Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!

I am so looking forward to a wonderful, joyous, prosperous new year, filled with love, laughter, light, and hope! :-)

We had a wonderful Christmas with our eldest son and his girlfriend visiting from Portland. They spent 4 days with us, and we went out to a nice dinner, and saw the new Sherlock Holmes movie... visited, laughed, watched T.V., ate way too much, opened gifts, and had a fantastic visit. I only wish our youngest son could have joined us as well, but he had to work the day before and the day after Christmas, so the trip to Bend would have been too far for just the day. I understand; I just miss him! But at least one of our boys, and his girlfriend (whom we absolutely adore), were here with us.

The kids headed back over the mountains on Tuesday, and I've been working hard ever since, listing a bunch of new items on Hannah's PinKeep, as well as doing some site clean-up and reorganizing. I've added optional links for viewing all the patterns grouped both by the designers and by seasons/holidays. I think this will be a well-received addition; especially with the huge number of patterns we're up to now! And, I still have several boxes stacked next to my computer, just waiting for the contents to be sorted and listed as well. Looks like I'll be adding more new goodies every day for quite awhile yet! What a great way to ring in the new year. :-)

Oh, and one more thing: In case you weren't already aware, Hannah's offers some impressive discounts on all our products to our fellow online retailers who sell their own patterns and/or handmade wares! Check out the link entitled "Discounts (D.A.D. Club)" when you next visit us. Happy, Happy New Year!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wishing You All Blessed, Joyous Holidays

Just a quick post today to extend my warmest wishes to all for a wonderful, joyous holiday season, filled with joy and enveloped in love. May you all be blessed with days of good food, good friends, family gatherings, happy celebrations, and an abundance of joy, gratitude, and good will for all.

I'll likely take a few days "off," beginning Thursday or Friday, from listing new items and/or working on my web sites. You are, of course, still welcome to send questions, submit orders, etc., and I will gratefully respond to emails and pack and ship orders, in the order received, when I return to "work." One of our sons and his girlfriend are coming home for Christmas for a few days, and we're polishing up our plans to have a wonderful holiday visit with them. I hope for each of you the same warm, happy anticipation I'm feeling now... that knowledge that you'll be spending upcoming holidays with people you love. There is truly nothing better. :-)

Warm Wishes,

Monday, December 12, 2011

I've been such a good girl! :-)

I spent the entire weekend listing new patterns (from Penny Lane and Stacy Nash Primitives) and DMC flosses. That, and working on a big candle order I received from my other site, Autumn Comforts. And I have a bunch of boxes and packages sitting here next to me, waiting to be opened and the contents listed for sale as well; more patterns from Sweet Meadows Farm and Pineberry Lane, more cross-stitch linen from Wichelt ... AND, I just placed my first order with Moda/United Notions! My little store is filling up so nicely! Receiving all of these goodies to make available to all of you is so much fun; all these boxes and packages arrive, and it really feels just like Christmas! :-)

Here are just a couple of the adorable Christmas patterns I now have in stock (along with all the supplies to make them!):

Snow Babies Penny Rug Candle Mat & Mitten Ornies Pattern
This cutie is from Penny Lane Primitives, and it's available for only $8.50. And, I carry all the WoolFelt and flosses (along with Chenille needles and an assortment of really cute needlework scissors!) you'll need to make it.

12 Days of Christmas Sewing Roll Pattern
From Stacy Nash Primitives, this beautiful sewing roll pattern is ready to order for only $10.00, and I have all the flosses, a nice assortment of linen, and some beautiful wool fabrics and cotton homespuns available for making it as well.

I'd love for you to stop by Hannah's PinKeep soon (and often) to see all the great goodies I have in stock... and there is much more to come! :-)

Happy Holidays,

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy December!

