A new year marks a new beginning. New hopes, dreams and wishes and for Sierra Cottons & Wools' new stitches!
My New Year hopes are that you are a friend of the shop, enjoy reading this blog, and have fun following the shop here and on our facebook and instagram sites. I hope you share my journey and my walk through navigating businesses, social media sites, creating new designs, and life as an independent woman in the Sierra Nevada.
Also, I hope this blog will encourage you to sew, knit, crochet, applique, embroider, love fibers, love color, and especially love what you make.
My New Year's wishes are that you and I are encouraged to make new things, to try something new, to face new challenges with strength.
I will do my best to bring you exciting new ideas in the sewing and knitting world. I promise to try new adventures in sewing, traveling, friendships, and grandmotherhood. I will face this challenging opportunity of opening up my world to you with excitement.
Here is a little story about me,
I thought about having a shop soon after I moved to the Eastern Sierra. I wanted to meet friends and creative people who loved stitches as much as I did. My dauntless husband pushed me forward until it was a reality. I still remember us driving on 395 tossing out names for the new little business. I couldn't have imagined then how much I would need all of you now that he is gone. My heart is so thankful.
Now that we are on this journey, lets get our needles and floss ready for New Year Stitches! I have a new block of the month I have been making for my company Bareroots Designs. Twelve new little quilties each with there own little stitchery. Here is a peek at February. You may sign up for these by calling the shop (760) 872-9209 The Block of the month cost is 24.00 and it includes a pattern, fabric for the quilt top and floss for the stitchery. These will be ready to send on February 1st. There are more Block of the months to add! I will post here and on our social sites.
So now in this bright and shiny new year I will face the challenge. I will write, design, create, sew, stitch, knit, package, kit, find and make new things, and bring them here to you. I hope you will comment, share, create, and visit often. I am ready to see what my heart and hands can do.
Happy New Year and New Beginnings,
Barri Sue Gaudet
Sierra Cottons & Wools/Bareroots Designs