Little Red Riding Hood, Leather Findings--and the cork I forgot to share last week!

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Good morning, everyone.

   I Hope everyone enjoyed your holiday time with friends and family. It’s always a busy time for me with my children and their little families. We spent Christmas Eve in Orange Country at Rafael’s with Olivia and Bennett. They are getting so big and think Reiley is a doll! Then, Christmas morning at home with Maria’s little one, Reiley, Natasha and Miguel. I am so happy to just stay home and enjoy the day.
    With the holidays behind me it’s time to start getting ready for the Annual Yard Sale Saturday on January 12th. The sale runs from 8 to 10 am. It’s in the alley behind the store and is CASH only. Great bargains. Take a look at What’s Happening below for more information.
    I am also working with Carol from Aunties Two Patterns to get ready for Road to California. Carol and her husband Jim are flying out again to demonstrate their techniques in our booth. Sales of her new pattern, the Little Poppins Bag, have gone through the roof. Everyone is falling heads over heels in love with it because it's got the great look of her larger bag but fits under your seat as a carry on when you are flying. Stop by and say “hi” if you’re going to Road. Remember--we have tickets available so you don’t have to wait in the long line at the show to get in. They are $16.00 each and CASH only. We will have them through Sunday, January 20 or while supplies last.

    Oh--and a reminder to Susie's students--there will be no Sit-N-Sew/Beginning Quilting or Beyond Beginning this week. She'll see you next week.
     The new year is just around the corner--time to learn something new! We offer great classes every day of the week. Click here for the 1st Quarter 2019 newsletter and here to see all of our classes. Below are the new classes scheduled for next quarter (plus a few we haven't offered in awhile)--just click on photo/title for more information. We offer over 100 classes every quarter on both sides of the store! From beginner to expert, from traditional to contemporary--we have something for everyone. Remember, sign up early--we have to cancel classes that don't meet the minimum enrollment a week ahead. And we hate it when you are disappointed.

Falling Leaves ZentanglesSeveral Zentangle classes Vintage Sewing Book
Vintage Sewing Book
Spikey Table Runner
Spikey Table Runner
Making Fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Stack-n-whack kaleidescopeStack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope
Sonoran Choker
Sonoran Choker
start with
Rose Mary, finish with Dessie!
Joan necklace

Joanne Necklace
peyote bracelet
a new
Beadweave 101 Bracelet
moonrise CGB earring
Moonrise CGB Earrings
Pinkston earring
Pinkston Earrings
hollow cubes
Hollow Cubes
deer head sihlouette
Deer Head Silhlouette
colourstruck pillow
Colourstruck Pillows
one block wonder
One Block Wonder
Rockport Tote Rockport Tote cork pouch
Cork Pouch
mini mod dog
Mod Dog or
Mod Cat
urban window
Urban Window
Mod TV
Mod TV

 ufoUnFinished Objects

   Read on to see What's Happening, What's New and to learn more about our sewing and jewelry making classes.

  Hope to see you at the store soon!

What's Happening
annual yard sale 
Road to California

What's New
 rotating hook We are restocking leather findings--and added this new revolving hook. It's big--23mm (about 1")--great for necklaces. We have them in copper only--this is a "Try Me" item. Like it? Let us know and help us decide if we want expand the choices!
Here's a peek at the cork I mentioned last week and forgot to show you. We added luscious new colors and prints--plus, we now carry it in a new size. The 8 x 13 pieces will make 3 of these small pouches that Mary's teaching next quarter. The perfect intro to working with cork.
new cork cork pouch
Stringed instruments of all kinds can be found on this new print from Alexander Henry. strings
Bo-Nash powder Wow! This product can do so many things! From mending tears in fabric to applique to quilt basting--and more! Check out this video to see the many uses for Bo-Nash bonding powder
Little Red from Riley Blake tells the story of this beloved fairy tale in fabric. We have 3 color ways of several prints in the line
Little Red
applique pressing sheet The Goddess Sheet is an oversize fiberglass applique pressing sheet--just what you need for Laura Heine's Making Fish quilt

Classes, Classes, Classes!
We offer classes for all skill levels and interests. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you'll find something to get your creative juices flowing at Monica's. Our teachers are experienced and passionate about their craft. To see all of our current classes, click here.

On The Quilt Side
Choose one of these Class Categories to see what's being offered this quarter

Laura Heine collage beginning quilt making  
We offer applique classes in several techniques and styles, including finished edge, raw edge, improvisational, fused and more.
The Basics
Here you will find classes for  beginning quilt making and beyond, free motion quilting, sewing machine care and more.
Quilt Classes
These classes cover a wide variety of techniques and styles. They may use a pattern or encourage you to think outside the box, introduce you to a tool or technique using your machine or by hand. 
Something Special
While sewing may not be involved in all of these classes, creativity is!
Zentangle 101
Zentangle 101
Vintage sewing book
Vintage Sewing Book
Falling Leaving
Falling Leaves
Zentangles Notan
Zentangle Blue Opus
Zentangle Blue Opus
Zentagle bijou dangle
Zentangle Bijou Dangle
zentagle watercolor
Zentangle Watercolor
Calendar Page
 poppins bag  Aloha dress wine caddy
 inside out placemats Other Sewing Projects
From clothing to bags all kinds of great things in between! Expand your sewing knowledge and come away with something both useful and pretty.
Rockport Tote

On The Bead Side
Each of our teachers has their own style and focus. They are always trying new techniques, tools and products to offer you classes using the latest and greatest in the bead world. Choose one of these class categories to see what's being offered this quarter--and, our class dates are flexible! Call the shop to schedule something on a different day.

The Basics

 knotting beading 101B
Choose Wire 101 or Wire 102 to learn basic wirework skills. These courses are prerequisites for Patricia's wire classes.
Knotting or Stringing with Patricia are great first steps in the art of jewelry making. Begin your beading adventure with any of Theresa's Bead Weaving projects. You can learn peyote, brick stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone and ndbele in these introductory classes with Theresa. 
We offer over a hundred different jewelry-making classes! Choose one of these categories to explore the variety of styles and skill levels in different areas of this exciting field.
 flat peyote leather bracelets Tatiana
Whether you want to make something simple or complex, Rose Mary and Theresa have projects for you. Macrame, coiled ropes, kumihimo, netting stitch, peyote, right angle weave, bead embroidery, bead crochet, loomwork, contemporary geometric beadwork--the list goes on!
Pair leather with beads, chain, tassels, cabachons. Dessie will teach you to set rivets, sew on leather--make it elegant, edgy or organic to suit your style.

From simple wire wrapped cabachons to encasing beads in elaborate viking weave, Patricia will guide you to make pieces you will be proud to wear.