Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Happy and Gorgeous Autumn to you all! Hasn’t it been beautiful lately – temperatures, colorful leaves, sunshine squeezed in?! Gave us all a chance to clean up the gardens and plant some bulbs for Spring. Farmers are happier too. Should we dare wish for a few more days of Indian Summer?! We may pay for it sooner than we think!

There’s exciting news and lots going on in November:o Thursday night knitting & crochet around the fireplace 6-8 p.m.
o Class: Knitted/Felted Slippers–Nov. 5th & 19th, 6–8 p.m. with Joy & Vicki.
o Citywide Holiday Open House: Nov. 6th and 7th – Make it and take it—Pumpkin Potholder/oven mitt –kit $4—make a reservation and bring your machine.
o Next BOM ’09 meets Wed. Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. for sashing and borders

New Products have arrived in time for Holiday gift-making and décor:
o New Christmas flannels—red, green, gold, white (rag quilts & throws)
o Holiday panels: Grandma’s Gingerbread—wallhanging/table topper, stockings, gift tags, potholder & recipe—cute, fun, easy, quick!
o Great Collection of Holiday Patterns –Wall hangings, tree skirts, throws, table toppers & runners
o Holiday Kits: Thimbleberries Feathered Star—placemats and tablerunner; Thimbleberries Grandmother’s Garden—baby quilt, tabletopper
o Go Green with Yarn: Soy, Jade, Cotton, Wool—colors galore, great prices & selection
o Yarn Kits: Knitted/felted Christmas Stocking with pattern (U can do it!)

Seasonal Special: “Tiny Tots” fabric collection holiday priced at $4/yd. for gifts—anything red & green with yellow & blue accents: pajamas, pillowcases, stuffed toys, baby quilts & kits, valances & bed skirts.

Sign up Now for 2010 Block of the Month: “Stars Around the Garden” –a beautiful queensize quilt featuring pieced stars, borders & center ground, with appliquéd floral center medallion & corners, available in both classic darks and mid neutral/lights, in many size variations & combinations. Personal fabric choices from several collections ensures unique beauty. (Or you can supply your own fabric) Stop in to see the photo!
Coming first week of December: Stitches presents—“Gift Boutique” of handmade store samples & choice gifts reasonably priced for holiday giving.
“When time or talent prevent the making, shop at Stitches’ Gift Boutique
for a gift worth taking!”

Stop in anytime for a cup of tea or cider, some conversation, or quiet time to complete your holiday projects. You can reserve sewing space in our classroom with a phone call! Hope to see you soon! Holly Connor at Stitches 715 Kelly Mall, Charles City 330-2308. Regular hours Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving 11am – 5pm for holiday shopping.