Sunday, December 16, 2012

The 13th Day

We are thrilled with all of the fun we have been having with our 12 Days of Christmas event!  We have concluded our special days, and now the sorting and packing of goodies begins.  If you ordered anything, you can pick it up starting Wednesday, 12/19.  If you would like to call a credit card number to us, we will run the total and pick-up will be quick and easy.

Remember, we are CLOSED December 24, 25 and 26.  Then we re-open for our annual sale, lasting 3 days.  You will receive 25% off fabric (1/2 yd. minimum cut), books and patterns (in-stock only).  Plus fat quarters and Bear Cubs are buy 2, get 1 free.  This is the time to plan for backings and borders, plus any items you want to add to your library and stash.  Hours are 9-9 on Thursday 12/27, 9-5 on Friday and Saturday 12/28-29.  Then we are CLOSED Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1 for our inventory and makeover as we hang all new samples for classes.  Class sign-up is 1/5.

Just for some fun, let's learn about the humble candy cane that is such a frequent part of our holiday celebrations.

Candy Cane Facts

  • The original candy cane had a shape different then the modern day design. It was straight, all white, and hard.
  • A candy cane turned upside down reveals the letter J, which many believe represents Jesus.
  • National candy cane day is celebrates on December 26 in the United States.
  • The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago.
  • The first historical reference in America to the candy cane dates back to 1847. A German immigrant from Wooster, Ohio decorated his Christmas tree with candy canes.
  • The red and white striped candy canes were first made around 1900.
  • The traditional candy cane flavor is peppermint, however, it is also made in a variety of other flavors and colored stripes.
  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are made each year.
  • The biggest candy cane ever made was 36 feet 7 inches.
  • Candy canes are sometimes as a topping for foods such as ice cream or as an additive to drinks such as hot chocolate. They are hung as decorations on Christmas Trees.
  • Nearly 2 billion candy canes will be sold in the four weeks before Christmas and Hanukkah.
Merry Christmas to all of our wonderful 
customers and friends!

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