Happy Sawmillers New Year.

30 Dec

Hi Everyone,

Well this our final posting for the year, it doesn’t seem possible that this has been our second Christmas here at Sawmillers. This time of the year is when we think of all the happenings throughout the year, the highlights for us, are mainly firsts, The Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival was a definite highlight and a first as well,  the next first was our Sale we held in August this was then followed by our Post Houston Info Evening which was another first.The Quilt Festival.

Sawmillers First Sale.

Post Houston Info Evening.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their patronage throughout the year, this includes a big thank you to the Tuesday Night Lesson Ladies, the Wednesday Night Ladies, the Thursday Night Ladies, the Thursday Stitchers and the UFO Night Stitchers too, not forgetting all those of you who attended the classes we held during the year, the popularity of these has been wonderful, but we wouldn’t be able to hold them without the tutors, they being Dianne Barnden, Adrienne Nelson, Judy Betts, and Heather Harding, thank you ladies.

Dianne Barnden demonstrating at Sawmillers.

To enable us to give you the best possible product we can get, we must also thank the following who represent the companies we dealt with through the year

Christine Hartigan of Nutex, Christine Collecutt of J.Leutenegger Pty Ltd., Chris Wyn of  Craftco, Peter Gardiner of Arthur Rowe, Ken McDonald of McDonald Agencies and Claudia of Tiffanies Treasures.The year has not been without its’ dramas and sadness, the burglary at DancZport, Kevins’ dance school as well as in the shed next to Sawmillers created a few hassles, then the scam regarding the drive resurfacing, there was also the loss of  Arnold in the USA, but then the arrival of Cooper and also Precious in Upper Hutt.Coopers 1st Christmas

We have some more great things lined up for 2010, in fact more firsts, but we shall keep you informed of those as the year progresses, but keep the end of February  to mid March in mind as that is when our first, 1st is going to be.

So until the next posting Barney, Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant, Archie 3rd Assistant ( Unpaid.) Kevin and myself wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you when you visit either Sawmillers or Stonestead.

Sawmillers re-opens on Thursday 7th January at 10.00am.

Until next time,

Happy Quilting


6 Responses to “Happy Sawmillers New Year.”

  1. Denniele 31 December, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    Oh Yvonne and Kevin,
    It is always delightful to read your posts. I am hoping you have a wonderful 2010 and I can’t wait to read what exciting things you have in store for everyone there.
    It is frigid cold here and only to get worse for the next several days. We had sleet, ice and snow on Christmas….a big difference from your weather. But I still have trouble imagining Christmas weather that is warm!
    My thoughts are with you always. Denniele

    • Yvonne Matthews 31 December, 2009 at 4:51 am #

      Hi Denniele
      It is always so lovely hearing from you with all your positive comments, I gather you have had very chilly weather, our summer is here or so they say!
      I am hoping to be more efficient with our postings in 2010 and we have lots of exciting classes and promos too.
      Happy New Year and thinking of you too, Yvonne

  2. Kath 31 December, 2009 at 6:11 am #

    Yvonne and Kevin,

    Happy New year to you as well, I am hoping that next year will find me able to have a more regular schedule when it comes to sewing, but you never know. Thank you for a wonderful few Thursdays and I look forward to many more.

    • Yvonne Matthews 1 January, 2010 at 7:34 am #

      Hi Kath
      Lovely hearing from you & we look forward to seeing you soon
      Yvonne & Kevin

  3. julz 31 December, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Yvonne and Kevin – its been a fabulous year for the Quiltery and Stonestead. It has been great fun being able to help you out when you need extra help in the quiltery.
    I so cherish our friendship and am looking forward to helping you in 2010 and cant wait to see what yummy fabrics and new classes are in the offering. Also with the Quilt Festival just around the corner it will be great to see what projects our quilty friends have been working on over 2009. Love and hugs Jxx

    • Yvonne Matthews 1 January, 2010 at 7:35 am #

      Hi Julie
      You are a gem!!! Thank you
      Love & hugs too
      Yvonne & Kevin

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