Do you have a practical reason, or creative impulse, to stitch? Are you looking for
time to get going on your holiday gifts or decorations you’ve planned? Is your
daughter’s skirt missing a button? When local fiber artist Mary Kate Jordan anchors
A Stitchin’ Time at the Monterey Library, she might be working on a new wall quilt.
Or maybe you’ll find her mending a seam on a favorite blouse. Either activity fits,
because she just wants to encourage folks who indulge in activities which require
thread -- or yarn -- to get together.
The meetings began a few years ago with homeschooled kids who wanted this kind
of activity. That focus peaked, and other local folk began to gather informally in a
fluid handwork community. In the past, some have sewed or mended. Others have
knitted, crocheted, quilted or embroidered. And we’ve all enjoyed the company of
other congenial stitchers.
Our current schedule at the Monterey Library is from 10:00 – 11:30 on these
Tuesday mornings: September 22 & 29; October 13 & 20; November3 & 10, and
December 8. This fall Laraine Lippe, an accomplished knitter, will join Mary Kateon
a regular basis (except possibly on October 13) and they invite you to join them.
No matter what your reason to stitch, drop in to A Stitchin’Time before the end of
the year. The size of this handwork gathering is likely to vary from week to week.
(No contract required!)
Because the schedule goes well into New England’s potentially “weather-ish” season,
keep in mind that when the schools are closed, so is the library. And if it’s bad enough
outside that you’re not sure you want to leave your house, we’ll probably feel that way,
too. (My driveway curves down a small hill…) If you have a question about that, call
the library to confirm. If you have any other questions before you drop in, contact me
at 413-528-1011. – Mary Kate