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