Saturday, November 26, 2011

Frill Seeker Yarn expected next week

Well ladies, Christmas is just around the corner and the yarns just keep on coming. There are five new colours of hand painted sock yarns this week and we are waiting on five new colours of Frill Seeker Yarn expected in next week. Our end of the bolt sale is going well and the Christmas fabrics are slowly moving off the shelf. A little snow and I expect bedlaml!
We had a lovely day Friday hooking although our numbers were down. For you ladies who are away and enjoying your holidays, we miss you. I am looking at booking some one or two day rug hooking sessions next year and I will keep you updated on the blog or if you want to be contacted via email let me know at or
I have finally completed my Deanne Fitzpatrick piece and none to soon. It has been alot of fun to do but I promised myself that I couldn't start a new piece until it was finished so I have been whipping away like crazy and it's finally done. There are a couple little touch ups but I think I can say it's done. My next project will be a little smaller as I realize I need a break from a long term project.
I'm smocking again and preparing for the new year so anyone interested in smocking classes I expect to start them around the third week in January.
My little grandchildren will soon be turning one ,(where has the time gone), so I will be off to visit them next weekend to celebrate with a big party. I can't wait. Carter is moving around furniture while Peyton is content to crawl for now. I'm sure she will quickly catch up to her little brother so she can keep him in line. lol. They have all of us wrapped around their little fingers. Even their Uncle Travis. Life is good.

Mary Anne

Thursday, November 24, 2011

new arrivals

It's been a very busy week at Andjareenas. Everyone is knitting like crazy and with the new arrivals of sock and scarf yarns we are running to keep up. There are five new colours of Frill Seeker on the way and I hope it will get here by the weekend.
There is lots of new fiber for spinning and felting from Pat Leclair from Dyeing for colour so drop in and see the wonderful selection she has brought into us.
I am continuing to run our end of the bolt sale. If you take the remaining fabric on any bolt of fabric you will receive 20% off.
Rug hookers meet for our monthly Hook In on Friday so I hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas at Presquile

Sharon and I just returned from leaving a considerable amount of money behind at Christmas at Presquile. There is something for everyone and we proved it. Although I am sure people were watching, I managed to buy a beautiful hand dyed scarf and an equally beautiful felted pursed with flowers on the front. I think I stole it for $65.00. I am very happy with my purchases. As we were leaving the building we were accosted by a gentleman wanting to know our postal code. "Rick I said, it's me from Andjareenas". lol. He was so intent on his job that he didn't recognize me but he did remember Janice, the woman he lives with his has become a knitaholic. lol. We were then on to the tea room where they had the most wonderful rum cake as usual. Sharon felt a little light headed and we're not sure if it's the rum sauce or not. (It's the rum sauce). yummy!!!
There was certainly something for everyone there and the price ranges proved it. I don't think anyone could be disappointed. I know we weren't.

Have a great Sunday afternoon. Looks like it's going to rain so I'm inside for now. I'm sure that weatherman called for sunny weather but if I don't get it till Monday I can live with that. My twins are coming for a visit so their grandfather will be out showing them off in their Cadillac Stroller. lol

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I've been shopping............

Sunday was a beautiful day and I spent it in a warehouse in Toronto picking up yarn. There are some beautiful new additions and I picked up a Malabrigo Rasta ,that is a chunky to bulky weight, in great colours. There is also some nice new sock yarn from Step and a beautiful Alpaca sock weight. I had some nice sport weight Alpaca and silk but it disappeared off the table before it even made it to the shelves. Hopefully I will have some more of it before the end of the week.
The knitters turned out if full force today and I need to move around the back room again to make room for more chairs. This group continues to grow and I am so excited about how helpful everyone is. The new sock knitters are getting help from the more experienced ones and they are so encouraging who wouldn't want to keep it up. Pat and Joanne are doing great and both have completed a pair of socks, Janice is nearing the end of the top down baby sweater and we all look forward to making our own top down sweaters in January. I'm not sure what Betty was up to today but she made me laugh several times and that's good enough for me.

Rug hookers meet on Wednesday afternoons and I look forward to seeing more examples of their work from the Ancaster school. I think they were all tired after the weekend and took a break last week so hopefully they will all be out tomorrow to bring me up to date.