Friday, May 11, 2012

The Best Customers in the World!

Nearly 1900 snack packs!!

We are so proud to have the most wonderful, most generous customers in the whole world.  Thanks to your generosity, the children of South Fork Elementary School will have more than enough snacks during their week of testing and they will know that some really sweet people care for them!  The total snacks collected by us was 1887.  An additional 1700 snacks were collected at The Diner, also located in our shopping center!  

   Congratulations to Joyce Matlock who won the drawing for the $50 gift certificate!  
Thanks for your generous support,  

Martha, Shirley, Jandell and Susann 

We are starting our Summer Hours a little early!  
Monday-Friday 10 am- 6 pm
Saturday 10 am- 2 pm
Effective May 12!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer Store Hours

We're changing our Saturday Store Hours 
beginning Saturday, May 12.

Our Summer schedule:
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

Come See Us!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dress(es) of the week

Judy's pillowcase dress

Since we've jumped into summer these last few days, I thought I'd show you some sundresses!  Little girls love their sundresses and these three talented grandmothers aim to please!  Judy made this simple pillowcase dress out of a white-on-white Moda fabric and then made it special by adding the sweet hand embroidery to the hem.  She started with some designs from a SarahJane Studios embroidery transfer that we sell at the shop and added her favorite jacks from childhood and a jump rope on the back!

Sam's Sundress

Sam made this sweet sundress using two of her favorite fabrics.  She fussy cut just the right sections of the print for the bodice and the pockets.  Very nice!!
She used a Portabella Pixie pattern that is no longer available.  Come by the shop and we can help you find a substitute pattern!

Sharon's Knot Dress

Sharon made this knot dress using an Amy Butler border print for the yoke and hem of her dress and several other fabrics for the skirt.  I love how she used the stripe for the side panels!

Hope these three have inspired you to crank up your sewing machines and have some fun!

Don't for get our snack drive for South Fork Elementary School.   Donations will be accepted through May 10th.

Happy Stitching,


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Could You Pass a Test if You were Hungry??

Dear Stitching Friends,

   Yesterday we learned of a wonderful opportunity to help some children in need.

   South Fork Elementary school is right down the street from us.  Many of you have helped us support their fabulous knitting club. Several of their hardworking, dedicated teachers are friends and customers of ours.

   In a few weeks the South Fork students will begin their end-of -year testing. About 300 students will be tested over 5 days.  Many of these children come from low-income families and come to school hungry.

   The Gordon Manor Neighbors and Businesses have gotten together to collect enough snacks for the children being tested to have a morning and afternoon snack each test day.  If you remember your multiplication tables, 300 children x 2 snacks per day x 5 days = 3000 snacks!!  So far, about 700 snacks have been donated.   A local Realtor, JoBeth Holliday has donated 1500 bottles of water to the cause.

  We are collecting single serving packets of Animal crackers, Cheeze-it crackers, NutraGrain Bars and Gummy-type snacks.  All snacks must be nut- and peanut-free and individually wrapped.  We are accepting donations at the shop through May 10.  Come help us fill our laundry baskets to overflowing!

    To thank you for your donation, we will give you a coupon for 25% off your next purchase in May.  Each box of snacks you donate also enters you in a drawing for a $50 Knit One Smock Too Gift Certificate.  The drawing will take place on May 11 and we will announce the winner and the number of snacks donated by you here on our  blog.

Thanks in advance for your generous support,  

Martha, Shirley, Jandell and Susann