Well with the Melbourne Cup run and won, we turn our thoughts to Christmas!
and as usual I wonder how its crept up again!! Having just celebrated my 60th birthday, my aim is to get more organised as I get older ..... won't happen, I'm very much a last minute girl!
We have had lots of deliveries in the past couple of weeks - flannels, Christmas fabric, Christmas gifts, flannels, threads oh and did I mention flannels?!
Just in time for your summer sewing, the arrival of the flannel fabric means you can work on your cozy quilt and be ready when winter comes! The Christmas fabric is gorgeous - two totally different styles added to the wonderful selection already in stock. Dalene came in yesterday to photograph all the new stock and will have it all on the website in the next few days.
If you have visited the shop recently, you will have noticed how different our front window looks! Julie has been having a lovely time making it look very Christmasy!
Jane will have all the gifts out this week too, so we will definitely be in the spirit of Christmas - I have even finished one little stitchery, and am stitching down the binding of another. These are pre-printed stitcheries, there's many to choose from,
that can be stitched quite quickly. We have the hangers in stock too.
Over the next couple of weeks we will be finalising the classes for term 1 next year as well as some holiday classes. We will be closing on Saturday the 21st December, and re-opening Monday the 13th January.
As I'm pretty slow with my updates in the newsletter, (one of my New Year resolutions is to be more consistent!) could I just take a minute to thank you sincerely for your continued support - to have a small business for what is now my 15th year is a great achievement, one of which I am very proud! I had worked for the previous owner for 5 years, and when she decided to retire, I jumped at the opportunity! Quite a massive leap, as I had never owned or run a business before!!
I love what I do - I still say I haven't worked a day since I bought the business and always look forward to whatever the day brings.
Through the years there have been many challengers - I have had breast cancer, I have had to re-invent the shop many times over, and the economy has proved very tricky for a lot of years - but somehow we have come through and are still going strong. I am very lucky to have wonderful people around me, apart from my family - I have 3 sons who support me 100% - the teachers we have and of course the ladies who come to classes. If I am looking for inspiration, I need only to see what the girls are creating!
Deciding many years ago to specialise in flannel patchwork fabric was a great decision. It is a point of difference to the other patchwork shops nearby, and has been very successful. We have the largest range of flannel fabric in Australia according to some reps!!
Our other specialty is the embroidery - we carry an enormous range of embroidery threads, ribbons and fabrics. Again, the projects the ladies work on are brilliant, under the guidance of very skilled teachers.
So I thank you again for your support in this ever changing wonderful world of patchwork and embroidery - one that I hope is passed on for generations to come, so our children and grandchildren can experience the joy and satisfaction of creating their own project.
May your Christmas be safe and happy, and 2020 bring you peace and lots of time for stitching!!