Making a list and checking it twice!

Long time away from blogging… Sue, my friend and assistant at Home a la mode has been on me to “Make a list” of everything I need to get done in the order needed.  I used to make great lists, but found myself getting overwhelmed with all I wasn’t crossing off the list.  Things happen, life jumps in the way of “the list” and it grows as new things maneuver in there place.  My husband is great at list making… He’s been famous for his “New item DO LIST”, but I am the spontaneous one… if someone comes into the store, list goes to the side… new plans are made, new classes are formed… Boxes come in… ooh, new fabrics, gotta have new samples… up to the sewing room we go… List?  What list?My brain list goes on overdrive and my paper list gets lost in the shuffle… so… I am trying very hard to start again writing things back on a list.  Starting this week.  So, if I need to add something to it… see Sue.  She is keeping me hopping.   Everyone needs a Sue… I am Blessed to have her.  She is my back up and my reminder, my brain in a jar, my web girl,  my guard dog, my helper… but most of all… she is my friend!  She looks out for my best interest and me as a person.  She cares for our customers and their needs… She is amazing!  Just don’t tell her I said so… 😊

So after over 1 1/2 years on Main Street in Downtown Denison Texas we are growing strong.  We want to make Home a la mode your “Place to be”…

Come see us for your next overnight RETREAT, we sleep up to 11!!! Try some  Quilt classes by Karen, Longarm Quilting by Mistey, Tea for 2 serving breakfast and lunch 9-3 Tuesday through Saturday by MJ and Company.

WE are bursting with excitement and bursting at the seams!  Pass us on to your family and friends…

LIKE US on Facebook!!! Send in your comments!  We’d love to hear from YOU!

I’ll put “YOU” on my list!

Make it a Great Day!  Karen 💟


Between the SHEETS??? Batting!!!! Yes!!!

WE have our OWN Batting now!!!!  Check out  Go to NOTIONS… Look for the “Between the Sheets Batting” LOGO and check out our latest and greatest  batting… 80/20 batting…  Advertising going out this week!!! LOOK WHAT’S NEW!!!  Stay tune for more on Between the Sheets!


Home a la mode opened its doors on October 2, 2015…. We have gone through many changes in the last year and a half. I would just like to take the time to thank all our wonderful customers for making our store AWESOME!!!!!! We have always had an online store….. but having a storefront for our customers to come in and actually feel and touch all the great Moda fabrics has been a blast.. We will continue to serve our customers with the best customer service, we believe in treating our customers the way we would want to be treated. If you have not had a chance to stop on by and see us…please do!!!! We are open Tuesday thru Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. We have classes most Mondays and of course we travel to all the Quilt Shows!!! We are located in downtown Denison at 611 W Main Street. We are a 2 story pale yellow brick house. Lots of history to our building!!!!! Stop on by and have some coffee and say HI, we would love to meet you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Growing by Leaps and Bounds…

We are growing by leaps and bounds. We have rearranged our shop to accommodate many new items… We have been in Beautiful downtown Denison for about 8 months and we have seen many changes…. All Good!!


Our Vintage kitchen items are just like Grandma’s. We carry everything from napkins, towels, tablecloths and many more. We have a wide variety of soaps, scrubs, lotions and lip balms as well.



Our leather and up-cycled military tarps and tents are a huge hit. We all have that one person that is hard to buy for and seems to have everything. Whether it a man or woman I am sure we have something to meet every ones needs.

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Do you have a quilter in the family or a good friend? What better than making a quilters gift basket as a gift. We have everything a quilter would dream of on our notions wall.



We carry anything and everything Moda, we have Moda Candies, Charm  Packs, Honeybuns, Jellyrolls, Layer Cakes and more…..Come check out the feel and quality of our Moda fabrics…We also have bolts of fabric cottons, flannels, chenille just to name a few.

Karen just came back from Arkansas and has many more items to add to our store.  Stay tuned.


Today is the first of many to come.

