July 21st, 2007
What a week! I’m not sure if the planets were misaligned or if it was the humid, gooey weather and daily rainstorms, but nothing seemed to go right this week. I am so happy it is Saturday, the weather is perfect and the opportunity to start fresh again on Monday lies ahead.
There were a few highlights:
Lisa (gosh, I hope I got that right and my apologies if I didn’t) and her gorgeous Bohus:
The level of detail is incredible and my shot does not do it justice (the color is definitely off – ugh). The yarn is so skinny and the needles so tiny! But it is oh, so, luscious! Can’t wait to see it when she’s done. She promised to bring it in to show us.
There was the shoot for our weaving catalog that will mail this fall. It was only for one picture – the inside front cover which will feature Barbara and my son (and weaver) Jonathan.
The actual shot we chose is, well, you’ll see. . . . . . .
Then there was new yarn. First, from Reynolds, their new kids’ collection:
There are four yarns in the collection and the palette is not your typical kids’ collection. Think “Gap” meets “yarn”.
The pattern book arrived as well and it’s oozing with cuteness and each pattern can be made using one of two different yarns.
(Note: I will add the links to these products on Monday once they are on-line. The product arrived late on Friday).
We also received the lab dips for one of our new fall yarns, Williamstown. I love this yarn. Steve and I developed this one from scratch and we are really tickled with it. More info will follow once it arrives, but here’s a sampling of the colors:
Then, last, but not least. I’ve often mentioned that we have a phenomenal staff and we truly mean that. We have great, great, people working with us at WEBS. Mike, who works in shipping walks part of the way to work and on Thursday morning, noticed a bunny in our parking lot. Now, this is not uncommon. Northampton is pretty built up be we still have our fair share of critters. He continued on towards our building, but decided to go back. Something just didn’t seem right. Sure enough, the bunny was moving towards the main road, so Mike scooped her up. Right there that tells you something – this was not your average, wild bunny. In fact, it was quite the opposite. He brought her in, a box was set-up, grapes were given and it was evident that this bunny belonged to someone.
So Mike took it upon himself to contact our local Animal Control. Somebody had reported a bunny missing 4 days earlier, but they lived quite a ways from the store. And it had been four days. Nevertheless, the person who filed the “missing bunny” report was contacted. She came over and sure enough, it was hers! You could see the difference immediately. Bunny (which is her name) perked right up and looked so happy to be going home. Big, huge kudos to Mike for taking the time to go back and do all of the work to get Bunny reunited with her owner.
I love a happy ending.