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, those memories are so cherished for me.
Although it's not a commonly recognized holiday here in the States, we here at CT want to take this opportunity to wish our Canadian friends a very Happy Boxing Day! We are so appreciative of your love and support over the years, and grateful that you've stuck with us! As a gesture of our appreciation, we are offering all of our Canadian customers free shipping on all qualifying orders of $75 or more now through 12/29. Simply use promo code BoxingDay13 at checkout*.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for being our wonderful customers. Happy Boxing Day!
*Offer excludes batting and furniture. Cannot be combined with any other promotions. Online orders only. Must be logged-in as a customer for promo code to work. Applies to standard shipping only. No cash value. Offer expires at 11:59PM on 12/29/13. Limit one use per customer.
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 to reflect upon the most important things in life and that includes you, our customers. The Connecting Threads family feels so blessed to be a part of your lives and we hope that your Christmas is full of laughter and love. We will spend the day relaxing with our family and friends. Our offices are closed on Christmas, but we'll be back to work on the 26th.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is our video Christmas card.
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
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...
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!
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.