I'm really proud of myself lately! ;-) I've been working quite a bit on adding lots of new goodies to my inventory. Got a shipment of some beautiful Shetland wools the other day, and they're now listed and ready to order. I'm working on adding DMC flosses (not the entire palette, but a good portion of them; I'll be avoiding the overly bright colors and sticking with those that work for more primitive-style projects), and today I decided to go ahead and list patterns by other designers again after all. I know... I'd had delusions of grandeur that I was going to finish up a few new patterns of my own every week! And nope, that's just not happening (but don't give up on me completely! There will still be a new one from time to time). So since it turns out that I do NOT actually have super powers when it comes to getting my pattern designs put together and listed for sale, I've re-listed some various patterns I still had in stock, and I've ordered more from 3 different designers so far, with others to come soon.

I hope you all have wonderful plans for Christmas and will be spending it with loved ones. It seems our youngest son has to work both the day before and the day after the holiday again, so he won't be making it home for Christmas (he wasn't able to come for Thanksgiving, either; in fact, neither of our boys made it home for Thanksgiving). Our oldest son and his girlfriend are still formulating plans for their holiday travel; all I know so far is that they plan to come for a visit "some time in December" but they still need to figure out the logistics and let me know. Sure hope we get to see them sometime soon! Our last family gathering with our boys was my niece's wedding in early July, so we're due for some family time again.

Wishing you all a joyous, wonderful weekend and holiday season!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Sale!

Starting at 5 p.m. Pacific time on Thanksgiving day, until 8 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, Nov. 29th: Use voucher code TURKEY in the shopping cart for 15% off your entire merchandise order* at Hannah's PinKeep! (*Sorry, not valid on past/previous purchases, nor on Gift Certificates).

Don't forget also that Hannah's offers Wholesale accounts to my fellow designers and artisans who sell online! If you design patterns and/or sell your handmade wares online, you can apply for a wholesale account and receive discounts on all your orders of 15% to 40%, depending on the item! So be sure to check out the "Wholesale" page at Hannah's PinKeep if you're interested.

Hannah's PinKeep

Wishing you and yours a joyous, blessed Thanksgiving and holiday season!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Catching Up on a Windy, Rainy Day

Been awhile since I posted, so I thought I'd check in with a quick update. Things are going quite well, and I've been really pleased with my little online store and the warm reception I've gotten from all of you. I wish I had more of my own patterns to offer, but all in good time. Right now, I'm trying to get better organized, tidy up my home-based operation a bit, and make decisions with regard to the products I want to add to Hannah's inventory. If any of you have suggestions to make, I'd be ever grateful.

I just got a batch of new needlework scissors in stock, and I'll get photos taken soon and get them posted. I now have 5 different styles of black matte scissors in stock, and they are precious! I can't wait to get them photographed and get them posted for you all to see and choose from.

I also have tacked all of The Gentle Art flosses up on my wall, right here by my computer, and they look sooooo beautiful! I hear them calling me to stitch, although I have other work to be done as well. Those amazing colors are very distracting, though... I am working on more cross-stitch designs to hopefully become patterns soon. I have a ton of ideas floating around in the old noggin, so hopefully I'll bring at least a few of them to fruition (and stitched into linen) soon. ;-)

I also have on order a few more colors of silk matka to add to the stash, so watch for those. And, I'm toying with the idea of adding a batch of medium-weight Shetland wools; perfect for rug hooking and other great projects. Again, let me know what you think. The colors that are available from the wholesaler are amazing, and I covet them even though I haven't worked with wool before myself. Maybe I need to give it a try, too. At the very least, I need to incorporate some into a few of my cross-stitch designs.

Don't forget all the beautiful colors of WoolFelt we have at Hannah's, either! I'm ever-amazed at the beautiful projects I see online that others have done with WoolFelt. I've worked with it just a bit myself, and it's a delight to use for penny rugs and other goodies.

Once I get some tidying and organizing done, I'll be ordering more cotton fabrics as well, so again, I hope you'll watch for those. I think there are enough of us who still love to work with homespuns, and they are increasingly harder to find. But I'll do my best to grab them up for you whenever I can. I love them for my rag quilts, too, of course. :-)

We had some snow here in Bend, Oregon up until last night, when it warmed a bit outside and a very windy, rainy system came in and washed most of it away... for now. It's pretty stormy outside my window as I write this. Looks like we're in for more snow and rain (and wind!) over the next few days. Hope you all have somewhere warm and safe to be for Thanksgiving; somewhere with loved ones and all the ingredients for special memories to be made. Hubby and I will be home, just us, again this year, but we're hopeful that our sons will make it home over the mountains for Christmas. Time will tell.

