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Finally able to start my New Year!

March 18, 2012

Filed under: Judi — admin @ 8:09 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve written in my blog. Fortunately, my daughter Jenny has been keeping you updated on some of our happenings, although several of her blog posts disappeared when our web master decided to “migrate our server”!

Why haven’t you heard from me? Well, in January, I learned that I am not invincible! On one of our rare snowy and icy days here on the West Coast, I had the misfortune to slip on the ice, landed with a bang, and ended up with a bad break on my left wrist. Never having had the misfortune to break a bone before, and having been lucky enough to be pretty healthy generally, I had no idea how this would interfere with my life! My first reaction was – “I’m right handed – thank heavens this is my left wrist!” I soon learned though that it doesn’t matter whether you’re right or left handed – working with only one arm is a lot harder than I would have thought. And on top of that, I was exhausted all the time while my body was trying to heal. I couldn’t drive, get dressed properly, work at my computer – and worst of all, I couldn’t pick up my grandson or SEW! Talk about going through withdrawal! I finally have my cast off (after the initial cast, I chose a nice purple one!) and am very gradually working on getting my mobility back. Thank heavens I have a great husband who didn’t seem to mind driving me wherever I needed to go, cutting my food up for me, and tying my shoe laces. He even had to learn to cook – something he’s resisted for over 35 years!

Despite my enforced rest over the past couple of months, there’s still lots going on in the stores. We’ve got some great new fabrics in stock – check out the new faux leathers on our website and in both stores, along with some great new quilt fabrics; our brand new Spring 2012 mini catalogue update is in the mail and online with all kinds of exciting new products, and we’ve just completed our newest Class Schedule. The class schedule is available on line – we’re just waiting to get our hands on the printed copies. We’ve got some great classes and events coming up – if you’ve always wanted a perfectly fitting bra, we’ve got a class for that! There are also some great sewing, serging, quilting and embroidery classes coming up too so check them all out and sign up soon before the classes are filled!

I hope to see some of you next weekend at the Vancouver Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive show being held at the Tradex in Abbotsford. If you’re there, come on by and say hello – you might find me in our notions and quilting booth,  or in the Babylock, Bernina, or Husqvarna booth. It should be a great weekend.

Until next time,



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