Hi friends -- I need to inform everyone that after reviewing our schedule, and talking with multiple customers, we have decided to cancel the Holiday Open House scheduled for this Sunday, November 15.  Everyone is so very busy this time of year, and we have had several requests that we delay the customer "fashion show" and exhibit until after the holidays so that people have more time to prepare.  We will, however, plan to offer some quick-to-finish holiday gift ideas in the shop, and will be offering a special promotion each week between now and Christmas.  I will post the weekly specials and promotions on our web site and our Facebook page.  Check every Monday to see what special deals we have to offer each week!  Promos will start the week of November 16, so mark it on your calendars!

If you have not "liked" us on Facebook, you might not be receiving our posts.  We frequently publish pictures of new inventory and reminders of upcoming events that you won't see anywhere else, so make sure you're in the loop and know what's happening! 

The customer project exhibit, as previously mentioned, will be rescheduled in conjunction with another event, after the first of the year.  We have had requests to include a sweater/garment category, so will make plans to do that when we reschedule the event.  Be thinking about your most impressive knitted or crocheted items (even if you have to borrow them back from someone!), or needlepoint or cross-stitch ornament, pillow or decor item that you'd like to enter in the contest.  Customers will vote on their favorites, and the winner in each category will receive a gift certificate!  Tentative plans are for a March time frame, so that will give you plenty of time to prepare.  A definite date and specific information will be posted on the web site after the first of the year. 

As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, our schedules get more frantic and the days seem to fly by.  More this year, than ever before, I am persuaded to slow down a little and draw the joy from each day before it slips away.  Each moment with family and friends can become a precious memory, one to be treasured in the days, months and years to come.  The gifts, the decorations, and the food, the parties and the performances, are all a part of the season, but the most important thing, by far, is the time we spend with those we love.  Put that first on your list -- you will never regret it.