A New Group of Stitchers

I just returned from Minnesota.  It was my first visit to that state.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after spending a few days there, I have decided that the people of Minnesota are warm and inviting.  I had a wonderful time during my visit.

I had the privilege of teaching the Lakes and Prairie SAGA Guild in MN.  What a great bunch of ladies there!  They were an enthusiastic group and they extended such a warm welcome to me. The weather was cool, which was definitely not unusual.  But we had beautiful sunshine every day, which made our meeting room nice and bright.

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We had a wonderful meeting space at an assisted living center.  During the course of the class, a couple of the ladies stopped in to see what we were up to.  🙂

After working hard on day 1 with their sewing and pleating, we spent day 2 doing embroidery.  Notice our open windows – LOL!  We stayed rather warm as the assisted living facility keeps the room temperature quite high.  We resolved that by shedding layers and opening the windows.  Hahaha!!!

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This was a talented group of ladies and they did so well both days.  They were a delight to teach!

I stayed with a lovely couple and had a room with the most beautiful hand-made quilts.  These were family heirlooms.  Of course, I had to examine them.  The quilt hanging on the wall was completely hand stitched together in a most unique (to me) way as well as hand quilted!  What a treasure!!!  They were displayed beautifully.


While I travel, airport waiting time = stitching time.  I normally work on Wee Care gowns, but this time I took along a jacket I was already working on and managed to get it close to completion.  Upon my return home, I finished up the stitching and I’m pleased with the results.  I hope that my MN ladies will see this and be inspired to stitch up some jackets of their own!

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I’m back home, unpacked and have put away the suitcase for a couple of weeks.  Today I may choose some summer fabric and start on a few summer things for the little ones.

Of course, this is Easter week and I’m looking forward to our worship service on Sunday.  I love seeing everyone in their Easer finery.  However, all the finery pales in comparison to the celebration of our Savior, His resurrection and all that this means for us as Christians.  I hope everyone will enjoy a blessed Easter weekend reflecting and celebrating our Savior’s sacrificial love for us!


5 thoughts on “A New Group of Stitchers

  1. Shirley

    Love your jacket, Kathy! We are lucky enough to spend the summers on a lake in northern MN and my friends up there are a pure delight. We call them “Minnesota Nice” and they truly live up to their name!

  2. Rettabug

    Oh my, Kathy! Your jacket looks darling & I have a denim one that could certainly use some gussy-up.
    I loved seeing those vintage quilts beautifully displayed. Thanks for sharing that pic.

    You had to be freezing in MN. We had snow last weekend in OH. I am soooo ready for Spring!

    Wishing you & yours a very Happy Easter!

  3. Breta

    I see some new ways to use the stitches we learned in class. Definitely will try some. Thanks for the
    great weekend and sharing your talents.


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