Our local schools have been in session for a week now and  as I sit  with only so many days as she it is a sure sign that fall is almost here.  Those “back-to-school” jitters have long been forgotten by this retired teacher.  However, I got to relive them a bit this week as my favorite (and only) granddaughter started her first year of teaching.


We have many wonderful classes lined up for this fall’s schedule and Joyce has to do magic with only so many days as she pencils in all our classes and clubs.  I know I want to do a bedskirt/dust ruffle for one of my new quilts so I am going to have a one session class on that.  We are finishing up the gorgeous Feathered Star from Hoop Sisters and have the Mystery Quilt in process.  My new Hoop Sisters project for later this fall is Cathedral Window which uses a different technique.  My other quilt is simple enough that beginners will be comfortable but challenging enough for experienced quilters.  Also, last week one of our good customers suggested I have another Foot class to go over some of the newer feet.  I think that is an excellent idea as the specialty feet enable  our great Viking sewing machines to do even more as well as better and  faster


Joyce and I go to Florida for the Viking convention in September and will be bringing back loads of new ideas.  Please sign up for our Toolin’ Around event to show all our new products on Friday, September 27.


Our Open House is Saturday, September 14 so please stop in and view our new class projects and remember you get 10% off class fees that day.  I will be having a couple Hoop Sisters projects trunked in for our Open House.  That way you can see what the Cathedral Window looks like and what I have in mind for a winter project.

Just being able to keep busy is a blessing so keep hugging those sewing machines.   Vera