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Can this really be past the middle of June?

Jun 17, 2013

Where did this year go? By this time I was to have a new store front and real hours-- maybe in the fall.
We have received so much new fabric--and it is so pretty!
I wish I could embed pictures in this newsletter. I tried 'cut and past' but that didn't work and the junior partner is not here to help. If you go to our fabric page you will find all of them. http://www.wilsonscalico.citymax.com/fabrics.html
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg we have 7 new prints of generals, pictures, maps, and cannons. The wall hanging we made from these prints is shown at the top of our home page.
There are also 5 new music prints from Kanvas, a division of Benartex. The design on Musical Swirls is large so let me know and I can send a larger picture via email.
From Robert Kaufman is a group of three fruit and vegetable prints. We have pictures of an apron and bag made from two of these prints. The colors are so stunning, really vibrant.
Also from Robert Kaufman are two landscape prints--Nature Studies 2, Glamour Girls, and redwork fans.
New Christmas fabrics are also here -- the 12 days of Christmas panel and a coordinate, Dear Santa panel and a coordinate, both from Quilting Treasures, and a really nice holly print from Benartex.
We have managed to use all 600 pictures my web site allows so before I can put any more new fabric on I will ask you all to get together and buy all of one or two of these pieces. Then we can add more pictures!

Next week we will be in Milford, PA and the following week at the Kutztown Folk Festival. Be sure to download your $3 off coupon at the www.kutztownfestival.com web site. Following that will be Toledo, Ohio the middle of July and then back to Hershey, PA the end of July. In August we visit Fredrick, Maryland, Newark, Delaware, Manchester, New Hampshire, and finally back to Pittsburgh right before Labor Day. Really?!?!, this gets me to Labor Day?!?!, so much for that new store front in the fall!!!
Please be sure to stop and say hi when you visit one of these venues.
I had some bananas, orange marmalade and a hunger for muffins. Using an applesauce muffin recipe we came up with this.

Banana Orange Marmalade Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 egg
2 mashed bananas

Heat the oven to 425°. Generously grease 12 muffin cups. In a large bow, with a fork, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg. Stir in the almonds.
In a 1-quart saucepan, melt the butter and orange marmalade. Cool it slightly. Stir in the yogurt, egg, and mashed bananas. Stir the liquid into the flour mixture just until moistened; the batter will be lumpy. Divide the batter among the greased cups.
Bake the muffins 15 to 20 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let them stand 5 minutes before removing them from the cups and serve them warm.
Enjoy and I hope to see you this summer.