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PFAFF Creative Sensation Is in the House!

Our first PFAFF Creative Sensation is in the store!  Patsy has had it this weekend to play and make samples.

Click on the machine to see details about the machine features.  Be sure to click on the different topics list (quilting, sewing, embroidery, etc.) to learn about all aspects of the machine.  There are also project and embroidery downloads.

Click on the quilt to download instructions for creating a fan quilt similar to the photo.  This quilt/banner was at convention and was gorgeous.  The embroideries are huge.  Check out the quilting also!

Our shop debut is Tuesday, August 30 at 1pm and 6pm.

We will show the new machine, the great features and info from convention.  Come see us!  Door prizes and goodies!

No Interest financing available for 36 months if paid in full*

On Purchase of a CREATIVE SENSATION™ sewing and embroidery machine with your GE Home Design card made between 8/22/11 through 10/31/11. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional balance, including optional charges, is not paid in full within 36 months or if you make a late payment. Minimum Monthly Payments Required.*

*Valid on purchases of a CREATIVE SENSATION™ sewing and embroidery machine from 8/22 through 10/31/11 on GE account. On promo purchase balance, monthly payments required, but no Finance Charges will be assessed if (1) promo purchase balance paid in full in 36 months, and (2) all minimum monthly payments on account paid when due. Otherwise, promo may be terminated and treated as a non-promo balance. Finance Charges accrued at the Purchase APR will be assessed from purchase date. Regular rates apply to non-promo balances, including optional charges. Promo purchases on existing accounts may not receive full benefit of promo terms, including reduced APR if applicable, if account is subject to Penalty APR. Payments over the minimum will be applied as required by applicable law. As of 9/1/10 APR 28.99% & on all accounts in default, Penalty APR: 29.99%. Minimum Finance Charge $2.00. Subject to approval by GE Money Bank. United States only promotion.

Check out the fantastic luggage pictured with the Creative Sensation.  It is so well made and is available FREE with the purchase of a PFAFF Creative Sensation until October 31, 2011.

We have fantastic financing – 36 months, no interest with equal payments.  We are giving generous trade-in allowances for well cared for Pfaff machines.  This also means we will soon have fantastic refurbished Pfaff machines for sale.  Get on the list.  We will call people in order of expressed interest.

Sensational Sewing Satisfaction!




Magic Lily

The Magic Lilies are blooming in our shop garden.  They are always such a surprise in early to mid August.  They stand like Easter remembrances above the parched August soil.

Magic Lilies, Surprise Lilies, or Naked Ladies are Lycoris squamigera from southern Japan originally.  They came to the US around 1880.

They are very long lived bulbs and multiply freely.  They stand 2 – 3′ tall on slender stalks with NO LEAVES.

The leaves are lush and appear in the early spring.  As the spring warms the leaves disappear.

Then MAGIC – hot dry August produces these tall spring like flowers.  Gorgeous.  They last a few weeks.  I’m always sorry to see them go.

I first noticed these flowers on my walks in 1982.  An older lady tending her garden told me they were called Naked Ladies and giggled.  She told me to come by in the fall and she would give me some.

This was the fall I opened the shop and I forgot to stop by.  I always drive by her house to see the lilies each August.  They are still there even though she is gone.

I was thrilled when the shop had a few when we bought the building 10 years ago.  Marty carefully weeds around them and he divided the crowded bulbs.

They have rewarded us with great bloom.  The bulbs become smaller and the bloom falls off when they get too crowded.  Then it is time to divide.

I recommend them for a fun late summer surprise.  They are easy care and seem pest free.

A little bit of magic for late summer!


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The All New Pfaff Creative Sensation

  I LOVE MY PFAFFS!  Pfaff is introducing a new top of the line being at Pfaff Convention this month. 

We are taking down payments to pre order the Creative Sensation.  With a pre order you will receive a gift package valued over $3000.  Amazing!

Click on the ad to see four videos about the new Creative Sensation.  I can’t wait!!!

fine print:  You must come to the shop to buy a machine.  We cannot sell machines online, by email, or over the telephone.  When you buy a machine you are buying a dealer who should support you and your machine endeavors.  Buy local-ish so you can take classes and get help when you need it. 

We have a Pfaff certified technician to work on our Pfaffs.  Our employees are also certified to sell Pfaff machines.  Ask anyone of us about our strong, precise, and easy to use Pfaff sewing machines.

Keep watching for updates from Carol, Marty, and Patsy as they travel to San Antonio for the Pfaff Convention!