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May 17th, 2015
Hello to all my friends and customers.   We sure had a great rain over the weekend, slow and most of the day.   Loren said our rain guage showed 1".   Last week was a busy week for me, "Sewing/quilt Club" on Tuesday, Wednesday evening "Board of Education" meeting at church, instructional classes for Bernina 780's on Thursday and Friday, and finished Saturday with "Software Inspiration".   It felt good just like a normal week. 
Things are happening this week, I can't believe the month of May is almost over.
Upcoming Events:
Monday, the 18th--I'll be working on insurance stuff from home, so if you need something and call--I'll return calls after 12:00 and 4:00.
Embroidery Club--"Chocolate is Good for You" at 6:00 pm

Friday, the 22nd with be instructional machine classes for Babylock Sewing/Embroidery machines.

Saturday the 23rd--Closed for Memorial Weekend.   Have a save weekend if your are traveling and let's remember the one who have gone on to be with the Heavenly Father.

Store hours for this next week:
Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30pm.   If you need a later time please call (620 663-2523 or email (   Also I can still special order sewing accessories, notions or vacuum cleaner supplies.    The service department is also still open.   The present turn around time is 25 to 48 hours providing we don't need to special order any parts.

Should have dates on "Kids Kamp" later this week.   Let me know if you are interested.   The date will be in June probably on Wednesday's.    The projects are jammie bottoms, a simple skirt and pillowcase.

Saturday, July 18th "Christmas in July Workshop" and customer appreciation.

Till next week.   Everyone have a great week.   I plan too.  BJ


May 10th, 2015
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers of the world.    I had a great time last week taking care of two little girls.   I got lots of snuggles and hugs.   Today we celebrated with the Parsons cook out what a great day.

The events for the next week:
Sunday, the 11th--work from home on insurance
Tuesday,--the 12th Sewing/Quilting Club at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm.   The project is a reversable table topper, I'll give some hints & tip for working with the table runner.   No charge just come and have fun.    Bring your lastest  sewing project for "sew n share"
Thursday & Friday the 14th & 15th--Bernina 7 series Instructional class 9:30 am till 4:00 pm
Saturday, the 16th--Software Inspiration (Bernina's Software Sampler) "I'm framed"   Working with artist transfer paper and printable fabric and adding a frame to the picture.   Cost $20.00 Call to sign up
Monday, the 18th--Embroidery Club "Chocolate is good for you"   We will be talking about working with small lettering.   If you would like to stitch out a project please bring your sewing machine.   Cost $15.00.   Call to sign up.

We are also are working on Kids Kamp program again.  Let me know if you have a child that would be interested.   We will be making jammy bottoms, a easy to make skirt and a pillowcase.   More detail to come. Till next week have a great week.   BJ

May 3th, 2015
I'm headed for the KC area to take care of grandchildren.   I'll be taking phone calls.   If you need any supplies please call me 620 663-2523 or email me at   I'll be placing orders on Wednesday or Thursday so that things are in on May the 12th when I'm back in my spot.    If you have an emergency with a machine let me know, Loren is around and may be able to help you.

I did Embroidery Club (All About Embroidery) Friday before I left.   I will be repeating the program again on Monday May 18th at 6:00 pm.   The class is working and talking about small lettering.    (Note:   If you plan to come to this class please let me know and if you would like to embroidery the project, please bring your embroidery machine.)

Upcoming classes:
Tues. May 12th --Sewing/Quilt Club--We will hand out the last of the block of the month for 2014-2015.  Also the lesson ion how to make a reversible table topper and napkins to complete the look.   

Thurs & Fri  May 14th & 15th--Instructional Guide class for Bernina 780 sewing/embroidery machine (Need the class just call)

Sat.   May 16th--Software Inspiration  (Learn to work with photographs, print them on "Transfer Artist Paper" or printable fabric.  Then create applique frames to stitch around the printed pictures)

Mon.  May18th--All About Embroidery Club (see above note on club
Fri. May 22nd--Instructional Guide class for Babylock Embroidery Machines at 9:30 am (Need the class just call)
Fri. May 22nd--Instructional Guide class for Babylock Sewing Machines at 1:00 pm (Need the class just call)

We are also working on getting dates for Kids Kamp again this year.    The projects will be jammie bottoms, a simple skirt, and pillowcase with their name embroidered on it.

