Friday, February 5, 2010

New Shop Website

Well, the time has come that we have outgrown our little blogger site. C'mon over and visit us at our new shop website!

And please join our mailing list while you are there, we would love to be able to send you updates and information about our specials.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Guess What!

Guess what this means? New Yarn is on the way! Dani picked up two new cubes for us, so as display spaces grows so does inventory. Stop by soon and see what it new...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beginning Quilting

Ahh - I am sure many of us think back to our first project. That Quilt that started it all. For me, it was a learn to quilt kit that my aunt gave me for Christmas when I was 10. It was just a nine patch doll quilt with a muslin backing. I hand stitched it all, and when it came to quilting, I was far to busy to do a great job at that age, I stitched a quick running stitch S across the middle of the quilt and called it done.

Now I look back and think" well, maybe I should fix that!" But then it wouldn't be my first quilt. I have come along way baby! I finished a beautiful Moda Block of the month for my father for Christmas, and I have to say, that knitting has taken over my life. Just yesterday I was taking in another block of the month class and I think the bug is back. I have the itch to quilt, but I have to get my sewing room cleaned up.

Here is my inspiration, the Moda Fabrics for my newest quilt and the first one that I have designed! Maybe it will inspire you too!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Class Schedule for 2010 at the Crooked Stitch

Beginning Quilting
Learn the basics of quilting while completing a lap quilt using traditional quilting techniques. Class will be taught over a series of 6 Tuesday evenings with brief weekly assignments to help you complete the project. Students must have a basic knowledge of sewing and provide their own sewing machine, rotary mat and rotary cutting tools. Book and handouts provided. Class begins January 19th and ends February 23rd. Limit 10 Students
Cost: $60 Plus supplies.
Time and Dates: 6-8pm Jan. 19th, Jan. 26th, Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb. 16th, Feb. 23rd
Learn to Knit
Learn the basics of knitting, or refresh you memory. Two hour class includes set of knitting needles, pattern and yarn to complete project. Follow ups and refreshers are available by request at no cost. Featuring Unplanned Peacock Yarns, Limit 6 Students
Cost: $50
Time and Dates: 2-4pm Sunday January 24th and Sunday March 7th

Turning 20 Slapplique
This is the next step in the wonderful Turning Twenty series of fat quarter quilts. This class is for those who want to use up their stash or work on acquiring new skills. Class will be focused on the Strawberry Shortcake Pattern as the completed project. Book included.
Limit 10 Students
Cost: $45 plus Supplies
Time and Date: 11-3pm March 6th

Monthly Stop and Crop Club
The Club will meet the 4th Saturday of each month, beginning January 23rd 2010. We will feature a 2 page layout from Close to My Heart along with Techniques and tips to make your scrapbooks great. Great class to get into Scrapbooking and a wonderful time to help you wrap up those UFOs!!! (Un-Finished Objects) Mid Afternoon Snack Provided (And so delicious you won’t want to miss it!)
Cost: $25 a month includes supplies (Register for 6 months and get a 20% Discount)
Time and Dates: 1-5pm Jan. 23rd, Feb. 27th, Mar. 27th, April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th

Five Hour Baby Sweater
Spring is right around the corner, and with spring comes baby showers. This is the perfect gift for the newest baby in your life. Class will cover all the techniques to successfully complete this project including picking up stitches, knitting in the round with the Magic Loop and making I- Cord. Featuring: Serendipitous Ewe Yarn Limit per class 5 Students
Cost: $50 includes pattern and yarn
Time and Date: 6-9pm March 6th

Toe Up Socks with the Magic Loop
Perfect your sock knitting with the Magic Loop. Learn a Provisional Cast-On, Short Row Shaping and a fun new way to knit sock. You choose two skeins of yarn to use for your socks from Unplanned Peacock. Limit 6 Students
Cost: $60 includes Yarn
Time and Date: 3-5pm March 6th and 3-5pm March 13th

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Felted Clogs

one clog, two clog, red clog, blue(green) clog. I knit these clogs from Noro and Sheperds for Greg and my self. I think they turned out well, but before felting they laid in the corner of my bedroom since our HE Wash is not a HE Felter!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Year in Review

I have looked back over the last year and how far I have come. I think of all the projects that I have completed and I want to share my successes with you all now. Here's my success list!
3 baby sweaters
3 pairs of socks ( one for everyone who lives in my house)
a sunday Market Shawl
a kidsilk haze Wisp
a drop stitch scarf
2 pairs of felted clogs
2 toddler skirts
3 infant hats
2 grown up hats
2 dish cloths
1 kia babydoll dress
1 frontier blues jacket
1 circular shrug
1 dark side cowl
4 pairs of mini mittens
1 minutia sweater fit for a sock monkey

My works in progress are many too!
1 drop stitch scarf - Done!!!
3 pairs of mini mittens - Done!!!
1 february lady sweater
1 stormy hat - Done!!!
1 noro strip scarf
1 little sister dress
1 5 hour baby sweater
1 pair monkey socks
2 pairs of Korma Bed Socks - One done, on on the needles!
There are still so may patterns I want to cast on... but these next ones have to be done in two weeks!
2 dish cloths
One 1860's mens shirt
binding on one 1860's reproduction quilt

Ahh... maybe I should blog less and stitch more!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Emergency Snow Hat For Pippers

Yesterday GWH and the Pippers met me in Roanoke, and we took a short drive down to the cabin in the snow. It was absolutely beautiful, the snow blanketing everything. Much to my surprise though, GWH failed to pack a hat for Pippers to wear. I decided that I could whip one up rather quickly... One Skein wonder style. I had just enough Noro chunky get the job done, but in the interest of using up some beautiful "Left Overs" I decided that I should add in Unplanned Peacock's Bonfire in the DK weight. They were the perfect combination!!! I can't even believe it! They knit into the most beautiful fabric, the Bonfire is all the colors that the Noro lacked, and talk about soft. Pippers is very lucky to have such a beautiful happenstance hat!