Happy New Year 2011


Hope your new year is off to a good start.  Now that the trees are put away and the needles and machines can come back out again, it's time to think about what you would like to get done this year.  Lots of people make resolutions- knitters, quilters and needleworkers make plans.  What are yours? 

Many of you know that some of my plans got derailed a little bit by back surgery.  The classes that involved me had to be put on hold.  As yet, I do not have a date from the doctor for when he wil let me get back to work.  I see him this next Wednesday and I am hoping to get an idea for when that might be.  I do know that I cannot drive until the middle of February, which means not much can happen until after then.  However, that does not mean that there is nothing going on in the shop. 

One class that is starting tomorrow on January 22nd is The Thimbleberries Club - Border Blast.  Helga Whittaker is leading this group.  It is not full and we are taking Thimbleberry Club members until March or until the club is full whichever comes first.  I apologize for the short reminder, but I was a little out of it last week.

Also,my capable staff is still there to help you with your needs.  If your needs are knitting, I would suggest that you go on Mondays when Mary is there or Wednesdays and Fridays when Elaine is there.  You may also e-mail me at knitwit109@aol.com and I can try to help you from home.  Any day is quilting day, but especially Wednesdays and Fridays.  All the ladies love fabric.  Stitchers should aim for Saturdays when Melissa is available.  Melissa is my expert in stitchery and needlepoint.  Hope this will serve as a guideline and can help you plan your trips.

Talking about planning trips -  I  am sure you have noticed the construction on Rt 28 right in front of the shop.  It is kind of hard to miss.  For those of you who would prefer a more hassel free way into the plaza, here are the instructions for coming in the back way.  It is possible to avoid 28, because the other entrance for the parking lot is on Zimbro which is accessible from Ashton and Cockrell.  If you are coming off of the bypass - get off on 28 North and take an immediate right onto Godwin.  Take Godwin through the light at Wellington and across the R.R. tracks.  Turn right at the next light (Ashton)  Go to the end of Ashton and turn left on Cockrell.  At the end of Cockrell, make a left and then a right into the parking lot. 

If you are coming off of I-66,  Turn right on Ballsford Rd. Go up to the first light behind HH Gregg (old Walmart) Make a left on Ashton and follow Ashton to where it ends at Cockrell.  Make a left on Cockrell and follow the instructions above.  

Hopefully, the biggest prblems on 28 will only be temporary and most ot the construction will be off to the side.  Call us if you need more assistance.   . 

Since  I finally have internet at home, I plan to keep in closer contact. 

Again, Happy New Year!

Jannette