Sat. July 18th  is the annual
"Christmas in July Workshop"
mark your calendar.

Like to wish all the Mom out there a Happy Mother's Day this coming Sunday.
Till next week   It is going to be sew much fun with my sewing machine and two cute little granddaughters. BJ

April 26th, 2015
Wow!!!   Where did April go?   Friday it will be May.   May is always a special time of year--we celebrate and honor our Mothers and lots of graduations.
Saturday, May the 2nd I will be taking some time off to watch my two littlest granddaughters in KC.   You will still be able to contact me through the store number 620 663-2523 or my e-mail   I will answer or return all calls & emails.   If you have an emergence with your machine Loren will be in Hutch and I will make arrangement for him to get your machine.

Up coming events:
Friday, May 1 -- Embroidery Club at 10:00 am
"Chocolate is good for you"   We will be talking about working with small lettering.

Tuesday, May 12 -- Sewing/Quilting Club at 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
We will be handing out the last of the 2014-2015 block of the month block.   If you were participating in the project and have missed getting the last blocks please let me know.   The original list got burnt up in the fire.

Saturday, May 16th -- Software Inspiration at 10:00 am
"You've been framed"   You will be working with photos in Corel and creating an embroidery frame.

Monday, May 18th --Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm
"Chocolate is good for you"

Friday, May 22 -- Babylock Instructional Classes
9:30 am we will have embroidery instruction
1:00 pm we have basic sewing machine instruction.

If you have any questions or need anything, I will special order for you.  Have a great week, just remember I'll be gone from May 2nd through May 11th.  

April 19th, 2015
Wow!!!  Where is the year going?  April is almost gone.   It's been 3 months since the fire but it seems like last month.   For those of you that don't know, they did tear down the front 2/3rd of the the building.   So the old store is gone.   It was a little tuff seeing the building being destoried.   Brought back memories of the night the store was on fire. 
The good news is we got some nice rain. It sure made the grass and tree green, it's new life so we move forward. 

Upcoming events:
Monday, April 20th at 6:00 pm  Embroidery Club
Friday, May 1 at 10:00 am Embroidery Club   
Tuesday, May 12 at 9:30 am Sewing/Quilt Club
Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 Software Inspiration Club
Monday, May 18 at 6:00 Embroidery Club
Mark your calendars for Saturday  July 18th for "Christmas in July Workshop" open house

Also I've had several request for Kids Kamp this summer, so after talking with Joyce Burnham we are going to do it again.   The three project for this year will be jammie bottoms, a little skirt and a pillowcase.   The classes will probably be held in June.    If you know anyone who might like to have their child or grandchild in the class please let me know.   We lost our list in the fire.    Classes will be limited to 6 per session -- one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  More when we get the dates finalized.  

One more tidbit -- May the 2nd through the 11th I will be on vacation taking care of my two littlest grandchildren in KC.    You will be able to contact me though the store number.   If you have an emgerancy with your sewing machines or vacuums Loren will be around to take care of you.

Store hours:  
Closed Monday (working on insurance)
Tuesday - Friday  9:30 to 4:30
Saturday 9:30 to 12:30

Till next weeks update, have a good week.

April 12th, 2015
Hello to everyone.   It was so nice to have rain Saturday night with no storm.  This week schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 13th -- Working on insurance stuff (I will return calls around 12:00 and 4:00)  
Tuesday, April 14th -- Sewing/Quilt Club 
(I really excited to see everyone again so please tell anyone you think might enjoy the get together)
The topic will be on on applique.   Plus I'll have the 11th block of our Block of the Month project for 2014-15 as well as the middle block.   We will meet in the Hayes Sight and Sound business at 9:30 and 7:00.   See you.
Saturday, April 18th -- Software Inspiration (software Sampler) at 10:00 and 1:00
Monday, April 20th -- All About Embroidery at 6:00

We are still doing special orders on sewing machines notions or accessories and vacuum bags.   I do have  needles, bobbins, some light bulbs and Simplicity vacuum bags in stock.   The service dept is still open so if your sewing machine or vacuum cleaner need a little TLC bring by 506 N. Main. 
Store hours this week:  
Tuesday through Friday  9:30 to 4:30
Saturday 9:30 to 12:30

