Monday, December 30, 2013

Goodbye, 2013!

It's been a wonderful year for Hip Stitch, thanks to YOU.

Our end-of-year sale was fabulous - and then it was time for rest, and a quick getaway girls' trip (my daughters with me) to my favorite funky little town, Las Vegas, NM.  We drove up early Sunday morning to get in breakfast at Charlie's Spic & Span, where I savored their breakfast burrito:

(yeah, I know, I also roll my eyes at "food" pictures that people take....
but this meal was just so perfect)

We then proceeded to spend 24 hours doing the following:

*driving to Storrie Lake and throwing rocks into the water and onto the ice....over and over and over again, just because.
*swimming at the hotel pool and sitting in the hot tub, back and forth, back and forth until we were sufficiently tired and relaxed.
*watching HGTV in our hotel room while knitting scarves and hats.
*sleeping in.
*walking around town, looking at the great architecture of the old homes.
*spending gads of time at Threadbear, our favorite little quilt shop.
*driving to and from Las Vegas listening to "The Cars Greatest Hits" and 
singing at the top of our lungs.
*arriving home thoroughly relaxed and ready for the new year!

Arrived at the shop today:  Pre-cuts of "From the Outside In":

yardage coming soon!  See you Jan. 2....and Happy New Year!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Our Top 5

Top 5 Reasons why you should do your last-minute holiday shopping at Hip Stitch:

5.  Best customer service hands-down.  We love our store and our shows!

4.  Best fabrics in Albuquerque.  We order what we love and what we think you'll love.

3.  Best last-minute gifts, either pre-made 
or ready to sew.

2.  Best parking in Albuquerque (have you BEEN to the mall lately??)

1.  Free coffee, tea and always a 
sweet to share!

Holiday schedule:
OPEN Sunday, Dec. 22, 1-5 &
Monday, Dec. 23, 10-2
CLOSED Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.
OPEN Dec. 26, 27, 28 (year end SALE)
CLOSED Dec. 29-Jan.1 for REST 
(and inventory.)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sewing advice 101

Read the 2nd "Dear Vicki".....great advice to heed about holding on to threads when beginning to sew!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Studies have shown......

.....that sewing really does offer health benefits!  Well, most of us have already known that.  Just to sit down and work on a project - play with beautiful fabric, see something come together - is relaxing & therapeutic.  

FreeSpirit fabrics shares the scoop in the health benefits of sewing.  Read all about it HERE!