May you and yours have a blessed, joyous Thanksgiving, filled with love and light.


Monday, November 7, 2011

The Gentle Art flosses have arrived! And, let's talk wholesale!

First, the flosses: These are the entire collection of The Gentle Art Flosses from The Sampler Collection and The Shaker Collection. And they are sooooo beautiful!

I've only worked with these yummy flosses for one project so far, but I am head-over-heels crazy about them. Just look at these fabulous hand-dyed colors! And with color names like "Pumpkin Patch," "Fisherman's Wharf," "Old Red Paint," "Black Crow," "Weathered Barn," and "Portabella," well, I'm just going to have to make a goal of designing enough patterns to make use of every single one of them.

They are all here, in stock, and are all now listed and available to order, so have fun checking 'em out at Hannah's PinKeep.

On another note, I also decided today that offering a "Wholesale" option at Hannah's might be a nifty idea. After all, my fellow designers and retailers might just enjoy being able to order all the awesome supplies I'm stocking (and will soon be stocking) at Hannah's at some really great discounted prices... yes? I'm still working out all the particulars, but feel free to submit the little application form to start your account (visit the link, then click the "Apply Here" link), and I'll be back in touch with you just as soon as I have everything in order.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Silk Matka

I recently received a shipment of some pieces of silk matka I ordered for my store, and I wanted to show you what I LOVE about this fabric. This photo shows the new pieces, before washing, on the right ... and a couple of pieces I had which have been laundered, on the left. Notice how the new matka is smooth and shiny, but the laundered matka takes on that wonderful faded, nubby look of a very old fabric? It looks like a fabric that might have been widely used hundreds of years ago!

I absolutely love silk matka! It's an amazing fabric to use for accenting stitched pieces, or making ornies, dressing dolls, prairie bonnets, or whatever else you can think of in the way of primitive accents.

I have silk matka available for purchase at Hannah's, here. And, although I only have a few colors listed thus far, I do have access to many other colors that would lend themselves beautifully to primitive decor. Just let me know if you'd care to see more! :-)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Return!

I'm happy to announce that I've finally decided on my strategy for Hannah's! While I am still closing out all remaining patterns from other designers (many of which you'll find listed in the "Clearance" section, available at deep discounts, right now!) in favor of listing my own designs (I have 3 patterns out now, and many more on their way), I've also decided to reinstate many of the supply items from before, and to add some brand-spankin' new ones as well!

As of today, I'm in the process of re-listing most WoolFelt ® colors for sale in either full yards or fat quarters. I'm also part-way done listing assorted colors of silk matka. This is a fabulous fabric that starts out very smooth, almost like a shiny linen... the magic, however, happens when you wash your matka; it fades in color and develops a wonderful nubby texture, perfect for your primitive and old-time projects! Washed matka just has the look and feel of a very, very old fabric. Use it to make and/or accent all kinds of primitive and colonial style items; you'll LOVE the look!

I'm also going to re-list DMC flosses, but not all; only the very best of their rich, muted, earthy primitive colors. And, I'm starting accounts with The Gentle Art and Valdani, and I hope to offer their flosses soon as well.

I also placed an order today for another big batch of 100% linen evenweave fabrics for all your cross-stitch projects, both in 28 ct. and in 32 ct. I picked out some fabulous prim colors that are sure to please, and I can't wait to use some of these pieces as well! And, I'll be re-listing several quilt-shop-quality cotton fabrics soon; prints, homespun plaids, striped ticking, and solids!

The adorable black-matte finish needlework scissors, Love, and Putford, are back in stock, and I'll soon be adding another style called Fleur, that are equally as adorable. And, I'm still hoping to eventually add punch-needle and rug-making supplies and patterns as well.

I'd like to thank all of Hannah's friends for your patronage, support, and patience! Things are starting to come together again, and I hope that Hannah's PinKeep will become one of your very favorite online stores soon!

