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August 23th, 2015
Just noticed that I dated last week blog as August 24th, I guess I thought the month was going faster then it actually was.   Well it's good to have a few more days this month.   The big news is Bill and Connie DePew will become the NEW BERNINA dealer in Hutchinson.    I think they will be calling it Hutchinson Sewing Center and they will be locating right in the space I have been at for the last 8 months, 506 N. Main.     I'm looking forward to helping Bill and Connie in the transition.   I will also be teaching classes for them in terms of Bernina Instructional classes, basic sewing machine classes, club meetings, as well as creative sewing classes.   And don't forget Hayes Sight and Sound is the SIMPLICITY vacuum cleaner dealer as well as service all brands of vacuums, bags, belts and filters.   Stop in and see Ron, Monica, & Devon, they would love to show you what is new Simplicity.

This weeks update:
Monday- August 24th-- Working on insurance
Tuesday - Friday August 25th-28th  Open 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday August 29th  Open 9:30 am to 12:30pm
Monday August 31th --Closed.
Tuesday September 1st-- the new business will be open and I may be down there for a while.   More details next Sunday.
Friday, September 4th -- Embroidery Club at 10:00 am
Tuesday, September 8th --Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm
Friday, September 11th the Ks State Fair starts.   I'll visit the fair as a visitor this year.

We will have Embroidery Club, Software Inspiration Club and Sewing/Quilt Club in both October and November.   I'll give an update later.

Come see me this week and celebrate.  I have been so blessed to have made so many friends.   I will miss see many of you.   Enjoy the cooler weather.  BJ

August 24th, 2015

Good Morning!!!   Yes it is Monday morning.    I was my church swim party and ice cream social last night.    What a beautiful night to be out.   We had no bug and just a slight breeze and not overly hot.    Beautiful evening.   So I'm late getting you updated.

I'm starting to wrap things up.   I'm placing my last orders to Bernina, Babylock, notions and accessories  items this week so that everyone can get things picked up by the end of the month.   I do have some good news.
Bill and Connie DePew will be moving into my spot also at the end of the month.    They will be adding sewing notions (Isacord, Mettrosene thread, stabilizer, needles, bobbins,etc) to their already established business of sewing machine service.   My understanding, their grandson, Jason is in Chicago this week at a Bernina training and will be working with Bill & Connie.   Their plans are to open September 1. They have asked for me to continue teaching for them. So I guess you don't get rid of me so easily.
Now for an update on the schedule:

Monday, August 17th -- Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm  "A  Mug Rug for All Seasons"   Class Fee" $15.00   Please call  if you plan to attend and have not signed up for the yearly membership.
Tuesday through Thursday, August 18th -20th -- Store open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, August 21st -- Store Closed  Got to see a couple of granddaughter.
Saturday, August 22nd -- Bev's Bag Class  9:30 am to  ???  Class Fee $20.00  Please sign up space is limited.
Store hours on Saturday will be 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, August 24th Store Closed
Tuesday though Friday hours 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Come see me.   See if I've got some special on item I need to close out. Come have cookie and chat. 
Saturday, August 29th 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Again just stop in to see me.
Friday, September 4th  -- Embroidery Club at 10:00 am
This is the club meeting we missed in February.  "Circle Around"  
We will be having Embroidery Club, Software Club and Sewing Club in October and November.  So more updates next week.  

Everyone have a great week I heard the temps could be in the upper 70's.   Wow!!   It's August.  Till next week.   BJ

August 9th, 2015
Wow!   I had a very busy schedule last week.   Loren had a birthday, my granddaughters needed to practice singing, bunco, church board of education meeting, service of Burrton High School machines, Embroidery Club, Babylock Instruction class and a software class.  This week may not be much better.   My granddaughters, Cassidy and Maddison sang in church this morning.   Maddison the five year old decided to sing a solo, Kum by a.   She did great.

