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Archive for February, 2013

Yarn Cupboard’s Fiber Arts Retreat and Market….and the end of Season 3 Downton Abbey!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

As a LYS owner, I am very proud of the efforts that make possible our Retreat this coming April 19th. It is not an easy feat and requires the work of a very dedicated few. I would like to mention Julie Mattina or as many of you know her as, Juliecazknits. She has been the one to compile all the information concerning the teachers and to make out all the class lists. She is also the one keeping tabs on me on which of you are staying the weekend and what classes you will be attending. We have not gone the automated route-we have continued this year to keep it personal and Julie is instrumental in that endeavour.
Nancy, Chris, Kristen and I areĀ  fortunate every day to meet new people and to help with their fiber arts needs. This retreat is an added bonus to us in Upstate New York with this wonderful roster of teachers attending. Many of these teachers are now the rock stars of the designing world and are very well connected to other leading designers. This is a great opportunity for you and I hope many will take advantage of them coming to Syracuse.
I will say, we are very lucky with the wonderful teachers that are part of the Yarn Cupboard family. I have watched many of you grow in your abilities under the watchful eye of many of our teachers. And that teaching roster is growing as well.
With a shop brimming with yarn and fibers, and dedicated teaching staff, we hope to continue to partner you and your fiber needs. Of course, what else would you be doing these past nights but watching the beloved Downton Abbey. What will we do without our Matthew? And who would of thought Thomas had a heart? I was knitting faster when he was being pummelled — and Rose- I don’t think she can replace Sybil–but we shall see.
One thing I do know, Downton will be one of the big conversations at the retreat. WE are all hooked.