October 2015 Newsletter

After a very rainy weekend, fall is definitely with us and a bit of frost on the pumpkin cannot be far behind. Halloween decorations are already going up, and Holiday shopping is around the corner. But, you have plenty of time for sewing some special gifts for those lucky ones on your list so get…

September 2015 Newsletter

Back from vacation to the chilly waters of icebergs, I am ready for fall and winter sewing. I must admit in every village of Greenland, (there were no cities or towns as we know!), there were handicrafts, mostly sewn, and many with intricate beadwork. The Inuit/Eskimo ladies have not much more to do in the…

August 2015 Newsletter

If one could bottle heat (and not Tabasco!) we would have lots of toasty stitchers in January! But since that is not an option, I suppose we will have to settle for the fireplace when winter returns. In the meantime I am working diligently on my summer’s stitch list, and have my projects planned for…

June/July 2015 Newsletter

I cannot believe school is out, Memorial Day past, and we are already in the midst of summer. Where does the time go? My June calendar is packed, but I am hoping to find some stitching time in July and August…perhaps somewhere cool! Louise Hedrick is introducing ‘The French Children’ to us this month. Her…

May 2015 Newsletter

Just back from vacation, we are ready to stay home for a summer of outdoor activities, BBQ’s, and Jim’s birthday party! He is from Kentucky, so our first summer activity, of course, will be the Kentucky Derby. Always held the first Saturday of the month, it is so much fun to dust off my beautiful…

April Newsletter

“April showers bring May flowers” as the adage goes. An Atlanta native, I never tire of seeing the beautiful southern homes flanked by azaleas, peach and pear trees and all manner of spring flowers. The grass has greened, so that the Easter eggs may be easily sighted; and pastel Easter dresses blend with all the…

March 2015 Newsletter

For me, March is likened to Wednesday being ‘hump’ day. March signals the beginning of spring with daffodils, March madness, St. Patrick’s Day, kite flying and sometimes Easter baskets. I think in this issue of Bear in Mind, we have touched on just about every one of those aspects of March. It is another packed…

January 2015 Newsletter

Alas another year is fading into the history books, and we will soon have new challenges and adventures as we embark on 2015. Bear Threads was busy throughout the holidays, and all indications point to a great winter and Easter season. If I gave titles to our Bear in Mind issues, I would call this…