Happy Halloween,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another New Pattern!

Just in time for Halloween, I've just listed another new cross-stitch pattern for a cute piece I've called "Old Haunts." I made this piece into a 5" x 7" pillow/pinkeep, and I have both the pattern (with "kit" option available) and the finished model for sale now.

You'll find the pattern available at Hannah's PinKeep, and the model is currently listed for sale at my other site, Autumn Comforts. I hope you'll check them both out and consider adding one of them to your own collection. :-)

Happy Halloween! :-)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Cross-Stitch Pattern/Kit!

My first cross-stitch pattern has been listed for sale! "Beware the Moon" is a sweet little Halloween sampler with instructions to finish it as a little 10" x 6" pillow/pinkeep. Order just the pattern (includes chart, floss list, plus finishing instructions), or get the "kit" (includes the above, plus a piece of Wichelt "copper penny" linen, a piece of brushed cotton, striped pumpkin homespun for the backing, plus a total of 6 flosses for completing your pillow/tuck).

Available now; Click Here

Hope you like it! :-)

Friday, September 30, 2011

NOT going out of business, per se...

... and I should have made that fact more clear. My last post, I'm afraid, was headed with an inaccurate title: Hannah's is not going out of business; just going through changes. Changes that are on their way soon.

While the past year hasn't produced the kind of sales I'd hoped for (enough to grow the store, which began and continued with NO outside funding of any kind; strictly out of my own pocket), and honestly, I've had problems with some of my suppliers (not all, just a few. But the problems were serious enough to adversely affect my business. Seems not all suppliers are interested in providing their products within reasonable time periods, nor in being honest with their customers, unfortunately), I'm going to continue to use the Hannah's PinKeep name, and web site, for selling my own patterns and kits... and some extra supplies as well.

I'm working now on some designs to get things started. There will be, of course, my one finished pattern -- the long prairie bonnets -- plus many, many more to come. I'll be starting off with just a few, but I'll continue to add new ones as frequently as I can. And my finished goods will continue to be sold from my other site, Autumn Comforts.

Watch for my own assorted patterns, to be sold with kit options, to be made available at Hannah's PinKeep very soon! :-)

Blessings & Best,

Thursday, September 15, 2011


All remaining merchandise (patterns, notions, and fabrics) have now been marked down from 20% to 60% off to close out! Thank you all for making this past year wonderful. Unfortunately, sales just haven't been what I'd hoped for at Hannah's, and I've decided to close out the remaining merchandise. I'll continue to use the Hannah's PinKeep name for my OWN patterns and kits, however, so watch for those to come soon! :-) Meanwhile, I hope you'll stop in and take advantage of the close-out prices on our remaining stock before your favorites are gone!

Hannah's PinKeep: Clearance Sale!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Clearance Sale!

Autumn is on its way, and changes are in the air. Unfortunately, Hannah's hasn't produced the kind of sales I was hoping for (and needed). We won't be closing down entirely, however; just making some changes. The first step is already underway, with nearly all our patterns, plus notions, a few colors of wool felt, etc. having been marked down to 40% off! The patterns in particular have been going fast, so I hope you'll head over and grab your favorites before they're gone!

I started Hannah's as strictly a bootstrap business out of my home a year ago. I was hoping sales would be enough to keep it funded and growing, but it hasn't been enough to achieve the growth I was hoping for. I know the economy is still very slow. Unfortunately most of us are still struggling to make ends meet.

I've finally managed to reach the stage in my medical care where they have me on one of the most potent treatments for RA in existence, and it's been helping significantly more than previous trials. While some irreversible damage has already been done, at least the pain is under much better control, and further damage has been slowed quite a bit! And in my new-found state of, finally, a bit less pain and stiffness, I'm seeing a renaissance of sorts in my interest in doing my own work again. Hannah's was to be a strictly resale operation. I'm thinking now that I'm going to sort of combine similar purposes for both my sites, using Hannah's PinKeep as more of an outlet for my own patterns, rather than reselling items purchased from others. I'll still offer fabrics and other supplies, but it will be more of a focus on offering the supplies needed to make my designs; kits, per se, to go with my patterns. That sort of thing. And, Autumn Comforts, my other, original site, will continue to be my outlet for my handcrafted finished goods.

