Saturday, January 26, 2013

raindrops and foxes and quilters with mittens (gloves, actually!)

 Rain! Glorious Rain!

Melissa's version of Carrie Bloomstom's "Giggle and Squeak" Fox

Finishing School Finishee

Friday, January 25, 2013

ponder this

 If she began her scarf a year ago and finished it today, is it really an infinity scarf?

How much would these boxer shorts cost if she charged by the hour to sew them?

Can you say "quickie quilting seminar micro-mini quilt" ten times really fast?

 How old is she?

What has it got in its pockets?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Coming soon!

Joe, Sew & Book on Tape
starting soon!

A weekly sewing and book group at Hip Stitch!
Here's what we'll be doing:
Pour yourself a cup of Joe (or tea)
Sew your own project in companionable quiet,
and listen to a literary book on tape.
Tuesday mornings, beginning Feb. 5
(we'll start listening promptly at 9:50!)
$7.50 per sesson
or $25/month
Call us to reserve your spot!
We'll begin with the book "Beautiful Ruins", written by Jess Walter.
Read more about it HERE

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Block of the Month progress

2013 at Hip Stitch begins with a group of us continuing our block of the month class.  I personally am growing very excited about seeing my blocks progress....and seeing the finish line come a little bit closer! (but am loving the journey w/Rosanne)   Here are my blocks thusfar:

And here are some of the others - work in progress:

Quilting is a big deal this month!  Thursday, Jan. 24 is "visit your local quilt shop day".....Rosanne is teaching an Intro. to Quilting/Micro Mini Quilt class from 3-6.  Won't you join us?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

Some highlights of 2013:

Jacquie Gering's visit in September.  How to describe?  Exhilarating.....whirlwind.....enlightening.....exhausting......absolutely wonderful!

Customers/friends (if you're one of them, you know you're the "Hip Stitch family":

(bottom right photo is Sharon & Carla:  we said our goodbyes to our talented teacher Sharon, who moved to Oklahoma last fall to live her dream of living in a small town)

my family's time together:
(top left: silly photo shoot w/my girls, my sweet mom & I at Jacquie Gering's weekend, my husband & I goofing off in Ventura, CA., and my girls at the beach in CA)

and Bralia and I going to Quilt Market - a trip to be remembered always!

We're busy planning classes for 2013.....check the website regularly to see what's new!

....and our house, we're counting down the days....the hours....until Season 3 of Downtown Abbey premieres on Sunday, Jan. 6, on PBS:

WHAT?!  You haven't seen it??  WATCH!!!