Sunday, November 30, 2008
Katie is soaking up sun in Florida, so I am in charge. You know I let her think she is in charge when she is around. Anyway, I wanted to remind you that we have First Friday Sew-In this week - I know, great planning - the night before the Registration/Open House. Thankfully, Katie will be back to make sure everything flows smoothly.
By now you should have received your Spring Class Schedule in the mail. You may have noticed that we have implemented a new policy for certain gatherings - including First Friday. We will sell you a punch card for $20.00, which will allow you to attend four gatherings. Besides First Friday, you may use the card for Featherweight Drop-In Club, and a new UFO Drop-In Club that we are trying this session. You can read more about it in the newsletter.
The new policy should technically take effect this at this week's Friday Sew-In, but I would like, instead, to ask each person attending (or even if you aren't attending), to bring Non-perishable food items or personal care items worth about $5.oo for us to donate to the Cary-Grove Food Pantry. If you would prefer to donate cash, we will see that it gets to the Food Pantry, as well.
I know that times are tough for all of us, but there are always people that are worse-off than we are. A small donation can go a long way. We will set up some kind of donation center in the shop, and continue to collect donations through December 12th.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Hey - Check that out - I learned how to put in a picture. This is amazingly easy! Katie did say that even a moron could do this, but I don't always rank that high on her list.
I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving. We are watching football - actually, Kate and I are giggling over this blog thing, Tony is sleeping, and the boys are making fun of us. A perfect family Thanksgiving.
Back to the subject - Jo assures us that we will have the new patterns shortly, so I am sure that Kathy will have a completed sample next month (she loves me). We do have some ideas for making Jo Club more interesting that I think you will like - that is, if you enjoy a little challenge.
Be sure to sign up for Jo Club next session when you attend our Open House on December 6th. (Nice segway, huh?)
I will stop babbling and go back to watching the football game (that means doze....)
This is a wall hanging that Pieceful Teacher Deb Walker actually designed herself. If you can't make out the writing, it says "In the meadow...". Isn't it clever?
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Registration for spring classes will begin on December 6th at our tri-annual Open House and Discount Registration. You will get 10% off any classes/clubs that you sign up for on this day. This is also your first chance to see all of our samples. Pictures won't be up on the website until after the 6th and we won't be taking phone registration until after the 6th either. You've got to come to the shop if you want to be the first to see the new stuff and the first to sign up. Hope to see you there!
Spring '09 Class and Club Offerings - Print this if you didn't get a copy in the mail. Pictures of the samples will be available on our website after December 6th.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday 11/25 at 6:30 or
Wednesday 11/26 at 10:30
We promise we'll take the tables out of this classroom this month so there will be more room (sorry if you had to squeeze in and stand last month!).
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Joanne will be here demoing these and other cute wool ornaments on for our Holiday Make & Take Party on Saturday November 15 from 1:00-5:00. In addition to the wool ornaments, we will have three other demo stations where you can learn how to make some great holiday gifts like this Victorian Christmas Stocking.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We also have put together some new Civil War Fat Quarter and Snippet Bundles (great for those scrappy Civil War Reproduction quilts).