February 2010

Start planning everyone! The Vermont Shop Hop is almost upon us! The 4th annual event will run between March 12-21, 2010. Several stores across the state are participating – the complete list can be found on their website.

Visit the participating stores and gather your fabrics and other materials. While there you’ll have a chance to participate in some games and have an opportunity to win prizes too!

To purchase your Shop Hop Pass, just contact one of the participating shops.

The website for this fun and exciting event is : www.vermontshophop.com/. In addition to the website, you can also get more information by calling any of the participating shops.

There’s also more than enough time to visit some of the wonderful places around the state and enjoy the beautiful spring scenery! Don’t forget your cameras!


I recently received notice that the classes for the Original Sewing & Quilt expo were posted for Worcester, MA 2010 on the www.sewingexpo.com website.

In 2000 I started me, myself & I.  I spend time taking classes around the country trying to update myself in the latest sewing trends and equipment.  It was time well spent.  For many years I was an Ambassador (volunteer) for the expo.  I would spend 4 days helping in the  classroom as needed, and manning help desks and such.  It was a great way to keep apprised of what was new and exciting in the sewing market.  Because of my business and what life throws at you, I haven’t taken the time to check out Worcester in many years.

Yesterday I took the time to check out this year’s schedule.  I will be attending this year, but it will be as a student.  I look forward to filling 4 days from approximately 8:30AM to 8PM with back to sewing basics.  I will be reviewing machine quilting, hand appliqué, home deco, hand embroidery and even be making a jacket.   I have filled every hour with what I love to do best.  Some classes have instructors that I took classes from when I first traveled.  There are also instructors that are new to me.

If you love sewing, as I do, make the time to check out www.sewingexpo.com.  Maybe we will end up in a class together.

Pre day class is Wednesday April 7.  The expo is Thursday April 8-Sat April 10, 2010 with details on their website.

Be sure to sign up early – the classes fill fast!