Thursday, December 27, 2007

Quick Newsletter Notes

There are two typos on the newsletter.

First, the Block of the Month for this year is $38. We have two prices listed in the writeup--$45 and $38--but $38 is the correct price.

Second, the price for the Wrap Me Up class is $50. It includes the cost of the pattern, which is normally $8.00.

And another note: We have added a knitting class for the Baby Surprise Jacket. It will be Friday afternoons from 2:00-5:00, and will run on Feb. 15, 29, and March 7.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

There's still plenty of time to get your last-minute gift knitting done!

To help you along, we are offering TWO OPEN KNITTING SESSIONS so you can work on your knitting away from prying eyes.

  • On Friday, December 21st, you can stop by and knit from 6:00 PM til ????
  • On Saturday, December 22nd, you can knit with us all day from 10:00 AM-5:30 PM.
We'll also have a Knitting New Year's Eve party--come on in between 10 and 5:30 to relax and knit on December 31. We're welcoming in the new year with some knitting for YOU!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Why is This Woman Smiling?

Kim looks pretty happy, doesn't she? That's probably because she has finished the quilt for this year's Block of the Month. After a year's worth of work, she has finished turning her concept into the real quilt, and she got to unveil it today:

Both Kim and Cynthia are especially happy with the actual Mariner's Compass in the center. It was a fun year. We admit that after a year's worth of monthly blocks, it was bittersweet that today was the final session.

For those of you who were in the Block of the Month, but did not make it to today's session, here are a couple things you need to know.
  • Kits will be available for the Mariner's Compass medallion, the borders, the backing, and the binding. You can pre-order kits and they will be available in late-January/early February. We are ordering the fabric this Wednesday, so be sure to get your order in if you want to be sure to have the fabric.
  • We will be holding a workshop for the Mariner's Compass medallion on Saturday, February 23rd from 9:00-4:00 at the Friends School. We think you'll come close to finishing it that day.
  • The final quilt is about 101" square. If you would like help designing another setting/size for the Block of the Month, set up an appointment with Kim.
And finally, get ready for next year. Kim is busy at home designing the next block of the month. Check out our newsletter and website for more details as they become available!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

We Love Winter

It's here at last. We are both indoor people, who would rather be inside sewing and knitting and crocheting than anything else. We don't even understand the concept of Cabin Fever. (Yup, we're in the right business.)

The glorious inside weather is here. And so in the evenings, we have been inside doing our favorite things--sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

In the most exciting news, Kim is finishing up her Block of the Month Quilt. Deb Kerr was able to get it quilted over the weekend, and Kim is sewing the binding in the evenings. The quilt is beautiful! Sorry. You'll have to wait to see it. We're keeping it hidden until the final unveiling at the block-of-the-month classes.

Kim has also been working on a few crochet projects to give her hands a break from the binding. She's been making a beautiful hexagon scarf out of Silk Garden. She is trying to figure out what to do about Christmas presents, but we have complete faith that she will soon figure out some nice gifts to make!

Meanwhile, Cynthia, a sweater fantatic, has been working on about 8 sweaters, all at once. She is also starting more Christmas presents. She suddenly decided that every man on her list should have a handmade hat. One hat is almost done. About 7 to go. We'll see if it happens. Can she let go of the sweater knitting to get the hats done? Only time will tell.

During the day at work, we're both working madly on the newsletter, which is due at the printer next week. Our objective is to mail it out the Friday before Christmas, so that you are sure to get it right after Christmas. As you read this, we are putting the schedule into our computer to make sure that we have not double-booked anyone (Kim), and we are home writing the class descriptions (Cynthia).

And with that said, we'd better go back to it.