Run Fun, Triplets Turn 6, Quilt Club, Knit 101/102, Summer Camps 2012

Greetings from the sunny side of the clouds… yes, the clouds are breaking up and the sun is starting to return to our neck of the woods! I hope this is the start of a real Spring… or just skip it and get to Summer already!?

In the last week the triplets, Charlie, Kayden and Samir, have turned 6! And they are enjoying their added year and extra cakes between their classroom party, their “real party” (on their actual birthday) and then tomorrow’s “fake party” (the one that the cousins get to come over and bring gifts for!). So yes, I’m in-taking a few extra calories this last week.

Speaking of extra calories… I have again signed up to do the Run to Homebase with the Red Sox Foundation next weekend! And luckily for me there is a walk option, because I have not done a great job training for this run. I do hope you could donate to my fundraising effort this year. You can make a cash donation in the shop or do it online. All Stitch House customers who donate $20 to my effort will receive a coupon for 20% off your next purchase. Please help me reach my goal and walk off some pounds!

Tonight is a Quilt Club night – and if you’re thinking of joining, stop by and see what we’ve been working on. I’ll be posting additional pictures to Facebook and announcing the next Quilt Club Project next week – think summertime fun! Remember, this is a free club with purchase of project materials! Join us and learn a new skill and create a wonderful quilt.

If quilts aren’t your thing (the horror!) we have a few other workshops happening. You could make some new window treatments in our Home Dec class starting next Wednesday, start an Intro to Sewing Class on Tuesday mornings (good idea before the kids get out of school for the summer), Learn to Knit or develop your knitting talents in our Tuesday night Knit 101/102 class, or get started on the road to social media success for the crafter with Jeanne on Wednesday evenings.  There is so much to pick from, you can check out the details below or see the full listing attached.

Knitting 101/ Intro to Knitting – If you have no knitting experience, or have tried a few times but quit because that scarf was just taking too darn long and you got bored, then this is the class for you! This class will teach you the basics, and together we will create something small, manageable and fabulous.  Not only will you leave with a finished project, but you’ll have the motivation and the tools to keep knitting!  Classes are $75 (not including materials) for 4 weeks. Choose a day of the week and start your 4-week session whenever you like-provided there is room in the class.  Please call to sign up!
Mondays Knit 101/102-11am-1pm
Tuesdays Knit 101/102-6-8pm
Saturdays Knit 101/102-11am-1pm

*NEW* Knitting Skills Class-Become a more confident knitter!  Each of these unique sessions will focus on a different knitting skill.  April 26th: Basic Cables/Charts.  May 3rd: Basic Lace/Charts.  May 10th: Fixing Knitting Mistakes.  May 17th: Knitting Fibers and Yarn Substitutions.  May 24th:  Knitting in the Round/Baby Hat.  May 31st: Getting Gauge/Swatches.  Please call to sign up…some preparation may be needed for your session!   Thursday evenings, 6-7:30pm, $15 per session.

Wednesday AM Knitting Help-Need some guidance with a new pattern?  Finding yourself stuck in a project?  Bring your knitting and questions to this daytime help session. Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm.  $10/session.

Pre-Teen Knit Ages 10-12 are invited to learn to knit or refine their skills. This class will teach the basics and together we will create a fantastic project. Not only will you leave with a finished project, but you’ll have the motivation and the tools to keep knitting! After this class they’ll have the skills to make great gifts for all their friends. Kids will learn how to understand and follow pattern instructions, cast on, and bind-off. $60 including materials.  Mondays May 7, 14, 21, 4-5:30pm.
*NEW*  Home Decorating-Window Treatments – This 3 week class will provide you with the skills and confidence needed to construct ONE window treatment for your home. You will review the correct way to measure your window to ensure a proper fit. At the completion of this course you will have a functioning treatment and instruction on how to mount and install it in your home. During the series you are welcome to use the shop machines outside of class time, when available, to make another one to compliment the one you’ll work on during class time. Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm, May 16, 23, 30.  $100.

Quilt Club-Join Annissa as she guides you through the process of making a patchwork quilt using the beautiful fabrics from Stitch House. Two patterns for April:  Love Letters by Anna Maria (approx cost $120) or Mid Mod by Amy Butler (approx cost $100).  Each of these patterns has been slightly modified by Annissa for the beginning quilter.  The instruction is free with purchase of materials at the Stitch House. All experience levels are welcome, including beginners. Upcoming meeting times:Friday May 11, 5-7pm, Friday May 18, 5-7pm,  Wednesday May 23, 12:30-2pm, Friday June 8, 5-7pm, Saturday June 16, 4-6pm, Friday June 22, 5-7pm

Get To Know Your SEWING MACHINE –Do you own a sewing machine and have a great fear of getting started or trying more than a straight stitch?  Bring your sewing machine, manual (if you can find it!), thread, and some scrap fabric for practicing. $15.  Saturday  May 19, 10-11:30am  OR  June 23, 10-11:30am.

We have also announced our Summer Kid Camps Dates. Here they are!

Summer Kids’ Camp
Ages 8-12
Sewing • Crafting • Knitting • Crochet

Week 1: June 26, 27, 28-Half-Day-10am-12:30pm
Week 2: July 10, 11, 12-Half-Day-10am-12:30pm
Week 3: July 17, 18, 19-Full-Day-10am-3pm
Week 4: August 7, 8, 9-Half-Day-10am-12:30pm
Week 5: August 14, 15, 16-Full-Day-10am-3pm

Half Day Weeks are $75   •   Full Day Weeks are $150

Discounts offered for siblings and signing up for more than one week.

In other news, I thought you might enjoy trying out the pattern I am casting on this evening. Join me for a Knit-A-Long using Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton to make Glow Sticks Cotton Tank. I’m not striping this pattern because stripes don’t always work for me. I using a soft pink imagining how great it will look with a pair of khaki capris or a denim skirt. I’ll keep you posted on my Ravelry Page. While there, become a member of the Stitch House group.

Lastly, thank you to all that came out for the Jacob Sheep Wool Tasting. The day was a huge success for us and we’re so happy that you supported the NTSAD and the work they do! Some of you came in over the week and purchased yarn – and that’s so generous. For those of you making squares, please have them back to us by the end of May… and wait for news on the seaming workshop we’ll host to put them all together – to help raise even more money!

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day – if you spend part of the day with us, we’ll have a nice little treat!

All my best!



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