Hey, all! Time for a quick October update!

The Huron County Crafters for Caregivers Project

FINISH LINE AHEAD

The Huron County Crafters for Caregivers Project has almost reached the finish line! We are now down to 56 items needed to finish and hit our target of 924 hand-made gifts for the 924 long-term care workers employed in our local facilities.

It took a lot of teamwork to get this done and so many kind-hearted crafting makers to volunteer their time and talent to create all the gifts that have been distributed to local homes and hospices. This process has been an inspiring one. So many wonderful individuals coming forward to help and support the project is true evidence of the close-knit community in Huron County. Thank you to everyone who has taken part, helped to share the news, made gifts and donated yarn and monies to push the project forward! Without all of you, this wouldn’t have been possible.

Wheeler Mitts Knitting Kit

The Wheeler Mitts Knitting Kit was pulled from the shelves early 2022. I pushed the design process due to my dad’s illness and my mom’s care needs but in the end, I wasn’t happy with the product. It came from a place of sadness and grief as I tried to get things done in order to help Dad. But the design wasn’t truly what I wanted.

I’m happy to say that I’ve reworked the mitten design to a stage where I’m happy with my work and can share it. I’ll post some new photos of the mittens and kits soon. You will see the mitten kits available for purchase in the near future! Thank you for your patience and support.

Stitch Revival Studio

Stitch Revival Studio is undergoing a bit of a reworking so you’ll see some changes going forward with social media accounts and ‘branding’. I’m just one person who happens to collect and appreciate vintage needlework of all kinds and as I enjoy the nature of solo-preneurship, of ‘solo-stitchingness’ (see what I did there? Sometimes you need to make your own word to best describe that you are feeling). I’d like to focus on the ‘small’ aspect of what I do. The name, Stitch Revival Studio, was one I thought best described my focus and intent. Yes, it’s just one person here. It’s just me and my blog and my worktable in the laundry room (once a vintage back kitchen) in my 100-year-old house with my wool and knitting needles and sewing box. It’s basic, my dear friends, and I like that. So, small takes time and I am all about process and I will try to celebrate small and slow-stitching and be more about the journey and not the destination.

Looking into the winter

For winter, I plan on working on my knitting and getting mittens made for sale and display. Looking forward to winter knit and natter sessions. December will most likely be the same with gift-making thrown in for fun :). The new year may see a new challenge with a possible business venture that will support the future of Stitch Revival Studio (albeit in a new reworked form), as well as other fibre appreciators and creators in the Huron County area. There is much work needed on this possible venture as I’m still in the research stage. But, wish me luck and we’ll see what happens. 🙂

Thanks, everyone for reading!