I hope you'll take advantage of the reduced prices on my remaining stock of others' patterns and other items I'm closing out at Hannah's! There are some great deals to be had right now on designs by Penny Lane Primitives, Sweet Meadows Farm, Stacy Nash Primitives, and others. Click here to visit Hannah's PinKeep.

Hope you enjoy the transitions into September and the autumn season -- my favorite time of year! :-)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hot enough for you?

It certainly is for me! And while we're fortunate enough to have central air in our house, it just doesn't do much for the second-story bedrooms... which is where my computer and sewing/work spaces are (naturally!). But I'm plugging away. I have a batch of ideas all lined up on my mental "to-do" list, and although it's been slow-going, I'm working on turning all these ideas into finished products... and patterns! In fact, I'm going to try really hard to get these items and patterns finished up and made available just as soon as I can. There will likely be a couple of dolls, some cross-stitch and wool-felt goodies, and a few different quilt designs as well. As long as the temperatures and time permit (my gosh, it's been a busy summer around here!), I'll work as much as I can and shoot for soon.

This time of year is tough for me anyway, as while I don't much care for the extreme heat, I am absolutely head-over-heels crazy about gardening. So yep, I'm spending a fair amount of my time in the gardens lately. I adore making and designing quilts, dolls, etc.... But growing perennials and especially fruits and veggies is my biggest addiction! However, most of my gardening work is done in the early mornings, before the day starts heating up. Once the thermometer starts showing more red, I head indoors, close up the house, turn on the AC, and hit the sewing room (or run errands, grocery shop, vacuum, do laundry, cook ... *sigh!*).

I also placed another order with Maureen, and we will have a couple of adorable new patterns from Sweet Meadows Farm available at Hannah's by the first of the month. I can't wait... you'll love them! :-)

That's it for today. I'm going to grab a lemonade and hit the sewing room for a bit! Happy weekend! :-)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

We're still here! :-)

Okay, yes, it's been MONTHS since I posted... bad, bad Jodi! I'll try to do better. But please know that Hannah's is still in operation and still has a nice supply of fabrics, patterns, & other sewing & stitching supplies in all your favorite country, primitive, and colonial styles. We have patterns and supplies for sewing quilts, dolls, and ornies/misc.; wool felt and penny rug patterns; a nice supply of patterns, linen, and embroidery flosses for your cross-stitch/stitchery needs and wants; and more.

Remember too that Hannah's is a "bootstrap" operation, located in Bend, Oregon, USA. For the time being, I'm re-investing ALL proceeds into getting our store well-stocked! We want to make Hannah's one of your favorite places to shop online! :-)

I'm going to try to be a better blogger, and we'll try very hard to keep adding more great products toward making Hannah's one of the BEST online craft-supply stores specifically for those of us who LOVE primitive, colonial, and country decor.

Happy Summer!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today's Updates

Happy mid-February! We've stepped out of our yearly "False-Spring #3" again and are back in winter. Monday was shirt-sleeve weather (as it had been for the previous few weeks); Tuesday, we woke up to 9" of new snow, and it continued to fall hard for several more hours (and again last night, a bit).

The latest batch of wool felt is in at Hannah's, and I'm putting the "I Love Ewe" kits together to ship now, so watch for your orders to arrive soon. I hope you'll all send me photos of your finished "I Love Ewe" candle mats; I'd love to see them and post them at Hannah's for others to enjoy! :-)

Also, I've added a rather lengthy post to my other blog for Autumn Comforts (my other online business) that I would greatly appreciate having you good folks read. It's about the Docker's contest, and what it would mean for me. It explains my situation and my goals in detail, and hopefully gives the reader a full understanding of just how important this contest could be for me, and why I would so appreciate your votes. You can read the post here:


Blessings and best to you and yours always.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Oh, no! Not another shameless solicitation for votes!!

