Monday, February 16, 2015

Winter just won't go away

Winter is not my favorite time of year. I tolerate it, dress as warmly as possible and research winter gear, but I really hate it. This winter has been no acception. With the continuing downward spiral of temperatures I have to admit it's getting to me. It's difficult for customers to get to the shop and dangerous for those who have to drive distances to work or for medical appointments. There seems to be a lot of the latter and I blame that on , wait for it, yes winter !
Moving on . lol
I attended my friend Sharon's 70th birthday this past weekend and was treated to a show by the Quinte Isle, and Cold Creek Cloggers. What a time. I wish I has half their energy. What an amazing group of men and women and they were having a great time. It's only a number, let's dance was Sharon's motto of the day and dance she did. I envy her.
This week was our Valentines Sale and I want to thank all of you who supported us. It was nice to see so many of you braving the elements.
There has been a huge arrival of new blenders and we hope to have them out on the floor by this week. Spring yarns have also arrived and it's like there's a rebirthing in the shop. I've been dyeing wool all winter in an effort to keep up with the rug hookers and there's a decent selection of 8 value swatches to choose from.
Jayne has a lineup of of classes for the spring that I'm sure you all will enjoy.
Knitters continue to meet on Tuesdays from 1-3 , Hookers on Wednesdays from 1-3 , Mixed media on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30. All of these groups are very informative and helpful. They are designed to help those in need. Beginners to advanced levels attend these classes so there's help if you need it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Winter has arrived

Well, winter has finaly arrived on the Carrying Place Road. I have been bragging to everyone that I can still see grass this week and Mother Nature just put an end to that .
The snow is piling up outside and I suspect there will be a few toboggans going down the hill in Hannah Park this evening. Although there is lots of snow, it feels warmer and even I could spend some time outside.
I have been patiently waiting for a new yarn arrival this week but it has been detained and we won't see it until at least Tuesday of next week. We did however, receive a shipment of Manos wool this week and it is quite funky and great for arm knitting. It seems to be the rage and if it gets me another generation of knitters then I am all for it.
I have been spending a lot of time with the dye pots lately and trying to build up a stash of 8 value swatches but they are selling as quickly as I dye them. I'm trying to figure out how to squeak out a few more hours in my day for dyeing. I'm having a blast and appreciate the support from all the hookers.
Jayne has been working on a few new classes this winter and I can't wait for their debut. She's been working on a beautiful quilted jacket that would be lovely for all you ladies that like to get out and walk . It's light weight and warm for those cool spring days and yes , they are just around the corner.
Janice Daniels will be teaching an introduction to rug hooking to those of you that would like to try your hand at hooking.
My mixed media group is a great place to come and do most anything . Today saw a quilt as you go being finished , a beautiful cowl being crocheted and Deb was sashing blocks that she has embroidered.
Tuesday afternoons our knitters meet and they are knitting everything from socks to lace.
Wednesday's the rug hookers meet and I am always stunned by the beautiful pieces that are being turned out.
Drop in and spend a morning or afternoon. We are there to help with any problems that you might be having and the coffee is always on.
Mary Anne