Monday, November 10, 2008

Hello Friends of Stitches...

The Holiday Open House which was also my Grand Opening was a great success even though the weather has turned and snow, sleet, and rain were a part of our weekend, too. Oh, well, that will get us in the mood for Christmas and motivate us to get some Christmas gift projects going. If you are sick of giving those plastic gifts from China come into the shop and look around at all the hand made, special projects that can thrill your family and friends. They're fun to make, inexpensive and much more meaningful.

New activities at the shop include:
Thursday night open sewing downstairs in our sewing room.
Thursday night knitting around the fireplace (beginners or bring your projects & knit)
No need to register, just come and enjoy!
Refreshments available.
Saturday, November 15th 10am Christmas Tree Skirt Class (must sign up ahead of time)
Saturday November 22nd 10am Christmas Placemats & Tablerunner (sign up ahead of time)
Saturday November 22nd 1pm Beginning Quilting (sign up ahead of time)
Saturday November 29th 10am Bow Tie Purse (sign up ahead of time)
(If you cannot come into the shop to sign up you may email @
or call me on the phone 641-228-3383
Hope you will enjoy the season. Making hand made gifts makes it so much more meaningful.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another week is under my belt and I am pleased to say I'm having the time of my life. I have even created some things myself. We're getting ready to have some classes in November. Here's what we have scheduled so far :

November 15th 10am Christmas Tree Skirt (Buggy Barn) taught by Ana Blickenderfer.
Pattern in the book "Stir Crazy". Let Ana know if you need the book.

November 22nd 10am Christmas Table Runner & Placemats taught by Lynn Mullen.

November 22nd 1pm Beginning Quilting (4 panels to chose from) taught by Becky Lindaman

Each class will last around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. You need to bring your own sewing maching, scissors, thread, etc. Materials will be available in a kit when you sign up at Stitches...
To sign up you can either call 641-228-2308 or email me at or
come into Stitches...

Our daughters were home last weekend to celebrate a birthday of our youngest and to check out their mother's new business. We had a great time. It's great to see our offspring become good citizens of society. We're proud of each of them.