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Meet our staff- “Behind the scenes employees”

September 15, 2016

September is like the start of a new year in our business, so Happy New “Sewing” Year everyone!!  We thought we would take this time to do some introductions. Today we will start with those behind the scenes people that you may hear, but not see.

First off img_20160915_094932we have Leslie, answering the phones. If you have an order or an inquiry it is Leslie that you will talk to!! She has been with us for about one year now, and her knowledge of our products is steadily getting better. She is sewing more now that she works here, sewing  both clothing and home décor .Her newest projects include curtains and other décor items for the new Motorhome that she and her husband purchased. They are planning a trek across our great country next year.  Leslie likes the camaraderie  of the people she works with and talking to all the customers on the phone and then hearing about the places they come from. We are glad to have her with us.


Nowirene I would like you to meet Irene. She gets the orders, fills them, packs them and sends them on their way to your mail box. Every order is packed with care and usually a sweet treat can be found in the box. Irene has been with the company the longest, at over 21 years and knows our products very well. She keeps our warehouse in tip top shape and if you are trying to find something, Irene is the person to ask. Irene would consider herself a “specialist” in shipping and she is an awesome Nana (told by certain little people). She has been sewing since she was 8 years old and now mostly sews children’s clothes, doll clothes and crafty items. Her most favourite notion is “wondertape”, as she hated putting in zippers until she was introduced to this amazing product. She loves interacting with the staff and customers. “There is never a dull moment”

The newest member of our shipping, warehouse staff is Helene. Even though she has been with the company for over 10 years, she just recently joined Irene in the shipping department for 2 days a week. Helene, you may or may not know, was one of our sales associates in the store and taught our very popular Serger Start Up class. Even though she is working in the warehouse, we made sure she was still available as an instructor. Helene does lots of projects using her Babylock Ovation at home and just loves it. Helene enjoys walking every morning and spending time at Christina Lake whenever possible. We are happy to have her with us.

Our next blog will be of the staff at our Abbotsford location.

Until next time, Susan

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