This weeks schedule:
Monday, August 10th -- Working on insurance
Tuesday, August 11th  -- Sewing/Quilting Club at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm   We will be talking about piecing techniques and idea as well as quilting.  No class fee
Thursday, August 13th  Bernina Instructional Class at 9:30 am till 4:00 pm  Class Fee:   Free to those who purchased machines from Hutch Midwest
Friday, August 15th --Software Inspirations at 10:00 am  "Going in Circles"    Class Fee:   $20.00 (please call ahead if you would like to join us) See discription on earlier blog.
Monday, August 17th -- Embroidery Club at 6:00 pm "A Mug Rug for all Seasons"  Class Fee:   $15.00 (please call ahead if you like to join us)   Also see discription on earlier blog.
Saturday, August 22nd --  The Patchwork Bag with Bev Nelson at 9:30 am.  Class Fee:   $20.00   For more information call me at the store 620 663-2523.

I would like to remind everyone that if you still need a class let me know and next week is the last week I will be taking orders for sewing notins and accessories.

I want to remind everyone that Hayes Sight and Sound is the Simplicity Vacuum Cleaner dealer, so if you need service or bags for your Simplicity Vacuum please stop by at 510 N. Main.    Hayes will service other brands of vacuums also as well as bags and belt.

Things are still in the works for the sewing division.   More information later.

I hope everyone has a great week.   The weatherman says it's to be cooler.    So stay inside and have a sew day.    BJ 

August 2nd, 2015
Happy August!!!   Where did July go?  In just a couple of weeks most of the kids will be going back to school.  I had a busy last week but enjoyable.   Tuesday and Wednesday things were coming in from Christmas in July Workshop orders.    I missed a few items on the order so I've reordered.   I've either contacted you to let you know your order is in or will be in contact with you this next week with your order.    Wednesday was a special day, Maddison, my 5 year old granddaughter, came with me to work.   She wanted to learn to sew just like her sister.   In the morning we made jammie bottoms and in the afternoon we made a pillow case with her name on it.    She thought it was pretty nice being able to stitch out her name.   She helped me break down some boxes and then help Troy at Hayes Sight and Sound load boxes on a truck for recyle.   She had a good day and so did her Grannie.   Friday, one the young ladies from Kids Kamp got a new machine so I gave her and grandma a lesson.   Then in the afternoon we had a refresher class on Bernina embroidery machines.   So we are ready for this week.   It too is a pretty full week.
This weeks schedule:
Monday, August 3 -- Working on insurance
Tuesday, August 4th --  Happy Birthday to the Tech
Store will be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 5th -- Loren and I are headed to Burrton High School to service some Bernina sewing machines.   I should be back in the store between 12:00 and 12:30
Thursday, August 6th --  Babylock Instruction class on sewing/embroidery machines.   Class will start at 9:30 am till 4:00 pm   If you purchased a Babylock sewing machines from me and need this class let me know.
Friday, August 7th -- Embroidery Club at 10:00   "A Mug Rug for all Seasons"    this club meeting is about doing in the hoop projects. (for complete description is last weeks update)  Class Fee $15.00
Saturday, August 8th -- store open from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monday, August 10 --  Work on Insurance
Tuesday, August 11th -- Sewing/Quilt Club at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm   "Home is Where the Heart Is"   The focus is on quilting and piecing techniques
Thursday, August 13th -- Bernina Instructional Guide Class
Saturday, August 15th -- Software Inspiration at 10:00 am  "Going in Circles"  (see last weeks update for full description)  Class fee $20.00
Monday, August 17th -- Embroidery Club  at 6:00 pm"A Mug Rug for All Seasons"   Repeat of August 7th class   Class fee $15.00
As you can see we have a busy month ahead of us.   It is still not to late to special order sewing notions or set an appointment for a lesson on your machine.
Also remember Hayes Sight and Sound will be able to take care of your vacuum cleaner needs:   bags, belts or service.   Yes they have the Made in the USA  Simplicity vacuum cleaner.    So till next Sunday have a great week .   BJ

