Saturday, July 23, 2011

Getting ready for the show and the SALE!!!

Busy bees at Alewives Fabrics, I tell you, busy bees...

Just a quickie to let you know that we're all busy here at the shop getting ready for Maine Quilts and cutting, cutting, cutting, prepping, prepping, prepping and all that jazz.

It's the one show we do each year and it takes a lot of prep work from our small little staff of five and kicks off a very busy month of August for us.

We're like worker bees in a fabric-store hive doing our busy bee dance and wiggling our little bee-hinds.

It's fun, I like it ;-)

And if we're getting ready for the Quilt Show, that means we are also getting ready for our annual Midsummer's Clearance Sale!

This year, the sale will start on Thursday, August 4th and end on Sunday, August 7th.

All fabrics in the classroom will be $3 per half yard (must be purchased in half yard increments, i.e., half yard, whole yard, one and a half yards, etc.) and there will also be various kits and patterns and books and notions on sale in the classroom, too.

This year we are also putting some of our samples up for sale: it will be a great time to score a deal on a Christmas gift of two...

And we cannot leave out our internet customers and get away with it, can we?

(No, no, no...)

I'm so excited to hold our very first "Online Midsummer's Clearance Sale" from Thursday, August 11th through Sunday, August 15th.

Our online customers will get their very own selection of sale fabrics, kits, patterns and more.

A phenomenal selection, if I do say so, myself... the locals will be jealous and they're gonna give me a hard time, mark my words!

Details on the online sale to follow when we have ironed out the wrinkles.

In other news and in all seriousness, I am so sad about Amy Winehouse's death.

I cannot believe it and I don't know what else to say.

I'm just so, so sad and I think the world is going to miss out on the music she would have made.

I will miss hearing her beautiful, soulful voice.

She was very talented.

Take care of yourselves and each other, wherever you are.

If you want someone to commiserate with, I'm your gal.



1 comment:

Angel said...

I found a link to your blog from another blog, of course. I clicked on it because I liked the name. I scrolled down and was surprised to see a picture of Amy Winehouse. I am still so sad about her passing. Her voice held so much pain. She was so fragile. I can't imagine what it must be like to walk around hurting so much all the time. In so much pain that no one can help you. That the only thing that kind of helps are chemicals that eventually kill you. I hope that she has found some peace and that she knows that people here will always miss her and her beautiful voice. Thanks for the chance to say this. I'm going to enjoying cruising around your blog.