Friday, April 30, 2010

The bees are a buzzin'!

May is finally on the horizon. Where did April go? We did have few April showers and already so many flowers for May have come and gone but we are still here! The Natick Farmer's Market begins in two weeks and the common will come alive with people, fresh vegetables, herbs and local craftsmen.

The store has been updated once again with new displays and great spring and summer yarns and patterns.

The very popular PollyMacc Designs small pattern pamphlets are restocked and available in all their patterns. Polly and Ginny are local designers that have a real bond to the local area.

May is Joan Sebastian's Trunk Show from May 1 through 22. Joan is so talented in many areas. She knits, felts and makes wonderful jewelry. She also teaches quilting, beginner's knitting and jewelry making with a local continuning education program as well as occasionally offering a class at Iron Horse.

We are most honored and pleased to have Barbara Delinsky as our guest at our monthly book club this month. We will be discussing her latest novel, released in Janaury, Not MY Daughter.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yarn Holiday and more!

Thank you to all who stopped by early Monday morning to visit and select yarn for your new projects. It was wonderful seeing so many of you. it was nice to catch up with some of you also.

Unique Boutique's trunk show ends this week. They have had some terrific hand bags and totes in the store in lively, bright spring/summer colors as well as ultra suede and madras prints. Only day or two left so don't miss out.

Joan Sebastian's wonderfully hand crafted jewelry will be our featured artisan trunk show for May. Just in time for Mother's Day and the graduations coming up. Her show will be in the store from May 1 through may 22.

We have done a little spring reorganizing in the store for everyone to view the yarns and some of our handcrafted items better. One of our new displays really features some of our great cotton yarns by Takki as well as having their pattern booklets right with the yarn.

It was like the holidays yesterday. Jessica and opened a huge box from Berroco with new colors in Comfort worsted as well as some new Comofrt DK and Sock yarn that we have not carried before, but many of you have asked for it so we now are stocking the shelves with it. Comfort Baby will arrive soon also!

Jawoll Color Aktion is a limited edition of the Lang Jawoll sock yarn collection. It just arrived last week in six color ways! It is made with wool, bamboo and nylon. This yarn is from Germany, great for socks with a self stiping pattern and reinforcing thread included. But this yarn is not just for socks, imagine a beautiful lace scarf or shawl or even a fine gauged vest.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Marathon Monday

It is hard to believe it is already Marathon Monday. Runners from all over the world will be running one block away from the store. It is unfortunate that some can't get here due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, but we will enjoy the ones who are able to be here.

We are open for the Boston Marathon. We have our first Marathon Monday sale in the store starting at 7:30 to 10:00 AM Monday, April 19. Get up early, stop by before going to work or if you are a lucky one, have the day off and stake your viewing spot on RT 135 (Central Street)to watch the runners. To sweeten the pot, we are offering 25% off all in stock yarn! At 10:01 AM the prices roll back to retail, but in the meantime it is the early bird who gets the most choices...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What's on your needles?

We meet great stitchers every day, whether they are new to the craft or have been stitching for more years than they care to tell us. We are always asking what is on your needles (or hooks)? It is great fun when someone pulls a new skein of yarn or a project almost finished out of their bag.

We thought we would take a moment to show what is on the needles of one of our busy stitchers in the store. She is working with Berroco's Week-end. It is a cotton acrylic blend in beautiful spring/summer colors. If we ask nicely, we might even see this as a display model soon!

Stop in and show us what is on your needles!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Another Trunk Show

On the road again, are Barbara and Roberta of Unique Boutique & More. These two great women have collaborated for only a couple of years but have come up with some great fabrics and color combos for their hand bag and tote lines. Stop in the store April 1-22 to see what they have on display and for purchase. They love working with customers in designing and creating one of a kind pieces. Custom orders are welcome. Remember Mother's Day is just around the corner...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring is here!

It has been a while since posting. New yarns have come into the store as well as new hand crafted gifts from the local artisans. Our April trunk show features creations from Unique Boutique & More. Their items in the trunk show are for purchase or feel free to discuss witth the women a custom order that will be unique just for you.

The Natick Common is green and full of life. Some sit at our stitch table and enjoy the view!

New yarns are Madelinetosh handpainted 100% merino fingering weight, Madelinetosh DK superwash merino. Superwash merino and cotton are in from Swedish Yarn Company in pastel colors.

Our Thursday stitch group has really done a great job with "Stitching for Babies". Newton Wellesely Hosptial sent us a wonderful thank you note and letter. Our volunteer stitchers have brought in items on their own also. Thank you! The thank you letter is on the table for all to read when you stop by the store.

Our workshop schedule is filling up with some great spring workshops and classes for young, mature, experienced and inexperienced participants. Come join us!