December Newsletter

Merry Christmas Y’All

It’s the last month in 2016 and it honestly feels like it’s been 3 years long. This year has been an extremely busy year for me. So much has happened, I’m trying to catch my breath & analyze it all. I want to say a heart felt THANK YOU to all of you customers and friends who continue to support me in this venture. It’s an enormous undertaking and overwhelming most of the time. It would not be possible without y’all.

For the last year plus, I have had the privilege of having DG Lawrence work along side me 2 days a week. Her effervescent personality has been a joy to all of us. She has been an invaluable “right hand” to me. I am very saddened by the news that her doctor will not allow her to work anymore. I am lost without her. However, she promised that she will still be chauffeured up here to Medina once every 2 month to do Strip Club. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all her help and input and guidance. I miss her every day.

As always, new fabrics and notions continue to arrive weekly. Lots of fun things to do & great ideas. I learn so much from all of you every day. I get great ideas to pass on and hear of wonderful new products to try. It’s a fabulous exchange of knowledge.

Our class list for December is short due to the holidays and all the busyness that it brings with it. Please be sure to check the calendar and don’t miss out.

Our Grab Bag this month is a “Last Minute” gift pack for you. It contains patterns & pre-cut fabric for making; 2 pillowcases and a 10 Minute Table Runner. Quick & Easy projects to assemble for that emergency gift.


We have a large assortment of gift ideas this year, for the sewist and non-sewist alike.   Be sure you check it all out. You might just find that perfect gift.  We also have gift cards when you just can’t decide what to get.


May your Holiday Season this year be “Merry & Bright” and may all your dreams come true.

From our Little Cottage to yours.

Very Merry Christmas, Donette

December Calendar

Sat Dec 3 – 10:30 am

Folded Star Ornament workshop Fee – $45 (includes kit)


Please let me know for a kit count

Sun Dec 4 – Medina Community Christmas Festival

7 am Breakfast – “Pancakes & Holly” at Community Center

4 pm Music Program at the Library followed by Santa’s arrival

Tree Lighting

 Merchants Open House

Vet Clinic 4 pm to ?? snacks & beverages

Little Cottage Quilt Shop  6 – 8 pm coffee & cookies

Old Timer 6 – 8pm light refreshments


Wed Dec 7 – 1 pm

Open Sewing workshop

Fri Dec 9 – 9 am

Coffee at the Cottage

Fri Dec 9 – 10 am

Hand Embroidery Club

Sat Dec 10 – 1 pm Strip Club

(November was rescheduled)

This gorgeous quilt has been requested several times, you won’t want to miss this one.


(Remember to pay in advance to get your pattern free)

Wed Dec 14 – 1 pm

Open Sewing workshop

Wed Dec 21 – 1 pm

Open Sewing workshop

Sat Dec 24 – 26 Closed for Christmas

Wed Dec 28 – 1 pm

Open Sewing workshop

Sat Dec 31 – Jan 2 Closed for New Years

Please reserve your space for the workshops ASAP

Valuable Info

It has been brought to my attention that my website and newsletter are written as if everyone already knows about all the tings I talk about. I apologize. I am working on getting the website set up better. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough room on each newsletter to explain everything. So I am hoping that this “Key” will help. Please print it out if you need & feel free to pass it on to someone new.

Coffee at the Cottage:

Every 2nd Friday of each month at 9 am, stitchers gather here at the Cottage for coffee and conversation. It is usually our local group of quilters, but anyone is welcome to come and meet new sewists, share ideas, Show & Tell, drink coffee & laugh alot. It’s free

Hand Embroidery Club:

AKA “Stitchy Women”. Every 2nd Friday of each month, at 10 am, following Coffee at the Cottage. Come & learn about hand embroidery, beading, embellishments & appliqué. There are many helpful and friendly “masters”, willing to teach you all they know. It’s free

Strip Club:

It’s all about strip piecing. Once every 2 months , on a Saturday afternoon, a group of “Strippers” gather to share their previous strip quilt, learn about the next pattern, pick out their fabrics for the next pattern & have fun. The meeting is free & open to everyone interested. Watch the calendar for the dates.

Open Sewing Workshop:

Every Wednesday 1-4pm you can come to the Cottage and get a private lesson on anything sewing you would like to learn or need help with. The fee is $25 for the afternoon.

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