Saturday, September 28, 2013

The leaves are turning and the 401 quilt run begins

Fall is my favorite time of year. The hot sweaty days of summer are gone and the air is fresh and clean. We are all sleeping better at night and that makes us more productive in the day.
I realize that it has been several months since I have posted on this blog . It has been a very trying year and we are finally on the upswing and hopefully I can get back to the tasks at hand and put the unpleasantness of the past year behind me.

Jane, Pat and I have been working very hard at getting ready for the start of our month long 401 Quilt Run.
To be honest with you I feel that it has been one step forward and two steps back but like death and taxes it's coming and there's nothing we can do about it. lol
It's been an extremely busy fall with our Quilters, Rug Hookers and Knitters already. 
Fabrics are arriving daily and moving out as quick as they come in. There are beautiful colors and patterns and people are sewing everything from quilts to home dec.

I've been dying up a storm and the hookers are eating it up. I check my shelves every day and just when I  think I have them filled up they seem half empty. There have been alot of travelling hookers that have made their way to my door this past summer and fall and for that I'm grateful. I've been dyeing some fleece for spinning and felting as well as my own handspun and I feel a real sense of accomplishment. I love fiber!
I managed to miss the Michigan Sheep Fest but when I visit Grand Rapids to see our son Travis, I will be hunting some fiber down. lol

For you knitters who are familiar with Vi from Kraft Village you will know that she has retired this year leaving a hole in the knitting supply for our area. I am doing my best to catch up and keep my shelves full.
This week we received a rather large shipment of sock yarns in a large variety of colors. I'm sure there's something for everyone there. Noro yarns are back in stock and make even the simplest pattern look amazing.

Dave Schwartz has joined our staff and will be looking after all our machine servicing and repairs. Dave has been repairing machines in the area for years and can be trusted to care for your machine. Bring in your machines and sergers and get them tuned up for your fall sewing  now. Dave will not be servicing machines that are under warranty from your dealer. Unfortunately you will need to see your dealers for warranty machines.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying Applefest and the Leaf game. lol
Go Leafs Go
Mary Anne

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