Thursday, March 29, 2012


We had a great start to this years Shop Hop. Nice to see everyone out and supporting our shop hop. Hopefully the price of gas will not deter to many from coming out. Call your friends and travel together. You can have a nice visit and save on gas. lol
Andjareenas Place is offering 15% off all fabrics in stock and 20% off all quilting books. Sharon has been working hard this week getting $5.00 grab bags ready and they are going fast. Don't forget we have a nice gift basket that is also worth the trip.
A big thank you goes out to Sharon from my Thursday group for helping with customers this morning while my Sharon was suffering from vertigo today. All this change in weather doesn't seem to help her very much and I appreciate any help I can get.
Hope to see more of you out tomorrow
Mary Anne

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New arrivals Frill Seeker, Fabrics Notions and Stitchery Supplies

It's spring and there's lots of new arrivals for our shop hop. Fabrics have been arriving daily, there's new Frill Seeker Twisted and the latest Black Gold Applique Needles from Clover. Red Rooster fabrics from $9.99. A great price!
For the stitchers who have waited patiently I have decided to increase our stock in that area as the availability has become limited in our area. I have lots of 32 count linen and aida cloth in stock as well as blending filaments and a new arrival of Mill Hill Beads. Watch for new arrivals in this room on a monthly basis and don't be afraid to let me know what you want me to carry. It's about our customers and keeping them happy.
Hope all of you are enjoying this wonderful summerlike weather but the pesimist in me says that it's not quite here to stay. Enjoy it while it lasts. I'll take as much as I can and be thankful for it.

Hookers, remember that our Hook In is on Friday this week not the last Friday of the month due to the Quilters Shop Hop. This will be the only month that I will make this change as I thought it would save on congestion in the back room. THank you for your understanding.
THursday knitters/stitchers, hope to see you there.
Mary Anne

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Knitting today

What a great day we had at knitting today. It was a good turn out with lots of information shared. I find myself making mistakes in my own work as I try to evesdrop and learn a little trick from someone else. Nice to see all of you out today.I am knitting yet another Frill Seeker scarf. This is with the Frill Seeker twisted and I actually am really liking the way it turns out. Bad Betty informs me that I don't have to do the long tail cast on for my linen scarf so that is next on my list. THanks Betty.
There is still a couple bags of the CAscade Fixation left. Six balls for Six bucks. You have to take the whole bag but considering it is $5.95 a ball I think that's a pretty good deal.
The weather is fine. I hope it will last until after our shop hop. Every year it seems we get rain so let's hope for good weather. There will be lots of specials out there this year. I think all of us have sharpened our pencils and outdid outselves in order to get you the best deals possible. Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hook In

I have changed the Hook In this month to the fourth Friday or the 23rd of March. The following weekend will be the Quilters Shop hop, so in order to lesson the congestion in the back room I have changed the date. Hopefully this won't affect anyone.
Thank you

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Great day yesterday with the Hooker's . I smile everytime I write that. We had a few hundred laughs and got alot of work done.
Glad to have Janice back from the sunny south and it looks like she brought some of the weather back with her. I hope we can keep it but it's early March in Canada so I won't count on it.
I have great friends and customers. I put Friends first because I look at my customers as my Friends. We share our highs and lows and prop each other up in times of need. Good Karma makes you feel great and believe me the ugly stuff stays with you.
To quote the Dalai Lama" Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them". A friend posted this to my facebook this morning and I felt the need to share it with you. To many times people take stabs at other people and never realize the hurt they inflict.
Have a great day
Love ya all

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Quilters SHop Hop 2012

Well ladies that time is nearly upon us again. It is the 2012 Shop Hop March 29,30 and 31st. Participating shops are Pine Ridge Knit and Sew, Robbins Nest, #1 Sewing, Picton Fabric World and Andjareenas Place.
All shops will have something special to offer so don't miss out.
We are all very excited to have Pauline and Dennis from #1 Sewing in Campbellford , join us for the first time this year.
Hope to see you there
Mary Anne

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Knitters

A great time was had by all today at Tuesday knitting. It was nice to see so many out and there was a great exchange of ideas and information. This group has been a great group, helping one another with knitting problems and sharing their work with others.
I've decided to start a booklet of the tips that we've shared in group. There is just to much for me to remember. Who know's, maybe I'll write a book. lol. That one was for you Gail.

New Scarf Yarns

WE had six new scarf yarns from Katia roll in the door this afternoon. Those of you who have been waiting I must admit, it is a nice selection. I am still waiting for the Frill Seeker to arrive but I expect it will come in Wednesday or Thursday
For those of you who have been waiting for the Dreamz Circular knitting sets and the Double Pointed Sock needle sets to come in, they have arrived as well.
Neither of the above products will last long so don't wait. Scarf yarns of all types are popular everywhere these days and we even have people travelling from a distance to pick them up.
See you soon

Thursday, March 1, 2012

10 new colours of Frill Seeker

There are ten new colours of Frill Seeker on its way to the shop. This yarn just keeps on selling and doesn't stay on the shelves to long. For those of you who are interested, don't wait.
Also new from Berroco Yarns is Ric Rac. Very cool yarn that knits into a twisted scarf in no time flat. Everyone can knit!
The 90" muslin is now in stock in both off white and white.