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Happy New Year!
I’ve had my surgery, and although I’m still down, I do feel so much better just like I was told by so many people. I’m on the 6 week recovery plan instead of the 4 weeks, but I still should be back to no restrictions by the first of the year. So at this point, the schedule will remain as it has been advertised unless I’m feeling fantastic after Christmas.
We started the remodel for the shop in the middle of December instead of the middle of January, so things will be shifting around as we prepare each section for updating. I’m very excited about the changes and the new look I’m hoping to achieve. There has been a change about which section of the retail area I will occupying. Originally my new landlady was going to have us move into the western half of the building. Now we will be on the east side (creamery parking lot side). It gives us about 200 extra square feet. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s making a huge difference. We’re attempting to do most of the construction work while the shop is closed so that it won’t disrupt the few hours we’re open this month. The front exterior of the building is completely done finally! It had been a trying summer and fall with all the exterior work going on, I’m so glad it’s done.
Even with the limited hours, we will still be holding a few of our annual December events. We will have fresh homemade cookies and hot mulled cider on the last Saturday of this month (28th). Christmas fabric will be 20% off from December 20th until the end of the month. Also from December 20th to 31st, all regular screen print fat quarters will be 10 for $27.50 and batik and flannel fat quarters will be 10 for $30. To receive the special pricing on fat quarters, they need to purchased in groups of 10 (these can be mixed between the 3 types - the free fat quarter with the purchase of 10 fat quarters will be suspended during the sale). We also still have one merchandise basket left. You will receive one entry for every $25 you spend on merchandise (regular and discounted but not models or labor). The drawing will be January 2nd.
February 7th through the 17th, we will be holding our annual Quilt Run 101. This year we have 13 shops participating from Port Orford to Astoria. You must visit at least 5 shops to be eligible for 3rd level prizes (one of 13 $25 gift certificates), at least 9 shops to be eligible for 2nd (one of 13 $50 gift certificates) and 3rd level prizes (one of 13 $25 gift certificates), and you must visit all 13 shops to eligible for all prizes (grand prize is a sewing machine, 1st prize is one of 13 $100 gift certificates). Each shop will have a free nautically themed pieced pattern when you come in to get your stamp on your passport. And, just for fun, our store will be serving hot cider and homemade cookies every day. Don’t forget that the Quilt Run 101 includes a separate contest where you use a specially designated purchased fat quarter from each shop into a wall hanging sized quilt or some other quilted item for additional prizes.
Other Important Items
Starting in January, we will be going back to winter hours of Thursday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. The store can be open other days of the week by appointment and may be open if I’m not working my 2nd or 3rd job. If the lights are on, and the signs say open, come on in. The online store is always open at www.forget-me-knots.net.
I will be having surgery in November, so our unusual schedule is listed below: