Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Fun!

Summer is winding down-ready or not- and we are trying to squeeze in as much fun as we can!  I recently took my grandchildren to the zoo.  I intended to take lots of pictures of them with the animals.  Well!  Neither the animals or the children were inclined to stand still long enough for photos.  So, I settled for a picture at the entrance of the zoo as we left.  Grace and Jonathan are striking an Olympic pose!  They also had a really good time at the splash pad that is just across the street from the zoo.

Last saturday was our 6th Annual Midwest Stash Exchange fundraiser for Riley Children's Hospital. The weather was beautiful and we raised a nice amount of money for a very good cause. (Donations are still being accepted! I will wait about another week before I send the check.)  Among other things, we had music, shopping, kid's games, and magic! 

If you need a new late summer project, head over to our website,,  and click on the What's New button.  We just added the latest arrivals.  The designers are giving us many new autumn and Christmas projects!

Happy stitching,

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic stitching

Have you been watching the Olympics?  We think it is the perfect excuse to spend extra time stitching.  Many of our customers have been working on special patriotic pieces to commemorate the games.  I wish I could stitch as fast as the Olympians run/swim/row, etc.!

I have a wonderful piece of stitching to share with you.  Our friend and former co-worker, Donna Rudnick recently completed Rosewood Manor's "Inspiration".  She says it was a joy to stitch from start to finish!  It is absolutely breathtaking; the photo doesn't do it justice.  I am anxious to see it in the frame!
It is only a little over two weeks until the 6th Annual Midwest Stash Exchange!   You are invited to shop, swap, and sell your needlework related stash.  It is a great way to clear out those projects you will never stitch and find new ones!  Think of it as the world’s best yard sale…all dedicated to stitching!  Enjoy socializing with other needleworkers!  If you would like to sell your extra stash, booth rental is $20.00 and all of the proceeds from booth rental will go to Riley Children’s Hospital.  Your booth will be large enough for two card tables or a banquet size table.  Set up begins at 9:00 AM central time.  We have a large parking lot and still have booth space availble.  (There is no admission fee to attend as a shopper!)  I hope you can come to support a worthwile cause!  Call for more information: 1-800-455-8517.
Happy stitching,