Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

If you are wondering why we haven't been blogging this past bit, it's because we have been using our Facebook page to send info out. If on Facebook, look for Mrs Pugsley's Emporium. We also have a twitter account, @MrsPsAmherst .  

We are currently closed for our holiday hours and will reopen for regular hours on,  Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 at 1pm. 

We wish you well in 2017 and hope you have a very Merry Christmas! 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Home Sweet Home! ...

2016 Row by Row Experience... Home Sweet Home!

We have kits for our row ready to go for tomorrow at 1PM and the 2016 Row by Row Gear has arrived! 

1st the kits- Beside the fabric needed, they have 8 wt perle cotton to hold them together. Do not throw this away! It is used doubled, as the clothesline for the mini-quilts. There is also a piece of Pellon Wonder-Under needed for fusible appliqué and a piece of Mrs P's ribbon for the flag. They also include a coloured pattern. The pattern is awesome! Designed by Karen Neary of SewKaren-ly Created, it reflects Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Incs', Home Sweet Home- the historic PostOffice/Clocktower in Amherst, NS. Thank you Karen for the quilting too! 

Now the Row by Row Gear! We have round Row by Row pins, rectangular Row by Row License Plate pins and a charm for 2016. The Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc cloth licence plates, 'Nutz W Bolts!' are also here. 

Mrs P's is also pleased to offer a draw that will run for the summer- we love our community and would love to see you come and stay for an evening, so we partnered with Apothic Inn on E Victoria St to offer an night at this lovely Bed & Breakfast/Inn. (The winner of the draw will need to make arrangements directly with Apothic Inn to assure availably when required.) 

This is our first year in the Row by Row Experience and I'm sure there will be a few glitches. 
Most importantly, it's summer in Amherst, NS. Please come and experience our community and most of all.... enjoy your summer! The Town of Amherst uses ‪#‎Seewhyweloveit‬!

Mrs P's now may be found on Facebook.  Just search for Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc  or try the following link....

Friday, 22 April 2016

We are Open Sat!

Saturday will be an interesting day for business in Amherst. There will be traffic disruption on Victoria and Laplanche Streets as the old Bank of Montreal Building is being demolished.
The building has had many uses over it's lifetime. Obviously, the BOM, but when I was a kid, it was Central Trust. Their bank books were blue and smelled different (in a good way). The tellers also wrote in ink in the bank books. That bank was moved and over time emerged into what is now Toronto Dominion, further up the street.
The next memory of the building is the Amherst Police department was located there until sometime in 2000. The town had the windows and doorframe all outlined in white lights for the Millennium Celebrations. (As beautiful as that was, drilling into the soft Amherst sandstone in the building would not be good building maintenance.) That department was moving to a different location soon and today is housed in a new building on Havelock St.
{As a side note, if you have not been in the new Police Station- it's worth a look! To be able to go to work and have your building work for you (advantage of being designed as a police station) must be wonderful for this department. They have a challenging job that we do not always appreciate or understand until we need them. It's always important to remember re-purposing a building is a big challenge in being assessable both physically and for the new technology needed in todays workplace.}
There were also a few businesses that were located there before it became an empty building. At one time, it had beautiful wooden floors and like most of the older buildings in town, the woodwork inside was fabulous in part because of the craftsmanship of Rhodes Curry.
Alas, the building is only a shell now. The amount of money to spend on repairs, let alone saving and refurbishing the building to a bygone era standards would be astronomical. The town has 'saved" the Dominion Public Building next to this building on Victoria St and it would be far sadder if this was the building coming to the end of it's lifespan.
Change and loosing our past is difficult. It should make us appreciate what we have left in our building (especially the stone) inventory of the downtown and support the businesses within. By having a downtown and one as unique as ours in architecture, should an advantage for setting us apart from other communities.
The pics are from a quiet snowy day and all the buildings downtown were beautiful in their frosted cloaks.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Flash Sale Today! ...

Happy St Patrick's Day! 

Today only, we are having a Flash Sale!  Buy anything with green in it & we will take 10% off that item.

There are a few restrictions...

It does not apply to the 2m Chubbies that are already at $17.95 for the 2metres but other regular priced fabric would be in the sale- if it has green in it.

Mrs P's decides on what is green...

For example- Teal Blue is not green, but Clover Notions with green in their packaging would would a green cutting mat.  

Drop in today and save some 'green'! 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

In Stock...Kona Cotton Solids!...

We have a lot of boxes that arrived and we are slowly getting into them!

Tonights fun fabric choice is New to Us......Kona Cotton Solids!  So far, we only have a few bolts but more are expected and to be fair, we also have Michael Miller Solids.  

Introducing in Kona...

Steel, Snow, Citrus, Black, White and peeking there on the right, Old Green.

Old Green on the bottom, Cocoa in the middle and Nautical on the top. 

We are expecting a shade card soon and a few more bolts.  I think there are 300+ colours, so we went with a few basics to start.  

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Quick Cancellation Notice!...

