SIERRA COTTONS AND WOOLS IS A STITCHERY AND KNITTING SHOP LOCATED IN BEAUITFUL BISHOP, CALIFORNIA. OFFERING COTTON AND WOOL FABRICS, OVERDYED FLOSS AND YARNS, UNIQUE PATTERNS AND DESIGNS. OFFERING SEVERAL BLOCKS OF THE MONTH SERIES USING DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND FABRICS. PLEASE VISIT OFTEN TO FIND OUT WHAT IS NEW IN THE SHOP!


BARRI, LESLEY, and SHERI



Monday, July 8, 2013

Anniversary Sale!

Hello All Quilter's, Stitchers, and Knitters, It is hard to believe Sierra Cottons & Wools is celebrating its Fourth Anniversary this Saturday July 13th! Thanks so much to all of you have visited the shop and blog, joined our classes and Blocks of the months, supported and encouraged us through the years. The shop will be offering a storewide sale of 40% off everything! (excluding BOM kits) And in addition to the sale, there will be a gift bag give-away worth $200.00. Anyone spending 25.00 before the sale will earn a ticket for the drawing.
We are very happy to be celebrating in our new location, 117 East Line Street, Bishop, CA. Hope to See You There!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Crazy Pampered Pedal Ladies

Every year, Lesley and Jeff organize a bike ride named: The Pampered Pedal in the Eastern Sierra. It has grown to over 100 women joining in the ride. Men are invited too but, not on bikes, they are recruited as "pamperers" to the ladies at each pit stop. Well, these ladies decorate themselves to the hilt. Ginnie and Julie came into the shop to gather pom pons, yarn, ribbon, etc... twice! Ginnie has sent along photo's of the work in progress "Julie in the sweatshop" and the finished result. What a team!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The new shop is finally looking lived in!

Since our move, things have been a whirl wind of activity around the new shop! Samples have been getting hung, books and patterns are out of boxes. Now, when someone comes in the shop, we know where to help you find what you need. The classroom isn't full of boxes anymore and we have plenty of room to sew and knit. Memorial Day weekend was exciting in our new spot. Sierra Cottons & Wools has a excellent view of the Mule Day Parade. Line Street is the very start of the parade so it was really fun to watch every entrant start their turn. Lots of cheering and whooping for all of them! There are two new patterns and kits in the shop. Finger puppets are our newest addition. There are Forest Friends and a Fairytale set for the kids in your life or even the kid in you! Hope to see you soon. Happy Stitching, Barri

Thursday, May 2, 2013

SLICES OF LIFE BLOCK OF THE MONTH IS DONE!!!

It is with pleasure that I am able to say that Slices of Life BOM is done and hanging in the shop.

This BOM has 12 blocks and each one represents a month and special things that describe that month.  It is hand embroidered on a hand appliqued Dresden Plate.

So when it came to quilting, I knew I had to hand quilt it, it is gridded with a 1 inch Prairie Stitch.

I do want to thank everyone who ventured on this journey with me and to apologize for my delay on the last couple of kits.  When I begin this BOM, my husband was still working out of town, since then he has retired and decided to come home and remodel a big part of our home.

So needless to say, I fell behind. 

But it is done!!!

 

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This BOM has a lot of room to add personalization, to make it you own.  You can add birthdays, anniversaries, names etc..

And I am so HAPPY to say that it is now in the shop, and there are a few kits left.

TTFN

A NEW KIT IN THE SHOP

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We have a cute new kit in the shop. From the book “Urban Quilts”

It has a black flannel background, and all 100% wool applique pieces. Kits include black DMC floss.

It is a quick and easy project that looks adorable as a wall hanging or in a picture frame.

Could make a cute Mom’s Day gift.

TTFN

Friday, April 26, 2013

NEWS FROM SCW

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Just a quick post…. to ask you if you are on our mailing list, and if you are have you been receiving our emails?

I have received some “unable to send” notices and I am not sure if it is because we have the wrong email addy or if we are blocked on your email, or even if your mail box is full and can’t receive any new email.

So, if you get a chance, please send us your name and email addy if you would like to be on our email list, or if you have signed up and have not received a emails yet.

sierracottonsandwools@yahoo.com

I will update or add your name.

Thank you!!

TTFN

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

HEARTFELT THANK YOUS

Great things happen when a lot of hands get involved.  What a blessing to have help in our projects…no matter what they are.

Sierra Cottons and Wools had such a blessing when they moved.

Barri would love to extend her heartfelt thank you to the following very unselfish women who pulled up their sleeves, wore jeans, drove and filled up their trucks, and helped pack:

Pat Olsen

Carole Sample

Sharon Moore

Stephanie Macurda

Claire Perry

Georgia Wade

Denise George

Vivian Mitchell

Judy Markham

       You guys are the cream of the crop and the cherry on top!!

TTFN

Monday, April 22, 2013

HELLO 117 EAST LINE STREET

If a picture is worth a thousand words…then here are millions…….

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Beautiful New Floss Wall

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Lots of room for kits and displays

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Candle Mat Table loves its new home..View to the yarn room

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Thank you Paula for being our first new customer

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Vickie was the first customer to have yarn wound for her and there is Barri exhausted but happy and pretty

It was a wonderful day, with lots of people stopping by and congratulating Barri.  Such encouragement and fun.  There was conversation and laughter the whole day long.

I had the privilege of having the first class in the new shop. Quilting 101.  I was so careful to remember to take pics that I forgot to take pics of my students. But I did manage to tale a photo of Rachel’s first 3 blocks that are done, we are making The Underground Railroad Quilt by Eleanor Burns.

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Beautiful job Rachel!!!!!!

As the samples go up on the wall I will post lots more pics.  Come by and see the new shop, you will fall in love all over again!!!

TTFN