I hope that you are all well and have been able to reach this point in the Pandemic relatively unscathed. I think it has affected us all in one form or another, its a very strange time. So now it is time to plan the final expedition- back to some sort of normal. The aim is that we will be able to re-open on June 15th. We have all our fingers crossed that this stays on target.
We have been busy behind the scenes with the Ebay shop and local orders etc and I cannot thank you all enough for the support we have had. Over the last 3 months we have been able to provide 6 care homes with some form of PPE (masks, bags etc); 3 hospitals with the same sort of items; Clitheroe District Nurses; both the local Doctors surgeries; a Veterinary surgery; Clitheroe Ambulance teams; local vulnerable people …. so well done all volunteer stitchers and crafters you are amazing!!!
Along with the PPE we have run out 4 biro pens, used a ream of paper for orderslips, used up 4 rolls of brown paper, cannot tell you how much I have spent in postage – oh and that is another well done…our local Post Office must be on their knees… they have worked like Trojans! I think we have supplied most of Wales and an awful lot of parts of the rest of the UK with interfacing and bias binding in order that they all can make their PPE contributions. We have contributed heavily to the national shortage of elastic, overlocking thread and navy blue cotton fabric! All this has made sure we have ticked along quite well and we are now ready to emerge from the
cocoon of ‘lockdown’ in a strong position.
I did hope that over the last 3 months I would have the time to work on this website and to get my online shop working etc… alas no – but in a good way; we have been so busy with Ebay orders its been impossible to get everything done. What has been lovely to see is the amount of projects my customers have been able to complete or even actually start to make! Several of our customers learned new crafts and even taught their children some new crafts.
All in all this is a good news message and we hope to see you all very soon.