So – since I last posted the shop hosted the Kaffe event, did the Fall Creativ show and a guild meeting show. (that was a wee bit hectic) And oh yeah…..we moved the store.
Same building – the Grainary in Whitevale, bigger space, brighter, the door under the porch. (the store sign is on the to-do list).
November, once moved in, was a decent month, with lots of learning curve, still putting stuff in it’s “place” days….then December started out pretty good, then we had the ice storm – no power forever – now the polar vortex, and our friendly neighbourhood propane delivery service conveniently forgot where Whitevale is. That could be dangerous, Whitevale has a long and successful history of opposing things they don’t like and it was suggested to me today that said delivery company should be boycotted…..however, as I write this we were told by the customer “service” that yes, we are on the manifest and delivery hours in our area have been extended to 24 hours….good I guess but sorta sad at the same time….anyway, moving on.
Mr. LCY (in the store during the week) and I have a bunch of plans and announcements for the shop. First – we are OPEN six days a week. Yup, come on out on a Sunday afternoon, browse and fondle the fabric, grab a tea next door, see the historic homes and the awesome trails in the park. Or just fondle the fabric. That has the store open Tues through Sun, 12-4, except Sat is 12-5. We are closed Mondays.
Second – I would like to introduce Michele, I have pasted her blog post in below.
Stay tuned – we will be more active – promise.
Also – check us out on Facebook, lots of inspiring pictures there.
My name is Michele and I’m super happy to be blogging here with Nicole and Log Cabin Yardage. I’ve been quilting for over a decade and really began with no knowledge of how to even thread a bobbin. Which I guess is really funny, considering as I sit here, I am winding bobbins for my next project, between paragraphs.
My quilting style has always been to lean on precut fabrics and not venture too far from patterns that leverage those sizes and materials. It wasn’t until I met Nicole that she pushed me to try new things, some way outside my comfort zone. The Tumbler Quilt below was one of the first times I have worked with fabrics by Amy Butler and I love how it turned out! This quilt will be available for sale in the shop and online very soon.
I had the opportunity to attend the Kaffe Fassett workshop in October and it was the most fun I have ever had at a creative event. I learned more in that day about colour, composition, freedom and creativity. I’m so close to completing my quilt from that day, I can’t wait to show you. Brandon Mably forced me to try new things and I’ve now got a quilt all of my own, that will forever remind me to keep trying new things.
Nicole and I have been busy collaborating over what’s to come next for the shop and I am pleased to share with you some of my upcoming classes. We will be posting shortly the details around classes and workshops for creating a Spinning Triangles (baby sized quilt for beginners), All About Pre-Cuts (all skill levels), Flower Basket (twin sized quilt for beginners) and a Terrific Toque (crocheting for beginners). Details for the classes will be posted shortly and all will take place at Log Cabin Yardage.
I’m happy to be part of this blog and can’t wait to share regularly the projects we are working on.
Cheers to 2014 and new things in the shop!