Friday, November 20, 2015

Why I stalk the mail man

Yes it is true, I spend way WAY too much time on the computer!!
Often resulting in my own frustration at the lack of stitching, cooking, baking, cleaning not done.  But then there are days when I find fun stuff!! LIKE:

The next issue of saga news is in the mail...this is the cover:

I see/spy some great ideas, along with I know exactly who two of the designers will be!! lol  I will keep my opinions quiet until I see the credits. 

THEN there is this publication in the mail:
Classic Sewing still by heart and soul.
According to Facebook, there are some in the 'southern' states who have received their copies already. Since it is mailed from guess is the 'yankee' truck gets left to last.  [just kidding] I can hardly contain myself for wanting these magazines to arrive!!

The cover dress is a Gail Doane design. She will be here in NJ in May!!

 And then there is this to look forward to in September 2016...SAGA's national Convention in Hampton Virginia.  I do like this Logo...
Now I just realized I have this all written for the Holly Berries blog.  Well it will also appear on my Sewing snips it is all about the stitching....

Monday, November 16, 2015

November Meeting coming up!

The next Holly Berries meeting promises to be a fun one.  Needle Tatting is on the program list.  Amazing technique for creating some lovely edging, motifs, and for those who want, dollies, baby bonnets and more.

We meet the third Wednesday of the Month at the Burlington Library..Pioneer Blvd off of Woodlane Road in Westampton, New Jersey.  12pm to 3pm.
Come see what we are all about!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


5 Pioneer Boulevard
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: 609-267-9660

Whopp whoo hoo....can you tell we are excited!!

Our first meeting of the 'new year' is 
Wednesday...September 16, 2015
12pm to 3pm 

JOIN US!! Visitors always welcome...
and yes we hope you will join!!

The most recent issue of our Member magazine. Four times a year. This is probably my favorite issue as it deals with the Community service of Wee Care that SAGA is internationally [yes world wide] involved with.  In a quick summary...we construct, smock, embroider, knit etc baby gowns for premature or infant losses . As a former Maternity/OB nurse, this is close to my heart!!  And lucky for us! our National WeeCare chair is a Holly Berry Member!!
SAGA is also on Facebook with a Saga Smockalong page. OR Smock Across America page.  Currently, we are smocking ornaments for our Troops. 
Check out the website : SAGA and see what this smock a long is all about. You will find this photo which will link you to the directions!! 

On September 16th, there will be some supplies for this smock a long at our meeting. AT THE LIBRARY!! 

Besides smocking, we also do all different sewing or embroidery things. We are dedicated to keeping the fine art of needle work alive. 

"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."

Holly Berries meet the third Wednesday of the month from September to June. We are a daytime meeting from 12pm to 3pm. We also have informal and formal class meetings and programs at other times. 
For more information contact: 
Karin Eveland President at: 609-518-8986 
or Email: 
[please put Holly Berries in subject line].