Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wow! It's the day before Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time of the year!

This year I am especially grateful for family and friends. As many of you know, our son-in-love, Randall Ricketts, was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer) in late August this year. He underwent surgery, completed 30 treatments of radiation, and continues to take chemotherapy. We are most grateful he never experienced any seizures or nausea, enjoyed mowing his yard the day he took his last radiation treatment, and returned to work at Bethel University on November 16th, the day after his last radiation treatment. We are most most grateful for the outpouring of love we have received from friends and family who continue to pray for Randall daily. God is good all the time!

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with happiness and joy as you celebrate the bountiful blessings we are privileged to enjoy in this great nation we call home! I am so thankful for the men and women who stand ready to protect us by serving in our armed forces. My hat is off to each and every one of you!

I'll be making the dressing this year for our traditional family Thanksgiving Dinner. I wonder what all of my quilting friends will be making. Whatever you are doing I hope it is just exactly what you enjoy!

Here at EllaKate's we are preparing for our First Annual Christmas Open House! You are invited to come on over and join us! There will be door prizes every hour, refreshments for all, demos to see, the latest in fabrics and books, what's in store for 2017, "Stuff Your Stocking", "Wrapped & Ready", and more! Make this your special day as you get inspired and ready for the Christmas Season! See you Saturday, November 26th, 9 till 5:00!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Home from Quilt Market

Oh my goodness! Quilt Market was awesome this year! I have some great fabrics and tools coming to EllaKates in the coming months!

This month, November, we are doing the FabShop Hop. Be sure to shop and register to win prizes with the Fab Shop Hop. Click on the FabShop Bunny on our website for more information then be sure to visit EllaKates Website and give us your email address for a free fat quarter of your choice with your first order!

EllaKates will be stocking the NEW Rotary Cutter, rulers, and mats by RNK with Alex Anderson! You have got to see and feel this rotary cutter! It is top of the line! Call us for more information or if you want to order. More details to come soon!

Hop, Skip, & a Jump is scheduled to arrive at EllaKates today! I will get those fabrics uploaded to our site ASAP for all of you online shoppers. Locals be sure to check them out on FUN & FABULOUS FRIDAY, November 11th or call me if you would like a sneak preview this weekend.

Be sure to take some time for yourself today and stitch a little!

Check out this awesome sunrise from this morning! Now there is a color palet for stunning quilt!
Happy Stitching!