And here we are into November already! Yikes - We have had a great month so far, Vin's book signing of Tom Brady's Comeback was well attended, and the BBQ from Texas BBQ and the beer from Cold Harbor Brewery were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sabrina's visit (Anzula Yarns) was so much fun, lots of chatter about sweaters and getting them to fit - such a challenge for many of us - but it is do-able really!! We are working on lining up another sweater class in January - so stay tuned!
Normally we don't set Christmas trees, decorations & inventory up until after Thanksgiving but with so many of us hosting this year, we decided it would work better to do it the 21st.... so Tuesday it is. After classes today, I felt like I did years ago, waiting for the kids to go to bed to set out the gifts, only today it was waiting for class to be over so we could spread all the holiday inventory out on the tables to start bright and early tomorrow! Lots of great new things from our talented crafters! Can't wait for you to see it all!!
SEPTEMBER - NO ---- OCTOBER 2017!! ----- alright who spun September right off my calendar??? We were so busy I can hardly believe ... did you have a blast participating in the Yarn Crawl?? We did - it was great seeing so many of you again, and meeting so many new folks - welcome!! We hope you enjoyed your visit.
Our Grand Prize basket for the Yarn Crawl was won by Paula - congrats and have fun.
Additionally, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for our Summer Challenge - it was awesome to see so many great creations! and thanks to Bryson Distributing for their generous donation of our Grand Prize!
The Overall Grand Prize went to Sharon and the "Leaf hat"; 1st Place in the 3 categories went to Elyse, Marci & Kate; 2nd Place and Honorable Mention went to: Katie, Loretta, Jean, Diane - congrats to all!
October has been a month to catch our breath, make room for new yarns and getting samples done for the shop - we have come across a number of awesome 1 skein projects for gift giving. Stop in soon to check them out and get a huge jump on your list!
Did you miss out on this week's 3D Needle Felting - the adorable pumpkins? Carol has agreed to add another class next Monday Oct 23rd; 6-8:30 .... don't miss out! Register now!
Calling all Pats fans .... Vin Femia, Northborough Author has just published his 2nd book on the Patriots ... Comeback, Tom Brady’s Two-Year Mission to Overcome Deflategate. Mark your calendar and bring your Pats fan to a tail-gate party and book signing Friday, Oct 27th. 5:30-7:30PM. Download the flyer now, put it on your fridge and don't forget to join us!
See you soon!
AUGUST 19, 2017 ----- Plans for the Yarn Crawl are coming right along - check out the official website www.yarn-crawl.com for more info but in the meantime we are putting together some fun Make-it Take-its.... Needle felting a seasonal pumpkin pin, make your own shawl pin from basket reeds and beads, try your hand at crochet flowers for a pin or hair elastic, and more in the planning stages!
Our passports are in and ready for you to pick up ... however our project bags are not - they will be ready on Monday Aug 28th - you can either get your passport now with an IOU for the bag or wait and get them both on Monday. The NEW project bags (winner from our Project Bag design contest earlier this year) will have some goodies in them to be sure: the Little Knitting Book, a scrub from Susan here at the shop and a mini skein from Avalon Springs Farm - awesome yarn! Your choice, now with an IOU or later with the bag in hand!
Besides planning for the crawl we have implemented our new sales program - and have finally sorted out the customer glitch - so if you were in the system you should be now as well with your points!! And after our inventory reduction sale we have restocked with lots of great inventory: Tiles that Bring Smiles; little "Child Vases" and glass hugs, some new fimo clay pieces - mirrors and tall vases and of course more Campbell Pottery. Stop in soon to check it out!
Additionally, we have officially launched our selection of Twizzlefoot yarn by Mountain Colors and Baah Yarns from CA. Stop in soon for best selection and to ohh and ahhhh - oh and the new most AWESOME Yarn of the month from Frabjous Fibers has arrived - and it is a glorious blue with a hint of purple.... a must 'squeeze and have'!
See you soon!
AUGUST 2, 2017 ----- Wow! we were all amazed at how many of you folks took advantage of our Inventory Reduction sale - it was awesome! Thank you!! We still had a ton to inventory, a long process - we never really realized HOW many different one-of-a-kind items we have in the shop.... we have uploaded as much as we could get done into our new point-of-sale system. So far the system seems to be working well ... fingers crossed.
