Grand Opening!!

30 Aug

We have been working at getting acclimated in our new shop.  We have set our Grand opening date for next weekend!

The girls have figured out some make and takes for anyone who would like to do that. And we have door prizes and 2 themed raffle baskets. Both will have sewing goodies and other fun things in their theme!  We will draw winners Monday morning and you can pick up your basket any time after that during business hours!

There will be snacks, water, coffee and tea.

Sign ups for classes.. and 10% off everything in the store..

So bring a friend and come see us! We are looking forward to a fun weekend!

Pomegranate Place at work

30 Jul

Walked around this  morning after  doing  some  book-work  with  Olivia  and  this  is  what  was  happening!

Today our shop is closed..Hmmm… 🙂

Victoria is working on our friend’s wedding dress…bustling…let it be known every time we do this type of alteration we say…we are Not doing this again…Hmmm.

Olivia is doing books with me…mind you..Daddy’s books, Sewing books, and family books…

Kezia is taking care of our on line fabric sales..getting them ready to ship.. so thankful for our Etsy shop and the orders from our Etsy friends..

And here I am, I thought I was going to get out of this post, but the girls took a picture of my sleepy self being up since 3:30 this morning. We took some of our roosters to a farmer today and were there bright and early! I love farmers! They understand my time clock, early to bed, early to rise! Now 3:30 is terribly early, but 5:00 or 5:30 is nice..

So just a peek into what we do on the days the shop is closed!! 🙂 I am also so thankful for these young women who are happy to work with us in all our endeavors..They are such a blessing from God! May He bless them for their servant hearts!!

First days of brick and mortar business..

24 Jul

We had some good first days of our store being open.

We met new people, some from nearby and others from farther away.

Supportive friends stopped in for a visit..and even an opening gift! Sew sweet!

We had technical difficulties from our card reader. But we got some internet help and hope that is fixed!

We will be open again this Friday, Saturday, and Monday.. Having our Christmas in July Sale!

We have a google business page with our hours… Look up Pomegranate Place Ltd. ….it feels more and more real each day.

Still stocking our shelves and working out kinks before our grand opening..

Date to be announced!

A little sneak peak of our shop!
I am so thankful to my Father for this miracle!

Come in and see us! We would love to chat a little!

Opening our door tomorrow

18 Jul

We have been working all week to set up our quilt shop. It is an undertaking. Selling on line doesn’t require pricing on each bolt of fabric since we always have the price in our online listing… Wow, we have been pricing for 3 days!

So, we are taking the plunge. Tomorrow we will open at 10:00 a.m. and be open until 4:30 p.m.

We haven’t cleared our sign with zoning yet, so just look for the white building with a brick front and a pink door! 🙂

We have fabric, pre-cuts, some wool pieces, quilts, and children’s clothing pieces to start…modest beginning.

We will also be open Saturday 10:00 to 3:00 and Mondays  10:00-4:30!

A new venture

15 Jul

An update from our sewing business.  Over the last 10 years my daughters and I have sewn and sold designer cotton and other fabrics on line through the Etsy marketplace.

This spring we purchased a house with a shop on the property and we are in the middle of remodeling and getting ready to open a quilt shop!  We are humbled and excited! Humbled because we see this is bigger than us, way bigger!  And excited because, well, it is exciting to do a new thing, providing we have the energy and stamina to walk this big new thing.

So, updates will be coming and we hope to open some time this month!

We will be opening in process, so please as we move forward excuse our mess!

Here is our new logo:

 

Pomegranate Place Ltd.

Where there will be fabric, design, creativity, and friendliness 🙂

 

 

Stan Hywet, Birthday celebration/home education field trip…

19 Nov

On Thursday the 15th of this month, my youngest/aka the baby of the family turned 10 years old.  One of his gift requests was to go somewhere cool on his birthday and to have the whole family there.  Well, with 6 of our family working outside the home that was no small feat.  But the “glue” sister asked all and all made a way to get off work! Yay!  We chose Stan Hywet Hall. Near enough to get home in time for the birthday dinner! Beware..lots of pictures to follow! View from the back we were down in the japanese garden.

This day was special in many ways. As a mom of many and a home educating mom, I am always on the job. I have visited Stan Hywet on a couple of occaisions but realized that this was the first occaision I could really see things, because there weren’t little ones to keep me busy with crowd control, and to keep their hands off of the museum’s property! I show you the next picture cause the guys were just thinking this wood elevator was so cool, and “mom this would be so fun to ride on!” 🙂
The music/ball room was also a hit. We sing together and some of the older children play various instruments.  I thought the chandeliers in the music room were unbelievable! I am a chandelier fan!

