Monday, August 30, 2010

Home Decor at Ben Franklin Crafts

Hello Memories Readers this is Angela . Just wanted to drop in and do a guest post for Linda.

Last week I came into the shop and took some photographs for Linda. Showing in the below pictures are some beautiful fall home decor pieces that I think you would love to have in your own home. So come check it out at the Delavan Ben Franklin Crafts

One of my personal favorites are the pretty birds.


Sneezing my way thru the day!

Hi! It is a sneezy day today. Sure am tired of hayfever! I am 66 and was diagnosed with this at age 2, so have had this nearly 65 years and I can't wait for the first hard freeze! Isn't that awful? I love the fall flowers and the gorgeous countryside, but get tired of people looking at me like I have a horrid cold and am going to give them something! If you see me at the Fair, I will be the one walking around with a handkerchief over my nose! :)

We had a Marvelous time last week up at Teal Lake in NW Wisconsin. In fact, was just thinking about what we were doing about this time a week ago today........canoeing out on the lake, going from island to island, watching loons ( one followed our canoe!) and eagles and osprey, etc. It was a blessing from the Lord, to be sure, and a week filled with memories to get us through the coming winter. Maybe we'll do a scrapbook!

There are so many great events coming at the Ben. Be sure to check out the website and get signed up for Grace's newsletter at She does a great job keeping us posted on what is going on in the store and believe me, there is a Lot to know about. One fun thing happening soon is the one million pillowcase program, where we will be sewing pillowcases for those who could sure use one, or need the comfort their own pillowcase can bring. Read all about it on the will be a wonderful program and we hope to fill our work tables with ladies cutting and sewing and ironing pillowcases. Check it out!

Am going to go in to the shop shortly, so will call this quits for now. Have just done a big Mrs. Grossman order and that will be fun. I am pleased at how the strips of stickers are selling.......they are becoming more and more popular. Hope you like what I chose! Am getting some new ones for Fall and Christmas, which is Always fun!. More soon...........blessings...........Linda

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mrs. Sew & Sew

This is such cute fabric! Everyone is loving the line,and Angie said today that it would make a great sewing machine cover! Would be cute to line sewing baskets too, or cover a lid for one. What ideas can You come up with for this darling line?


Max and Whiskers, by Basic Grey, has been a Darling line for all those Pet photos you are thinking about scrapping. Can be used for dogs And cats, and a lot of the 18 papers ( double sided makes for 36 papers!!!!!) are usable for Anything. They are just plain cute papers and do not have to be used for pets. Come see them while they last. The layout above is for you to copy if you wish, or design your own. Cute for cardmaking too..........get well for pets, happy new pet, etc.
Some more above of the Max and Whiskers line.

A-Ha! Now we are talking! These are just a few of our new Sizzix dies in the Back to School line and I think every one of them is adoreable. See the Kindergarten one? That is an alphabet, including those darling numbers, and the rd, nd, th and st that come in handy so often! LOVE the school bus. If you look below at the bottom of the photo, you will see another alphabet......Blackboard Blues. It is tiny letters, both upper and lower case in a Darling font. Come see what we have. The price is good for what you get and you will enjoy using them when you are scrapping those school pages or something for the teacher, etc.

Oh my, my favorites! I told you we have the entire line of Copics in, and here they are! Classes begin shortly in learning the basics in Copics and you will Love the colors, the quality, the ease in which they make your "coloring" just perfect. Start your collection soon and join in the delight of using the Best!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sizzix Fabric Cutter

We are Loving our new Westminster Cutting machine from Sizzix. It cuts SO many quilt shapes and sizes and the wonderful dies you see above, can be used to cut paper too, so are great for scrapbooking as well as quilting. Come see it work, or better yet, buy your own!