This is one of my favorite streets in Winnipeg . . . there’s a little bit of this and that for shops – always worth a little bit of a stroll.
I remember a few years ago when I was taking an entrepreneur workshop that the owner of this shop gave a short talk . . . not sure if she is still there today or whether it’s been sold to someone else since. She gave a wonderful talk on starting her business and some of her retail experiences.
There’s lots of outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, candles, and other outdoor living accessories. Always worth a little look – my backyard would never look like some of these displays though – it would take me hours to carry it all out and get it set up just right and by the time I was done, it would be time to take everything back inside and find a place to store it. It’s always fun to look and dream though!
There is even a small sewing centre located on Academy Road where I found a few fat 1/4’s to add to my stash. I’ve always seen the signs, but it is such a tricky little spot to get at, and we always seemed to be in a rush to go somewhere else, that we just never stopped.
The shop is called Carellan Sewing and they are moving off of Academy Road on September 1st over to Corydon in the 1600 block. I think it’s going to be easier to get at and they assure me that they will be carrying more quilting cottons – yippee!
I’m starting on my Christmas gift sewing list and this is the first of at least three. I love this layout of Nancy Halvorsen’s – this is going to make a great wall hanging! Look at all the different prints a person can use from their stash . . . time to do some widdling down :)
Also getting started on the latest Bunny Hill Snowbound block – machine appliquéing the two projects at the same time cuts down on the number of times I have to change thread colors – black’s done, moving on to blue . . .
How’s your week going? Getting lots done?