 

Home educating mom/teacher asked if we could sing a tune, just to let the children hear the acoustics and they were not disappointed! Moms can be so embarrassing :-).  You will see that the mansion was decked out for Christmas which was an unexpected bonus!

All the family has had their chance working with Dad in his carpentry business, so the architectural details, the different species of wood, the craftmanship, the attention to details, none of this escaped the children. It was a warming of my heart to see how much they have learned and retained and taken as their own over the years. Below is a picture of the secret bookshelf door passage.

the telephone booth

See the hand carved linen-fold wall paneling? The hand carved detailed border?

This picture is priceless to me, we are all looking up in awe at one thing or another. Learning, exploring, BEING together, a mom’s bliss!

The dining room was glam and glitz the silver plated everything was shining it was inspiring!

 

These chairs each had a different animal tapestry, we (the seamstresses of the house thought they were cool)

I have always had a love for butlers pantries, it was fun to see a lot of my children, not just the girls ooh and aah over this and the kitchen and pantry!  Cooking for 13 people on a consistent basis gives you an appreciation for these kinds of things!!

O.K. so time for confession, I know I should be content and not covet someone else’s kitchen, but, I’m telling you this was an extreme test!…I really can’t imagine what it would take to clean this place (energy) but to work without running into people???? 🙂 Then there are bedrooms and showers and guest rooms…You gotta go see this place.

A pool in the lower level, as long as our house!!

 

Did I mention it was sleeting and cold?? Did I mention we had to see the grounds and the garden, and the conservatory???

The birthday boy!

We ended up in the horse stalls turned cafe for a family picture!

 

 

Some things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Family, time spent together. Museums and field trips to help us learn from the past and grow from what we have learned. Thankful for beauty and craftmanship. Thankful for a change of scenery to gain perspective… Thankful for God’s grace to walk and continue on life’s journey…

Thankful for Olivia, who took all these pictures to help us remember the day! Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Comfort of Psalms Quilt Kit

18 May

Instructions for assembly of Scripture Quilt Kit sold in Etsy shop: Pomegranate Place.

Kit contains:

Pre-cut designer cotton pieces

Comfort of Psalms quilt panel

Pre-cut sashing and binding fabric

Backing fabric

*  For outer sashing and to make binding. This is a link to a tutorial on making bias binding but the principal is the same for non bias quilt binding. Make your continuous length attaching pieces together with 45 degree angles. Then follow folding and ironing instructions in tutorial.

For Quilt Blocks…

First cut your Comfort of Psalms quilt panel according to markings on panel.

Below is a diagram of pieces

Key:  LS=Large Scripture square, SS=Small Scripture square..Pieces A, B, and C.

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Begin by sewing 16 quilt blocks as shown in the diagrams below..

Note: large scripture block assembly is used for 4 blocks that have no scripture. For quilt blocks, the C piece replaces the LS square.

  • Thus you will be constructing 6 large scripture blocks with LS piece. And 4 with the LS piece replaced by C piece.
  • And 6 small scripture blocks … for your total of 16 blocks
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Large scripture block

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small scripture block construction

 

After making 16 blocks, referring to main quilt picture.

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Layout for arranging blocks

After assembling 16 blocks build your rows by adding the short sashing pieces in between each block.

Add 1.5″ sashing to the right of each quilt block.  Then lastly add 1.5″ sashing to the left of each block at the beginning of each of the 4 rows consisting of 4 blocks.

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blocks assembled to rows

When 4 rows of 4 blocks are assembled with sashing proceed to assembling rows vertically to finish quilt top..

Sew WOF 1.5″ sashing to top of each assembled row. On the bottom row of 4 blocks sew 1.5″ sashing to the bottom also totaling five – 1.5 inch WOF sashings added to quilt.  Then sew rows to each other using finished quilt picture below as guide for placement.

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Main quilt picture..rows assembled

For border sew WOF 2.5 inch pieces to the top and bottom of assembled rows.

For side border, stitch 3 WOF pieces together along 45 degree cut just like bias binding as shown here.  Then attach to one side using as much length as necessary. Use remaining  piece for the quilt border on other side.

For back of quilt cut two 6.5″ WOF pieces. Sew together with 45 degree angle. Cut rest of backing fabric down center fold.  Sew  6.5″  piece in between two vertical stripe pieces for back.

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backing layout

Make quilt sandwich with your preferred quilt batting, quilt as you like, bind and you are done.

*Happy Quilting~

God Bless You!