Monday, September 16, 2019

Tender Buttons

I was in New York City a few Sundays ago and just walking around the Upper East Side (like you do) and on turning into a cross street I found this:

I had totally forgotten Tender Buttons was in the area I was walking around and feel there must have been some kind of sixth sense making me take that street to get across town!

Now the fact it was a Sunday and I couldn't shop...…..

Never mind there is always another time!

Monday, September 9, 2019

One Week to SAGA 40th Anniversay Convention!

So, only a week before the SAGA National Convention classes begin! Are you anywhere near ready?

Yes, I know you have tons more things to get done before you even start to think about packing but I hope you have checked your class supplies, completed your Design Show entries (only joking-you can work on those a few hours more) and are actually aware that it is only a week away?

Okay, so you are planning the family’s meals for the week you are gone and doing the laundry and everything else you have to do to make sure that your husband and children survive without you, but believe me, they will survive. Maybe they will appreciate you a little more when you return (well for the first few days at least).

Whether you are a First Time attendee or have been many times to Convention you will have a great time. You will meet and make new friends and renew old friendships. You will be tired and mind numb after several days of classes and events. You may even wonder if you will ever finish the class project, but hopefully you will enjoy yourself enough to want to attend another Convention-they can be addictive!

Just to help you when you are putting your Convention items together, remember:

1.       Basic sewing supplies

2.       Special class supplies

3.    Your sewing machine; feet; bobbins; power cords; foot pedal

4.       Wee Care  and Trees for Troops items

5.       Name labels for the raffle tickets

6.       Something to write with and on

7.       Your kit fees (cheques or cash maybe in separate envelopes ready to give to the Teacher's Angel in each class).

8.       Money for market


9.       Design Show entry

10.       Show and Share entries

11.   Your chapter raffle basket


12.   Camera

13.   A few changes of clothes

14   Maybe some underwear

15.   Maybe some makeup

16.   Definitely yourself!

Friday, September 6, 2019

SAGA Convention Market

We are thrilled to invite you to the

The Market will take place on Friday, September 20th , from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The Market is open to both SAGA members and the public.
We have a wide assortment of vendors in our Market this year. This is your opportunity to touch & feel the products that make our creative art possible and to meet the people who have all the goodies. Enjoy!

Berryhill Heirlooms - Susie Gay
Carol Ahles
Classic Creations – Barbara Meger
Crosseyed Cricket Smocking Designs – Ann Parker
Delicate Stitches by Sylvia – Sylvia Fooshee
Fabric Finders – Ceda & Mike Hambrick
Fine French Laces – Luc Smeirs
Kathy Awender Designs – Kathy Awender
Martha’s Heirlooms – Martha Bailey
Peanut Butter & Jelly Kids – Anna Marie Phelps
Status Thimble - Judith Adams
The Bonnet Stand – Billi Parus
The Old Fashioned Baby - Jeannie Baumeister
The Sewing Boutique – Linda Patterson
Trisha’s Treasures – Trisha Smith
Vaune - Vaune Pierce

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wee Care Sew Much

Do you have Wee Care and Christmas ornaments for Trees for Troops ready to bring to SAGA Convention? Wee Care Sew Much chair, Marlene Mehn, will be there ready and waiting for your donations.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

My Plaid Smock Along Progress

Did you sign up for the SAGA Members Only Plaid Smock Along? I know I did as this is a great opportunity to learn a smocking variation and gain Artisan points from the comfort of home!

The three of the four lessons have been emailed to me (but can also be found on the SAGA website, if you are signed in as a member) and I have printed them off and been working one them.

So far I have completed lessons one and two and am working on lesson three.

I started lesson one and thought how easy could this be? It is just trellis and the odd cable. I followed the directions/graph and ended up being off on nearly every colour pass! So I took all of my work out and started again, this time doing what the hints actually said to do, carefully checked my work and placement as I went along. Success! Lesson one complete and looking good.


Lesson two was the same idea- trellis and the odd cable, but armed with the knowledge that I need to check my placement and often, I completed the lesson without having to un-do any of it. Loved this look!

Lesson three is taking shape and will be completed shortly.

Looking forward to lesson four!

Thank you to Evelyn Phillip who gave the rights to the lessons to SAGA and to Kate Westlake for her edits and leading the Smock Along.

I hope to see lots of your plaid smocking on the SAGA Smock Along Facebook page.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SAGANews Volume 40 Issue 3

Yes, the next issue of SAGANews is in the mail!

This issue is the third one of the year and features the last 10 years of SAGA History, the second part of Susanne Iverson's Masters Thesis on needles, some hints for Artisan level II Embroidery and lots of Chapter Chatter!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Little about Addison, Texas

The land occupied by Addison was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek. In 1902 the community named itself Addison, after Addison Robertson, who served as postmaster from 1908 to 1916. The first industry was a cotton gin, opening in 1902 on Addison Road. 

Some things to do in Addison:

Cavanaugh Flight Museum

4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001  

Phone Number: 972-380-8800

Hours: Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sun: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Admission: Adults: $12.00 Seniors & Military: $8.00 Children (4 - 12): $6.00 Children 3 & Under: Free

Bitter Sisters Brewery

15103 Surveyor Blvd, Addison, TX 75001-4316
Family run brewery.

Mary Kay Museum

16251 Dallas Pkwy, Addison, TX 75001-6801

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Located at the headquarters of the Mary Kay cosmetics company.