Yep, I'm afraid so. I'm jumping on the bandwagon. For the very first time (and hopefully the last), I'm taking this opportunity to shamelessly beg you all for your votes!

There is a contest that just started on Facebook. It's sponsored by Dockers. Yep, the company that makes slacks for men. Thing is, both men AND women are eligible to enter this one. And it's quite an opportunity: To the tune of $100,000 to help fund the start-up described by the winning candidate in their entry submission. Yes, that's right: I said $100,000 in funding!

Those who know me, and have known me for awhile, know that I am disabled by autoimmune diseases. Not just one; several. You might also know that while I worked full time for many years beforehand, the diagnosis of my conditions took some time; and I missed some work while I suffered from symptoms in between doctor exams and tests. So when it finally became clear that what I have is both permanent and progressive, I had missed just enough work that I no longer qualified to collect Disability.

Another thing you may or may not know about me is that I've always, always loved to make things (since I was about 6 years old!). Working with my hands, creating things, has been my life-long passion. And while my 50-year-old arthritic hands no longer work as well as they used to, I'm thrilled that I can still be involved in the field I so love by selling the supplies to others who love to create with their hands, too.

Hannah's PinKeep was started just a few months ago, out of pocket. I don't have a bank loan... not even a credit card to fund my little business. It was started on a shoe-string budget, and it's being grown, slowly but surely, by strictly re-investing ALL of the income. I haven't taken a dime in pay yet; not since I first opened the store in early September. And, I wish every single day that I could afford to both dramatically (and quickly) increase the available inventory, and cut myself a paycheck every month or so. I knew going in that I would have to work hard for no pay for awhile, and I understand and accept that; it's not like I have any other options anyway! On the other hand, a little extra household income to help us catch up on those expenses will be nice, too, once I can afford it.

Now this contest comes along, sponsored by Dockers. And Dockers has offered a prize of $100,000 to help fund the dream of the winner! Can you imagine just what I could do with Hannah's PinKeep with $100,000 to invest? WOW! For one thing (and here comes a confession), I could actually lease a small space for the store; which would work much better than the current arrangement of working out of our two sons' old upstairs bedrooms! Yep, that's Hannah's as it stands right now: Hannah's PinKeep is located in two upstairs bedrooms in my home. And this old gal, with rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a balance disorder called Meniere's disease, just doesn't handle those stairs very well these days. But climb them I must; several times a day.

In addition to leasing a space, I could invest in fixtures, vastly expand the inventory (and carry much more of ALL the supplies you all love!), and maybe even hire an employee or two (here in a community where the unemployment rate has been well-above the national average for quite awhile now) to help me ship those orders and run the store front. At this point, our town doesn't even have a store like Hannah's! And I know for certain that we do have plenty of needlework lovers who wish we had such a store here....

So getting back to my self-indulgent begging: Now comes the part where I specifically ask you all to please, please, please consider stopping in at the following Facebook page and voting for me! And, you can vote once a day, every day (oh, goody!) from now until March 15th.

Here's the link:

Gathering enough votes for my submission could win me $100,000 in funding to make my dream come true.

I don't ordinarily ask for much. I truly don't. But I'm asking for this.

No one could possibly begin to understand just what this could mean for me.

Or maybe you could.


New patterns, and our first official "Kit" option!

We got in a couple more adorable, brand-new patterns from Penny Lane Primitives the other day, and the one in particular is so darned cute, we just had to offer it in a "kit" option! Problem is, I didn't anticipate the HUGE response we got! Long story short, we're filling those orders as quickly as we can, in the order in which they were received... and, I've ordered more of the wool felt colors, so we should be able to finish sending out those ordered kits within another 1 - 2 weeks when the next wool-felt shipment arrives here. And, we ordered what should hopefully be plenty extra, to fill quite a few more orders for this adorable kit. So feel free to submit your orders, and we'll send out these kits just as soon as we are able. :-)

You tell us: How cute is this?

