Thursday, February 19, 2015

Goings-on at Hip Stitch

Here's what one of our young quilters, Natasha, made - a quilt for her dog.  The backing is our Snuggles fabric:

Another young quilter, Kendra, has been busy and productive in the lounge.  Here's a pic. of her finished quilt - she's one of our youngest quilters!

Our monthly free Embroidery Block of the Month was yesterday (Wednesday).  Here are what we've completed so far:

Speaking of embroidery, look what one of our customers brought in to share:

(whoops - turn your head to the right to read!)

This is her recipe, machine embroidered on one of our beautiful towels.

And finally, here's what I made for my favorite Valentines over the weekend - they all had colds, so we postponed breakfast 'til Sunday morning.  I found THIS recipe for Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls from one of my favorite food bloggers, The Pioneer Woman.  If I made them again, I'd ease up on the lemon glaze topping - the rolls were sweet enough, but I'd give this recipe 2 thumbs up!

Hope to see you soon! (It IS 30% week, after all)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

I've had the pleasure of working with a class of 4th and 5th graders at an elementary school here in town, who are making tessellation patterns into quilts.  A mom to one of the students is a Hip Stitch customer, and as she was chatting with me one day a few weeks ago about what her daughter's class was doing, I wasted no time volunteering to help.  This has been so darn fun - getting to know the kids, helping them take their drawn designs and planning how to do their quilts, having them figure out how much fabric was needed, then helping cut and to the point they are now:  making their design boards, and next up: sewing!

Here are a few pictures of where I've been a few hours a week:

So fun to see these little minds at work!