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!