Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Will it snow again???

Some Wintery thoughts

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And who better to give wisdom thoughts....Snoopy

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There will be a special class on January 23.

We will be spending the day exploring Sashiko.

I'm working on a Composition book cover for my project. I want to do a little one also. In this class you can make this type cover or choose a Sashiko kit. Fabric Depot now has some kits and lots of thread. There are lots of places on Etsy that have fun kits and patterns available also. If you want me to pick out something for you, let me know. If you would like me to pick up a composition book for you, I'd be glad to.

Sashiko is very interesting and enjoys a long history. I think it will be enjoyable to talk about this type of stitching and why it was used. It seems to be coming back into popularity.

I will have some indygo fabric available to share and also some thread.

Class will be from 10-4 and I'll have lunch for us. $15.00. Please register soon as we will only have 10 spots available.


Now for some class pictures.

Barb has done up her cute little tree.

Karla is dolling up her handsome giraffe!

Never forgetting our turkey bird.

I guess I better take more pictures!!


Class schedule for the rest of December

All classes are 10-4 Except the Sunday ones are 11-4

$10.00 includes lunch

Sunday December 11   11-4

Monday December 12   10-4 

Wednesday December 14   10-4

Thursday December 15   10-4

Monday December 19    10-4

Wednesday December 28   10-4


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I wish for you all to have a wonderful Christmas season. Thanks for being my friends and for sharing the joy of stitching with me. I appreciate you all so very much. Betty

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Day before Election Day

Happy Monday

All I am going to say about the Election is Vote! I'm sure we will all be glad when the commercials are not longer thrown at us..


I recently was able to go to the quilt show in Aurora. My friends, Karen and Gloria and I have been going to this show for many years. I particularly like it because it is in historic Aurora and it is usually a showing of old quilts and even though there are new quilts, they fit in nicely with the old ones. There is an old log cabin called The George Steinback Family Log Cabin and there is a fire in the fireplace and cookies and it is a wonderful atmosphere on a chilly fall day. Here are a few of the quilts and a picture of the log cabin.

At the entrance

The log cabin

done by Julie A

Nice fall leaves in Aurora


Now for some of the latest class creations

Mostly Sue Spargo patterns

Karla's block from a Sue Spargo quilt

Barb's beautiful leaves

 Cindy's work...from a pattern by Reet's Rags to Stitches

Karla doing more little quilts of her own design inspired by our Janet Bolton class.

Nancy is getting ready for December!

Marcia finishes some sweet Sue Spargo projects

Marcia and her gorgeous Bird quilt...BOM from Sue Spargo. Spectacular   !!!


I want to have a class in January using Sashiko stitching and learning about "boro" and "Kantha". All beautiful stitching done with Sashiko thread. Stay tuned for more information.

My Thanksgiving cactus is coming into bloom. Pretty amazing.

Karla has done another picture quilt!

Judy finished this beautiful quilt just in time for the weather to turn cold. Good Job!!

Karla has found a beautiful way to express herself in cloth and wool and embellishments. Can't wait to see what she brings next time!


Calendar for the rest of  November

Wed. Nov 9  Open Sew 10-4

Sunday Nov 13   11-4

Monday Nov 14  10-4

Thursday Nov 17   10-4

Monday Nov 21  10-4

Sat  Nov 26   10-4

Sunday Nov  27  10-4

Monday Nov 28   10-4 

Wed   Nov 30  10-4


And December

Thursday  December 1  10-4

Sunday Dec 11  11-4

Monday Dec  12  10-4

Wed  Dec  14   10-4

Thur  Dec  15  10-4

Monday Dec 19  10-4

Wed  Dec 28  10-4

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year......Wow that's soon.

Winter is coming

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