February 12, 2018

February, 2018

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, February 13 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!

Thoughts from Phyllis

February is National Smocking Month! 

We are headed into a very busy season for smocking and sewing for Easter!  There are some darling new smocking plates for Easter this year.  We have them at Lace Cottage.  There is also Sit and Smock at Lace Cottage every Thursday in February from 5-7pm.  Please join us. 

We are still looking for programs this year!  Let’s get our calendar filled with some new projects.  I know you have some “oldies but goodies”!  Please think about leading one of the meetings for this year.

I hope everyone gets a chance to come to our tea for National Smocking Month at Lace Cottage on February 24, 2018!  I believe the time is from 10:00am until 12:00 pm.

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 Februry – February 27, 2018 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.

Birthdays

Feb. 4 – Sarah
Feb 18 – Cheryl

Show and Share

Teresa Has Been Busy!



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!

January 6, 2018

January 2018

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend!

Do you have any program ideas to be presented? How do you share your smocking or sewing talents with others?

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 had a safe and Happy Holiday season.  I want to thank Kittie for hosting our Christmas party!  Beautiful home with great food and gifts….and great company! 

I really enjoyed my holidays spent with family who were all able to come for a visit.  Although we had a few people sick over the holidays we had so much fun. My son came from Nashville and was able to stay for the long weekend. 

I hope everyone is looking forward to 2018.  We need to get things moving this year, so please sign up to teach us something new!  We could also plan on having a couple of outings if everyone would like.  Bring your calendars and ideas to the meeting.

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

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

Have you renewed your national SAGA members


By mail

If you don't want to join online, you can download the online form. Complete the form 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 cash/check to our next meeting.

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 January – January 23, 2018 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.

This will be our first Wee Care workday of 2018, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

Fun at our Christmas dinner/party! Thanks for these photos, DiAnne!







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 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!



December 7, 2017

December, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be our Christmas Party at Kit Hadskey's home on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 pm. Her address is 2884 Fosterdale Cove in Germantown. All are welcome! Please join us! Bring a friend! 

Food Items List for Christmas Party include
DiAnne -ham,
Glynda-carrot soufflé,
Jane -dessert,
Alexis-salad (crunchy romaine toss). 
Sara (?) - corn casserole
Teresa - homemade sourdough bread and dessert
Laurabeth - 2 veggie sides - green beans and cauliflower au gratin (?)
Amy - dessert  (key lime pie)

Thoughts from Phyllis

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I began the Sunday after Thanksgiving having some of my female cousins on my mother’s side of the family over to bake.  We do this every year and I value our time together more and more each year.  We make recipes that our families have enjoyed over the years and put together boxes of baked goods for each family (15 of us) to enjoy over the season.  That is a lot of loud women in the kitchen! 

I am trying to make the Christmas outfits for my grandsons, but they keep coming over to my house!  I am getting very little done.  They are very busy when they are there.  I am thinking it is going to require staying up all night in order to finish.  Ugh! 

As I pause and reflect over this past year, I am so thankful for each of you in my life.  I enjoy our time spent together and always learn something new when I am with you!  This is such a special group of women and am so proud to be a member. 

May each of you and your family be blessed this holiday season!

See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

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

Have you renewed your national SAGA membership –

1          Online (www.smocking.org)

2           By mail

3
If you don't want to join online, you can download the online form. Complete the form 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 cash/check to our next meeting.

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 January – January 23, 2018 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.
This will be our first Wee Care workday of 2018, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

Show and Share:
Amy – Christmas outfit for her granddaughter Ryvers in Denver (Note the bow.)


Birthdays
None in December

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!



November 13, 2017

November, 2017

Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, November 14 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 Kristen Woodward to construct our smocked coin purse.
Please bring any Wee Care gowns – finished or unfinished – to our meeting, or drop them off at Lace Cottage. Thanks!

Thoughts from Phyllis
It is finally FALL!!  The trees are beautiful!  I could do without the cold, wet weather we have been experiencing but love the sunny days.  I am thankful for this time of year, for the calm before the holiday hustle (some of you may already have your Christmas shopping done – but not meJ). I enjoy planning for Thanksgiving dinner and not having to worry about any gifts. 

This is the best time of the year for college football Saturdays!  As I watch football, I am working on my grandsons outfits for the holidays.  Then I will have to get in gear for multiple trips to see Santa with the boys.  In the meantime, I am gathering recipes for Thanksgiving and have made several trips to Sur la Table – what a fun store! I have Thanksgiving at my house for 25-30 people and look forward to our old family recipes as well as some of the new dishes we try each year.    
I must reflect on all of my blessings as well, counting each of you among them.  I hope that each of you has a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  God bless. 
See you Tuesday!
Phyllis Knose

Program
Our program will be given by Kristen Woodward to construct a coin purse.
She has asked us to bring materials from last month, with our smocking completed.

Show and Share – Fun!

Birthdays
Nov 23 – Susan
Nov 26 - Amy

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 January – January 23, 2018 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.
This will be our first Wee Care workday of 2018, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

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!


October 9, 2017

October, 2017


Our monthly meeting will be Tuesday, October 10th 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 Kristen Woodward to make a cute smocked coin purse. Please see materials needed below. Don’t miss this fun project!

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 Y’all!

I am ready for Fall!  Kittie inspired me to go ahead and plant my pansies and mums.  I know it is almost 90 degrees outside- but I’m ready.  I do have to get up earlier in order to water everything before I go to work, but it is so worth it! I just don’t like it being so dark in the mornings. 

I love this time of year - with football (let me say ‘college’ football) and the change in the colors of the trees, fall festivals and events. I am keeping up with friends who have the pictures of their children in the cotton fields or fields of sunflowers –so cute and we are fortunate to have both here.  I have made my grandsons a couple of cute football outfits and I am working on pumpkin outfits, and eventually I’ll get to the Thanksgiving outfits.      I am beginning to think about Christmas but do not want to rush into it!

Seeing Kittie’s sewing room inspired me to go through mine and straighten things up. Mine is still a work-in-progress.  Thank you Kittie for sharing yours!  Thank you too for feeding us – dinner was great!

Hope everyone will be able to come Tuesday!

See you then. 
Phyllis

Program
Our program will be given by Kristen Woodward to smock a coin purse.
Materials she has asked us to bring:
We will be work on the smocking and blocking this month. You will need to pleat your outer piece for your coin purse prior to the meeting. Cut 2 pieces 5 inches by 12 inches and pleat with 11 half space rows.  

Cut 2 pieces for your lining fabric 5 inches by 6 inches.

You'll also need a needle for smocking and coordinating floss. See attached pictures for inspiration. 

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 October – October 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.

This will be our last Wee Care workday until January, so it would be great to have extra hands to help assemble these precious outfits!

Many kudos to those working at our last workday –  Regina Sanford, Glynda Whitlow, DiAnne Drennan, Amy Johnson, and Jane Soffos.

Show and Share:
Amy Johnson:
Rileigh )about 5 years old) in her LSU Mary De.


Birthdays
Oct 28 – DiAnne

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!

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!