Sassy, Oscar & I will be taking our ANNUAL HOLIDAY from 5:00pm Wednesday 21 December and coming back at 10:00am Wednesday 4 January 2017. Both the bricks & mortar and the Online stores will closed for that period.
We would like to thank everyone for their business during 2017...it has been the best year for online sales....Thank you!
I wish your all a very happy Holiday season & I look forward to doing business with you in 2017.
I have just finished producing the December Newsletter containing details of classes for the first half of 2014, plus some news of the shop, new products, thread groups, etc.
However, I just can't come to grips with the MailChimp software, so if you are interested in participating in this OR this OR this OR this OR this OR even this then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a compressed PDF version.
It is scary what one finds when taking advantage of a Year 12 boy's need for cash. My friend's son has finished his exams & I have employed him to empty out our storeroom and we will sort into trash, recyclable and TREASURES. Amongst the Treasures I have found 2 plastic storage bins full of SEMCO rug hooking wool - you know the sort it is about 3inches long bits that you hook through 3 to 5 count canvas to make a rug. Thereby giving yourself carpal tunnel syndrome...but that is another story. Here it is, the secret stash/hidden treasure .... I am selling for $1 a bag of 10 skeins of wool, no breaking up of colours. As is where is......
Those of you who have come into the brick & mortar shop in Sandy Bay have met my 4-legged companions, Boof the gentle German Shepherd and Sassy the adorable Pembroke corgi. Unfortunately back in August we lost Boof, he was 14 years old, stiff & slow, but we missed him terribly, as did Sassy his doggy sister. Here they are last summer at the dog beach in Kingston, Tasmania.
So, being dog lovers, my partner & I discussed another Shepherd, a Bernese mountain dog got serious consideration. Then out of the blue came a phone call from a lovely lady who had been told that we maybe looking for a corgi & she had a male, 4 month old, black & white Cardigan corgi, would we be interested? My response was "Yes!", of course, my partner's was a more considered "Perhaps".
Off we went to be vetted by the breeder, to meet the puppy and to introduce Sassy to her potential brother. All went well, we were approved, Sassy sort of approved in a big sister almost tolerant way and my partner fell in love....so here he is, Oscar, the latest 4-legged furry in our clan!
One of the nicest smells is gingerbread cooking or gingernut cookies after they have been dunked in my coffee. So when Canadian designer Victoria Sampler brought out the first of her stitched Gingerbread houses, I just couldn't resist. So added to my "Yet to be Done-but I am really" stash are:-
And there is another just out, The Gingerbread Bakery. What am I going to do?.......