September 2012

What to do with all those watermelons

One of the best investments I made this year wasn’t in stocks or bonds. It was buying a $1.89 pack of watermelon seeds from the hardware store. I forgot to order watermelon seeds in my regular online seed order so, I bought them locally. They had only one pack of one variety left so I … Continue Reading →

Yarn available for donating

Merle of Dearborn just called to say she has a lot of various yarns she’d like to donate to a local knitter or crocheter. The yarn is “new with label.” For more information, feel free to contact her at (313) 581-1892.  

The American Sewing Expo is Sept. 28-30

Remember, you can shop for all your sewing and quilting needs at the 19th annual American Sewing Expo, scheduled for Sept. 28-30, at Suburban Collection Showplace (please see August 15th post). Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Suburban Collection Showplace is at 46100 Grand River Ave., between Novi and … Continue Reading →

Enter giveaway to win copy of 'French Girl Knits'

In her latest book, “French Girl Knits Accessories,” Kristeen Griffin-Grimes, who lives in Seattle Washington, reveals an exciting collection of “modern designs for a beautiful life.” Reflecting on French style in her book, she writes, “It is profoundly easy to glamorize another culture — and I’ve done that aplenty with my French musings — but I’ve … Continue Reading →