A number of new items have arrived including Nina's Tiles that Bring Smiles - beautiful fused pieces - just perfect for gift giving!! Also some hand blown glass "Child vases" and glass hugs, lots more Campbell pottery, as well as some One Wing scarves that are so lovely. Stop in soon!
JULY 26, 2017 ------ Thank you all for coming in and taking advantage of our inventory reduction sale .... you haven't been in yet? Well come on down! we have lots of awesome yarns left for the taking, all week ... well buying actually. Not just the yarn is on sale, but everything IN the shop.... so dig out your holiday shopping list and come on in and take advantage of this unprecedented sale!
Remember we will be closed from the end of business Friday July 27 (5PM) through Monday July 31. to roll out our new sales system. Knitting Classes will be meeting on Sat 10-11:30 and Monday 5-6:30 and 6:30-8:30PM, and Crochet Monday 6-7:30PM.
See you soon!
JULY 18, 2017 ----- have you heard our news??? We are launching a Point-of-Sale system in the shop - launch date is August 1st. So for those of you who have the old handwritten sales slips - this is the end of them! Those will be valuable collectors items soon!!! We have been extremely busy putting SKU codes on all the artists' items in the shop ... and getting ready for the switch-over. Please remember that we will be closed from the end of business Friday July 27 through Monday July 31 - reopening with the new system in place on Tuesday August 1!!
In the meantime there is still lots going on in the shop including classes galore. The August calendar will be available today (once I get more ink for the printer!) Check out the new classes --- now is the time to get started on those holiday gifts - I know it is hot but start with the smaller items, lighter weight or cotton yarn, which we have plenty of, and you won't be in a bind come the holidays.
Check this out ---- Janet is stepping away from weaving this month and has added Wet felting class .... come 'play' with soap and water and walk away with a lovely felted scarf; Tuesday Aug 15th 3-5:30. Call the shop to register. (We will have online registration capability once this site truly goes live! )
Do you have your Summer Challenge Project bag yet? No? we do have a couple left, stop in and get started, you have until Sept 5 to turn in your project.... lots of awesome prizes will be awarded!
While in the shop, give us your opinion - we are currently squeezing yarn from Joelle and her company Wandering Yarns. Let us know if you would like to see us carry her yarns.
Looking forward to August: we will be rolling out Mountain Colors Twizzlefoot yarns.
Have an awesome day and we hope to see you soon!
APRIL 28th, 2017 —- Thank you ALL for your thoughts, cards, flowers, food and prayers as our family dealt with the
passing of my dad, we appreciate it, and thanks to my wonderful staff & artisans who all kept the shop running!!
Speaking of staff – I hope a number of you have had a chance to meet (& greet) Patty – our newest instructor/
employee …. she joins us from Suzies and has jumped right in with sweater & poncho classes – be sure to check the
schedule for other fun garments … if you have been in lately you have seen me sporting the ‘Movie Night Cocoon’ that
she whipped right up, perfect for this weather!
awesome cotton yarns
A wonderful selection of cotton yarns has arrived from Plymouth. Not sure about working with cotton – did you see my email? No – stop in and grab a copy and be sure to sign up for future emails. Lots of great new choices and colors and options for this yarn. Check out the New Arrivals display next time you are in the shop.
The fifth day of the month be it Sat, Sun, Wed whatever always plays havoc on scheduling …. so I decided to have fun this month!
Join Us Sat, April 29th 10-4 for a 5th day celebration – buy 4 skeins and get the 5th skein (of equal or lesser value) FREE!! yep we are giving it away – just for you!
Other events to take note of:
Design our next project bag: we need a new design – so put your thinking caps on and sketch out your design…. the person with the winning design will get the first bag off the press FULL of awesome yarn! So start sketching/ doodling whatever .. designs need to be submitted by the end of May. (The graphic design team will formalize the image just give us a sketch to work off of!)
Mark your calendar for our Beginning of Summer Party on Sunday June 25th.
String Theory will be here with their truck full of hand dyed yarn – and you know how much
we love independent hand dyers – so join us for a fun day, drawings, testing, camaraderie and of