Wednesday, 3 May 2017

New Season- New Hip

Tomorrow, May 4th, I am going in for a total hip replacement. And to think, it was only 2 years 8 months ago that I was put on the list!
Ain't socialized medicine wonderful?
 Note to our American friends, take good care of yourself because this is what is headed your way.
So, I have managed to get some new agates polished and into the shop in the tiny space left after the yarn is stocked! (Just kidding- we have a really nice new area.)
Yarn Ready For The Shelves

Beautiful Rustic Pendant

And here's a shout out for one of our favourite knitters and shop visitors- Congrats Colleen Jones and her Nova Scotia rink who just won the Senior Women's World Curling Championship!

Just a note- Colleen tells me she hasn't lost  since she bought one of Vickie's paintings so you other curlers might want to give it a try! We have some amazing art in the shop!

Lastly, because of the surgery and rehab, our store openings will be a little sketchy for the next little while. We will be closed from May 4th-9th and after that, it will only be when Vickie is available for a while since I won't be able to get down there. If you are going to be in the area and want to stop by, call us at (902) 482-2188 or send an email and we'll do our best to be open for you.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

We Are Open!

After a really long, cold spring, there are signs that warmer weather is on its way. This morning we saw a couple of robins. True, they were cowering under the car to get out of the freezing rain, sleet and wet snow but they were there!
So, what's new for the shop this year?
To start, we have a new sign to replace the one that blew away.

 Inside, we have revamped the layout to enable us to show even more great items.
We have expanded our hand dyed yarn area to meet the tremendous demand that we have experienced since we launched Seawall Fibres last year. In our first year, we have sold well over 1000 skeins of yarn and have shipped it literally all over the world.
This is just part of the latest shipment we received from daughter Lisa. So if you are a knitter or fibre artist and plan to be in the area, you owe it to yourself to come on by!
Of course, we have plenty of other things as well, including beautiful, museum quality jewelry made from polymer clay and local semi precious stones.
 And I promise that one day soon I'll chain Vickie to her sewing machine and get her to beef up our popular bag inventory.
Kids love to look through the pile of polished stones to choose their free souvenir and I'll even tell them a bit about the rock they have chosen. And if I am not too busy, I'll be glad to show your family the "rock shop lab".
So make your plans now to visit Digby Neck, one of the most unique spots in the  beautiful province of Nova Scotia. The whales are all rested up and ready to entertain and our famous St. Mary's Bay lobster and Digby scallops are ready to be eaten.
I'll be getting a new hip in early May but we'll be open unless we say otherwise on this blog and I am back in the rock shop cutting, grinding, sanding, polishing and drilling some beautiful stone so I'll post pictures in future posts.
We look forward to meeting you.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Winter on The Neck

We are back from visiting our daughter who lives in the Bahamas and things are returning to "normal".
This is "normal" on The Neck in Winter.

A lot of people who visit the shop ask why the door opens in. The last photo answers that question. If it opened out we'd be using the door on the deck to get out!! The winds topped out at somewhere north of 90kph which accounts for the 3 foot drift at the door and 4 footer behind my car! It's still blowing pretty hard and the wind chill is -23 C so we'll just stay hunkered down for a little while.
Don't worry, it will all be gone by April so you'll have no trouble if you come on by. And you should! We'll have new yarn (which we have been shipping all over the world through Etsy) and I'll somehow get Vickie to put down her knitting long enough to make a new supply of her  bags that seem to fly off the shelf and even some new jewelry.
Digby Neck is a great spot to vacation so we're looking forward to seeing you!