And you can order just the pattern, the pattern plus the DMC flosses, or our full kit, which includes the pattern, the flosses, and enough of the various colors of wool felt to make one mat (with extra wool felt to spare in most of the colors used). Here's the direct link to this, and all of Penny Lane Primitives', incredibly cute patterns:

In other news: Unfortunately, the company I had ordered muslin and Osnaburg through... well, suffice it to say, it didn't turn out well. I waited (and repeatedly tried contacting them) for almost 2 weeks before finding out that they didn't have the Osnaburg in stock and wouldn't for over an additional full month! So I'm going to be ordering the same two products from another company soon. Just waiting until we can meet their minimum for that initial wholesale purchase, and we'll get the muslins ordered. Sorry for any inconvenience! We hope to have them available well before this new month ends.

Finally, don't forget that Hannah's offers every-day tiered discounts for ALL our customers on ALL your orders! The prices listed for our products only reflect what you will pay if your order is for less than $25. Order more, though, and watch for those discounts to be automatically taken in your shopping cart! :-)

Orders for $25 to $49.99 receive 10% off; orders for $50 to $74.99 receive 15% off; and orders for $75 or more receive a full 20% off! So keep that in mind when you're doing your shopping with us; we even have products (like the new kit, for example) that are priced at over $25... and this means that you will ALWAYS pay less than the listed price just for ordering a single quantity of any of those particular products! :-) So take advantage of our every-day tiered discounts and stock up on all your favorite fabrics, patterns, and other sewing and needlework supplies.

Happy crafting! :-)


Thursday, January 27, 2011

SALE Cotton Fabrics!

Homespun plaids, prints, solids, and tickings: ALL our quilt-shop-quality 100% cotton fabrics have been marked down to only $2.99 per half yard! I'm looking to close out much of these mostly discontinued fabrics to make room for NEW fabrics coming soon, so stock up and save big! The best part is, our every-day discounts still apply: So the more you buy, the higher percentage you can save... if you order over $75 worth, our shopping cart will automatically reduce your purchase by 20%; so you could pay only $2.40 per half yard for these fabrics: That's only $4.80 a yard!!!

I really want to close out as much of these fabrics as I can, so take advantage THROUGH THIS WEEKEND ONLY on this incredible sale and stock up. We both benefit: I make room for the new fabrics we have coming in, and you can stock your stash and save big-time! :-)

This Way to the Big Cotton-Fabric Sale!

Have fun shopping! :-)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Still Tweaking the Blog

Okay, now it's become a mission. Yep, in addition to all the incredibly generous help you folks gave me, I also did some snooping on source pages and discovered just where you have been getting all those great templates for your blogs. You see, HTML I know; but CSS leaves me scratching my head.

At any rate, once I found the source information for your templates, I first tried the "Cumulus" template (3 column) and really liked it, but there were a few features that didn't transfer, and I am evidently completely incapable of figuring out how to add them back in. So now I'm trying this new one called "Minibox." And so far, I really like it! Features wanted are back in place.

Next step will be to work on the colors and graphics, but that part shouldn't be too difficult. I draw all my own graphics, and I do understand how to change colors. It will just be a matter of crawling through the template and finding the appropriate places to insert the changes. Yeah, I know; famous last words. "It will be a breeze!" ... Knock on wood! ;-)

Hopefully by next week, this blog will be beautiful. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks again to all of you who so generously helped me figure things out a bit!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Getting There...

I'm am so delighted at and grateful for -- and, I must admit, sometimes surprised by -- the degree to which so many folks will take the time and put in the effort to help others! I received emails and comments from so many of you after my last post, and while I haven't had a chance to work through all the great suggestions and information yet (I will, I promise), I thank you all from the bottom of my heart! I was able to scan through your replies and glean enough to help get me going again on my blog design. Thanks to all of you, I took another look in "Dashboard" and realized that yes, you were right: The new template I'd installed did indeed have all 3 columns in place; I just needed to move a few things from the third to the first in order to get them all to show. Thanks so, so much!

I still need to work on new graphics, but that part won't be a problem. Many of you already know, I'm an old self-taught graphic artist anyway, and I still design all the graphics for my own sites. So over time, I'll get it all fixed up now. Thank you again to all of you who helped me out so much... that you were so willing to take the time to help me out is so sweet, and so appreciated!

