Unfortunately, my spies tell me that the City Stitcher in Chicago is closing on December 23 after 28 years. If you are in the area, please visit and do your goodbyes before the end of this month. Thanks for the tip. I'm sure a lot of folks want to visit to tell the shop staff how much they appreciate their hard work.
Amy Bunger's e-newsletter for December is out. As usual, there are lots of information, including how to make linen suitable for a mummy! Shoppers should note the shop will be closed to walk-in traffic 12/26-12/31 but all in-stock items will be on sale at 25% off. You need to phone in your order ahead of time and items will be pulled on a first-come, first-served basis during the sale days. UPDATE: Robin describes the holiday/sale hours thusly: "
Amy's shop will be closed Dec 24-26 and closed Dec 31-Jan 02. The Store is open to walk-in traffic on Monday, Dec 27 through Thursday Dec 30. Her 25% OFF End of the Year sale is December 26-31. Only through the magic of the internet can one still shop when the lights are off."
Her website has also been updated with a photo of Tony Minieri's "Les Rubans Anciennes" --the latest in his series of fabric inspired designs which will be taught at Amy's shop next April.
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