Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's that time again

One way you can tell it's getting close to Christmas is when the shops and boutiques begin to add hours to their open for business schedules. A Stitch in Time is no exception. Starting this coming weekend there will be four more hours of shopping time available. The shop will be open on Sundays from noon until four on Sunday, from Nov. 4, until the end of December.

This coming Sunday is also the annual Trash to Treasures event at A Stitch in Time. This is a fund raising event for The Wellness Community. (I think I have that name right.) I've never been to one of these events. The way I understand it though is that customers and friends of the shop have donated projects that for whatever reason they're never going to finish. Donors receive a coupon for a discount on a future purchase. Donated items are available for purchase for one day only.

I haven't seen everything that has been donated but I know there are some canvases that have never been started, some yarn that is still in its original wrapper. And even the projects that have been started are worth while. I have my eye on a bag of Noro that someone dropped off. I think there is more needlepoint than knitting stuff. Who knows? It'll be fun to find out.

Purchases from the Trash to Treasure event must be paid for either with cash or check. No plastic. All proceeds go to the charity so charge or debit cards are not allowed.

Hodge Podge, the shop's gift store, is being made holiday-ready. It was starting to look really festive when I left yesterday. If you've ever been to A Stitch in Time you know what a great selection Hodge Podge always has. If you haven't been in, maybe it's time.

I got a stack of new books yesterday but haven't had time to really go through them. I'll let you know what I think though just as soon as I know myself.


lexa said...

I don't know what we'll do this year, but we usually don't start staying open evenings til mid-December. (We close at 5 Mon-Thurs, so we stay open til 8 like Fri nights.) We aren't open Sun, and Sat stays the same 9-4.

We've been selling a lot of yarn lately. The Patons Classic Wool is our best seller right now. I've gotten a lot of people into felting, and it's great for that. (See, felting can be addicting, so I get 'em hooked, then they have to come to the store to get their fix!)

mehitabel said...

I sent some Classic Wool off to an ebay seller who's helping me destash, and it seems to be doing well. I'm hoping that I will earn enough to pay for the postage on the items I sent out...
I will need to stop by and see what's new for the holidays at ASIT. I don't know if I should go to the T&T sale though, might be tempted to buy back some of my stuff!

Bess said...

I love it when the holiday stuff comes out. I'm not at all grinch-ey about it - I don't have to look at holiday things if I don't want to and I love the holiday music. also, I'm somewhat glad of the opportunity to think things over before I make holiday purchases.

I am a little glad there's no LYS nearby or I might do all that shopping for me instead!