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!

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!