Saturday, 26 September 2015


Tata is shorthand for Tatamagouche, NS! 

Mrs P's is vending here with a pop up shop at the Sunrise Stitches Quilt Show & Sale on now in the Fraser Cultural Centre. The Quilt Show goes until 6pm Sat.  

If you are in the area, there are some fabulous quilts on display! 

The regular shop in Amherst, is open from 10am til 1 pm today. 

More from the quilt show in a later post! 

Also, the NS Fibrefest has a class called, Thread Vessels by Deb Plestid. Below is a a Thread Vessel, she has for sale here named, Lotus Flower.   If you are interested in learning how, please check with Deb directly:  She still has some spots left! 

Friday, 25 September 2015

On The Road...

Friday, Sept 25th and Saturday Sept 26th, Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc is honoured to be a vendor at Sunrise Quilt Guild Show and Sale being held in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia!  

The shop in the Clocktower in Amherst, will be open its regular times, too ... Friday 10 to 4pm and Sat 10am til 1pm.  Many thanks to Jackie, Mrs P's new employee. 

Although, I'm not taking bolts to Tata, I do have fat quarters and I think I will have all of the new Michael Miller solids there, that have just come in the shop! 

The 'Pop Up Shop' for Mrs P's runs with the Sunrise Quilt Show and Sale so Friday from 1pm to 8 pm and Saturday, from 10am til 6pm. 

Located in the Fraser Cultural Centre at 362 Main St, Tatamagouche; I think this is also where the memorabilia is from Anna Swan- the Nova Scotia Giantess!  The 5$ admission fee includes light refreshments.  

And in case you forgot.... It's Oktoberfest in Tatamagouche this weekend! Check the web for more details!  

At the shop, new doors have finally replaced the plywood that has been seen lately.  Made by Richards Woodworking shop here in Amherst and installed by local carpenters, I think they are pretty awesome! 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Bargello Day- Monday, Sept 14...9AM

The Bargello info!  

It's closer than you think.  Monday, September 14, 2915 starting at 9AM and running to about 1:30/2pm. 

Joy, who chatted to interested people at the evening of Bargello, is the instructor and has recommended the free pattern off Crafsy, My Lil Bargello by Lil Becks Corner. if you do not have a pattern.  This pattern must be downloaded by you and brought to class. She has also mentioned that you can bring a pattern that you have and use that one instead.  The important part is, you need a pattern!  You must bring your pattern with you as photocopying of patterns is not allowed, nor is sharing. 

Joy has also suggested that you go 'as far as you are comfortable with' cutting out your strips but there is time to do so on the day.  Joy is very easy going and recognizes any day spent sewing, is a great day!  

If you chose My Lil Bargello as a pattern, 14 different colours are used in it.  Don't forget to bring your fabric.  Remember, you do not need to purchase your fabric at Mrs P's.  You are welcome to bring your own. If thinking of picking fabrics out that day, that will make you fall a bit behind but I will be there if you need to purchase something.  Consider dropping in this week if not using your stash or looking for an extra fat quarter or two.  

Other things to remember to bring are your sewing machine- in good working order, spare needles, thread and any else you think you might need.  Mrs P's has tables for you, a few extension cords ( no surge protectors), irons and ironing boards.  

On the Crafsty page of My Lil Bargello, the designer would recommend using precut 2 & 1/2 inch strips.  I'm not sure if a many mixed roll would give enough length for the colours to repeat or if you would need a spare roll for a few extras. 

Oh, nearly forgot, the cost for the class is $25/ person and you must register in advance.  You will pay Joy on the day of the class.

This is one of Joy's Bargello quilt tops.  It is not My Lil Bargello but another pattern. 

I think that's all the little notes and papers that I have regarding this day all pulled together.  Even if you have left your name at the shop, please let me know again if the time works for you and if you are coming to the class.  Class size is limited to 8 and I will send an email back to those that are 'registering'. 

And just to tease your fabric senses....Nocture by Janet Clare for Moda Fabrics has arrived!