Sunday, August 26, 2012

September Fair Days at the Mermaid

September Fair Days
at Calico Mermaid

New Markdowns - New Fabric
New Classes - New Ideas!

There's a lot going on at the Mermaid this month!

Receive 1 ticket for each $10 spent in the shop for weekly drawings for a fat quarter pack

Check our website for the class calendar:
Free shipping on web orders over $25
all month
(select "September Fair Days" when checking out)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blazing Bras!

Calico Mermaid & Relay for Life
 present  2012’s
Blazing Bras Contest!

   Entry fee: $5.00
forms available at Calico Mermaid
122 N Main           793-2510

Contest open to individuals, 
clubs and/or businesses.

Bras will be displayed & modeled at
Relay for Life
Porterville, CA
Saturday, October 6
& displayed at Calico Mermaid
before & after the Relay
Winner will be determined by 
$1 votes

all proceeds go to Relay for Life

Friday, August 10, 2012


We've thoroughly enjoyed our summer in the shop, but it's coming to an end. It was great to stay up late, then go open the shop at an hour much later than our usual school day. It was wonderful to spend more time with our customers - I even got to teach a few classes!

You may already know we spent some time away in Maui, visiting with family & friends. It was an especially sweet time, knowing our Mermaid Crew was handling everything just fine without us. No worries.
Here are a few highlights of our trip-
This is the beautiful view from our lanai. We went snorkeling out there, just beyond the boat.

I love all the flowers & plants growing everywhere. 

My favorite island breakfast: coconut muffins from the local market.

My favorite day in Maui is a day underwater. Here we are scuba diving with the world's most patient turtle. (I'm the one with the blue fins.) She waited until we were happily posed before she'd had enough of us & swam away.

 Here's a BIG lobster rooming with a very small shark under a ledge.

 OK. Don't make fun, but this is me scuba diving on a scooter! It was such fun!

 This lovely octopus came out as we swam away, then hid every time he thought we were looking.

 Here's another turtle, just chilling on the sandy ocean floor.

Our weather was beautiful, but a little stormy-looking one evening on the beach at a Pau Hana with new friends & friends we don't get to see often enough.
(This is what we look like on dry land.)

 This could be a mountain lake, but it's the Pacific from the slope of Haleakala.

 Our last morning was complete at Hard Rock Cafe with Willie K & lunch.
I feel much better, having my dose of salt water. We'll be back...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Sizzler!
Friday & Saturday August 10 & 11 noon to 6

Come & see the newest features & upgrades for summer 2012

Handi Quilter demos - class technique demos

coupons - special pricing & financing
Here's your chance to try out the newest HQ mid-arm and long arm
quilting machines & accessories!

Sweet Sixteeen with all new TruStitch regulator

Avante Pro Stitcher/Art & Stitch - Groovy Boards - pantographs -
rulers - templates