Monthly Archives: February 2014

Snow Day, Sew Day…

and Knit Day, and Crochet Day, and Quilt Day!

Enjoy your snow day!  The shop is closed today and we are all staying in, stitching by the fire and enjoying the day.

Here are the details, excerpted from the February Newsletter, about our Olympic “competition” I told you about yesterday :

We have a little incentive to help you reach your personal Olympic goals:  February 14 through February 28, bring in your completed knitted, smocked, hand-embroidered, appliqued or pieced Olympic project.  We’ll take a picture of your item to post on our website and you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off your next purchase!
     The coupon is good for in-stock, regularly priced merchandise.  It excludes kits, hand-dyed wool fabric, and ready-to-smock items.  We can’t wait to see what you stitch!
Worked 2 inches on my sock last night, watching the Olympics and Shirley Temple’s Heidi 2 more inches and I’ll be ready to finish my toe!!  Leave a comment below to share what YOU are working on!
Check back tomorrow to see if we are open before you venture out!
Stay warm and stitch on!

Let’s talk of snow and finished projects!

Waiting for the snow to fly and working on my Olympic projects.   Lots of stitchers begin a

Free Crochet Pattern!
Free Crochet Pattern!

project during the  Opening Ceremonies and work hard to complete it by the time the Flame is extinguished or passed on or whatever they do with it.  This year I have too many loose ends that need stitching up, so I am competing in a UFO Olympics.

From February 14 through February 28, bring in a project that you have completed during the Winter Olympics.  We’ll take a photo to post on our Flickr Site and give you a 25%off coupon to help you get started on a NEW project!

What are my Olympic Projects?

  1.  Making a kit for for a customer to make this dress for Easter.
  2. These socks, begun long ago. Still on the first one.  I really want to wear them soon!
  3. This quilt.  I have 5 blocks left to applique, but only 1 left to prep.  I started it during the Summer Olympics.  I know it was 2 years ago!  I won’t judge your UFO’s if you won’t judge mine!  2 kits available at the shop.  I’ll share my tracings for freezer paper templates with you!!

Leave a comment below to let me know what your projects are–I know you, too, have more than one!  Accountability is EVERYTHING!

The snow is starting!  Check here tomorrow and Friday for store opening information.

As always, take time to make some stitches today!


February Dream Club

IMG_0060This month’s Dream Club offering is perfect for Valentine’s Day!  The yarn is Perfectly Posh Single Ply in a beautiful mixture of pinks.

   The pattern is called iLuv Ruffles.  It is knit entirely in the round, using slip stitches to create the ruffles, while a combination of knits and purls make the scarf lay flat along the neck.   

Like all our Dream Club yarns, this one is a limited edition colorway.  Stop by or call the shop to reserve your kit, which includes the skein of yarn and exclusive pattern.

Happy Knitting!