Monday, July 30, 2012

The Weekly Stitch

Hello all,

Another new place to knit/crochet?  During the Olympics, of course!!  And if you are feeling especially "competitive",  check out the Olympic events on Ravelry!!  Oh, and have you heard that the Jo-Ann Fabrics has opened in McKinney?  Stopped by there today and looks like they are going to have a good selection of yarn and notions.

Here is what is going on with YOH this week.

· Tuesday - 10AM in the Hospitality Room at FBC McKinney
· Wednesday - 6:15PM in the Fireside Room at FBC McKinney

Upcoming Events:
· Dallas Museum of Art Presents an Evening with Debbie Macomber - This event is a part of DMA's Arts & Letters Live series and is on August 15th at 7:30PM. YOH members get a special rate of $20 for tickets - just mention YOH when purchasing tickets online at or call 214-992-1818.  You can also pre-order her new book, The Inn at Rose Harbor, which is scheduled for release in August.  There will be a group of us going so let me know if you would like to carpool.
· Yarns of Hope Bible Study - This fall (September 5th), Yarns of Hope will be joining with FBC McKinney's Women's Ministry and offering a bible study on Wednesday mornings (childcare is available).  Please note, however, that will continue to meet on Tuesday mornings the same as always.  Beginning on August 5th, you can register online at or in the Connection on Sunday mornings.  We will be studying the Debbie Macomber book, Knit Together: Discover God's Pattern for Your Life.  This study will give us a chance to explore God's unique purpose for each of our lives while still indulging in our favorite pasttime - knitting/crocheting/sewing for those in need of hope and warmth.  This will also allow us to reach a whole new set of ladies that have either never heard of YOH or were not able to attend because of lack of childcare.  If you are hesitant because you don't think you have time for one more thing- I chose this book because we will be reading only one chapter each week, no study questions, and then discussing the chapter on Wednesday mornings.  The books may be purchased the first day of bible study or ordered online - try Amazon or  I believe both of those websites have great prices.

Ongoing projects:
· Same as always - hats, scarves, blankets, toys for Texas Oncology McKinney, UT Southwestern Moncrief Radiation Oncology Clinic and Medical City Children's Hospital.
· Also, preemie gowns, hats, sweaters and blankets for the LDR Unit at MCCH.

Take care and God bless,

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Weekly Stitch

Hello there!
Good afternoon all!  Hope everyone is enjoying this hot weather - yet another great reason to get in some extra knitting/crochet time! 
Here is what is going on with YOH this week:
  • Tuesday - 10 AM in the Multi Purpose Room at FBC McKinney. (NOTE ROOM CHANGE! This is the room with the wall of windows to the left of the weight room.) 
  • Wednesday night - 6:15 PM in the Fireside Room at FBC McKinney.
Current Projects:
  • Chemo caps and scarves - for adults, kids and babies.  To be donated to Texas Oncology McKinney, Medical City Children's Hospital, and UT Southwestern Moncrief Center.
  • Blankets and knitted/crocheted toys - to be donated to Medical City Children's Hospital. 
  • Bereavement Preemie Items:   Gowns, sweaters, hats, and blankets to be donated to Medical City Children's Hospital Labor & Delivery Department.  Items should be in pastel colors and sized for a 2 pound preemie.  Also, the nurses have requested 2 or 3 gowns or sweaters in a newborn size.  Let me know if you need help with patterns or sizing.
Take care and God bless!  Hope to see all of you soon!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Weekly Stitch / Field Trip This Tuesday

Those of you who come on Tuesdays know and love Ms. Bessie, Lynda Moore's mother. We have decided to meet at Orchard Park Assisted Living (where Ms. Bessie lives) next Tuesday morning. This will give us a chance to see her (she hasn't felt like coming to the church for our meetings for the past several weeks) as well as meet some of her friends there. What a great chance to fellowship with a whole new group of people!

Here are the details:

It is between El Dorado and the 121 access road, sort of east of Kohls and Texas Roadhouse, north of the McKinney Medical Center (or whatever it is called these days!), just to the north of the fire station behind Kohls.
We will meet there from 10-12 on the 2nd floor. The center will be providing refreshments for us.
Wednesday - 6:15pm in the Fireside Room at FBC Mckinney
All of our ongoing projects are the same. Let me know if you need any help, yarn, or patterns.
Hope to see you all there!