Signs of Life & Crafters Gone Crazy

Thanks to David Quisenberry for the heads up about Louisiana Street Grill now being open!  Louisiana Street Grill is a new steak house over by the Historic Flour Mill on the east side of McDonald Street.  They put in a great parking lot so there’s plenty of good parking right next to the restaurant.

Hamm’s Custom Meats has started serving up sandwiches for lunch on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.  They’ve got Spicy Smoked Chicken Salad, Pulled Pork and Chopped Brisket sandwiches with chips and drink available for pick-up.

Happiness is Quilting has a bunch of classes and meeting series starting up in the next few days:

    • Daytime Stash Busters Group for quilting (all levels) starts tomorrow, January 12th, 10 to 1
    • Apron Strings Club will sew vintage aprons tomorrow, January 12th 6PM to 9 PM
    • Hand Quilting 1 For Beginners – 4-hour class Wednesday, January 18th
    • Wintertime Shadow Applique – Friday, January 2oth & Wednesday, February 29th
    • Floss, Tea, and Sometimes Chocolate Embroidery Club begins their year on January 25th and will meet monthly every fourth Wednesday morning.
    • Starburst Paper Piercing – Wednesday, January 25th from 1 to 6
    • “Hi, I’m A Quilt” 3-part class on mastering terms and techniques starts on January 30th from 10 to 3. Parts 2 and 3 meet on February 6th and February 13th
    • Silk Ribbon Embroidery 6-Class Series starts February 3rd

If that isn’t enough, they’re putting together a Bunco group with the first meetings on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 28th!

If none of that hits your sweet spot, don’t forget that Diggin’ It on Tennessee Street has knitting classes every Thursday.

For those with a text reader, the McKinney Art House is having a kid’s “drop-in” event this weekend. Saturday the 14th from 2:30 to 7PM and Sunday the 15th from 11AM to 6PM.  For more information, contact Magda at the email in the graphic.

Arts & Crafts Drop In

Arts & Crafts Drop In

This next event isn’t downtown, but it’s too neat not to mention.  There is a fencing tournament Thursday night, January 19th, at 6:30 PM at the North Texas Fencing Alliance over on Industrial Blvd just behind Pecan Grove Cemetery.  It is advertised as a Senior Mixed Epee event with no registration fee for A and B fencers. C and under $5. First Place wins a medal. They’ve asked folks who plan to attend to call if they can’t be there by 6:30.  Click here to see a link to the event where you can register.

Until next time,

Happy Shopping!

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