Sunday, February 28, 2010

Quilting class

Thank you, Ellen, for these beautiful pictures of quilts in the making!  Ellen and I were both "enrolled" in the quilt class - the last session being this past Saturday.  Kathy Albright, the class instructor, took us through all the steps to making the Take 5 Quilt.
Next quilt class......coming in April!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Tom

Tom's become a regular lounger at Hip Stitch.  He's not the typical customer who walks through our doors. (Well, he's not female, which consists of the majority of our customers)
He walked in one day last fall and asked if he could have a sewing lesson, as he wanted to learn how to take in his jeans - he'd lost some weight and didn't want to have to go shopping for new pants.  He had patience, interest, and quite a knack for using a sewing machine - and was soon tackling the task of taking apart pants and re-fitting them.  He's moved on to creating a hat pattern (he's donning a version of it in the picture above)
He's also become the unofficial handyman of the store - to which I'm eternally grateful.
So glad you're a regular, Tom!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New fabrics in!

Here are just 3 of the 14 new bolts that have arrived at the store in the past few days.....this is the Valori Wells Del Hi collection. I've been wanting these 3 in particular since Hip Stitch opened. They're simply beautiful!

Remember that new camera I bought at Christmastime? Didn't I blog about it? I just love it, and have some great shots taken of Hip Stitchers and fabrics and projects. And lo and behold, I've lost the cord that goes from the camera to the computer so I can download all those great pictures onto THIS blog! After driving to 4 different stores in town with no luck finding a replacement cable, I had to order one from Nikon online, and it should arrive any day in my mailbox. Aaargh!