Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April is Aprons

Dear Friends of Stitches,

I’m hoping by the time you read this winter will be gone! It has been such a long winter. April brings thoughts of Spring; cleaning the garage, starting plants for the garden, uncovering emerging tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths and coloring eggs for Easter, making spring quilts & aprons, spring ponchos & shells.

We hope you’ll think about making a new Apron for Spring because at Stitches… April is Aprons. We’re having an apron contest so if you have one that you have made bring it in to display for the month and a chance to win a prize. If you bring one in you take a fat quarter, if win the contest you win a prize. There will be new apron patterns arriving all month and, of course, we have lots of great apron fabric!!

Upcoming events :
April 4th : Chucktown Chickfest 10am to 4pm (demonstrations, refreshments, prizes)
April 18th : Grids & Grommets Purse
April 30th : First Day of Blooming Baskets Shop Hop (Debbie’s in Osage, Saintly Stitches in St. Ansgar & Stitches… in Charles City)(continuing May 1st & 2nd)

Knitters & Crocheters :
What a month we have had with the Saturdays Beginning Crochet Class and all they have learned. Lynn has had some great success with her beginners and they are moving on to projects.
Saturdays in April will begin on April 11th, delayed because of Chucktown Chickfest. We will be doing a poncho or shrug either in knit or crochet. Come and take a look at our samples and chose your yarn.
Thursday nights continue around the fireplace. We’re waiting for the warm nights when we can open the door and turn off the fire.
Tuesday afternoons with Mary will return on April 7th. She has recovered from her fall and is ready for some socializing at Stitches… Come in and say hi again. Bring your questions or problems and between Mary, Holly and Lynn we should be able to solve.

Happy Stitching!!!