Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hallowee'n Hook In

I am off to the Hallowe'en Hook In on Monday Oct 31st with the Northumberland Rug Hookers at the Grace Alliance Church 440 King St. in Cobourg on Monday and will be bringing the shop with me so if you want something special, please let me know and I will be happy to bring it with me.
For the ladies in Ancaster. I hope you have had a wonderful week and I can't wait to see all your bugs. We had a fun Hook-In on Friday and we all missed you but are looking forward to seeing you back in action next week.

We are coming to the end of our 401 Quilt Run and I have to thank all the ladies who participated and drove for miles to get the Run in. It has been a very successful run and I think we have seen more people than last year. I am always surprised when someone asks me "how long have you been there"? They are equally surprised when I say "26 years". I must say that I have lived here all my life and am still surprised that I haven't heard of some of the new little businesses that have started up. There are some great places out there and if you pick up a copy of "the Link" or a county paper I think you can be kept busy for quite awhile just in our immediate area.
For those of you who read the blog but have never been in the shop it's a trip you don't want to miss. lol. I am blowing my own horn a bit but this past month we have had women from all over doing the 401 run and the comments have been delightful. We are here to serve our custmers and if you are looking for something and we can get it for you, all you need to do is ask. If we are unable to get it we will let you know.
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, I hear it's going to be sunny and warm. I hope they weren't telling me a fib as I have lots of leaves from two very large maples that need to be collected. My neighbour is making me feel guilty as I can hear him out sucking leaves up into a machine after it has gone dark outside. Sorry Dave, but the trees stay. lol
Hope to see you all out shopping for Christmas soon.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Fall has officially arrived

Fall has officially arrived this week and with a vengance. I knew I was quickly running out of time to clean up my gardens and the last few days proved it. There was a small break in the weather on Sunday and I was able to get one garden partially done but if I don't get at least one more sunny day I will be hanging Christmas lights from dead stalks in my garden . lol.

Several shipments of yarn and fabrics have arrived this past week and the selections are fantastic. There are all kinds of fun scarf yarns available this year as well as beautiful sock and sweater yarns.
Fabrics continue to roll in for those of you who are doing some home dec projects such as placemats, curtain toppers and pillows. Be careful when choosing fabrics for your projects and choose only fabrics with good thread count and true colours. Often people will say to me they have purchased a fabric that seems similiar to what we have but the colour just isn't the same. That would be because it is run on a cheaper fabric and therefore colours often aren't quite as vibrant. Buy the best because you are worth it and your time is very important. If you can't afford the best then buy what you can afford but continue to sew and help keep this wonderful industry growing. The satisfaction that you will receive from making something with your own hands is immeasurable.

Rug hookers. I continue to bring in fabrics and backings and books to expand this area of the shop and I thank you for your continued support. For those of you doing your own dyeing I have just received Dorr natural wool for dyeing.


Friday, October 14, 2011

Twin Update

I have put an updated photo of the twins on the blog for those of you who asked how they're doing. Our beautiful babies are now 10 months old and doing fine. We are blessed with happy babies and if you have to have twins this is the way to go. lol