Have a great week.   Let me know if I can help you with anything.    BJ

April 5th, 2015
Happy Easter to everyone.   I had a great Easter the granddaughter were here along with their parents.
Your weekly update:
Monday, the 6th -- Working from home on insurance stuff.   I'll return calls around 12:00 and 4:00
Tuesday, the 7th through Friday, the 10th, I'm planning on being at the 506 N. Main store  from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.   No classes are scheduled for those days.
Saturday, the 11th -  9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday, the 14th we will have Sewing/Quilt Club at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.   The club meeting will be on applique.   We'll be talking about different ways to do applique.    I will also hand out the 11th block direction for our block of the month quilt as well as the center block which has applique.
Saturday, the 18th will be Software Inspiration at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Monday, the 20th with be Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm
I will also be contact several of you who have requested classes on your sewing machine this next week.
Again if you need service on your sewing machine or vacuum please call or come in.    I'm also special order vacuum supplies and sewing notions.     Let me know if I can help you.
Till next week, have a great week.  BJ

March 29th, 2015
What a beautiful Palm Sunday.  Attended a great church service, read the children's story "The Donkey No One Could Ride", had communion and great fellowship afterwards with a pot luck lunch.
Here's this weeks update:
Monday, the 30th, I'll be working from home on the insurance paper work.   I will return calls after 4:00.
Tuesday through Friday I will be at 506 N. Main from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.   
Saturday, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
(if you need me at a later time let me know)
Friday, April 3th--Embroidery Club at 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 14th--Sewing/Quilt Club at 10:00 am
Saturday, April 18th--Software Inspiration at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Monday, April 20th--Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm
I will be making contacts for instructional or guide classes in the next couple of weeks.   If you have not contacted me about classes please contact me.
You may want to check the calendar for upcoming Bernina webinars also.
We are still able to do service on sewing machines, sergers and vacuum cleaners.   I've also got most styles of Simplicity vacuum cleaner bags in stock plus a few others.   I can special order for you on sewing or vacuum cleaner items.
Till next week have a great one.   BJ

March 22th, 2015
What a beauftiful weekend we had.   I got to see the four granddaughters this weekend.   Two birthdays in one month is tuff on this Grannie.   But wouldn't trade it for anything.   Now back to the week ahead.
Starting this Monday I will be working from home till further notice.   I will have hour and hours of insurance paper work to get done.   My phone will be left to voice mail only till 4:00 when I will return phone calls.  The store hours will be this next week Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.   Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.   I you need a different or later time call me.

Monday, March 23--Embroidery Club 6:00 pm
Friday, April 3th--Embroidery Club 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 14th--Sewing/Quilt Club  9:30 am and 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 18th--Software Inspiration Club
Monday, April 20th--Embroidery Club 6:00 pm

I will also be adding sewing machine instructional classes starting in April.   If you need a class please call.  
The service dept is also open so you may bring in your sewing machines, sergers and vacuums for service or repair.  
Store number is 620 663-2523

Have a great week.   BJ


March 18th, 2015
Sorry ladies & gentlemen for not updating the web this week.   We have everything completely cleaned at the old site.
Now for the sch)edule for the rest of this month
March 21 10:00 am   Software Inspirations Club
(formaly software sampler
March 23  6:00 pm All About Embroidery Club

I'll try to to do better about update things next week.
Service Dept is open, so if you need your sewing machine, serger or vacuum serviced give a call at 620 663-2523 to make sure I'm at the 506 N. Main location. 

March 9th, 2015
Good morning.   It's going to be a beautiful week to be outdoors.   This is the week that we will start the clean up process at 211 West 5th.   Loren and I will have to be there the whole time so it will be very important you contact me either by phone 620 663-2523 or email  The clean up process is a 10 day to two week time frame.    NO CLUB or CLASSES held Monday March 9th through Friday March 13th or Monday March 16th through Friday March 20th.   Yes Software Inspiration (formally Software Sampler) will be Saturday March 14th and March 21st.   Thanks again for your patience as we work through this fire business.   I do plan to get some machine classes scheduled in April as we should be done with clean up.    BJ

March 2, 2015
Sorry I didn't get anything posted last week.  I was waiting on a phone before I made plans the month of March.  The old store has been released to us for cleanup.  The phone call I was waiting on was from the restoration company that will be helping us with the process.   It will be a big job as everything needs to be document.   Here's the plans for right now.

