Saturday, March 7, 2009

Updating again. Due to the unpredictability of the weather in March we have decided to hold the Grids and Grommets Purse Class in April instead. That will be Saturday April 18th at 10am. We're also in the midst of planning a Shop Hop. We will be participating with Saintly Stitches in St. Ansgar and Debbie's in Osage. To be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 30 and May 1st and 2nd. Put those dates on your calendar for Fun, Food and Fats!

Friday, March 6, 2009

March Happenings

Greetings Knitters and Quilters,
Another nasty winter month has come and gone; we’re one month closer to spring and spring-time activities. At Stitches… we’ve enjoyed a busy winter but we, too, are anxious for warmth and sunshine! March can fool us; one day warm, next day blizzard, so watch out! I was born in a blizzard in March- better than a blizzard in April. Stitches… is looking forward to participating in the “Chucktown Chickfest”
April 4th and 5th. There will be demonstrations, prizes, food and fun. Plan to come in for a visit that weekend.

Just to let you know, Stitches… does have some new fabrics. A collection called Timeless Grace by Thimbleberries RJR and some great new Batiks. The very popular purse classes will continue. Specifically, Grids and Grommets, March 21st. Sign up now for a spot in that class.

Also, a quilt class - Carpenter’s Star will be held on March 28th. This a very basic class with a great looking quilt top. Kits will be available. Come in and see the sample and sign up.
Lunch is provided in both of those classes.

We’re still planning to have the “Duvet in a Day” class when we get a good number of participants. (a duvet is a cover for a quilt – do you have a down comforter that needs a cover?)

Knitters & Crocheters:
Under the pergola : Beginning crochet on Saturdays in March.
Please join us from 2-4pm if you want to learn to crochet. The first Saturday will be
“the stitches” and the following Saturdays will be easy projects.
We will continue knitting around the fireplace on Saturdays, too. Finish your socks and mittens or start a new project (a felted purse?).

To all friends of Stitches…
Thank you to all who have supported us and given us encouragement through our beginning months. We at Stitches… are learning what our clients need and want. Hopefully, we’re providing a service and supplies to our area to make your lives easier and more enjoyable. We hope it is a win/win for all.

Come in any time and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee or a soda and some conversation.