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As the Bobbin Winds Email Newsletter:  Volume 8:19:2011
It's back to School
                   & Lessons to Learn

What's most important to You?
The Lesson of Professor Jenkins could help you decided.....
Professor Jenkins stood in front of his class.  Without saying a word, he placed a large, empty pickle jar on his desk.  As his students watched in fascination, he filled the jar to the top with rocks the size of golf balls.  "Is it full?" he asked.  "Yes," his students answered.

So he picked up a box of smaller pebbles and poured them into the jar.  He shook it lightly and the pebbles rolled into the open spaces between the rocks.  "Is it full now?" he asked.  "Yes!" the students shouted.

Then he picked up a box of sand and poured that into the jar.  Of course the sand filled in everything else. 

"Now," said Professor Jenkins, "I want you to see that this represents your life.  The rocks are the important
things-your family, your partner, your health and well being, your children-anything that is so important to you that if it were lost, you would be devastated.

"The pebbles are the other things in life that also matter, but on a smaller scale.  These could be your job, your house, your car.  The sand is everything else.  The small stuff.

"Now, if you put the sand or the pebbles into the jar first, there's no room for the rocks.  The same goes for your life.  If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you'll never have room for the things that are truly important.

"So, start with the bigger things.  Look after your health.  Grow as a person.  Be the best you can be.  Do the best you can.  Then take care of those you most care about and that most depend on you.  "You see, the things that really matter are the rocks.  The rest is just pebbles and sand."

Here is wishing you all a fun filled School year,  that's focused on what really matters.

May your Bobbin Always be Full!

Your Country Traditions Friends

As the Bobbin Winds: Exclusive Email Sale

It's a Back to School Sale!

The Kids are Back in School!  Celebrate the End of Summer with Us!

Take an Additional  20% off "select" Sale Fabrics*

"select" Home and Gift Decor 20% off through out the store*
(items already on sale take an additional 20% off).

   "select" Notions, Books, and Patterns 50% off

*Sale- Starts today and Ends August 24, 2011.  Half-yard mininum cut on all sale fabric. 
Sale limited to stock on hand.  Sale offer cannot be combined with other offers.


Class is Back In Session!

Why should the kids have all the fun...

We invite you to come to Country Traditions and take a class or two.  We know you will enjoy it and have a great time learning something new!  

To View and Print off the Fall Class & Events Schedule,
Click Here.  See you in the classroom!

Some Gave Their All for Honor & Comfort!
Country Traditions
Quilts of Valor: Under Your Wing Sewing Workshop!
When Country Traditions sent the Rally Cry out, Quilters and Friends answered the call to serve!  For three days (August 11, 12 & 13, 2011) the Country Traditions classroom studio was buzzing with partiotic activity, laughter, and fun!

Accomplished quilt makers, or "Coaches" took " Rookies" under their wings to make quilts for the Quilts of Valor program.  Some teams sewed together quilt tops on their PFAFF Sewing Machines and some put the finishing quilting touches on the quilts in the Handi Quilter Long Arm Studio.
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It's not too late, to join us on the
"Shop Hop On Wheels" BUS TOUR

We are going through 2 States,
Visiting 7 Great Shops, and
Doing It all in 2 Days!

Don't miss out on the fun!
To learn more and reserve your seat....Click Here!

Heritage Nebraska Main Street

Country Traditions
with it's

2011 Award of Excellence
Main Street Business of the Year

Heritage Nebraska Main Street is dedicated to educating and supporting Nebraska comunities in revitalizing historic business districts through economic development and historic preservation using design, organization, promotion, and economic restructing.

2011 Internet Web Sampler Celebration

Welcome to our 2011 Internet Block-of-the-Month Program.  This is our gift to you for being a loyal reader of "As the Bobbin Winds".  You can only get these sampler block patterns by being a loyal subscriber of  "As the Bobbin Winds" email newsletter.

Over the course of the 13 months you will receive directions on how to make (12) different Star Sampler Blocks, starting easy and working up in difficulty as we move throughout the year.  On the 13th month you will receive the directions for the finishing layout of this beautiful sampler.

This project has been designed to be scrappy in nature, however if you would like to purchase fabric to make yours we have included suggested yardage with the first block pattern.  We made our sample using fabric designed by Jo Morton, but it would be beautiful in Batiks, Art to Heart, 30's, Kansas Troubles, or the New Serenity line, Let your imagination be your guide!

Geese in the Wind

Block Number Two
*Download the Star Sampler block by clicking on the block name above and then print off the pattern if you like.  You will need Adobe Reader installed with the latest version to open the PDF and print the pattern off.

**If you missed a pass block, visit the Country Traditions On Line Newsletter Page for Archived copies of past
"As the Bobbin, Winds" email editions.