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A personal letter from Amy

A more personal greeting from Amy… Happy New Year to one and all. It is impossible for me not to reflect this time of year, and especially as we are going into our 25th year in business. Truly, it is hard to believe. My gratitude is big, and for someone who tends to wear her […]

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Kantha Blankets – Handmade and One-of-a-Kind!

We just love Kantha Blankets! They are wonderful for bedding, throws for sofas, wall hangings, and even upholstery. They definitely tell a story.  There are random patches (my favorite element), spots from their history, and that marvelous Kantha stitching. From Wikipedia: “Kantha is a type of embroidery popular in eastern South Asia, especially Bangladesh and […]

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The Duck and Cover of Retail

It’s Spring and perhaps my spring cleaning is coming from the inside-out today.  Trying to wipe out the cobwebs of doubt and second-guessing that occasionally plague us all. Retail is a funny business. Not speaking “ha ha” funny.  The nature of this beast is that you never know who will walk in the door or […]

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“Work the Problem”

Even with the best of efforts, we all know that things go awry from time to time.  I like to think it is how you respond to problems that really define your working character.  My father always said, Let’s work the problem. Recently we had just such an opportunity.  We had worked out a design […]

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New on the Floor!

I look at a lot of fabric.  I mean A LOT. That’s why I own a fabric store! While there is a lot of great pattern and design out there, I simply can not bring everything in. Different patterns make their way into the store because they fill a particular design niche, a color lust, or […]

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Pillows from Art

SOOOO EXCITED about these new pillows!!! A wonderful company from Kashmir took the images of my paintings and produced these pillow covers! I think they did a FABULOUS job! These are hand stitched, made of wool on a cotton ground. I have been grateful for the numbers of people who would have liked to buy […]

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