Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

A new year - a fresh start.  New sewing projects, a list of what I want to complete.  You too?
For the 2nd year in a row, (that means I can call it an annual, right?) my girls and I headed up to Las Vegas, NM for an overnight.  We stayed at the Plaza Hotel, had a snowball fight at Storie Lake, walked around the town, shopped at ThreadBear & Tome on the Range, had a great latte at the Traveler's Cafe, and of course, a breakfast burrito at Charlie's Spic & Span. (I think now it's officially "Charlie's Bakery & Cafe", but I can't roll w/the new name)

Our trip didn't disappoint:  the Plaza Hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and going through some renovations ownership changed hands last summer, ThreadBear is a home-away-from-home and we shopped and shopped, food was fabulous, and all in all, it was a relaxing getaway.

Here are some pictures - most taken by Claire, who is a natural photographer w/her phone:

tortilla maker at Charlie's

infamous eclair that we always salivate over but never have room to eat!

latte from the Traveler's Cafe


artwork at the Plaza Hotel

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The lounge & our Hip Stitchers have been busy sewing this holiday season!  Here are a few projects.....but a few will have to wait to be shared until after they're given to prevent any spoiling of surprises!

From Rosanne's Sweet Jane 2 class

Cute bags made with charm pack 5" squares

Gina's finished fleece poncho

(This quilt was made by's a 'Parks & Rec' theme)

Lily's  completed jacket....she worked for a few months on this!

Martha wove the inner fabric herself for this placemat, then added our batik to the frame!

And quilts & more quilts!

More to share after Christmas.....but remember, you have 1 more shopping day - we're open til 2 p.m. Christmas Eve!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hip Stitchers

Let's start with the happenings in the lounge this past Saturday, during our fabulous Open House!  Here are the Young Quilters, busy making their quilts:

Followed by Saturday night's Jelly Roll Race:

We had to tease Lori about her sewing THREE jelly rolls together to make a king-sized quilt - she had the strip going from the lounge out to the store!

And ta da.....completed tops!

Here's sweet Lily, who finally finished her Sew Serendipity jacket, after many hours of diligent sewing!

And a cute fleece poncho made last week with teacher Julie:

Annette, from Block of the Month, showed off quilts she's making for her kids, 
in addition to her class:

Pat, who had a State Fair award-winning jacket, made another one:

And finally, Denise, a visitor during the Balloon Fiesta and is from Oregon, bought some Alexander Henry fabric and then sent this picture of the finished quilt.  It was made by the staff at Piece by Piece Fabrics in Eugene, Oregon, and it's called "Picture This."

Thank you, Denise, for sending these pictures!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hip Stitchers

What's new with you?  Here's a peek:

Beautiful finished quilt by Agatha:

Rughooking class:

 Quilt made w Anna Maria Horner fabrics:

Barbara's finished Nomad quilt top:

Natasha's latest project.....a new folding chair cover for her dad:

 Old & new:

And a state fair winner!