May 3, 2017

May, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at McAllisters (just east of Holiday Ham) for dinner at 5:30.

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes

Whew!  Made it through Easter! Now we are getting ready for graduations and weddings at Lace Cottage.  We are also working on our summer schedule which will include another Kids’ Camp! 

Our meeting at the Smocking Guild went very well with the Wee Care Gowns!  I think we received another order for more – so please, if you are up to it- take some gowns next week. 

I know we are working at the Germantown Library event again this year.  We are looking for other activities or outings to schedule just for us to spend time together.  If you have any ideas, please let me know. 

And yes…..I am bringing the gift this month, since I was delinquent last month! 

See you Tuesday.

Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October

There will be no May Wee Care Workday – lots of travel/vacation by many in the group. Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in June – June 27.

Many kudos to those working at our Wee Care Workday workday in April –  Amy Johnson, Regina Sanford, Jane Gross, Glynda Whitlow, Jane Soffos, Sarah Schwab, Susan Batson, and Laurel Adamsen. Diane Drennen stopped by for encouragement. It’s great to see her up again!

Program:

We will be concentrating on step-by-step smocking and completing Wee Care gowns. You only need to bring sewing scissors. We will be completing our Wee Care gowns that we started last month. Many hands will see lots of love in new Wee Care gowns!

Show and Share:

Debbie Clark:

Lydia and George in their Easter outfits I made.  Lydia is Children's Corner Louise with the back scooped and ruffle.  



Amy -  a Wee Care design:





Mark your calendar –
Saturday, May 20th – 1-4 pm
5th Annual How-To Festival
Germantown Community Library

Check out the website! www.howtofestival.com

Planning has begun for the 2017 How-To Festival. As an alumni presenter, we have been extended a special early invitation for the 2017 event. Just like last year, we’ll be helping people to learn new skills in a friendly, free, hands-on environment.

The community will be invited to the library to rotate between tables and decide what they would like to learn. To enhance the learner's experience, we are encouraged to make our presentation as hands-on as possible.


Birthdays
Debbie  - 25th

Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!

(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.

Subscriptions now available.


See you Tuesday!

April 6, 2017

April, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at Holiday Ham for dinner at 5:30.

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes

Welcome to Spring. I just love this time of year when everything is blooming and we are getting our Spring cleaning done in the yard! I hope everyone is ready for Easter.  I just love all of the Easter dresses on the sweet girls and the shorts sets for the boys.  I am still getting my grandsons Easter outfits finished.  There is a buzz around the shop with all of the sewing going on- from Easter to graduations and weddings!  I really love seeing all the fresh ideas.  

We are getting ready for our summer schedule at Lace Cottage as well.  We will have a couple of “Kid’s Camps” this year- it was very successful last year and I think the girls loved it!  Once they master a few projects, maybe we can get the girls started on some handwork.  Then they will really have the “sewing bug”!

With Easter right around the corner I hope all of you get to spend time with your families and have a wonderful time.  This is a very special time of year.  I know as much as I love being busy it will be nice once the projects are done and I can think about summer! 

I hope everyone will be at the meeting Tuesday.

Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October
Mark your calendar! Our next Wee Care Workday (9:30 – 2:00) will be April 25, 2017 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned. Many kudos to those working at our last workday –  Amy Johnson, Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, and Jane Soffos.

Program:

We will be concentrating on step-by-step smocking and completing Wee Care gowns. You only need to bring sewing scissors. Regina will have kits ready for us to use at the meeting and continue next month. Many hands will see lots of love in new Wee Care gowns!

Show and Share:

A to Z of Smocking – Helping our Future Smocking Learners!

(donated to Germantown Community Library – 100+ volunteer hours)

 

Mark your calendar –
Saturday, May 20th – 1:00 - 4:00 pm
5th Annual How-To Festival
Germantown Community Library
Check out the website! www.howtofestival.com

Planning has begun for the 2017 How-To Festival. As an alumni presenter, we have been extended a special early invitation for the 2017 event. Just like last year, we’ll be helping people to learn new skills in a friendly, free, hands-on environment.

The community will be invited to the library to rotate between tables and decide what they would like to learn. To enhance the learner's experience, we are encouraged to make our presentation as hands-on as possible.


Birthdays

Meryl 5th  
Judy 9th

Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!

Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.

Subscriptions now available.
See you Tuesday!

Susan

March 11, 2017

March, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at Holiday Ham for dinner at 5:30.

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes

March already?  This year is flying by!  Although it seems as though quite a lot has happened – all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren we were expecting have all been born.  Congratulations to all! I know everyone is working on projects to dress our little ones.  Easter is just around the corner. 
Thanks to Virginia for all her hard work on the tea last month- the food was beautiful and tasty! … and the cake...BEAUTIFUL!  Thanks to everyone for their support and to those who brought food- great new recipes! We should have something like that more often. 
Spring is just around the corner.  I love Daylight Savings time coming this weekend- maybe I can get more accomplished with the extra hours of daylight. Not that I am working outside, but at least I may not want to go directly to bed when I get home.  Vivian and I are challenging each other to get more sewing accomplished. 
If anyone has Easter outfits they have made – bring them Tuesday so we can get some ideas!
See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from  January – October
Mark your calendar! Our next Wee Care Workday (9:30 – 2:00) will be March 28, 2017 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned. Many kudos to those working at our last workday –  Amy Johnson, Connie Scott, Regina Sanford, Jane Gross, Sara Schwab, Jane Soffos and Susan Batson.

A Wee Care delivery for The Medl!




Show and Share:
A Great Membership Tea planned by Virginia Goodwyn-Gray! Thank you for everyone’s effort!










