I Can’t Believe It’s May!
I can’t believe it’s May already – that means it’s time to start thinking about summer sewing classes!
Spring is definitely a time of renewal for me as school winds down, spring flowers come forth, and gardens get planted one by one. The world around us is transformed, and I feel transformed along with it. I love it!
Speaking of growth and transformation, June 2018 marks the 9th year of JoLene’s Sewing School! I can’t believe I’ve been teaching kids and adults how to sew for nine whole years – the time has just flown by!
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for helping me make my dreams come true! I love teaching every one of you, and I look forward to helping both my current students and my new friends learn to sew in the upcoming years!
Upcoming Summer Sewing Classes Information & Important Dates
As this school year comes to a close, I look back with fond memories of all my kids, parents, and adult sewers. You’ve all experienced many great achievements over the past nine years, and I am so proud of everything you’ve all accomplished!
Here are some important dates and information for Summer 2018:
- Last Day of Spring Classes: The last day of spring sewing classes is May 25th.
- Make-up Classes: If you need to make up any classes, please contact me.
- JoLene’s Vacation: I will be taking a vacation from May 26th – June 16th. I will have no classes during this time. This is a time of renewal for me, as well as a time for cleaning, preparing for camps, and time away with family. I hope you enjoy this break, too, and come back refreshed!
- Summer Adult Classes: My Summer Adult Classes will begin on June 18th. These will be at the same days and times as normal.
- Summer Kids Weekly Classes. I will have Hourly Summer Kids Classes between June 21st – August 23rd on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 10:00 am, as well as any time between 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Please give me a call and let me know what time works best for you.
- After School Classes: My After School Classes will begin September 4th. Sign up now to hold your spot!
Exciting News: My 10th Anniversary Party!
In June 2018 I’ll be celebrating 9 years of owning Jolene’s Sewing School. And, while this is very exciting, it got me thinking… why not start preparing now for next year’s BIG 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!
From September 2018 – June 2019 Jolene’s Sewing School will have 10 full months of celebration. And it’s all leading up to my BIG 10th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!
There will be events, prizes, and more leading up to the Big 10th Anniversary Bash. And all of you are invited to celebrate!
Keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Summer Sewing Camp Information
Summer camps begin June 18th and my final summer camp begins August 20th.
I am doing 18 summer camps total this year. I try to do a good variety of camps, from clothing to stuffed animals.
Below is a list of my upcoming camps. For more information, please check out my website: https://jolenesews.com
Pick your favorite camp and sign up quickly, as spots are limited!
Dates Of Summer Sewing Camps 2018:
June 18, 19, 20: I Love My Dog Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
June 18, 19, 20: Everything Fox Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
June 25, 26, 27: Dress A Doll Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
June 25, 26, 27: Camp Stitch-A-Lot Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
July 2, 3, 5: Animal Stuffy Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) *Note this camp is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday because of the 4th of July holiday.
July 2, 3, 5: Summer Dress For You & Your Doll Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) *Note this camp is Monday, Tuesday and Thursday because of the 4th of July holiday.
July 9, 10, 11: Hawaiian Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
July 9, 10, 11: Skirt-A-Day Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
July 16, 17, 18: Star Wars Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
July 16, 17, 18: Pokémon Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
July 23, 24, 25: Who’s Hooting? Owl Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
July 23, 24, 25: Emoji Hoodie Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
July 30 & 31, Aug 1: Harry Potter Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
July 30 & 31, Aug 1: Heart Rag Quilt Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Aug 6, 7, 8: Va-Room Your Bedroom Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Aug 6, 7, 8: Minecraft Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Aug 20, 21, 22: Back to School Camp (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Aug 20, 21, 22: Meow Meow Camp (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Announcing The Best Student Of The Quarter: Summer!
Look at this wonderful shirt that Summer made! I love her choice of fabric. It’s a vintage pattern that she’s bringing back with style. The neck was a little tall originally, and so she took out the facing, cut it down a bit, and put it back in. Now it’s perfect!!!
Great job, Summer!
What’s New With JoLene?
For spring vacation, I went to Idaho and took care of my mom. I visit her when I can, and help out so that my sisters can have some time off. I enjoy going, as it’s always quiet there and relaxing.
While I’m in Idaho I always do lots of snuggling with my mom, and make sure to fix her favorite foods. This time I made green pepper steak and chili rellenos. Yum!
While I was there, I was also able to wish my sister Donna a happy birthday. Then, my sister Tonya took me “the back way” to her home in Mountain Home through the city of Buhl, where we stopped and got homemade licorice ice cream. I managed to get a picture of it before it was all gone!
We also stopped to see Balanced Rock – a 48-foot tall, 40-ton wind-carved rock that balances on a pedestal. The pedestal is only 3 ft. x 17 in. It was very cool! Here’s a picture of it:
I also spent Easter with my sister, where we colored Easter eggs and played games. I made them my famous German pancakes for breakfast (they were so good I ate them before I could get a picture!).
Finally, I left early Monday morning to get back home. I love my family, and love spending time with them. I hope each of you have been able to get in some good family time, too!
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in the summer!