Happy Mother's Day! Special Savings
As Mother’s Day is rushing upon us we hope this note finds all of you well.
This is just a brief note to tell you of some last minute Mother’s Day Specials and Gift Ideas throughout the month of May:
*Best Press – Yes it is finally here! The great and flavor rich starch alternative (plus it last longer than that bouquet you were thinking about getting). Impregnated with heavenly aromas and pastel spring colors it can make ironing almost a sinful experience! Personally, I am still waiting for a chocolate chip cookie flavor – you know smells like cookies baking when you touch a hot iron to the fabric - Low in cholesterol, sugar free, no free radicals - I wonder how many calories are involved in smell??!
Well until they invent my “flavor” we have in stock the following gallon refill flavors:
Unscented, Tea Rose Garden, Cherry Blossom, Lavender Fields, Caribbean Beach, and Linen Fresh.
Now for the really important part – Regular Price is $43.50/ gal, but the Mother’s Day Special Price $34.50/ gal!!! This special price is for the gallon refills only. Get yours now at this price because they will not last long. Unfortunately, due to postal regulations and associated shipping costs we are unable to ship this product at this time – Simply put – You have to pick it up.
*Gift Certificates – Great for those mothers and mother-in-laws visiting Antarctica, living in 60’ s free love communes, or just far away. The great news is you can purchase them 24/ 7 on line at threadbearfabrics.com for set amounts (just click on “Shop Online”). You can also purchase them for any amount in the store - say the day she became a mother – your birthday 07-15-93 becomes – a gift certificate for $71,593 – talk about a Mother’s Day Gift !! What better way to “best” your younger sister – after all, remember, we are a competitive species.
*Moda Tins – Commemorative and promotional decorative sewing themed tins in 3 sizes complete with the Moda logo. Great for pins, needles, small specialty easily lost tools.
*Fabric – Feeling guilt over the mother-in-law – “The woman just doesn’t like me” feeling – Time for quilt therapy - “Quilt to Eliminate Guilt”. We have a great selection of Quilt Shop Quality fabrics from most of the revered fabric companies including but not limited to Moda, Hoffman, Kaufman, Windham. Michael Miller, Free Spirit, and many, many more. Plus, we have all fabrics on sale! – All fabrics are at least $1. 00/ yd off the lowest price on the bolt. So, come on in grab some quality fabrics at great prices, then go home quilt – then show your finished project to the mother-in- law and feel good – you have done something she hasn’t or can’t. Guilt? What guilt?
*Aurifil Thread – Get it while you can. Aurifil has raised the suggested retail price to $14.00/spool (1,422 yard spool). As part of our Mother's Day Sale, we are extended our sale price $9.99/spool, but only until May 31st. For those of you unfamiliar with Aurifil, it is a low lent, low fray high quality cotton thread which makes sewing far less stressful - it is the difference between eating a hot baked potato with butter as to eating one raw out of the bag. Also, our large cones (6,452 yards) are on are sale for $39.99.
*Precuts – All precuts are on sale for 10-20% off list prices. Many new layer cakes, jelly rolls and various 2.5’ strips from a wide array of different manufactures. Newer collections are 10% off and our older selections are 20% off. Great assortment!
*Books – Plenty of new books filled with exciting projects from you favorite quilters. The best part – they are all 10% off list price! Remember, when you mom lectured you how important reading was – now you can tell her the same.
*Patterns – We have over 900 patterns – that is what I know about – no telling how many are in Janet’s unopened boxes. The good thing is they are all 25% off for the Mother’s Day Sale!
Although, I loved my sainted mother immensely, there are some things just universal to all mothers - nagging. I guess there must be some kind of school for it. If so my mom was at the top of the class, but I am positive I was not the only one to undergo this right of passage:
Mona Lisa's Mother: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?
Humpty Dumpty's Mother: "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"
Columbus' Mother: "I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"
Michelangelo's Mother: "Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"
Abraham Lincoln's Mother: "Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"
Barney's Mother: "I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."
Mary's Mother: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."
Batman's Mother: "It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"
Little Miss Muffet's Mother: "Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"
Albert Einstein's Mother: "But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"
George Washington's Mother: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"
Jonah's Mother: "That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days.
Thomas Edison's Mother: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"
Of course my mother believed in a good education. She was always seeking to teach me basic principles and the foundations of living a good life. For example:
Reason: "Because I said so, that's why."
Religion: "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
Intra-dimensional Time Travel: "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
Foresight and planning: "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
Irony: "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."
The Science Of Osmosis:” Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"( I loved this one when we had Brussel Sprouts!)
Contortionism: "Will you “look’ at all the dirt on the back of your neck!"
Stamina: "You'll sit there 'til you finish all those Brussel sprouts.”
Weather: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
To Solve Physics Problems: "If I yelled because I saw a train coming toward you; would you listen then?"
Hypocrisy: "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - Don't Exaggerate!!!"
The Circle Of Life: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
Envy: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"
Logic (if P then Q)... "If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
Medicine... "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
To Think Ahead... "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!" Mom I can’t spell – guess that’s why I’m working in a quilt store!
ESP ... "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?" (I always new my mom had superpowers – that’s how she knew I was doing something wrong!)
Challenging Situations and Confusion... "What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
Humor and Sarcasm ... "When you cut off your toes with that lawn mower, don't come running to me."
Become an Adult... "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up. Now, I know why Janet calls me childish!
Sage Wisdom... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
Anticipation... "Just wait until your father gets home."
The importance of giving... You are going to get it when I get home.
Justice "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..Then you'll see what it's like."
Finally, Just a mother’s pride: The three elderly mothers had been thrown together quite by accident in the rest home, but despite their cultural differences (Russian, Italian, Irish) they had found a common love – quilting. As the facility would not allow machinery, the group decided to make the quilt like they had been taught – by hand. Once the pattern, fabrics, and such and been agreed upon the sewing began. To pass the time conversation ranged from current events to the “good old days”. Inevitably, the topic of children came up. Galina, the stately Russian mother, said, “My Vladimar, such a sweet babushka. You know he is a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church and when he comes into a room people greet him ‘Hello Father or how are you Father’.” As the sewing continued, Maria, the Italian matriarch, responded “Well my Alfredo, I knew he was destined for great things from the minute he was born. He is now a Bishop in the church and people address him as ‘Your grace’.“ Without even looking up from the block she was sewing and without a minute’s hesitation, Fiona, the proud Irish mother quipped, “Ahh me Shawn – what a darling child he twas. He’s now an exotic dancer and when he walks into a room all the people just say ‘Oh my God!!.”
Until next time, we at Thread Bear Fabrics would like to sincerely wish all of you a Happy and Joyous Mother’s Day.
Best Wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day,