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.