Sunday, July 3, 2011

Back in Sasktatoon

I returned to Saskatoon on Friday, and so on Saturday was happy to see lots of people at the shop!  I was so happy to see the store again, and it looked so good with new displays-- colorful fabrics, new quilt samples and new books (although I haven't had time yet to peruse them).

It was good timing that when I got there at about 10 a.m. the "Breakfast Club that meets every other Saturday at a restaurant here in the mall had all come over to look around, so I was able to see about a dozen old friends all at once.  So nice!
a new kit using Art Gallery fabrics!

Because some of you were wondering where I've been, this is a quick recap:
April: Drove from Saskatoon to Savannah, over about 8 days, then I spent some time in trying to set up a household there (on a shoestring budget).   I was able to find some furniture at consignment stores and moving sales, so it was sort of like a treasure hunt.
In May, I flew back to Saskatoon and worked hard for a couple of weeks!  Then, on May 20, I flew to New York City for 6 days of adventure with 2 friends from Saskatoon!
  On May 27, I took the train to Richmond Virginia to attend the wedding of a nephew, which was a lovely time, even though the temperatures reached into the 100's. Richard had driven the truck up from Sav, so we had transportation of our own from then on.
A few days later, we drove from Richmond to Ithaca, New York, for the annual "Norse-stock" conference at Cornell, where we stayed for about 4 or 5 days.  Then, it was time for the 18 hour drive back to Savannah! (which we did over a couple of days).
There I remained until July 1st, Canada Day! when I returned to Saskatoon!
During the month of June in Savannah, it was very nice, albeit very warm, as the temperatures were in the 90's and 100's every day.  (about 32 C and above)
I like it there quite a lot, but the main drawback is that the shop is here, and so I missed it quite a lot.  Although there is a lot that I can do online and on computer, and I did some sample sewing, it was a little to long to go without physically walking through the store, and seeing the staff.
two other kit samples we have, sewn by Val and Wendy!

And what would life be like without some technical difficulties?  I lost the mouse for my computer on the train, and so I've had to use the little finger pad on the laptop, which is okay for some things, but makes it really cumbersome to do things with photos and graphics.  I need to get into an office store pronto to get a new one!
New kit in batiks, sewn by Nancy! (sorry the photo is a bit blurry)
 Of course I can hardly wait to start using some of the Kona Solids that we got in,
However, I first need to sew the great new Christmas quilt by Basic Grey for moda.  It has Christmas trees on it, and pinwheels. 
Oh yeah, and that stack of paperwork....
Deb is on vacation, so I will be working in the front of the shop quite a lot this coming week, so perhaps I'll see you there!!


  1. Welcome home! you certainly have been putting on the miles!
    The store is looking great....of course I come to inspect it in person quite regularly too .. LOL!

  2. We already miss you in Savannah! Hurry back!!! :) Great to see photos of your store... I love that first photo. :) Silke

  3. thanks Flo, it is good to know that I can trust folks like you to keep an eye on it!
    thanks Silke, it's a nice little corner with lots of kid's stuff, very popular these days...

  4. Welcome back. I've been missing your blog posts. I also want to thank you for alerting me to the shop's new bolts of Kona Solids! I'd been lamenting recently how difficult it is to find solids while also difficult to gauge colour online without one of those swatch cards (which I don't have). I'll be so much happier knowing I can find a decent selection of solids right here and can bring my fabrics in to match! AWESOME!


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