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Friday, October 31, 2008

Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe Receives 2008 Best Award

U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., October 20, 2008 -- Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe has been selected for the 2008 Best of Yorktown Award in the Yarn category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)

U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grow your stash without feeling guilty!

Here at Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe we are helping you save money and continue to knit without worrying.

Has your yarns stash built up?
Does it contain yarns that you have not used for those projects the children have out grown?
Do you still have projects planned you know you will never get to? A lonely ball of this or that?

Here is a wonderful idea for all that sad, unused yarn just sitting around waiting to be worked up.

We are having two STASH BUSTING EVENTS!
Bring your clean, unused yarns in on either November 1st or December 1st and trade them for store credit during normal store hours.

That’s right. We will be giving store credit of $1.00 for each pound of clean, unused yarn of an type.
The Coupons will become raffle tickets when you redeem them.

Each coupon will be eligible for not only the $1.00 store credit but also for
entry into a drawing for one of two kits.

From acrylic to wool, labeled or not, all can be traded in.
The traded yarns from your unwanted stash will then be donated to local groups doing charity work. It’s a win/ win situation.

Even your DH can’t complain if you are “trading” for new yarns now.

Saturday, November 1st and Saturday, December 1st are the big days to remember.

Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
2703 George Washington Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23693


Wear all Your Rainbows !

Friday, October 17, 2008

Invitations to blog

I recently sent out invitations to some folks I met last winter at the Knitters at the Lake retreat... I hope they will join us and blog with us! Olivia and I would really like to stir up some creative juices here and get folks to blog more... comment more... communicate with each other... c'mon! share, dog-gone-it!!

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival

Is anyone planning to attend this festival next weekend (25-26th) in Berryville, VA? I cannot go on Saturday, as the studio is open and I have a wedding to officiate, but I intend to be there on Sunday with my DH Sherpa. :-)

http://shenandoahvalley.tripod.com/ is the website. I've never been to this one; it usually falls on the weekend I have family in for my mother's and my joint birthday dinner, but this year it's the week before. So I cannot vouch for how good it is, although I do know some of the vendors are good quality. However, a friend of mine who's been liked it.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stitches East / Baltimore Inner Harbor Bus

Bus Trip to Baltimore Harbor Saturday November 8th
Reply to: anon-880203322@craigslist.org

A local knitting guild has chartered a 44-passenger bus for a day trip to a knitting convention on Saturday, November 8TH taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For detailed info on the Stitches event, go to http://www.knittinguniverse.com/flash/events.php and click on "Stitches East." This trip is for knitters and non-knitters alike. You can bring snacks/beverages to share if you want to; bottled water will be provided. The bus will depart promptly at 7:00 a.m. from the Park ‘n Ride lot located at Parham and Fordham Road, and will leave the Baltimore Harbor at 6:00 pm for the return trip to Richmond, arriving back approx. 9:00 pm.
Your price is $30, payable in advance. Please contact Diane (378-6299) for more information.

* Location: Park n Ride Fordham & Parham Rds
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Original URL:http://richmond.craigslist.org/vnn/880203322.html

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

River City Knitters' bus trip to STITCHES EAST

River City Knitters is hosting a bus trip to Baltimore on Saturday, November 8. The charter bus still has some room - so, if anyone would like to attend Stitches East and you want to come along, please drop me an email. I will direct you to the person coordinating the trip. We will be leaving the Park N Ride on Parham Road @ Fordson (west end Richmond) at 7:00 a.m. and returning to the lot at 9:00 pm. The bus ride is $30 (can't beat that deal with gas prices like they are!); the fee does NOT include Stitches tickets, etc., but you can purchase your ticket online at the Stitches website above.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Montpelier Fiber Festival

We've had so many aborted trips lately, I didn't want to post until I was sure we were on the way. We will be there today. If any one else is going to be there be sure to find us. I will be there in total VT regalia (NOTE from CAT: despite the fact that she'll be with the token Wahoo)...Orange pants maroon shirt and maroon jacket. My hair is twisted up in a clip.

We have neighbors who raises Alpaca who were at the fair last night. I have met her and not him. He found our site doing a web search. I am assuming about the National Alpaca Day event in Goochland last weekend. He'd asked his wife if she knew me, so was thrilled to met me.

I have promised her a spinning workshop, so someone/s be thinking about it.
(reposted by CAT for the olmommee)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fiber Arts Show and Sale

Bay School of the Arts is having a Fiber Arts Show and Sale in late Nov.
Here is a link to the registration form:
The folks there are wonderful, and a group of my fiber friends and I will be entering, and traveling down together for the opening.
This post is to encourage you to enter also.
There are cash awards!