Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Springs seems to have arrived

As I sit here and type, I see that the sun has come up and is shining. Woo Hoo! I won't get to excited as the weatherman has just informed me that the storms are coming up from the U.S. and we will have lots of rain coming our way. At least it's not snow but thanks for sharing with your neighbors to the north. lol
Knitters will meet this afternoon from 1-3 , so if you are in need of company, drop in and knit to your hearts delight. We knit everything from socks to afghans.
We are off to The Gathering this Saturday in Port Hope. For you fibre enthusiasts this is a wonderful show of spinners, weavers, knitters and hookers. You can always find something to buy at this show and I always have a wonderful time while I'm there. It's a getaway for me, not work.
The Gathering is held at the Port Hope Community Centre on McCaul Street just behind the ball diamonds. There are plenty of vendors and lamburgers for lunch. It's a wonderful group and you will have a great day. See you there.
Mary Anne

Sunday, April 7, 2013

New at Andjareenas Place

It's been a busy week at the shop. Hookers, knitters and stitchers have been working feverishly to finish projects as we all know that spring will be coming after all. When spring arrives my textile artists become garden artists and disappear for a short while until they have their outdoor work done.
Don't miss out on some of our new arrivals. Fabrics have been arriving daily as well as beautiful yarns and dyed wools. Dyeing is my new passion . I have decided I like it much better than cooking, to Cliff's dismay. I have been trying  my hand at swatch sets so for you ladies that are interested in six value swatches, I'm on it.
I'm a little late in getting my April newsletter out after the Shop Hop and I do apologize for that. I hope to have it ready next week. With all the new things going on in the shop I need to sneak away to do computer work and as it's not that creative I do find it difficult. Drop in and see what's new. It's time to get out of the house after our very long winter.
For our out of town customers, whom there seem to be many , I thank you. It is so nice to see so many people out and about and a thank you to Hilary Rice who seemed to draw some to town on Saturday. A lovely group of ladies from Oshawa were happy to find us and made a point of letting us know how they got to the shop. This type of word of mouth advertising is invaluable to small business and we thank you.
It is a bit of a gloomy Sunday morning so I am off to the dye pots to brighten my day. Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and if you're heading east stop in at the O'Connor House Tea Room in Deseronto. I hear it's delicious.
Mary Anne