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Sew What's New? 2017

Happy New Year's Eve!  
Whew!  What a busy year 2017 turned out to be.  So much for writing an update each month.  Although I'd love to say I will follow through monthly next year, I am realistically just going to say I vow to do better.  "Better" is my word for the year.  Better is always reachable.  Better doesn't require huge, seemingly  unreachable goals, it simply means you are continually making progress  
It was a great year, attending 16 different fairs and shows around Oregon.

Sew What's New?

Well.......I didn't quite meet the criteria for a monthly update but I feel guilty if I'm not in front of the sewing machine, cutting out or doing the finishing work by hand.  This weekend marked the end of the summer season of fairs and shows, I think. Booked myself a little tight this year.  A show a month doesnt sound too bad until you try to get enough product done between shows.  And then there has been the heat!  The She Shed is a bit of a sweat lodge during the summer, but I'll be missing these days when I'm bundled in three layers and sewing with gloves on this winter!

Sew what's new?

Sew What's New?
March, 2017

A day late on my second newsletter!!!  I was going to throw Mike 'under the bus' and say he didn't get the computer set up for me....but I'm too nice.  Though not related to sewing, I spent last evening attending a bee keepers meeting.  I'm not looking at donning a suit and netting and go capture a swarm, but we would like to create an area that attracts the bees and bats (learned that last night!) to help pollinate our garden and wherever else they may roam.

Sew What's New?

This started out to be my first attempt at a monthly blog....but I crashed the computer, so we'll call this 'first attempt, take two'.
Today marks a year since we closed the doors to our shop and Artisan's Boutique and moved to a home based business.  I now have my own She Shed, nestled in a the trees, to escape to at the end of the work day.  There's something soothing about the hum of the sewing machine and being able to look out the window and watch the birds and wildlife stroll by.

Closing the door to Wicker Works

It’s hard to believe that about this time 6 years ago we started to formulate the idea of having a shop that featured the talent of local artisan’s. In March of 2010, we opened the doors and have had a wonderful time meeting and getting to know so many customers that appreciate the arts.
But as with all great adventures,we’ve come to the end of the journey. We will officially close the doors for the public Dec. 31st 2015
Come into the shop this December for special sales on select Items.
Mike and I want to thank our Artisan's as well as all of our customers over the last 6 years,THANK YOU!

Canyonville Farmers Market

  We have been attending the Canyonville Farmers Market on Wednesday Afternoons from 4-7 pm. Located in the south parking lot of the Seven Feathers Casino. Thanks for your support!!!!!!!
  A big thank you to Mary Jean and the crew!!!! For this being thier first year, you are doing an excellent job. From a vendors point of view things have ran very smoothly, except for the keys in the truck thingy. ;-)
  The market is full of  fresh produce and crafts from local artisan's, with more coming each week.

Lent is really long!!!!!!!!!

Before Lent started this year, someone at the shop asked me what I was giving up for Lent.Now a few years ago Mary and I purchased a at home soda maker from Sodastream USA. Best thing since sliced bread.
Since that time I have developed a taste for the diet orange soda they have. Addicted is the term Mary uses.  So I, thinking Lent was like Two weeks long said ,
" My Diet Soda."
After two weeks ,I asked Mary when Lent was over and she informed me that it ends Easter Weekend.

The Big Snow

  As I sit here and type this ,waiting for the snow to start, I got to thinking about the "Big Snow " here in Roseburg. 
  How many of you can remember "The Big Snow"?   January 1969 , 44.20" per the archives from KQEN . Almost 14" in one 24 hour period.  
 What I mostly remember from that time was something like 7 snow days , maybe more .Seems longer. Snow everywhere , nobody going anywhere in a car. I lived on Currier St. out in Winchester back then, I was 11 1/2 years old.

Valentines day is almost here.

Valentines is February 14th!
I was sitting here this morning trying to think of  a nice gift to give Mary for Valentines. It's quite hard to give a gift to someone who owns a gift shop believe it or not. I have done flowers in the past and that went well, there are several nice flower shops in Roseburg to choose from.
The best advice I ever received about giving  gifts to a loved one , was from my sister Retta. What she told me was" Never to send gifts to their home."

The New Year.

As the Christmas season draws to a close, it's time to look forward to 2011. We at Wicker Works are looking to continue to offer excellent customer service, as well as the variety of Items to keep you coming back to see what's new.
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