Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hi Friends,

Lots of busy times at Stitches... these days. Saturday was a class for purse makers and they revelled in the Grids & Grommets Bag; so awesome and such a different look. Ginny Young led 10 enthusiasts through the directions and instructions to a new purse.

Last Wednesday was our first session of Block of the Month and 25 quilters came out on a much warmer evening than the original night of -25 degrees. We were wise to postpone. The quilt is called "Everything's Coming Up Roses". This is a great way to start the year.

The knitters have been busy, too. The sock class is progressing nicely and you are welcome to join any time because someone is alway starting a new sock. We are all at different stages of sock making after 15 minutes. Some of the class members have started on the second pair and some are still making the first sock. It really isn't as difficult as I first thought it would be. If you have not been in lately, stop in and see our cupcake wallhangings, pictured above (kits available) and the duvet will be on display this week for the first time. This is a class offering at the end of the month. On February 14th, Stitches... is offering a beginning quilting class taught by Deb Steere. It is a small quilt that can be expanded from a wall hanging size if desired and has 3 different blocks. The class participants will have a completed quilt top ready for quilting at the end of the day. Class will be from 10am to 3pm.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Hey Stitches... Friends,
Can you believe I have time to blog again this week. I am going to try to make time to update every few days so Stitches... stays current. The sock class is in full swing for Satudays in January. We'll be working on the heel this Saturday and maybe turning the heel, too. They're starting to take shape.
Coming up soon :
Saturday January 24th 10am Grids & Grommets Purse class (sign up now by phone or
Duvet in a Day Class will be announced soon. Just couldn't get ready in January.
February will be KNIT MITTENS! at 2pm on Saturdays.
February will also bring a beginning quilting class. Watch for the announcement soon.
That's it for now. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wow, what a winter. Are we going to survive this blast of Arctic air? Sorry to have to postpone the Block of the Month session but it was just too dangerous. And lots of our
participants live in the country. We'll plan on next Wednesday at 6:30pm. That's the 21st. Again, if you cannot make a session you can stop in any time and get instructions and fabric or it can be mailed to you.

The sock class is off and running and we're excited about doing the flap and turning the heel. If you are already ahead of the class and doing those things or even on the next sock, come anyway and enjoy the sunshine, fireplace, and commeraderie.

Just to let you know ----- it's mittens in February. That's Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm.

If you don't want to make mittens for yourself or your own family or friends there are always school children without mittens. What a great contribution to make.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

Join us for a fun filled year of sewing and socializing. We have lots of activities and new fabrics and notions monthly. New fabric collection: Feedsack (from the 30s).

Classes & Clubs :
January 10th: Grommet Purse Class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call now to sign up

January 14th: 1st session of Block of the Month, 6:30 p.m.

January 17th: Duvet in a Day Class, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Under the Pergola with Mary Green: Tuesdays 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Around the Fireplace: Thursdays 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring your projects or learn to knit or crochet

Saturday afternoons: 2 to 4 p.m. Starting Jan 10th, Sock class 4 Saturdays

Let us know if there is something you would like to have for a class. We're always open to suggestions.