May Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter

I am ready for summer having cleaned my porches of the pollen and checking out new recipes for summer grilling. I feel so fortunate to live in a climate where we can truly enjoy four seasons. Tricky as each may be at times, it is wonderful to have four weather patterns and a change of…

April 2017 Newsletter

Hopefully, you are finishing those Easter outfits, and your checklist has included hair bows, slips, socks (with a little lace sewn around the tops), shoes, and a jacket or sweater (also with some matching lace sewn around the neck and sleeves). Great advice after our Ole Man Winter came calling a few weeks ago! Now…

March 2017 Newsletter

I am writing this as daffodils and crocus are blooming, as well as the flowering trees. Where was winter? Thinking back to winters with similar temperatures, Easter has been known to come with a big freeze. Just a few years ago that was the case here in Atlanta, with Easter morning temperatures killing all our…

February 2017

What a crazy winter we have had so far. From 70 degrees to sub freezing and back again, we have covered the weather map. We even had an inch of snow Sunday evening at our house! I think the Ground Hog will not know which way to wager this week. We’ll see. Easter is still…

January 2017 Newsletter

I am finding it difficult to believe that the Holidays are over and it is a new year! Christmas was a blur and now we are thinking about Easter. Alas, Easter is April 16 – mark your calendar! But, believe me, it will be here before you can say Jack the Bunny! We have been…

November/December 2016

From The Editor – FINALLY, fall is here with a ‘little frost on the pumpkin’! This is when our sewing juices really start flowing, thinking of all those projects we want to finish (or start?) over the cold winter months. This month I am offering many ideas for sewing with handkerchiefs. You might just stitch…

October 2016 Newsletter

Cool nights and warm days have arrived. This always brings out our enthusiasm for sewing. There is still time for Christmas sewing, so check the woodpile, thread a needle and put on a pot of cocoa. Time to sew! I am finishing the study on color in embroidery this issue. I have also included a…

September 2016 Newsletter

Summer is about to come to an end, the leaves will soon be falling, and yes, as every year, Christmas is coming! But for now, there is still nearly 4 months to sew, sew, sew for cherished gifts and cute Holiday clothing. Last month – August issue of BEAR IN MIND – we shared some…

June/July 2016 Newsletter

Summer has arrived and many of you are already on vacation. In fact, I am leaving for the beach next week and so looking forward to hearing the waves crashing, sipping some cool beverages and stitching. This issue I am focusing on Samplers and their importance to our embroidery history. Perhaps you have never stitched…

May Newsletter

May 2016 Newsletter

The May flowers are already in bloom and thoughts are turning to vacations, weddings and summer BBQ’s. We will be doing our share of summer’s fun activities as well, but first and foremost we have our Liquidation Sale with which to continue. Each week I talk with customers to who still do not know we…