12 Days of Christmas – The Adventures of Remy – Day 12

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We fly through the clear night sky. The moonlight glistens on the snow covered ground below. It feels calm and magical. Despite the cold air blowing I don’t feel cold at all. Soon, we land on the roof of a building with lots of different homes all joined toremy-and-stockingsgether.

The old man gathers me up in his arms and slips some pretty beads around my neck. He whispers “Welcome to your new home. I am sure you will be happy here.”

We quietly enter and he puts me down so I can start exploring. The old man starts by placing brightly wrapped boxes under a tree. Next he moves on to some mismatched socks hanging on the wall. I leap up onto a table to stare at the strange socks. I wonder what those are. Are they snuggly and warm? Do giants live here? Wait! There are treats going into the socks! May I have one?

The old man finishes his unpacking and turns to me.

“Be good, remy-at-homepuss, and take care of your new family. The missus and I will be watching,” he said. Then he was gone.

At first I felt abandoned and lonely. Looking for a place to sleep, I found a spot on a big grey cushioned thing with a brightly colored quilt on the back. As I settled in and waited for morning I caught the comforting scent of the old woman who had befriended me. It seemed to be coming from the quilt! I knew then that everything was going to be fine. Now, on to the next adventure!

For the 12th Day of Christmas  it is time to plan for next year! Today, December 14th, through 11:59 am December 15th (Thursday), purchase a $35.00 Quilter’s Compass Gift Card and receive a 2017 5th Saturday Bag for FREE! 

Our popular 5th Saturday Club is back for 2017, and membership has its privileges! During any year there are months that have five Saturdays in them. In 2017 those months are April, July, September and December. We are adding a bonus day on January 28th, which also happens to be Support Your Local Quilt Shop Day. The last 5th Saturday from 2016, rescheduled due to the wedding, will be honored on January 28th as well. Both the 2016 bag and the 2017 bag will be accepted that day. On a Fifth Saturday, club members can bring their membership bag to the shop and receive a 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise and an extra 5% in addition to previously marked down prices on anything that they can put into the bag (sorry, longarm work and classes are not included as I have not found a way to bottle time yet). These discounts will only be available to club members.5th-saturday-bag-2017

So how do you enroll in the club? There are two ways. Today you can purchase a $35 dollar gift certificate (you know you will use it) and receive the bag as our gift to you. Or, you may purchase the bag separately for $10.  Supplies are limited!

The Euphoria Tapestry Eco Tote, our club bag for 2017,  is heavy-duty and generously sized at 15-1/2in x 15in x 8in. The zipper closure helps keep things secure. Featuring the Pomegranate and Acanthus pillow by award-winning applique quilter Deborah Kemball, the environmentally conscious tote is made from recycled plastic water bottles, also making it water-resistant.

Let’s review what we have for you today:

  1. Purchase a $35 Gift Card that you know you will use
  2. Receive a $10 generously sized, eco-friendly reusable zippered bag
  3. Receive five, including the bonus day in January, 20% or greater discount exclusive shopping days on anything that will fit in the bag.

How do you place your order? Call Quilter’s Compass at (608) 938-4334 or send an email to  barbhartman@quilterscompass.com  and say “Stuff My Stocking!” We will start a stocking for you or add to other items that you have requested. The stockings will be ready to pick up December 17th  with some items available as a winter treat later. Watch for a new item at a great price each day (except Sundays) through December 14th.

As a special side note, we hope that you have enjoyed Remy’s Adventure. In this story fact and fiction are mixed. Remy was adopted by my daughter, Hilary, joining her new big brother, Smokey (also adopted from a no-kill shelter, at home. She was one of the nearly 6,000 animals adopted in 2015 from PAWS Chicago, a no kill shelter that has placed over 43,500 animals in new homes since opening in 1998.

In a few weeks we will be celebrating my daughter Hilary’s marriage to David Lippman. Many of you may remember meeting Hilary when she was working here at Quilter’s Compass during our first 2 years. You may have also met Dave over the summer as he worked in the shop and helped keep things going during my recovery from surgery. Hilary and Dave are a remarkably kind and generous couple and I am very grateful to have them in my life.remy-family-picture

For their marriage, in lieu of a gift registry, they have requested donations to various charities that they support, including PAWS Chicago and Animal Rescue League of Boston. If you have enjoyed this story, please consider making a donation to PAWS or another no-kill animal shelter near your home. Thank you!

So that’s it! We hope you’ve had fun watching the 12 Days of Christmas unfold. Thank you to everyone who has participated and we look forward to continuing to serve your quilting needs in the future! If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for items that you would like to see included next year we would love to hear from you!





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