Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lindy's Bearpaws and Hollyhocks is Closing

My favourite quilt shop is closing. 
 Link to Bearpaws and Hollyhocks website.  Lindy, owner of the shop, has health concerns and she needs to spend some quality time looking after them.  I wish her wellness and good health.

This is typical of the spontaneous fun we had and a memory I will always chuckle at.  She had just gotten in a very funny children's book and just had to come share it with us after one of Kim's classes last September.
Bearpaws and Hollyhocks has been a wonderful gathering place where we all were nurtured by each other and watched each others talent grow.  The friends I have made and the wonderful fun things we all did together are the memories I will always carry in my heart when I think of Bearpaws and Hollyhocks.  
For all of my special embroidery friends - we are going to go on.  Never fear, have embroidery thread and needle, will travel.  All of the Knot-y Embroidery Ladies who meet once a month will be coming to my home to finish out the Knot-y Embroidery Ladies Year.  As the dust settles on BP&HH closing and the New Year comes to be, the thoughts I have for embroidery will crystallize.  Stay tuned ... 


Tootles



11 comments:

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I'm sorry to hear the shop is closing, but it is so great that you will be hosting the girls - and staying in touch! Looking forward to seeing all that embroidery!

Kelly Ann said...

I just heard read this on Kim's blog...I'm sorry y'all are loosing a place to hang..and it makes me sad that your friend has health issues..

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I'm so sorry to read this. What a bummer. I hope your friend recovers soon and you all stick together and still have fun!

Quilt Hollow said...

My favorite shop closed this month as well and she was in The Quilt Shop Sampler Magazine. It is a bummer when something we love so much comes to an end but hearing the gals will meet at yours is wonderful!!

paulette said...

That is really too bad!! I hate to hear about ANY Quilt Shop closing but when I hear it's because of health issues it's doubly sad!! I have enjoyed all of your stories..and Kim's...about the Bear Paws! I had hoped to someday pop into that shop...it sounded wonderful!! BUT you have your embroidery ladies..SEW that's good!! Keep on stitchin! Have a wonderful Christmas!! Hope you are all ready to go!! I'm all set..just need the kids to come home for the holidays to begin!!
All the best!
Paulettexo

Anonymous said...

Shirley, that was one of the special moments that came to my mind when I thought of what it will be like to be without "The Shop". Lindy reading FRANK & ERNEST to us, cracking up with friends, eating Kim's fabulous food.
Good times!

M. said...

Love, love, love you.

quiltmom said...

Sorry to hear about the closing of BPaws and HH. I know how much you all loved the time spent in the shop creating together. I hope that Lindy is soon feeling better - She must be a wonderful lady- she has made her shop a real homey environment.
Wishing you and yours a great holiday season.
Hugs,
Anna

Chookyblue...... said...

sad to hear another shop is closing.........

John'aLee said...

It's so sad when a shoppe closes...and it is as hard on the customers I know just as it is the shoppe owner. I wish her well in taking care of her health.
Merry Christmas!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Sorry to hear that the shop is closing but that you are all staying in touch. Hope this finds that you had a wonderful Christmas. blessings,Kathleen