As is normal for Digby Neck, the weather has been very abnormal. Temperatures have been going up and down like a toilet seat and virtually all the snow is gone. The bay is filled with sea ice stacked up by the wind and we have intense ground fog when the warm air hits it.
It is very mild right now but in the next 36 hours we are supposed to experience rain (LOTS of rain!), sleet, freezing rain and snow- all the while accompanied by winds gusting to well over 100 kilometres per hour. So it's a perfect time to work on the changes to the shop.
One of the big changes is the new set of shelves that will enable us to display more knitted goods and jewelry.
Another is the installation of our wall boxes from Ikea.
This has enabled us to set up specific displays for our featured artists such as John Hood and Sandra Mitchell. It has also freed up display space for our Northern Treasures- gorgeous fur pompoms from Iqaluit in Canada's far north.
Of course, we will continue to display a lot of beautiful, hand dyed yarn.
And while the shelves are a little bare now, we are expecting a large shipment of new inventory in the next few days.
Of course, we still have lots of beautiful rock and by moving a lot of it into the adjoining room, we have even more display space.
The bottom line is that by next spring, the shop will be absolutely full of interesting things for you to see. So if your plans call for you to be in this area, come on by and say hi. Don't forget, every visitor gets a free polished local stone!