I posted another "poll" of sorts on Facebook recently, and it looks like, per the votes we received, we'll be adding some good-quality muslin and Osnaburg to our inventory next. I'll get in touch with the wholesaler within the next few days and get them ordered. And, we should have those new patterns coming in soon from Sweet Meadows Farm, so go ahead and get your pre-orders in, and we'll send them out just as soon as they arrive here.

Back to work I go! :-) Thanks again!!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Remodeling Time!

Okay... so, as you can tell, I have no clue as to how you gals are making your blogs look so fabulous! And while I used to consider myself a self-taught whiz with good old HTML coding... well, that was then. Now, there seems to be all this "new stuff" that this old dog just hasn't learned.

Clearly, I'm in the midst of trying to fix up this poor blog. And yep, it's gonna take me some time and effort to figure it all out and get it looking the way I want it to look. For one thing, this newfangled template I've just changed it to is supposed to be a 3-column... and I'm only seeing 2 so far. Don't give up on me, though! With time, and plenty of trial and error, I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. And, just in case anyone cares to share a site with tips, or some pointers of your own, or what-have-you, may I say in advance, it would be most humbly appreciated! Thank you!

As for our store, we're still adding new goodies here and there. I listed a few new wool felt patterns the other day, and we have some fabulous new patterns coming soon from Sweet Meadows Farm, so be on the lookout for those to be listed on our site very soon! Oh, and don't forget: If you haven't already done so, please be sure to visit our Facebook Page and click to "Like" us! :-) I recently posted a request with some options I've put up for your votes, and all the input you folks are willing to give is appreciated! We quite often ask our Facebook followers for their opinions and suggestions regarding the goodies we add to our store inventory, and we'd love and appreciate your ideas as well! :-)

Best Always,

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy New Year!

Our wool felt is in, and it is beautiful! We have so many great colors in stock! We're spending this weekend getting your pre-orders processed to ship on Monday and Tuesday, and we'll have plenty left in stock for all of your incoming orders as well. :-) There are a few colors we don't yet have in stock, but we can order them and have them here very quickly to send out to you.

We also have another batch of great patterns coming soon from Maureen of Sweet Meadows Farm (some dolls and some ornie/tuck type patterns), and a few more from Kathy of Penny Lane Primitives (wool felt candle mats), so we'll get those listed on our site soon. And, as we're able, we are going to add the option to order either just the pattern, or a "kit" option or two! This will entail being able to order a combination of the pattern and the supplies all at once. We already have some options in our cross-stitch patterns in terms of being able to order either just the pattern or the pattern plus the appropriate DMC flosses. Next, we'll probably get started on those wool felt patterns, and Kathy has graciously consented to our doing so. You'll be able to order just her patterns, or at the same time, in one easy stroke, order a "kit" containing either (1) the pattern, pieces of the appropriate wool felt colors, and the flosses... or, (2) the pattern, flosses, and the wool felt shapes already washed and cut out for you! Let us know what you think of this idea. If it's popular and well-received, we'll get it done!

With many cold winter evenings still ahead, don't forget that we have LOTS of great patterns and supplies to keep you busy! :-) You'll find most everything you need to do your primitive and colonial cross-stitch projects; primitive dolls; quilts; ornies, fillers, and tucks; those darling wool felt mats (and other wool felt items on their way soon); there's even a punch needle pattern in stock! And with your continued support, we're hoping to add more of everything, including more punch needle, and eventually a whole bunch of different rug-making patterns, instructions, and supplies.

We're hoping for a fantastic 2011; a year of adding more and more great patterns and supplies for all your old-time sewing and needlework needs, whether you're a hobbyist or a professional artisan: So don't forget to visit our site often, and to let us know along the way what else you'd like to see us carry for you at Hannah's PinKeep! :-) We want to become your supply store of choice, so please feel free to let us know what you like, what you don't like, and what you'd like to see in the future.

May 2011 be a fantastic, prosperous, loving, and joyous year for us all!

Hugs & Best,