After a bit of time MIA I am back home and getting some things done. While the flooding was going on in this area and around the rest of southern/central Queensland I was spending some lovely time with family and enjoying extra time with little Harry. But at the same time it was very hard being stranded there while so many needed help with the flood cleanup.
While away I was keeping up to date via Facebook, with the happenings of our local (and much loved) Patchwork store in Caboolture - Sew This and That. The store was awash with around 18 inches of water through it. It has been a lot of hard work for the owners and staff to get it back to trading condition. However many customers and local business people have pitched in to help wherever possible. A huge amount of fabric needed to be washed, ironed and re-rolled onto bolts. New carpet, new fixtures - oh just so much.
(Photo comes from the Sew This and That photos of the floods - wouldnt this be hard to witness.)
Yesterday I got to do my part in helping in a small way to get the store ready for its reopening on Thursday. My friend, her husband and I stocked one of the embroidery thread stands - not as easy as it sounds, as the numbers didnt run chronologically on the stand, rather they were arranged in colour. We also returned four or so shopping trolleys of fabrics back onto the shelves.
We love our store, the owners and staff, and spend lots of fun times there doing Club, classes and of course stash building and other shopping. They always go the extra mile for their customers. I wish them well as they go through this recovery time and hope they receive a heap of customer support so they can get back on their feet again.
So yes, the store reopens on Thursday. Cant wait!!!! And if any of you are up Caboolture way do drop in and check it out. The store is fantastic, the range of fabrics amazing, the staff is the best - as you can see, I LOVE my "local".
I finally finished off some curtains this week. I cut and pinned them weeks ago, and then got on with Christmas sewing, so they were shelved for a bit. The hard work had been done so they took very little time to sew. They are in one of the bedrooms where our younger Grandsons sleep while visiting.