Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trees for Troops at St. Louis

Here are some photos taken of the Trees for Troops donations at the SAGA Retreat in St. Louis.

There were lot's of different designs, techniques and fabrics used.

Well done ladies!

And it is never too late to start making some ready for donation at next year's Convention in Winston-Salem!

Look in the soon-to-be published next issue of SAGANews for some great quick and easy ornament ideas!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cute Baby Doll Pattern

I found this sweet baby doll clothing pattern in a local antique store. It had no price and turns out it was free!

The pattern has been used, but all pieces are there-not bad as it dates from 1939!

The transfers in the pattern have never been used. They have the dots for smocking as well as the embroidery designs.

I thought it was interesting that it used smocking and heirloom sewing techniques and I might see if it makes a size suitable for Wee Care.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

SAGA Smock Along Completed

Are you participating in the latest SAGA Smock Along?

A big thank you to Vaune Pierce for her wonderful directions both for the smocking and the construction elements.

My completed bag
This is actually quite a quick project from start to finish-the hardest part of it all is picking your fabrics and the colour of your threads!
The inside of my bag

If you want to receive Artisan Points for your participation, you must post a photo on the SAGA Smock Along Facebook page by November 1, 2018.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Getting ready to leave...

Wes and I are getting ready to pack for  the SAGA Retreat in St. Louis that starts Thuersday evening with the Welcome Reception and ends Sunday lunchtime.

                                                      Hope we see lots of you there!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Essential Items for the St. Louis Retreat!

It is not long now before the second SAGA Retreat of 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri! I will be busy working taking photos and such for SAGA and SAGANews at this Retreat and hope to see many of you as I walk around the classes each day!

I know many of you have attended SAGA Conventions or Retreats before, but it never hurts to be reminded of some essential items that you will need and may forget to pack (Note to Past President, Lisa Hawkes, who forgot to read item 5 before she left for Bedford Glen!).

1. Basic Sewing Supplies

2. Writing materials and tools.

3. Name labels for your raffle tickets (or I will have some you can use :) )

4. Tote bag (especially useful for market).

5. Sewing Machine-If you are taking machine classes and don't forget the power cord and foot; machine presser feet; needles; bobbins; manual; wheels to get it to and from class.

6. Chapter raffle basket.

7. Wee Care items to donate and your ornaments for Tree for Troops!

8. Table favours-if your chapter offered to donate them.

9. Any pre-class homework?

10. Light and magnification.

11. Spare glasses.

12. Camera

13. Your Retreat Contest entry-Accessory.

14. Your Artisan card.

15. Name Tag (if you have one).

16. A smile and money for market!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Things to do in St. Charles, Missouri

If you are attending the SAGA Retreat in St. Charles in a couple of weeks and have any free time to explore, here are a few suggestions of things to do.

You can also visit the website to find restaurants, shopping and more place of interest.

Once named the "Williamsburg of the West" by Southern Living Magazine, St. Charles' Main Street region is Missouri's first and largest historic district. Running parallel to the Missouri River, the brick-paved streets are home to one-of-a-kind shops, in restored buildings that date to the 1800s.
Tour the First State Capitol Historic Site or stroll the brick paved streets of Historic St. Charles, taking in more than 125 unique shops and restaurants. Today, the city is much as it was and continues to welcome folks who enjoy experiencing the sights and sounds of early America. 

Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.

Thousands passed through on their journeys westward, replenishing supplies before departing into new territory. Saint Charles is a source of historical encounter: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri's First State Capitol, origin of the Boone's Lick Trail and home to Daniel Boone.
Just 25 minutes away is downtown St. Louis with the Arch, riverfront, and historic Laclede's Landing. At Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair, discover the world-renowned St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, Science Center, and Missouri History Museum. Cheer at Busch Stadium for Cardinals baseball. Stroll the world-class Missouri Botanical Garden. Visit unique neighborhoods such as Soulard's historic farmer's market, the Central West End's boutiques/antiques, and the funky, fun Delmar Loop.

Things to do:
Darius Heald House- Fort Zumwalt Park
Brick home built by Darius Heald, son of War of 1812 veteran Nathan Heald, completed circa 1885. Open May-September 2nd & 4th Sundays, noon-3:00 PM.

First Missouri State Capitol Historic Site

State Historic site where Missouri's first legislature met for five years. Tours & special events. Seasonal Hours. Call for details and hours.

Historic Daniel Boone Home at Lindenwood Park

Step into history at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. The Boone Home is nestled upon the rolling hills of wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This beautiful setting represents life in the early 1800s and brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Within the thick limestone walls, stories of a daring man offer a glimpse into family matters, risky adventures and hard-fought battles.

St. Charles Ghost Tours- www.stcharlesghosts.com
Experience the ghost of St. Charles. St. Charles seems to have more than its share of mysterious manifestations. Prepare to visit some of the places reporting ghostly activity. Just glimpsed glows,...

Commemorative Air Force-Missouri Wing http://cafmo.org/
Patriotic organization dedicated to the preservation of WW II aircraft and their heritage. It currently maintains a B-25 "Mitchell", a TBM "Avenger", and an L-3 "Grasshopper".

Fast Lane Classic Cars-www.fastlanecars.com

Come see almost 200 cars from the finest collection of classic & muscle cars in the nation. All displayed in our 45,000 sq. ft. Museum/Showroom.