July 26th, 2015
It was sure a hot week but a good one.   I got the Christmas in July/Customer Appreciation orders placed last week.  Most of the orders should be in byWednesday, so I'll be contacting you when your order is in.   Keep in mind that if you need anything I'll special order the items for you.   I've got a few instructional classes schedule for the next couple of weeks so if you are still needing a class please let me know so that I can get you scheduled.  I went to the Heart of KS Quilt Show Saturday afternoon.    They had a great show.   Beautiful quilts, it was hard to pick the best of show.   Loved all the fabric vendor at the show, hopefully they did well.   I listened to the gentleman talk about Log Cabin blocks.   I never thought about how many different looks a log cabin block  could make.   Great show quilt guild.   Glad I got to enjoy it.
This week schedule:
Monday, July 27 -- at home working on insurance
Wednesday, July 29 -- Maddison (my 5 year old granddaughter) is spending time with me as she makes a pillowcase and jammie bottoms.   This is so cool that she want to sew like her big sister.
Friday, July 31 -- 1:30 pm   Embroidery Instructional Class
Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 12:30 am
Thursday, August 8th -- Babylock Sewing/Embroidery Instructional Class  10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday August 7th  -- Embroidery Club 10:00 am  " A Mug Rug for all Seasons"  These mug rugs are made entirely "in the hoop".  If you have not yet tried this embroidery technique, you will be amazed at how easy it is to create these pieced mug rugs and embroider applique designs all in one hooping.  Class Fee:  $15.00
Tuesday August 11th -- 9:30 am and 7:00 pm  Sewing/Quilting Club "Home is where the heart is"   A little here and there can complete each room of the house with decorative pillows you've seen in magazines--simple piecing, tapering, large letters, quilted effects, tiny ruffles trim and corded piping all create special effects for all styles.   Class Fee:  None just come
Thursday August 13th -- 9:30 am Bernina Instructional Class
Saturday, August 15th -- 10:00 am  Software Inspiration Club "Going in Circles"  Work with the beautiful outline stitches in the software as well as create your own stitch patterns from scratch.   Manipulate the stitches to create beautiful circular pattern stitch embroideries.  Class Fee:   $20.00
Monday, August 17th -- 6:00 pm  Embroidery Club  "A Mug Rug for all Seasons"   Repeat of August 7th meeting.   Class Fee:   $15.00
Saturday, August 22nd -- 9:30 am  Beverly's Bag Class
July 19th, 2015   This is the patchwork bag that Bev shared in December and was going to do a class then the fire.   There is still interest in this class.   If you would like to join Bev let me know, I have the supply list and class fee.
Remember if you need vacuum cleaner supplies or service Hayes Sight and Sound took over the vacuum division of Hutch Midwest.   At this time I am still able to get any sewing accessories or notions. Let me know if you need a class also. 
We are just about ready to close out a busy July and August is almost here.    Where did the summer go?   Kids will starting school soon.  Stay cool this week.   BJ 

