Sunday, November 16, 2014

hung by the chimney with care

Every year at SKJ we host a Christmas Stocking Challenge.  This year will be our 4th Anniversary!  Look at our past winners!

We pick out a fabric for you to use in your stocking.  Last year it was the cute snowman fabric.

Our customers vote for their favorite stocking. And when the ballots are all counted, the winner gets a $40. gift card and a $20 gift card, for the second most votes.

The Christmas tree fabric from Riley Blake was our selected fabric for our 2nd year.

2012 our first Challenge winners! Love those polka dots!

And before Christmas our stockings are donated to the Lincoln Lighthouse Resource and Counseling Center.  They are then given to local families.  Doesn't it sound like fun!!

This is our challenge fabric for 2015.  Another cute Riley Blake print. For $5. you will receive a fat quarter. You can use your fabric in anyway to make your stocking. Pick out your own pattern and size.  Have fun and be creative!

Stocking are due back in the shop by Saturday, December 20.  Call (916) 209-3930 or come in for more information.

You can also visit my Pinterest board "stockings" for lots of inspiration!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

pear quilt

If you follow me on Facebook, I recently took pictures of the Mini Pear Quilt in a shop in Downtown Lincoln.  I asked everyone to leave a comment of where the picture was taken.

Isn't it cute! Pictured among all of the sweet canned goodness of a little shop named Country Harvest.

If you left a comment and thought it was at Country Harvest, you had a chance of winning 1 yard of fabric!  And the winner was Adrienne!

She picked out a beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric.  So I hope this shows you that good things do come from FB!  Just follow me there, and I will host another One Yard giveaway later this month!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I have finished a fun sewing project that I want to share with you!  This is all from the #verycherryswap on Instagram.

This is the little headband and pincushion that I made.  I love doing English Paper Piecing and making them tinier than usual was fun.  I also filled the pincushion with crushed walnut shells. It gives it a great weight and sharpens your needles too.

This is just the back of the pincushion.  My new favorite fabric, it's from Sweetwater, Mama Said Sew.  See all of the names for quilt blocks!

I also made two placemats. I mostly used fabrics from my LakeHouse, Pam Kitty Morning stash. And did a bit of straight line quilting on my machine. See all the cherries!  This was the fun part too, shopping for all the bits of cherry goodness.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

kids sewing

Every Monday night we have Kids Sewing classes!
6:00 - 8:00 pm / $20.
It's fun to bring a girlfriend!
And Mom's are always welcome to stay and sew too.

Tote Bag, Monday, October 13
Great for shopping around Downtown Lincoln
or visiting the library!

Infinity Scarf, Monday, October 20
A perfect accessory for the upcoming days of fall weather.

Coming up..... drawstring bag, half apron, hot pads

Call (916) 209-3930 or come in to register for the class and you will also receive your class supply list.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The Food Trucks will now be in Downtown Lincoln
every first Tuesday of the month!

This month money raised will go to the Lincoln High School Drama Club.  They will also be doing a surprise performance.  Shhhh!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

sit and sew

Remember, every Wednesday is a FREE Sew Day at SKJ
10:30 - 3:00 pm
you are welcome to come in and work on a sewing project.
Finish a project or start a new one!

We even offer free advice!
Come in to sit and sew in our beautiful classroom area.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


The Swoon quilt pattern from Thimbleblossoms is now in the shop.

And here's some inspiration from my Pinterest Swoon board.

Did you know there is also a Mini Swoon!

Which one will you make first?!