March 6th  10:00--Embroidery Club
March 10th--NO SEWING CLUB (we will be cleaning up a the old store for about 2 weeks,I may try to schedule it later this month)
March 14th  10:00 am or 1:00 pm--Software Inspiration Club (software sampler) 
March 16th   6:00 pm--Embroidery Club???(please check with me, I may reschedule for March 23rd)
March 21st   10:00 am --Software Inspirations

Just a reminder the "The Women's Show" will be at the fairgrounds on March 28th,   I will not be there this year.

I think I've brought you up to date.  Please call if you need anything or need to schedule a lesson.   I think once the old store is cleared I will be able to focus on those of you who need classes.  BJ

-February 16th
Had a little snow last night.   Sure was pretty.    We had a very successful Software Inspiration Club meeting at Cottonwood Quilts this last Saturday.    We are planning on the next Software 
Inspiration Club meeting (which would have been the Feb. 21 meeting) for February 28th.   Please let me or Bev know if you plan to attend.
I'm also making plans to do Embroidery Club and Sewing Club again starting in March.   So look at the March calendar for the dates.    All club meetings will be held in the Hayes Sight and Sound building 506 N. Main.   One
thing that is important to me is that
those of you who purchased sewing machines, embroidery machines, or serger PLEASE PLEASE call so that I can schedule your classes.   I know who may have purchased but do not have your phone numbers.   If you need service on your sewing machines or vacuums please call to that we can get that done for you as well.    If you need feet, sewing supplies, or vacuum bags let me know so that I can special order them for you.   Have a great day.   BJ

Feb. 9th
If you purchased a machine from us you are entitled to free lessons on your machine, please call so that I can schedule those classes.   If you are needing supplies

for sewing or vacuums let me know, I can special order. Thanks again for your patience as we work through the fire.  My store number has not changed  620 663-2523.  BJ

February 5th
Good Morning  the sun is shining and it's suppose to warm up again.  There is beauty in each day, yesterday the wind blew but the snow as so pretty, sometimes it just takes time to see the end results.
Now for an update,   I ran away last weekend to spend time with granddaughters in the KC area while thier parents were on a trip.   Had a great time.   I was feeling a little lost this week but I still have lots of stuff to do for insurance.   I'm also missing you, my customer.   I have been offered some retail space so that I can teach some classes, clubs and any body that needs help.   This is a temporily space till I can make final decisions.   My hours are going to some what fexible (no set hours at this time).   I do want to continue with Embroidery Club, Sewing/Quilt Club & Software Sampler Club, so any schedule February club won't meet in the month of Feb. but I'm planning on back to normal schedule in March for clubs.    Any questions just call the store number 620 663-2523.   I will announce the location as how to find me next week.   Thanks again to all of you.   BJ

January 26th
Good Morning to all my wonderful customers.   Last week was a long week but the Lord saw me through. Ijust want everyone to know I will do my best to help you with sewing need, questions (supplies a little short at this time) or vacuum needs.    One of the rays ofsunshine is the service dept was not at the store front so we have a few things and the service dept is still going.   If you need anything please call you can get us by calling the store number 620 663-2523.  We are here to take care of you, it just may take a little longer.    Thanks for all the e-mails, calls, prayers, thoughts, it you my customer base that encourage me though this time.    Thanks so much BJ & Loren

On Friday, January 16 we had a major fire in our store.
If you need to contact us either send us an e-mail at or you can contact us by phone .   I will be trying to get the phone number forwarded to our cell phone.
Also thanks to all who have called or come by.   The support that you have shown is very much appreciated and helps as we sort though the ashes.    I will try to post updates on our web.   Thanks to all my customers because of you made my job enjoyable.   BJ
Tues, January 20th,   Thanks again for the calls, e-mails, prayers that you have been sending.   You are a little ray of sunshine.   We spent yesterday with the insurance inspectors.    They have not released the site.   Thank you for your patience as we work through all of this.
God will lead.   Till the next post.  Thank again and if you need anything e-mail me or call the store # it is being forwarded to my home phone. or 620 663-2523


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