Not much new to report. We remain in good health and (mostly) good spirits. The Province is requiring us to remain closed to in store shopping for at least another two weeks.
The "door side" pick up / drop off procedures seem to be working and will continue in effect. You can contact Helen by phone, text, or email. Still no rentals, of course.
It's beginning to feel that there might be some light at the end of this long dark winter and not just that the days are getting longer. Still, there are too many people getting ill. We can't let our guard down yet. Please, stay safe everyone, Stay home if you can. Wear a mask if you can't. And wash those hands.
We will get through this, together.
Alas, we have had to say good bye to our little greeter. Those who have had a dog in their lives know how they can burrow a hole into your heart. He gave us so much joy and laughter while he was with us.
Geoffrey always said he wasn't a REAL dog and while Marion"s and Inez's dogs tried to teach him how to bark like a dog he never quite got it. Still he was a good pug right to the end.
Fair winds little guy.
January 2021 will mark the 5 year anniversary of the official opening of Cedar House Quilting. Our intent in starting this little enterprise was to provide a service to local quilters. With that in mind we have endeavoured to keep prices as reasonable as possible despite gradually increasing costs. Our loyal customers have rewarded us with more business than we ever imagined. Thank You!
Alas, we've reached a point where it seems necessary to implement a modest increase for the services provided by Cedar House Quilting. The following schedule will go into effect on January 11, 2021:
We've learned today (Dec 8) that the Province is asking us to remain closed to in store shopping for at least another month. This probably is not a surprise to anyone in the area.
We will continue to provide "door side" service as best we can. From our perspective at least, this has been working out OK. It is a bit more work and somewhat less satisfying but we have to say that we have some of the best customers ever - no grumbling (that we can hear), no complaints (that we can hear), and all around cooperation from everyone. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
To reiterate the procedures for this unusual time:
Thanks to all for your continued support.
Cedar House Quilting
As per provincial health orders Cedar House Quilting will be closed to in store shopping effective Thursday November 12. As we did at the beginning of the pandemic here if there is something you need, call or email and we will make arrangements for door side or parking lot pick up. (We don't have curbs here.)
Quilting can be done on a drop off / pick up basis but it will probably be necessary to consult with Helen by telephone or email prior to dropping off your masterpiece.
No machine rentals until further notice.
It saddens us to have to do this but understand that it is necessary. Throughout this difficult year our customers have been understanding and cooperative. Stay safe. Stay well. And if you can, stay home. It will not be forever.
The Province of Manitoba is now requiring the wearing of masks in all indoor public areas in our region. Please remember to bring yours when coming to Cedar House Quilting. So far everyone who has come has gotten the message. Thank you!
Also, a reminder that the long arm is now available for rental. Call Helen to arrange a time.
We are slowly getting back to renting the long arm. Because we are trying to make sure that we can maintain the required "social distancing" AND sterilize the area before and after, we are starting off with one day a week. Helen has booked the first customers on Mondays (her day off) so that there should not be other customers in the studio. August is fully booked but if you want to make a date later get in touch.
Also, be advised that we will be closed Friday and Saturday (August 14 & 15( for some much needed R&R.
Helen Maslowski is the owner and operator of Cedar House Quilting. She is ably assisted by her most charming partner Geoffrey. (Can you guess who wrote this?)