Last Thursday during our monthly American Sewing Guild meeting. Anita told us about Superior University and the threads and lessons she received for her "classes". Superior Threads are more expensive than the threads that you normally find in JoAnns and Hancocks but they are supposed to be a higher quality thread supplier. One of the strong points for Superior Thread is the education they provide in regards to how their threads are made, and how you should sew with it for best results. Anita feels that she is getting a good value for her monthly class costs.
One of the community service projects the Indianapolis chapter is involved in again this year is making Christmas stockings for our troops. Last year we make over 3150 stockings that other organizations then fill and distribute. Our Chapter goal for this year is 4000 stockings.
Rather than wait and make a lot of stockings in October our neighborhood group has decided that we each will make 1 or more stockings every month so far we have made 80. Below is a sampling of this months stockings. You will notice that even though the stockings are all the same size we can use any fabric we wish. It doesn't even have to be Christmas fabric. The stockings can be made quickly are are great for stash busting.
I am also lucky enough to belong to a group that has a couple of very prolific sewers in it.
Renate made 15 of these cute little fabric boxes, enough for each of us. These little boxes are perfect for holding a spool of thread, needle, thimble and small scissors, just the right size to use while sewing in front of the television. Thank you Renate!
I enjoy our meetings, it is good to talk with others who not only understand my fabric and pattern obsessions but have those same obsessions them selves. I always come away with more ideas and techniques to try.