Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Vintage Hangers

I found this collection of vintage children's hangers while I was away for a few days in western Pennsylvania. They are so different from the plain plastic ones you find today. A special hanger for special clothes!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time to Renew

Now is the time to renew your membership to SAGA.

SAGA Membership Renewal Information
All memberships (except lifetime) expire on December 31. Improvements have been made to the renewal process that should make it easier for member renewal. If you renew on-line at through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account), your membership will be updated in the database immediately! This is the fastest, most efficient way to renew. Don't miss out on SAGANews by renewing late!

Other options for renewing are to download the membership form and mailing it to the SAGA Post Office Box. 
                                        The Smocking Arts Guild of America
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You can also renew in a group with your chapter, by sending one check.  If you choose this option, be sure to include everyone's name and membership number with the renewal information. Be aware that this option will take longer to process as all mail renewals will be processed by hand.

Early Membership Renewal Incentive
All members who are paid through 2019 either through PayPal on
November 30, or postmarked by the USPS by November 30 will be entered into one of five regional drawings for enrollment into a SAGA Correspondence Course during 2019.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Where was I?

Last weekend I went somewhere for a wedding. Can you guess where that was and what part of the city from the photos?

Okay, so did you guess the Garment District in New York? (I know, there was a give away with the banner advertising the art festival). 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Just Pin It!

If you completed your Just Pin It! smocking sampler by October 15th and you have not yet posted a photo on the Smock Along Facebook page, please send your photo to Carol Kick at  
You will be awarded two Artisan points; you do not have to have completed the construction, but all smocking stitches must be completed.
Carol Kick's Just Pin It! Example

Monday, October 1, 2018

A poster says it all!

The next SAGA Convention celebrating the 40th Anniversary in 2019 will be held in Dallas, Texas from September 17 through to September 22.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Seen in and Around Winston-Salem

These photos were taken by Region I Representative Terry Poskay on her excursions outside of the hotel while at the SAGA Convention in Winston-Salem.

Outside the Convention Centre
The shop window of a local tailors

Inside the Mast General Store

Inside the Mast General Store

Inside the Mast General Store

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Things to do in Winston-Salem

Korner’s Folly
413 S. Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 996-7922
The Strangest House in the World 1880's home of artist, designer Jule Gilmer Korner. 22 rooms. 7 levels. 15 fireplaces. Intriguing and entertaining.
Körner’s Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, the house originally served to display his interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22 room house museum and its unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand laid tile.

The Factory

210 North Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284

A unique shopping area housed in a 1887 textile manufacturing in downtown Kernersville offers boutique-style stores. The attractive landscaped courtyard is the hub of the Factory.

Downtown Arts District

Trade & Liberty Street, Between 5th and 7th Street Downtown
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
An ultra-hip area of downtown, DADA, is an eclectic collection of working studios, galleries, shops, residences, restaurants, and nightlife. Just a block from the Benton Convention Center, this exciting neighborhood is easy to find.

Horne Creek Living Historical Farm
308 Horne Creek Farm Road
Pinnacle, NC 27043
(336) 325-2298 
Horne Creek Living Historical Farm serves as an outdoor museum dedicated to the study, preservation, and interpretation of North Carolina's rural and agricultural heritage, circa 1900 - 1910.

Historic Bethabara Park
2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(336) 924-8191

Site of the first settlement in Forsyth County. Guided tour includes 1788 German Church and reconstructed fort. Medicine Garden and nature preserve on site.

There are also numerous wineries and vineyards in the region to visit, nut if you do visit one or two please remember not to drink and drive or operate a sewing machine!