Tie One on Day

By Angie Lamoree
on October 05, 2018

Tie One on Day

“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and

it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”     EllynAnne Geisel

 Nancy’s Tie One On Day Bread Recipe

Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year...fall is in full swing, the air is getting crisp, families are making plans to spend time together.  It gives us a moment to pause and reflect of the things we are grateful for.

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Floriani-What's the Buzz?

By Angie Lamoree
on August 22, 2018

Floriani-What's the Buzz?

A few weeks ago about 50 sewists* descended upon 5 Little Monkeys for our first Floriani Event, and boy, did we have fun! Floriani is the name you think of when you want beautiful embroidery. Their threads are luscious, their stabilizers are varied and effective, and their software makes machine embroidery so easy. We were happy to provide the opportunity to learn about some great Floriani products in July for our 2 day event. Those who attended had this to say:


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Sorry you missed it?

Well, lucky for you we have another Floriani event coming up in a few weeks. The Floriani Hands On Event will be held September 6-8, 2018, in Black Mountain. For this event, it will be, you guessed it, HANDS ON! Now that we learn which products to use, we will get to actually use them.  Instructors from Floriani as well as Brother Sewing will walk us through various steps to create a tablet stand, giving us the chance to try new products and techniques. And you get to take home the tablet stand when we're through.  We bring everything, sewing machines, fabric, supplies, lunch and even chocolate!  You don't want to miss this opportunity.
Just in case you have someone at home that will feel left out if you come to the event, we have booked rooms at the Blue Ridge Assembly that you can use as a vacation or staycation opportunity. There are plenty of things to do in Black Mountain and nearby Asheville to keep your non-sewist busy while you indulge your creative side. Click here for more information.


* I never know what word to use. Seamstress sounds like someone from the 1930's turning depression era flour bags into ball gowns, and sewer makes me think of underground waste water tunnels (eewwww!). A sewist, on the other hand, uses sewing to create art (sew + artist). I think I'm going to stick with that!

It feels good to be a Nerd

By Angie Lamoree
on April 02, 2018

It feels good to be a Nerd

It is finally socially acceptable to be a nerd.  Considering my gene pool, this is good news for my offspring, we are nerds many generations back.  My awkward school career was not in vain it seems.  May is a great month for nerds as 2 of our High Holidays fall in that month.  Here goes:

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Strip Ruler Demo

By Angie Lamoree
on February 26, 2018
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Strip Ruler Demo

Do you get tired of cutting a ton of strips only to open them up and find they are not straight?  How about when you are cutting smaller blocks from those strips and slip just a bit and now your square is crooked so you just wasted fabric?

These rulers help prevent both of those things from happening.  They have an amazing grip and the fabric slides into adjustable groves so you almost can't cut it wrong!

 

 

Join us for a drop in demo, if you sign up my March 14, get a free gift!  There is no set time, we will be showing these babies off all afternoon so just stop by. 

JayBird Rulers

By Angie Lamoree
on January 18, 2018

JayBird Rulers

Have you played with JayBird rulers yet?  We have a couple of samples in the shop and they are stunning!  With the combination of just 2 rulers the possibilities are endless! 

Park Bench Block of the Month

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Have you seen the Outback Wife?

By Angie Lamoree
on January 08, 2018

Have you seen the Outback Wife?

This is some of the most unique fabric I have seen!  It is a line of yarn dies and woven bark cloth in the most beautiful array of colors!

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Wacky Wednesday!!

By Angie Lamoree
on December 29, 2017

Wacky Wednesday!!

Do you follow us on Facebook?

You should!! 

Wanna know why? 

We sell fabric over there!!

WHAAATTT?? Fabric you say?

Yep!! On Wednesdays we will be showcasing various bolts of fabric and it is ALL $8.95 OR LESS!!

1 yard cuts - buy 10 yards and get free shipping (anywhere in the US)!!!

 

 

 

Sewing Pajama Party!

By Angie Lamoree
on December 21, 2017

Sewing Pajama Party!

Who misses pajama parties?  How's this for a Friday night plan? 

February 2 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Show up to the shop around closing.

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Weaverville's Annual Candlelight Stroll

By Angie Lamoree
on December 04, 2017

Weaverville's Annual Candlelight Stroll

Looking for some small town, family friendly entertainment on a Friday night?  Come to Weaverville

Weaverville NC Candlelight stroll

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Give back Friday

By Angie Lamoree
on October 26, 2017
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Give back Friday

Do you just LOVE Black Friday?  Are you one of those people that camps out at midnight to buy a new TV or coffeepot?  If you are, have fun with that! 

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