Meet-up on Friday, June 16th

 

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 6/16, at Panera from 1-3 pm.

 

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Meet-up on Friday, Sept 2nd

Ladies, the Stitch & Bitch will meet-up on Friday, 9/2, 1-3 p.m. at Panera.

Our Fall/Winter Charity charity projects:

Susan W is collecting the NICU Baby Hats and Blankets for a drop-off to Maria Fareri, in early September. So, bring in whatever you have for the NICU project.

I’m collecting hats/scarves, etc for  our “Lucille Project” going to the Coachmen Family shelter again this year.

Lois is collecting the “Warm Hats for Warm Hearts” newborn hats going to White Plains Hospital.

Kathy F is collecting blankets/throws, lap-ghans, etc. for the “Veterans NH”, in Montrose.

Meet-up on Friday, July 22nd

Ladies, we will meet-up on Friday, 7/22 – 1-3 p.m @Panera

A few pics from our trip to Nancy O’s:

Day trip on Friday, April 15th

Looking forward to our day trip to the yarn stores this Friday.

If any member does not have a ride let me know asap.

Drivers and carpool passengers have made arrangements with pick-up time. We’ll leave from the Apple Farm parking lot at 10 a.m.

Please have your $10 cash for your driver.

 True… Yarn love

Meet-up on Friday, September 4th

Ladies, the Stitch & Bitch will meet on Friday, 9/4, 1-3 pm.

If you are in town for the holiday weekend, come by!

Bring something for a “Show & Tell” – whatever you’ve made over the Summer.

Meet-up for Friday, July 3rd

A number of the ladies will be meeting up at Panera this Friday, 7/3 – 1-3 p.m.

We received a very nice thank you from Chaplain Anne, for the NICU items. Thank you Susan W.

Chaplain Anne Letter 6.2015

TY_Certificate from Chaplain 6.15 Anne

Enjoy the 4th of July holiday!!

Meet-up on Friday, June 19th = Daytrip to CT!!

The Stitch & Bitch is heading on the road and spending the day in Ct, at Nancy O’s yarn store. Lunch following.

Last call…for anyone (who has not already confirmed) who would like to carpool, let me know.

We will meet, at a previously discussed location at 10:30 a.m. (Cheryl, and her passengers have their arrangements all set).

Looking forward to another fiber filled day!!

Meet-up on Friday, May 8th

Ladies, we will meet-up this Friday at Panera, 1-3 pm.

A few pics from our wonderful day trip to Etui Fiber Art & Alice’s Silver Canvas, last week:

Day trip to Etui & Chocolations on Friday, 5/1

For those available to go…the Stitch & Bitch is heading out on the road again this Friday.

For those carpooling and whom I’ve already been in touch with…we will leave downtown, White Plains at 11:30 a.m. – sharp.

We’ll be visiting: Etui fiber arts store in Larchmont, grab a bite to eat around that area, then visit Chocolations, in Mamaroneck (located on the same street but further down into Mamaroneck).

We will meet-up at 12 noon at Etui fiber arts: 2106 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont, NY 10538, 914-341-1426

Chocolations: 607 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, 914-777-3600

 

Our new charity project: Knit-A-Square

As many of you know we are working on a new charity project. We do a lot of charity, for local groups. This is our first international group project. I’m excited to be a part of something with such reach. It’s simple, we make 8″x 8″ squares (crocheted/knitted) to give to KAS: Knit-A-Square Please watch the video on their homepage which explains how it works. They also have many links for patterns, ideas, etc.

How we can help: make squares, out of any yarn (as long as it’s warm), any color! The squares MUST BE 8″x 8″. Leave a 20″ tail which is used to sew the blankets up. The squares are then assembled by a team of volunteers in Africa, who will stitch them together making blankets. The blankets are then distributed to orphaned/abandoned children in South Africa, many of these children also have AIDS.

This is the first square made: 1st square Yellow 8x8 Square for KAS 5.3.14
Crocheted: I just found this site for a number of 8″x8″ patterns: <a href=”http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/8in_squares.php”>http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/8in_squares.php

Highlights from the Sheep & Wool Festival

NYS&WF 2013 banner

We lucked out, we had cool and sunny weather – perfect for being outdoors. A huge thank you to our drivers, Joan and Karna! We enjoyed the scenic route that Joan mapped out for us; driving along the country roads we saw sheep and cow grazing…so beautiful!  The foliage was amazing, bright gold and reds – just gorgeous!

The festival was larger than I imagined and it was bustling! The fairgrounds have beautiful mature trees that are bursting with Gold leaves. There was a lot of seating area which was nice, there were also large picnic tables near the food area. The fiber was plentiful, stunning color, bags of fleece, handmade baskets, accessories in row after row of  pavilions. The food was standard festival goods but then we spotted “Aba’s Falafels” – certainly didn’t mind the long line!

My favorite part was with the animals. We got up-close with Sheep, Lamas, Alpacas – just amazing!!! A few of us were in the middle of the ‘parade’ of Lamas & Alpaca’s.  We saw Sheep shearing which was cool. We meet the 8 mo. old black one named Shadow, it was his first showing. I also saw a few bunnies and a beautiful large Angora bunny.

The pics you see of a gathering of people on a hill blanketed in gold leaves happens to be Raverly members who gather for a one huge photo-op. Me and Ann managed to get close enough to the front for the pic too.

Well, by 4 p.m. I was pooped!! I understand why so many attend both days…perhaps next year!!

Generous donation

The Stitch & Bitch was blessed with a very generous donation. Marcie, friend & fellow ‘fiberista’ donated bags of yarn (over 65 skeins!) for our charity projects!

Donated yarn from Marcie 7.4.13

Members had their pick today. These will help make many more baby items for the NICU project as well as the hats & scarves (Winter 2014 charity project). I just started on a baby blankie with this gorgeous Pumpkin (Orange) color …very cheerful.

Pumpkin Orange

Stitch & Bitch went shopping…

Thirteen Stitch & Bitches converged @ Lion Brand Outlet in NJ yesterday…we had a blast searching the aisles, finding deals and digging into discounted bins of all things YARN!

The statue of Liberty greeted us at the door draped in an afghan of Homespun.

Fiber art & objects were display throughout the outlet.

Prices were amazing… a 3 pack  (7oz each) pack of Vanna’s Baby yarn,  Vanna’s Choice… for $10!

Several discounted bins throughout the outlet of Homespun, Fun Fur, Books, & Kits for as low as $3!!

Carts were overflowing!!!

Lola, (LBY mascot) & Office M sat up on the cashier watching as carts one after the other unloaded, credit cards signed and happy shoppers left with bags full!