Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Fabric Arrives and Our Sale Continues!

Holiday fabrics are starting to arrive:

Riley Blake for Halloween
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Riley Blake for Christmas

Riley Blake for Halloween and Christmas–so cute for children’s clothing and pillowcases!

Holly's Tree Farm by Sweetwater for Moda
Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater for Moda

Moda Christmas fabric:  That stripe is printed on the diagonal to make the cutest binding!

Our Fabric Clearance Sale continues through Saturday, May 30.  Stop in often:  whenever a bolt is emptied, we find a new one to take it’s place!

 

Stitch InJoin us Friday for The Stitch-In!  The classroom and front table are available for your stitching pleasure.  It’s a great way to start the weekend!

I’m still working on my Memorial Day sewing projects.  The weather was just too glorious to stay inside over the weekend!  Major weeding and mulching was accomplished.  My reward was knitting on the patio until dark.  Heavenly!

Hope you have time to stitch today!

Martha

 

Memorial Day and a Fabric Sale!!

poppiesMemorial Day is often looked at as the beginning of summer, but we all know it’s more than that.  Here is a link to the history behind our Memorial Day, including why we wear a poppy.  Remember those VFW poppies?

In Australia and New Zealand, April 25 is ANZAC Day, similar to our Memorial Day.

The beautiful red poppies pictured come to us from the ANZAC celebration in Australia.  You can read about the 5000 Poppy project two fiber artists started to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this event on WWI.  Amazing!

 

Start your Memorial Day weekend off by joining us for The Stitch-In on Friday and our Fabric Clearance Sale.

On Saturday we’ll be open from 10 am-3 pm and we’ll be closed Monday, May 25th.

Hope you’ll be able to join us in a little R&R.  I plan to do some gardening and spend a lot of time in my sewing room.  I’m making a skirt from this new Liesl and Co pattern and work on a cute, cute notions bag.  My supplies are pictured below.

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I’ll report back next week.  Until then, hope this weekend gives you time to make lots of stitches!

Martha

 

 

May Day

357_cecelia_lgHappy May!  It’s the season of gifting:  graduations, weddings, new babies, teacher gifts. For some of us it’s also a smart time to get started on Christmas gifts.  Not all of us (me, for example) do the smart thing, though!

It’s also the first day of a new Knit-along at Berroco and I’m participating. The details are here.

Here is the Ravelry link with the “rules” and the sign-up if you’d like a chance to win the full Fall 2015 pattern collection.  I’ve seen the new patterns and they are fabulous!!

The project is this beautiful baby blanket/shawl/throw.  I’m knitting it in the same Berroco yarn and color as the photo.  Not very imaginative, but I really like it.  My friend Christie is making it in Comfort Chunky as a Christmas gift for her grandmother.  My friend Sandi is doing it in Comfort Worsted for a baby.

We have the yarn in stock and several copies of the booklet (which has several other projects I’d like to make!)

We can also help you purchase the digital version of the pattern through our Ravelry Pattern Sales account.  We’ll print it for you, send the digital version to you via email and the pattern also goes into your Ravelry Library–you’ll never lose it!

There are several advantages to buying patterns this way.  One being you’ll receive all corrections to patterns you have purchased.  I just discovered there is a correction to this pattern (scroll down to the bottom of the page).  It’s always a good idea to look up pattern corrections on Ravelry or on the publisher’s website before you begin a project!

I think I’m going to cast on using Emily Ocker’s Cast On.  And I’m using the Magic Loop instead of using dpns.   Come join me!

Call the shop if you’s like some help getting started and then join us on Friday afternoons for Sit and Stitch and KAL with me!

Have a wonderful weekend!  I’ll be pulling weeds, knitting and working on an embroidery project as much as I can!

Happy Stitching!

Martha