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Stripped of all the usual trappings of the holiday, Father Martin is a wonderful Christmas story that gets to the heart of what Christmas is all about.  First published in 1882 as Le Pere Martin, by the French author and evangelist Reuben Saillens, an adaptation of it later appeared in […]

Father Martin

Happy Thanksgiving ~and a very early Merry Christmas~ everyone!  This week we’re going to kick-off the Holiday season with some fabulous offers and fantastic giveaways!   Thimbles and Acorns Black Friday Offer This Friday only, buy $15 worth of Thimbles and Acorns patterns and you will get this bonus package for FREE! […]

The Latest News… November 2016

  As Greece emerged from the dark age that followed the fall of the Mycenaean civilization, another civilization was being established along the coast of Italy. According to the legend, twin brothers named Romulus and Remus began building a city together. After arguing over who they should name the city […]

From Fig Leave to High Fashion… The Roman Empire

This Spring We’re Blooming in COLOR! I don’t know why I never considered adding color to my illustrations before, but for whatever reason I was inspired to do it while working on our second prairie dress pattern, “Town Girl”.  The problem I was facing with this pattern was that I […]

The Latest News… May 2016