Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Boxing Day!

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Having spent a good portion of my childhood in northern British Columbia, and having celebrated many Boxing Days with my Canadian friends and family, today is one that is very special to me. Every year on Boxing Day, I remember back when I was a young child, gathered around with our closest friends and family and playing games, telling stories, and generally just enjoying the company of those I love most. While we don’t travel to Canada much these days, …

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Merry Christmas!

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We’ve spent so much time preparing and the day is finally here! At Connecting Threads, the holidays are full of traditions. Our offices are decorated with stockings and Christmas trees. There is no shortage of candy and homemade goodies. Of course, everyone has a special gift they are creating for their love ones. We had our staff holiday party last week with Christmas music, yummy food and fun raffles.



We took some time …

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The newest member of the CT family is almost here!

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Hi everyone, Alisha here! If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m about to welcome my first little baby into the world. My due date is January 6th, but the way I’m waddling around, I’m not sure it’s going to take that long! As many of you know, it is hard work to prepare for a new child. Between decorating a nursery, picking a name, and the seemingly endless amount of time you spend at the doctor’s office, it’s amazing if you can find a few minutes to yourself! I suppose it’s good preparation for when the kiddo finally arrives. I think my favorite part of the whole process has been decorating the nursery. Though, I have to say, it is much harder than I expected.

Little known fact: I suffer from something called chromatophobia. Depending on who you ask, it’s really not as bad as it sounds, but it definitely adds a whole new layer of complication into the process of designing a room. Basically, what it breaks down to mean is that I get a lot of anxiety from bright colors and a lot of contrast. When you consider that babies love bright colors and lots of contrast, you can see how this task might have been fairly daunting to me. When I first started my planning, I thought I would go with a very neutral palette. In my mind, my dream nursery would look something like this…

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Block of the Month – Block 2

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This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #2 for December. We are making two colorways of this block from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in participating in our Lasting Legacies Quilt Along, feel free to join us. Just click here! Download the pattern for $5.99 or pick up the kit (which includes a FREE pattern!) All are welcome and there is plenty of time to catch up as we are constructing only two blocks a month. You will have access to all the instruction located in the Discussion Forum to build the quilt along with step-by-step images. This is a perfect project for beginners too!

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Behind the Scenes of our Christmas Video

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As if it’s not fun enough working at a company surrounded by such crafty and talented people, sometimes our work could even be deemed as play which is pretty awesome! It all started when one of our interns, CJ, conjured up the idea behind this year’s Christmasvideo. This year Crafts Americana Group participated in an internship program with a local high school. A few days a week we get a helping hand from several students. It’s been so great getting to know them a little more and working with them these past few months. When CJ was asked to brainstorm some ideas for this year’s video, he went straight to work and came up with this gem.

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Happy Birthday Teri!

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Birthdays are a big deal around here and it just so happens that today is Teri’s!

Teri is the Director at Connecting Threads. She has worked here for 18 years and I am convinced she started when she was in diapers. Teri has so much enthusiasm and energy! It is obvious that she loves her job and the people she works with. Another thing that is obvious, even to a newcomer, Teri LOVES snowmen! Last week, I sat in her office for the first time. The life sized snowman behind her desk distracted me from the army of little snowmen situated along the windowsill. That day it was cold and snowy outside, the perfect backdrop to an office full of Frostys!

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