Monthly Archives: February 2015

Opening Today at 11 am!

Because of the possibility of icy roads and the frigid temps, we are opening today at 11 a.m.

Today’s Smocking Workshop is from Noon until 2:30 p.m.

For a dose of spring color, stop by and see the fabrics from the Daysail Collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda and American Jane’s Fresh Air. The sailboats pictured above are from Daysail.  Sweet!


American Patchwork and Quilting is running this Give-Away on their Facebook page.  Click here to enter.   Come see this sweet fabric collection soon.  We think the fabrics are great for both quilting and smocking projects!

Stay warm!  Hope you get to make lots of stitches today!


We’re open!

ellen-cardigan_D_lg (1)Today we will be open from 10 am-5 pm.  No classes tonight!

I spent way too much time yesterday catching up on emails.  I had saved this Knit Bits email from DECEMBER(!!) to share with all you sweater knitters.  I love seeing how each woman styled the same sweater and how the sweaters look on “real people”.   There are more “Style Your Knits”  articles on the Berocco Blog.


Consequently, I have added 2 sweaters to my Ravelry favorites and will start on them fairly soon so that they will be ready for next fall.  The Flaherty sweater didn’t catch my eye in the pattern book since it looks too slouchy and too blah on the model, but I love it on the ladies in the video!  The Ellen Cardigan (free pattern at the bottom of the email) will come soon.  I love the color combo and love working with the Ultra Alpaca AND I think we have all the required colors in stock!!

Off to finish one (of many) lingering sweater projects so I can start another!  I’ll let you know what’s coming next as soon as i decide!!

Hope you’ll have time to make some stitches today too!


Snow Day!

We are staying home today! All classes for this evening are also cancelled.

We plan to be open at 10 am on Wednesday morning, but will post here if something changes.

Stay warm and safe. I’m cleaning this morning so that I can stitch guilt-free for the rest of the day.  One thing I am working on are the mittens to go with this hat.  The weather forecast tells me I’ll need them later this week!

All the teachers and staff are working on new ideas for spring-time stitching. We’ll share our new projects soon!

Happy Stitching,


February Dream Club

If you love green (and who doesn’t?), then this month’s selection is for you!  The yarn is super-soft  single-ply Jilly.  The Dream in Color folks describe it this way: “Its soft and lustrous single-ply construction is a delight to work with, and gives fantastic drape when blocked.”  YUMMY!

The pattern, designed by Amy Loberg, is this beautiful lace shawl.  The pattern includes both charted and written directions.   elvenbosk1

Call us at the shop (336-765-9099)Monday morning to reserve your skein!