Tag Archive | Christmas

The Nooks

I am so excited! Sticks and Pins will now be showcased at The Nook General Store.

I’ve been thinking about this since the spring when Colleen, owner of The Nooks, contacted me to see if I would be interested in being a vendor at the new Design Nook. Can’t believe it took me this long to decide. The Nooks is a great place for artisans to showcase their wares. I have to say it is so inspiring to see what people create, there are so many talented people in Toronto.

Please drop in at one of the four shops. You’re sure to find that special one of a kind gift for that special someone on your Christmas list and something for yourself of course.

Breaking Out!

Yes, I’m breaking out, leaving my house today! I have been out of the house a total of 3 times since December 19th. That is the day I got the flu which turned into a head and chest cold and now has decided that it likes me too much to leave. It likes me so much that it’s decided to visit my husband. Yes, we’re both at home sick with a cold, even the drug store can’t help us get rid of this. Husband went to our local drug store yesterday for some Neocitron, Nyquil and anything else to help us sleep, breath turn comatose and the shelves were empty, even their own store brand had been depleted. Good to know that we’re not the only ones in the neighborhood housing a cold and flu.

Anyway, I did get some knitting and sewing done during my shut in. I knit the Market Jacket in a recording breaking (my own record of course) 8 days! I also sewed up 2 quilt tops, how’s that for being productive.

I do have to say that the instructions in the pattern for the cardigan are not always clear on what you’re supposed to do. This pattern is not for a beginner or for someone who needs detailed pattern instructions. Let me just say “a picture is worth a thousands words” holds true for this pattern. I’m really happy with the end result, well almost the end, I still need to buy and sew on the buttons and weave in some ends.

The quilt tops, well they need a bit more energy to put together so they’ll have to wait. It also takes more energy to photograph, I’ll post pictures later.

Market Jacket

Market Jacket