July 19th, 2015
Wow!!!  What a weekend.  It was wonderful spending the day with my customers, my friends and my sewing family.
Thanks for coming.   A big thanks to Jennifer, Sandy, Bev, Susan, Joyce and RaeLina for the great demo's.   You gals did a super job, thanks.   Mary Ann and Linda surprised me and came early to help with the final set up for the day.   Thanks to RaeLina and Alice for helping answer questions, take money and your orders.  Couldn't have done it without you.  It was really special to have my mom, Lois, helping with the food.   So proud of her, she 83 and going strong.  Thanks Mom, Love you.   Don't forget to thank Hayes Sight and Sound for the grilled hot dogs.   It was the first time they did a Christmas in July event.   Thanks again for spending the day with me.
I'll be finalizing the orders on Tuesday and Wednesday.   I will be contacting everyone to let you know the $'s.
 This week's schedule:
Monday, July 20th-- Insurance during the day
Monday, July 20th -- 6:00 pm  Embroidery Club "You Can Take It With You"   Working with minkee and knit fabrics.   (Class fee $15)
Thursday, July 24th -- 10:00 am Babylock Serger Instructional Class (free to those who purchased from Hutch Midwest)
Friday & Saturday, July 25th & 26th--Heart of Kansas Quilt Show at the KS Fair Grounds
Friday July 31 --1:30 pm  Bernina Embroidery Instructional Class
Friday, August 7th --10:00 am Embroidery Club
Tues, August 11th --9:30 am and 7:00 pm Sewing/Quilt Club
Saturday, August 15th -- 10:00 am Software Inspirations Club
Monday, August 17th -- 6:00 pm Embroidery Club.

If you are still needing a class for a machine your purchased from me please call me so that I can get you schedule in August.   I do have a Babylock sewing/embroidery class scheduled at the beginning of August but my calendar is at the store.

Also please keep in mind that Hayes Sight and Sound has taken on the vacuum department for bags, belts, filters, service and other vac need.   They are also the local Simplicity Vacuum dealer.   Ther will take good care of you.

I was fighting with the internet and the web page tonight so I've lost all the blogs I've posted earlier.  Sorry.   You can find me at 506 N. Main, Hutchinson, right next to Hayes Sight and Sound.   Phone #  620 663-2523 or e-mail

Customer Appreciation is still going wo come see me.
Thanks again for a great weekend.   Till next week God bless.   BJ

 Thanks again for your patience as we work through the fire.  My store number has not changed  620 663-2523.  BJ

February 5th
Good Morning  the sun is shining and it's suppose to warm up again.  There is beauty in each day, yesterday the wind blew but the snow as so pretty, sometimes it just takes time to see the end results.
Now for an update,   I ran away last weekend to spend time with granddaughters in the KC area while thier parents were on a trip.   Had a great time.   I was feeling a little lost this week but I still have lots of stuff to do for insurance.   I'm also missing you, my customer.   I have been offered some retail space so that I can teach some classes, clubs and any body that needs help.   This is a temporily space till I can make final decisions.   My hours are going to some what fexible (no set hours at this time).   I do want to continue with Embroidery Club, Sewing/Quilt Club & Software Sampler Club, so any schedule February club won't meet in the month of Feb. but I'm planning on back to normal schedule in March for clubs.    Any questions just call the store number 620 663-2523.   I will announce the location as how to find me next week.   Thanks again to all of you.   BJ

January 26th
Good Morning to all my wonderful customers.   Last week was a long week but the Lord saw me through. Ijust want everyone to know I will do my best to help you with sewing need, questions (supplies a little short at this time) or vacuum needs.    One of the rays ofsunshine is the service dept was not at the store front so we have a few things and the service dept is still going.   If you need anything please call you can get us by calling the store number 620 663-2523.  We are here to take care of you, it just may take a little longer.    Thanks for all the e-mails, calls, prayers, thoughts, it you my customer base that encourage me though this time.    Thanks so much BJ & Loren

On Friday, January 16 we had a major fire in our store.
If you need to contact us either send us an e-mail at or you can contact us by phone .   I will be trying to get the phone number forwarded to our cell phone.
Also thanks to all who have called or come by.   The support that you have shown is very much appreciated and helps as we sort though the ashes.    I will try to post updates on our web.   Thanks to all my customers because of you made my job enjoyable.   BJ
Tues, January 20th,   Thanks again for the calls, e-mails, prayers that you have been sending.   You are a little ray of sunshine.   We spent yesterday with the insurance inspectors.    They have not released the site.   Thank you for your patience as we work through all of this.
God will lead.   Till the next post.  Thank again and if you need anything e-mail me or call the store # it is being forwarded to my home phone. or 620 663-2523


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