We had another successful Hook In on Friday and although some of you were unable to attend I have another scheduled for the end of September.
I hope Janice and hubby are enjoying their holiday but we all miss seeing you here at the shop . It will interest you to know that we are all working hard to complete our present projects so we can give full attention to our Oriental Rug in the fall. I have Indira's ballerina bag(if you're reading this) and will post a picture if I can figure out how to do it again. Janice has dyed some beautiful colours of wool for the fall, so drop in and have a look around. The September/October isse of Rug Hooking magazine is in the store now as well as The Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XX 20th anniversary edition. They're going fast so let me know if you want one held.
Thanks to Bad Betty for the Intelligencer article. Cliff says he's coming to hang out with you and Barb 'cause you're good Karma.
I was delighted to see Barb Powers in for hooking. Barb has been to Africa with the church and she shared her pictures of life there. She looked like she was having the time of her life and despite having very little they looked like pretty happy kids in the pictures. I think all of us could take a lesson from that. At the end of the day it's just stuff, people are what's really important and we all lose site of that at one time or another.
Fall is on its way. Even though we hate to see summer end, the good news that all the new stuff arrives in the fall. The Christmas fabric has been rolling in steadily and yarns keep coming one box at a time. If you're thinking of knitting for Christmas, now is the time to start.
Our Tuesday afternoon knitting group has been busy all summer long, but for those of you who are interested or need a little help with a pattern, drop in from 1-3 on Tuesday. Please let us know if you are coming so that we can set up extra chairs.
For beginner quilters or those of you who want some quick projects, Cecile is teaching on Mondays and some Saturdays in the fall, so drop in and pick up a schedule. We have some lovely new fabrics arriving this fall. Some of the cottons are ideal for dressmaking. They are not just quilting fabrics anymore. If there is something you would like in the way of fashion fabrics please let us know as most of our quilting companies also have a fashion fabric line. We still have bamboo/cotton batt, 120" wide for $14.99 meter.
For the stitchers we have a good selection of aida cloths and linens as well as Mill Hill Beads and Mill Hill Crystal Treasures. There is Xmas Red and Green 14 count aida in stock for those of you looking to do ornaments or projects for Christmas. The silver, gold, cream and white perforated paper is back in stock now.
I would like to leave you with one thing that I read on the sign at one of our local Churches.
Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.
Have a great weekend!