I have been inspired by a customer, friend and now co-worker… This lady has been truly a push, shove and motivator of Home a la mode, lately… She has talked me into getting on the stick and updating many things.  It’s like playing Solitar… you are just trying to get to the finish… But the person standing over your shoulder is looking for what you are missing… So… Sue has been looking over my shoulder and pushing me to click on things that I have neglected for a while… like the BLOG for ONE…  So here goes…


We have over 50 different “Say it With WORDS” panels and are making classes and quilting projects using these words to make “A Card In A Quilt”.  Our classes for these quilts usually are on Monday’s when our shop is closed, kinda… 🙂  our shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5… but classes and free sewing time is Monday – Saturday 9-6… We have a 6 hr. class that is from 9-4 that is scheduled on Mondays… So, call us and set up your class… It’s $50 and includes a lunch!  The supplies are extra… depending on your size you wish to complete. We have several ladies that can let you know the value of our classes and all the neat things you learn and take home with you.  Come join us!  We are looking for a year full of new techniques and new friends!


We teach you from beginning to end… How to choose your fabrics, how to cut with the Rotary cutter and supplies, how to build your quilt, layer it with batting, quilt it yourself, and how to bind and finish your project!  No PIGS in our classes… Oh, sorry, that means… Projects in Grocery Sacks…  So, we will take you through completion before, during and after your class… We want you to succeed in a completed project!


After all… these girls have grown up helping Granny out with the Home a la mode business.  We do shows every month, 2-3 times per month… So if we don’t catch you at one of the shows we do… we hope to see you shopping in the store… at a RETREAT… ONLINE.. or wherever our paths cross.  See you soon!  Karen, Brenda, Mistey, Patsy, Betsy, Sue, Marian, Judy, and others… Make it a GREAT day! 



Welcome to our shop in Beautiful Downtown DENISON Texas… Located at 611 W Main Street… find our house amongst the large buildings.   We carry all the Moda fabrics, precuts, frivols, notions, lots of yardage and a whole lot more!  This lady below is Brenda… one of the Home a la mode ladies, here to help you with your fabric and gift needs.  Classes  are ongoing.  Our classes are taught by several… Mistey Jones teaches a 12 week class for making a sampler quilt… Also, a disappearing 9 patch, as well as several other classes.  Elsie Russell is ready to teach us painting classes… Let us know your wants and needs for this class.  Also, Brenda McKinnon is ready to teach us basket weaving.  I, teach several classes for beginners and quilters wanting to know different techniques.  I am the “Word Girl” and the Fusible Queen… We like our flannel class called “Flannel Tonight” and our “1-2-3” class, as well as several other classes.  Stay tuned for our Class and Show event calendar postings.  Working on it. 🙂  Thanks for your patience!  Karen

DSC_0555This is just one of our areas to do a classroom… do you have a teacher or project in mind?  Come visit us soon!  We also have a unique gift shop!  Lots of state towels, tablecloths, vintage kitchen and WORD Pillows as well as our REPURPOSED purses made from tents, tarps, canvas and army surplus… All.. one of a kind!!!  Get yours for Christmas!!!DSC_0566

A Virtual Tour of our New Store and Retreat Place

house-pictureThanks to all our wonderful friends and customers who came out to the Grand Opening of Home a la mode and The Retreat Place!  Here’s a bunch of pictures for those of you who were unable to make it.

Here is Karen, doing the Official Ribbon Cutting ceremony.  The city of Denison said it was the biggest turnout ever – we were very excited.DSC_0665We even had some adorable help with our Door Prize drawings.  DSC_0673

Looking for that perfect spot for your next retreat (or even just a girls weekend)?  Here’s a few pictures of our beautiful bedrooms with attached bathrooms.  We can sleep up to 12 people.DSC_0601 DSC_0600 DSC_0597 DSC_0576 DSC_0604 DSC_0548Here are a few pictures of our classrooms.  Each person will have their own desk and comfy chair.  There is a ton of design wall space and a light board with a view.  Stay tuned for our class schedule!DSC_0564 DSC_0546 DSC_0609And don’t forget, our fully stocked Quilt Shop.  It’s the perfect place to find all your quilting needs.DSC_0555 DSC_0506 DSC_0503 DSC_0498We’ve also set up our Vintage Kitchen Shop and Gift Boutique – this is a great place to find that gift for the person who has everything.  We have something for everyone.DSC_0479 DSC_0484  DSC_0529This adorable house was originally built as the first hospital in Denison.  We even have some pictures of it in its original form – we love all the history that this house holds.DSC_0541And don’t forget to stop by and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or latte 🙂DSC_0539And here’s a few more pictures to complete your tour!DSC_0711 DSC_0473 DSC_0589Come by and visit us at 611 West Main Street, Denison, Texas.  Our Hours of Operation are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  You can also go to to book your next retreat or meeting.DSC_0455-editedWe hope to see you soon!