Mark you calendar – Saturday, May 20th
5th Annual How-To Festival
Germantown Community Library

Planning has begun for the 2017 How-To Festival. As an alumni presenter, we have been extended a special early invitation for the 2017 event. Just like last year, we’ll be helping people to learn new skills in a friendly, free, hands-on environment.

The community will be invited to the library to rotate between tables and decide what they would like to learn. To enhance the learner's experience, we are encouraged to make our presentation as hands-on as possible.

Last year's fun!




Birthdays
Phyllis - 2nd
Dianne Morris - 17th
Glynda - 24th
Vicky - 29th

Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.

Subscriptions now available.
See you Tuesday!
Susan



February 9, 2017

February, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at Holiday Ham for dinner at 5:30. Our program will be getting ready for our Smocking Tea on February 18th – a fun night is planned!

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes

February is National Smocking Month!  If you haven’t checked out the National SAGA Facebook page – you should!  There is a wonderful picture and story of a piece of history. 

February will be busy with our members’ grandchildren and great nieces and nephews arriving throughout the month.  Vivian, Kittie and I all have little ones arriving shortly. 

Our Tea is set for February 18th from 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Lace Cottage. I hope you all saw the invitation online – thank you to Virginia for the beautiful invitation!  (I want to just hang around her for a whole day – I would learn so much!)   We will demonstrate smocking items, have smocked articles displayed, and have refreshments.  I hope everyone has it on their calendar! 

I don’t know how many of you were ‘filled in’ about our January meeting but there were some great ideas for this year- one being to work on our Wee Care Gowns at our meeting.  Regina is working on this for us. 

In the meantime, I am working on several items for my new grandson coming February 17th!

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Program: Preparing kits for the Smocking Tea on February 18th (3:30 - 5:30 pm)

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from  January – October
Mark your calendar! Our next Wee Care Workday (9:30 – 2:00) will be February 28th at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned. Many kudos to those working at our last workday –  Connie Scott, Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, Jane Gross, Jane Soffos and Susan Batson.

Our Librarian, Glynda

Germantown UMC has requested that our library cabinet be removed from the kitchen to the alcove in the meeting room for safety issues. Sara Schwab and I will unload it. We need Guild members on Tuesday night, Feb 14 to help decide what should be kept and what should be discarded. This can be worked on along with putting together the kits for the tea. Thank you for your help.

Show and Share:

Virginia:
  Invitation lovingly designed for our February 18th tea!





Kit:
Here is my newest granddaughters (due Feb. 20) coming home dress! White dotted Swiss, pink slip. Jeannie Baumeister smocked daygown pattern.



Media Reminders:

Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!

Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!
(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.

Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewist. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.
Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!
Susan


January 5, 2017

January, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! We will meet at Panera’s for dinner at 5:30.

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  Thanks to Sara for opening up her beautiful home to us for our Christmas dinner.  We had a great time!

I am ready for the New Year to begin!  I have cleaned up after the holidays and am now ready to get started on some new sewing projects.  I have a new grandson coming in February and need to get working on some clothes and blankets for him.  Kittie has a granddaughter coming in February as well.  Any ideas on what to make would be welcome!
 
Everyone should bring their calendars for signing up for one of our meetings!  I can’t wait to see what is in store for us this year! 

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Check out this great New Year’s resolution – SAGA and MASG membership!

Have you renewed your national SAGA membership?

  Online (www.smocking.org)
     or
 By mail

If you don't want to join online, you can download the form from the SAGA website. Complete and mail it with your payment to SAGA at:
Smocking Arts Guild of America , P.O. Box 150917, Nashville, TN 37215-9998     Volunteer for SAGA!
Have you renewed your MASG membership? 

Please send your $15 check for local dues to Susan Batson or bring your cash/check to our next meeting.


Program

General sharing and sign up for monthly programs

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from  January – October
Mark your calendar! Our next Wee Care Workday (9:30 – 2:00) will be January 24, 2017 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Poplar Pike). Please make plans to come for all or part of the day -  it would be a great help. We need folks to bring sewing machines to sew the outfits that have been pinned.

Show and Share

From Amy:
I made this for someone at our church. Janis Mynatt  (the lady from my church who smocks for us did the Smocking). It is for a special situation. It is times like this that make me realize how important Wee Care is. Everyone that helps needs a big Thank You.




The blue top is Sissy Katina - Children's Corner, pink top is Lee - Children's Corner, and ants are Parker - Children's Corner. Just made a few adjustments.




From Susan: 

Book idea - Have you read The Dressmaker’s War by Mary Chamberlain? A historical fiction set in WWII with a dressmaker who is a prisoner in Germany and her struggles to stay alive.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dressmakers-war-mary-chamberlain/1121726800

Birthdays
Jan 23 – Vivian

Media Reminders:
Memphis Area Smocking Guild Group - Facebook.  Be sure to Join and follow the latest news from our members and other interested smockers and sewers!
Lace Cottage – Join and Share on Facebook! Classes are available at a variety of days/times!

(901) 308-1964

Sew Classic For Children – Facebook - Sew Classic for Children is a group for all levels of sewing children's clothing. We love classic, tailored and heirloom designs. Share your Children's Corner Pattern creations along with your comments. In addition we are delighted to answer questions.
Classic Sewing Magazine Group - Facebook…..Classic Sewing has 132 pages of glorious sewing ideas, patterns, tips, techniques and will include at least two full size patterns in each quarterly issue. The magazine will feature heirloom and everyday sewing projects to delight the most discriminating sewing person. Patterns will come in a separate envelope along with the magazine. No more tearing out pattern sections……all of the patterns will be easy to read and store! Unlike anything you have seen before, Classic Sewing will feature designs from top designers in the industry. There is something fabulous for everyone in the magazine.

Subscriptions now available.

See you Tuesday!

Susan