Friday, January 3, 2020


Welcome to 2020!

A New Year and new projects-what do you have planned?

Maybe you have worked on your Artisan and your projects are ready to submit.

Maybe you are working on your Artisan projects and planning to submit.

Maybe you are thinking ahead and have Easter or other special occasions to plan to stitch for.

Maybe you are just stitching because you can and love it.

Whatever the reason I hope you have remembered to renew your SAGA membership!

SAGA membership runs from January 1 to December 31 each year. If you don’t renew soon you will miss out on receiving the next issue of SAGANews. SAGANews is only mailed to members on the mailing list at the time it is pulled.

So head on over to the SAGA website ( and sign into the Members Only area. You will see if you have renewed and if  you have not you can just follow the links to do so. The best method of renewal is to use PayPal which you can do even without a PayPal account.

I will leave you with a photo of a holiday window at Bergdorf Goodman’s on Fifth Avenue in New York. Can you spot several sewing items? I found at least five items.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

More Ornaments.

Need a gift for a fellow SAGA member? 

SAGANews featured an heirloom ornament in Volume 26 Issue 4 that would fit the bill.

We also featured a no-sew ornament in Volume 38 Issue 4. 

The perfect project to do with children!

If you don't have these copies of SAGANews you can access them via the Members Only area of the SAGA website.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Membership Renewal Time

It is time to renew your SAGA membership. 

It is due before the end of December, as you don't want to miss out on any issue of SAGANews or all the other things SAGA has to offer, do you?

You can renew by signing into your SAGA page on the SAGA website. 

You can use PayPal and it will automatically update your information so SAGA has your correct mailing address and email.

You don't need a PayPal account to use PayPal to pay for your dues.

Looking forward to another great year of SAGA with you all as members!

Thank you!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Christmas is Coming!

Yes, Christmas is coming! 

Are you looking for a quick smocked gift to make? 

What better than an ornament?

SAGANews has featured a few ornaments over the years. 

The designs are usually in the fourth issue of the year. 

Here are a few to whet your appetite!

Volume 25 Issue 4

Volume 26 Issue 4

Volume 26 Issue 4

Volume 34 Issue 4

Volume 39 Issue 4

Volume 29 Issue 4

Volume 25 Issue 4

Volume 38 Issue 4

Volume 36 Issue 4

If you don't have the copy of SAGANews you need they are all available in the Members Only area of the SAGA website

Thursday, November 14, 2019

It's coming!

SAGANews Volume 40 Issue 4 will be on it's way to you very soon! 

This is the cover you are looking for.

It's a Winter Issue.


Saturday, November 9, 2019

It's never too early...

to start panning for SAGA Convention 2020!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

SAGA National Convention 2019

SAGA National Convention was a few weeks ago now but it takes time when I get back to go through photos and edit them, plus I have to start work on the next issue of SAGANews!

But here are a few pictures from the event to enjoy. If you did attend, maybe seeing these will make you think about joining the fun next year when Convention will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.