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!

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