Saratoga County


me, myself & I update 06/03/20:

Thank you for your patience during this COVID-19 emergency.

I will continue with porch drop off and pickup. You can call, or email for a drop off time.

NEW ADDITION: Persons who need one-on-one attention can schedule an appointment. I ask that friends and family please stay at home or stay in your car. There will be only one person in the shop at a time. Masks are required.

Sewing instruction classes are still on hold.

Questions? Please call 518 695-4867 or email me at martha@memyself-i.com or meshermc@gmail.com.

Stay safe
Martha

 

This past week I have been thinking of ways to help others.  It can be as easy as making a phone call to a neighbor, a friend, or a family member. Just check to see if they are okay and if they need anything. I am sure that they will appreciate knowing that someone cares.

I live in a small village with some wonderful restaurants and shops. Most are closed for the duration of this medical emergency. I sure hope that they will be able to reopen.

I received an email from a local restaurant requesting help by purchasing a gift certificate. Ordering dinner from a restaurant with curbside pickup is another way of helping. Maybe there is something you can do for your local businesses (hair salon, pet groomer, dress shop, etc.). Any birthdays coming up? Give a gift certificate to a local business instead of shopping online. And please remember your church donations. Their expenses go on, even when no one is there.

Also, consider making facial masks. There are many patterns and youtube videos available for free. Some are even no-sew.

One more week and this years Prom season will be over in my area of New York.

This year I had girls from Saratoga Springs, Galway, Salem, Cambridge, South Glens Falls, Hoosick Falls and Schuylerville.  Some of girls have been coming to the shop for years.  I have had the privilege of watching them become amazing young ladies.  Others, I met for the first time and look forward to seeing them again.

Mom’s, thank you for choosing me, myself & I to do your alterations.

This year the Saratoga County Fair is July 21-26.

If you plan on entering a Home Arts or Fine Arts project you must have your entry in by July 11 at 5:00PM.

You can do your entry online at:

http://www.SaratogCountyFair.org

You can check out the website for further information

Fall is finally here and  I am so ready to decorate my home and shop for the season.

Are you looking for something new and a little different?  Have you heard of needle felting?  I have tried it and I love it.  You don’t need a lot of supplies or need a lot of money to take part  in this activity.

This Fall look for classes in felted pumpkins, Indian corn, and maybe even a turkey.  

This October our local yarn shop is offering classes in needle felting.

http://www.CommonThreadSaratoga.com 

 

It is another Monday morning even  colder than the previous.  We are definitely on the road to Fall, but that is not all bad if you can get over the temperature.

For me, one great thing about Fall is that we have an apple orchard walking distance from here.  There is apple picking,  apple cider, and homemade cider donuts.  The aroma flow downhill inviting us to come and visit.  You need to be very strong to resist the temptation.  Those donuts are like potato chips.  You can’t eat just one.  www.Saratogaapple.com

Another great thing about Fall is that it is time for the 6th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.   http://www.adkfiber.com   This event takes place on September 27th and 28th from 10am-5pm. Follow the link and get a coupon for $1.00 off your entrance fee.

I have a very full week ahead, so I must get to it.

 

 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the spacious grounds of the Philip Schuyler House on Rt. 4, Schuylerville, this Sunday, August 10, as you visit with over 30 colonial artisans, listen to colonial music, watch a Punch & Judy show, dip candles and play colonial games, and tour the Schuyler House and herb gardens.  The event is free and open to the public from noon to 5 pm.

Artisans include a tinsmith, blacksmith, baker, brewer, ropemaker, milliner, mantua maker, broom maker, basketmaker, soapmaker, sheepshearer, buttermaker, beekeeper, farmer, teamster, herbalist, quilter, dyer, spinner, needleworker, powderhorn maker, chair caner, and 18th century medicines.

18th Century Day is sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Please share this with your friends and family.

On Sunday, August 14th, from noon to 5, the 33rd 18th Century Days will be held at Schuyler House in Schuylerville, NY.  If you have never been to Schuyler House this is the perfect occasion to do so. There will be craft demonstrations, music  and a Punch and Judy puppet show plus much more.  

Make sure you give yourself time to check out the Saratoga Monument, the Saratoga Battlefield and/or the National Cemetery. 

 

 

The presentation is titled “Buzzing about Martha’s Garden”

The National Garden Show will be held at Saratoga Town Hall on July 12-13, 2014. The show runs on Saturday from 1-6pm and on Sunday from 1-4.

At 2:30, Martha, owner of me, myself & I, will offer a trunk show of her sewing and talk about how colors and patterns in nature influence her sewing.

Old Saratoga Books will be hosting a book signing. Author Sheridan Hay will be signing copies of her book, “The Secret of Lost Things”. This mystery novel is about the eccentric crew at a NYC rare and used book  store and a lost Herman Melville manuscript.

The book signing is scheduld for Saturday, May 3, between 5 & 6 PM.

Old Saratoga Books is located at 94 Broad Street here in Schuylerville, NY.  They can be reached at 518-695-5607.

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