Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tara sent this over - she made a table runner and placemats with Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadows 2.  If I had a table that looked like this, I'd for sure never put things on it like: bills, school permission slips, homework, clean laundry, my sewing machine.....oh, whoops, I was thinking of MY table!
Beautiful job, Tara!
Just delivered today - the new Stitch magazine - get it while you can - they go fast!
(I'm taking home a copy tonight to read cover to cover!)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

She's so darn sweet!

Holly Holm, that is....but that doesn't surprise me a bit.  She stopped in to Hip Stitch this evening, with the FABULOUS bag that she made.  I just love the contrasting talents in her: boxing and sewing!  And, she's very sweet, to boot!
(and in my state of excitement to meet Holly Holm in person, I could only find my cell phone camera, so the picture isn't the greatest quality....but she was very kind, probably thinking "oh my gosh, this woman is a nut")

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ode to the State Fair

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ......deep fried Capt'n Crunch.....Chinese acrobats.....humongous squash & pumpkins......kettle corn........square dancing.......the miracle mop........sheep shearing.......mini donuts that melt in your mouth........

That's just a sampling of what we love about the New Mexico State Fair - my family, that is.  We went Sunday - stayed for 6 hrs., and still didn't see it all!  (Ironically, it was 10 yrs ago Sunday that I went with my girls, then ages 3 and 1.....and after walking around listening to the radios broadcasting the horror of the day, the fair closed at noon and we went home.)

The State Fair is one of the many things I love about New Mexico.  I love that everyone gathers there - young & old, rich and poor, all races, all walks of life.  I love that we always get the same food - a Navajo Taco at the Indian Village, and then dessert varies from a piece of Asbury Cafe pie, or ice cream, or kettle corn, or a funnel cake.  I love that my girls, who are now in middle school, still love to go to the McDonalds Farm and harvest the vegetables, even though they now tower over the toddlers.  I love that we all love to go to the same places - the Arts & Crafts building and see quilts, and pies, and woodworking, and photography, and square dancing, and the New Mexico Resources building, and see the same fish and the same hummingbird and the same rattlesnake exhibits year after year, and never get bored, and the School Arts building, and look for artwork from anyone we know, and the New Mexico store, and the county exhibits, and the produce from all over New Mexico.

It's just the best - and if YOU go to the State Fair this year, (and you should), bring some sort of PROOF that you've been there, and we'll give you 20% off your purchase here at Hip Stitch.  Is that incentive enough??

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Just another day at the shop.....

.....with Addison busy playing on mom's IPad:
and Adrienne stopped by to show us her newly-created Maxi Dress - we squealed with delight over how beautiful it came out, and how FABULOUS she looked:
 You go, girl!