I have been a bit remiss and not updated the Blog for a while. Life gets hectic and things happen, however that has not stopped the next issue of SAGANews (Volume 31 #2) being completed and sent to the graphic artist for layout. This issue is dedicated to Wee Care and we have some sweet smocking designs as well as a new Wee Care pattern for you to try. Hopefully it will help boost the donations at this years SAGA Convention in Norfolk, Virginia as well as helping local hospitals around the country.
We also have an interview with Nancy Bednar, a pre-day class teacher. She is teaching a class that involves using some fabrics from vintage kimonos and every finished jacket will be different. Other pre-day classes are starters or refreshers in smocking techniques, so even if you are new to smocking, if you take one of these pre-day classes, you can then take some other smocking classes at Convention.
Yes, I said Convention and the registration has been open for a week now, so I am sure that classes are filling up, so if you are procrastinating-don't! Get that registration to Karen Van Wert as soon as possible. The best way is via the SAGA website as you will know the class still has spaces it won't be listed if it is full) alternatively you can FAX, call or mail in your registration. Don't forget to book your hotel room either. Also new this year is a trip on Monday to Williamsburg with special talks and a chance to see some items not generally on view to the public. Space is limited on this trip, so call Terry Campbell if you want to go (See the Convention Brochure in SAGANews Volume 31 #1).
For any new Convention goers this year, may I suggest you check out my Blogs from last year for everything you need to know about attending a SAGA National Convention and I hope to see you there come September!