Welcome to fall, finally! Those here in the south are relieved by some cooler mornings, and less humidity. It is even difficult to enjoy football (or stitching!) when the humidity and temperatures are so oppressive! Now we can really begin to concentrate on Holiday sewing and gift making! Next month I will have several quick gift ideas, so stay tuned!!! Most can be made from scrapes, so they are money saving as well!
If you were amongst those in attendance at the Birmingham Creative Sewing Market September 8, you know what a great market it was! Not many vendors, but the buyers were there and ready to shop! The atmosphere was like days of old. I suggest that you begin now to encourage your favorite pattern company, favorite fabric representative, and other suppliers to attend next September. It is the only show for our industry and it takes all to make it great! Although a date has not been finalized for the September 2020 event, plans are already underway. So plan now to attend, and Bear Threads, Ltd. promises not to disappoint!
In this issue of Bear in Mind, we will visit the northern part of France which once was a major textile center, primarily of fabrics. Today the fabric production of the better fine European fabrics has moved to Switzerland and Italy, and the laces have remained in France. I think you will find this geographical and historical article very interesting.
Now I leave you to enjoy this issue of Bear in Mind with this quote:
“Winter is an etching; spring a water color, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” Stanley Harowitz
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