Christmas is literally just around the corner and here we are still writing up our shop news. It only seems a few weeks ago that we last wrote, but on checking we were just setting up for our Quilt show in July. If only we could be experiencing the same weather as then! The show itself was as predicted, we think, the best we have ever had and we raised nearly £3000 which has already been sent to St. Joseph’s in Thailand. The very impressive tumbling blocks raffle prize quilt was actually won by one of its creators which we thought was very fitting and richly deserved. The money raised from this raffle is also going to St. Josephs, so a massive thank you to all involved in its creation and ticket sales.
We said goodbye to our tutor Linda Hancock in July also Louise Ball who had been with us in the shop for a number of years. We wish her well in pastures new (or should that be paddocks new!). We now have Sonia Dias working with us in the shop on Thursdays and Fridays. Her English is not 100% yet but it’s a lot better than Rob’s Portuguese! Her ability to put designs and colours together is amazing so we think will be a great asset to us all.
We have just taken delivery of some absolutely stunning Hoffmann batiks also the new William Morris range from Moda. The new Tilda range is due in shortly so by the time we see you all in the New Year we should be bulging at the seams with Fabric (as if we’re not always!)
Please note we have changed the shop opening hours slightly to be 10am to 4.00pm every day until further notice.
Thanks to the many of you that brought in clothes, shoes, towels, nappies and bedding for our church appeal for articles that we were sending to Syria in October. Rob took up 120 boxes to Nuneaton including wheelchairs, crutches and inflatable beds. Guess what, we are doing the same yet again on January 19th, so if you have any unwanted mens, womens, childrens or baby clothes/shoes etc. it would be greatly appreciated. Please note these have to be in a good clean condition and would help tremendously if they were buttoned up and folded. Rob’s grizzle from last time had the desired effect and sorting was SO much easier, thank you.
We hope you like the workshops we have organised for you and as always call the shop ASAP if there is a particular class that you would like to join. These do fill up very quickly in many instances.
All that remains now is to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in 2018 if not before.
Verona and Rob