the Santa's Village Series

Santa's House
#1 in the Santa's Village Series

Winter Snow
Release Date 12/19/12

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blue Ribbon Designs Mystery Sampler Sneak Peek!

We are getting closer to the release of the Blue Ribbon Designs "BLUE JEANS AND DAISIES" Mystery Sampler, and we received a Sneak Peek from Belinda this morning, so I wanted to be sure I got it to you right away. 

Are you new to our Mystery Samplers? 
You can read more about this popular new club below from my post on November 27th. 

Shop Owners - The deadline to sign up is January 2nd, so please don't delay!  Call or email me now to sign up.

CLICK HERE for the sign up form