September 11, 2017

September, 2017

September, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00 pm (note earlier time) at Kit Hadskey’s home and she is sharing a light supper. Her address is 2884 Fosterdale Cove in Germantown. She is also excited to show us her remodeled sewing space! All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend!

Kit lives about 5 minutes from Germantown UMC, so some might want to carpool to her home from the church.

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis
Happy Fall everyone!  Now that school is officially back for everyone – I must say- I love routine. I say that even though I am on vacation this week in Florida.  We are in Destin and the weather is beautiful.  (Calm before the storm as they say.)  The grandchildren are out of their routines and are having a great time but they are worn out at the end of each day.  
While I have been here I have gone to T.J.’s Fabrics which is a fabric store.  They have quite a few children’s prints, patterns, applique and so many cute ideas!  The ladies were very helpful. I have some new ideas to bring back to Lace Cottage. 

One of our newest projects at Lace Cottage will be held Friday (9/8) night – making pillowcases for the hurricane victims of Texas.  We will be working on those at our Sew-In Friday night from 6-9pm.  Please join us if you would like.  We have a church we are sending them to in order to distribute them.  If you can’t make it Friday night, please come by the shop and pick up a couple to make at your home- return them to the shop and we will make sure they get to the church. 

Susan, we are keeping you and your family in our prayers as well.  You are an inspiration to us for your strength through this. 

I can’t wait to get to see Kittie’s newly finished sewing room on Tuesday!
See you then!
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in September – September 26, 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 –  Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, DiAnne Drennan, Amy Johnson, Susan Batson, and Jane Soffos.

Show and Share:

Amy made this for Susie’s granddaughter.



Birthdays
Virginia  - September 4th
Kristen – September 16th
Teresa – September 17th
Carolyn – September 18th

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!

August 5, 2017

August, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, August 8th 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. Our program will be given by Teresa Baker - Honeycomb Weaving or Smocking with Bullion Bees.

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer.  I can’t wait to hear about the vacations you have been on and interesting things you have done over the summer.  I have been here – just working…taking care of my grandchildren…and sewing a little.  I am ready to get back in the swing of things!  Ready to get back to routine, Fall, and football!

We were busy over the summer at Lace Cottage with our Sew-Ins.  Some of you have joined us – they have been fun and productive. We will continue to have them at least once a month through the fall so if you get time, plan to come!

I know we have had a few grandbabies born this summer – remember to bring pictures of your little ones!

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in August – August 22, 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 –  Teresa Baker, Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, DiAnne Drennan, Sara Schwab, Laurel Adamsen, Jane Soffos and Regina’s sister, Sheron.





Program
Our program will be given by Teresa Baker.  Honeycomb Weaving or Smocking with Bullion Bees
Materials she has asked us to bring:
skein of DMC 435 or 436,
DMC black
DMC white,
blunt needle with a BIG EYE, and
milliners needle, if possible.


Plans for Field Trip to Women’s Exchange
Some members are planning a field trip to the Women's Exchange for lunch and some window shopping. Some guild members have never been. We would like to set a date at the meeting.
Please be thinking about a date. All are invited!


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!

July 8, 2017

July, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 pm. (Please note earlier time) All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend!

We will have our annual salad dinner – a variety of favorite foods are always great to share!

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

VaP (Vivian and Phyllis) Vibes
Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!  For me – this is the start of summer.  The heat is on….in more ways than one.  Now is the time to get the old projects finished and start thinking Back-to-School, Football, fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas!    I am already looking for little ‘brothers outfits” since I have two grandsons this year. 
Lace Cottage is still in swing of our summer sale and the beginning of our “Kids Camps”.  We have two different sessions this year.  And for those of you who have not come by – we are having our Summer Sew-Ins on July 14th and July 28 (both Friday nights) from 6-10pm. We have had good attendance so far and I have finished two projects!
Still keep Susan in your prayers as she battles the upcoming treatments.  Thanks for all you do Susan! 
Remember to bring your salad Tuesday!  
See you then!
Phyllis Knose

Program: Annual Salad Dinner – Yummy! 
Plates, napkins, utensils and cups will be provided. Just bring your salad to share.

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 July 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, Connie Scott, Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, DiAnne Drennan, Sara Schwab, Laurel Adamsen, Jane Soffos and Jane Gross.

We celebrated Regina's birthday. Jane Soffos provided cupcakes and gelato. This was Connie's last time because she is moving to the D.C. area. with her husband’s transfer. Their children are in the DC area. It is exciting that they sold their home in 2 days. Thank you Connie for your dedication to the Wee Care workdays and the many gowns you have smocked!

Show and Share:

From Amy – sweet picture smocking for the summer!




From Susan – Many thanks for your prayers and encouraging thoughts during our journey. Please join us on CaringBridge.org to follow our progress. God is leading every step of the way!
I have shared our Wee Care efforts with folks I have met during my treatments, and can see that we really make a difference in the lives of families!

Birthdays
None known this month.

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

June 6, 2017

June, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, June 13th 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.

Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Phyllis and Vivian Remind Us This Month:

Happy June everyone!

I look forward to this time of year- since all of the hustle of graduations and the end of school has come and gone.  Now is the time for those vacations and Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps for kids.  And of course….the weddings!  We are so excited in our family that we have a nephew getting married in June.  I’ve been busy making outfits for my two grandsons for the wedding.  I may be up all night – but they will get done. 

At Lace Cottage we are once again getting ready for our Kids Camp.  The girls will be making shorts, a bag and a pillowcase for their overnight stays!  We had our first Sew-In last Friday night!  I think Laura Beth and Teresa were the winners for productivity that night!  I also was able to get a close up view of the adorable outfit Teresa posted on Facebook the other day- ‘Hail State’.  I hope she brings it to our meeting!  Beautiful work Teresa! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

 Phyllis Knose

Wee Care Gowns Workday– 4th Tuesday of Each Month from January – October.
 Mark your calendar for our next Wee Care Workday will be the 4th Tuesday in June – June 27 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. 

Program:

Either Sara or Laurel will have our program at our meeting. Needed supplies will be sent prior to our meeting.

Show and Share:

From Kit:
I will be bringing a box full of pleated gowns and dresses to guild of various sizes for everyone to sort thru and take what they want. I have had them in my possession for a long while as I inherited them from a church project. THEY NEED TO GO! I"m in the process of remodeling my sewing room this month (YIPPY) and I'm purging a bunch of stuff. Then we can take a field trip to my house for a viewing!

From Amy:
White size 3 bishop. Bishop design was just made up.



Crab outfit is a Mary De top with Parker pants that I made wider and longer. Smocking design is Blue Crabs by CEC.




From Laurel:

I’m trying to finish up a smocked UFO.  Does anyone have a copy of Vogue 7593, a Teresa Layman smocked dress and pinafore pattern?  I need the smaller size (2-3-4).  I just need to trace the bodice for view C; will not cut your pattern!

Would much appreciate it.


Birthdays
Kellie 17th
Regina 26th

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!

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!