Bad news...The Fabric Bead Demo and Pop Up Shop showcasing some paper beads and other Paper Fibre Art is cancelled at Mrs P's for tomorrow!  

The weather forecast is for snow, freezing rain and rain.  As the lady comes up from Halifax, we decided to cancel the planned event for tomorrow and we will reschedule for a later date... one with less chances of bad weather. 

Mrs P's will be open tomorrow from  10am until 4pm permitting ... just without the Pop Up Shop event. 

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Dreamtime Rolls...

We have 2 & 1/2 inch rolls of Australian Aboriginal Designs rolls of fabric currently in stock...Dreamtime Rolls.  

There are 3 colour ways: red, black and a fun mixed one but they are hard to see in their rolls.  We opened a package...and that turned into opening all the packages! 

They are quite lovely!  I liked them all! Seeing some staggered style quilts on youtube (Missouri Star Quilt Company) and the internet, I made a very long but skinny quilt top!  I may still need to adjust the length as it is around 10 feet long!

Now to get it pressed and make sure it will fit where we have planned!

If you are around on March 9th (Wed), Diann McDonald will be in showing how she makes beads from fabric.  She is also planning a Pop-Up Shop of some of her paper jewelry and other fibre art that she creates.  She will be in from 10:30am until 2:30/3pm.  

Friday, 26 February 2016

Spring Hare ...hopping to it!....

Spring Hare... by Lewis & Irene

Just wanted to ket you know that we still have a bit of this line left. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Storm Clean Up ....

Someone called during posted shop hours and I did not answer.  I'm very sorry about that. I do not have a message machine.  Again, my apologies.  

Today, we are cleaning up the snow after receiving quite a bit.  I have one set of steps shovelled currently and am in the process of cleaning the second set off.  I am near or in the building until 1pm today, if you are wondering about open hours.  The shop is open, but on a bit of a 'storm' schedule.   

The sunshine is beautiful!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Friday event moved to next Friday! ...

Good Morning!  

Another snowstorm is scheduled for tomorrow- Friday, so Mrs P's & our Friday guest of Karen Neary, have been able to reschedule her Freemotion Quilting Demo with Aurifil thread and her Pop Up Aurifil Shop to next Friday, Feb 12 from 10am until 2 pm.  

Our sincerest apologies for cancelling this Friday.  We hope you are able to drop in and see Karen and enjoy the demonstration at it's newly scheduled day!   

Remember, besides being a trailblazer free motion quilter & pattern designer, Karen also sells Aurifil thread. You can check out her website for info and her blog to see what she is currently working on.  

Amherst is so fortunate to have this talented business woman living here and sharing her creativity worldwide!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Quick Update for today!

I'm pleased to report that we are in and open this morning!  The Moda sale originally planned for Fri & today, is continued one more 1/2 day: Tues from 1pm till 4 pm because of the storm. 

So, there's no need to get out on bad roads or to rush your shovelling! 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Moda Sale continues until Tues!...

The Moda Sale is/was a bit disrupted by Mother Nature having a snow storm hit Nova Scotia today.   This is not all bad news!  Mrs P's will hold the Moda Sale of 10$/m  (some conditions apply) on Tuesday as well!  

Saturdays' opening time will be dependant on when I get myself dug out and then also the walk shovelled at Mrs P's.  Open hours are scheduled for 10 am to 1pm - so if its blowing and lots of snow to shift, we may not get in.  We will keep you posted!  

No matter which way Sat goes- we will continue the Moda Sale on Tuesday!  

On a somewhat related note, we are currently unable to accept interact/debit cards, until next week but are still able to process Visa/Mastercard and 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Surprise Sale on in stock Moda!..

Yippee! We have been counting inventory & our Moda has been counted!  Although there is more to's a good time to celebrate! 

All in stock Moda cotton print fabrics 44/45inch wide (regularly priced at $14.95/m) will be priced at $10.00/metre for this Friday and Sat ( Jan 29th & 30th) only!

The key to get the deal is to buy a minimum of a 1 metre cut off a bolt.  Smaller cuts than 1 metre will be charged at $14.95/m. 

There are currently over 175 bolts of Moda in stock!  

Sunday, 3 January 2016

A New Year, A New Start!...

Welcome back!

Remember the blog on making 8 half square triangles (HSTs) from 10 inch squares?- those have been made into a quilt top!  

That blog was in August 2015.  I'm not sure it was going to be a quilt top- it started as an exercise in making HSTs; so it's impressive that it's gotten to a top!  

Mrs P's now has a twitter account: @MrsPsAmherst

and a Facebook account:

I've been experimenting with those accounts. Not always with success, but all is part and parcel of the business.  The business, is now in it's 3rd year as a quilt shop! October 2013 was the official start of the ride!  Thank you to all of those who have been with us since our start (and those in Clare that allowed me to visit in May 2013!) and welcome to the newer faces!  

In August, Jackie came to work full time and we are hoping to have a few in house demonstrations and if all goes well- a workshop or two!  If there is something you would like us to do, please email or drop in and see us.

Have a wonderful 2016!