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Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Hello there, my name is Sharon and I live in Westcliff on Sea with my two daughters, Rosie Matilda and Rumer Valentine and, when he's home from uni, my son Sydney. I opened my shop Roses & Rue in July 2009 and this has been a long held dream realised. I have recently given up teaching so that I can focus on building the business. As well as being fanatical about knitting, I love to crochet, sew and generally have a go at all things crafty. Hopefully you will take a little time out now and then to visit the blog and find out whats been going on in my busy world.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Friday fun

It's Friday - the end of half term and Ru and I are looking forward to a weekend camping in Norfolk. Well actually, its more glamping that we are in to. So we've packed the heater, hairdryer, bunting and tent carpet (yes, tent carpet!)

In the shop we've have the usual crochet club today, which as always is a good laugh. Sadly everyone is on a diet so the chocolate and oreo homebaked cake is coming camping with us! There was a mad rush on the new fat quarters, called Sherbet Pips, which came in from Moda. They come in a fab palette of red, pink, grey and white and have lovely nostalgic pics of dogs and children on them.

I finally managed to change the window which was still bedecked in a red, white and blue theme from the royal wedding. Thanks to Ros, who helped me to create a gorgeous window with lots of lovely baby knits and toys.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Early Retirement

Hi all
I'm sitting at the window looking out across the garden and the sun is shining down. A good time to catch up, thought I. Have had a busy week and lots of news to report. First and foremost I have finally retired from the world of teaching, which I'm hoping will have a significant impact on what goes on in the shop in future. The shop will be back to full time opening hours in June, after the half term holidays. Classes will be increased and hopefully we will be able to offer even more variety in what we do. All in all, despite the fact that things will be tight financially, I'm looking forward to this challenge and hope that with your continued support the shop will go from strength to strength.
In the shop we have had a rush on the new yarns from Katia - Ole and Ondas - the scarf ribbon yarns which appear to be ever popular. And we have had some really fabulous classes, making cushions and bags. So fabulous indeed that we have had squeals of delight and tears of excitement at some of the things that have been made. Honestly, it is so exciting to see someone make something that they didn't think they were capable of! Even Ru got in on the act and made a bag for her mate Esme's birthday....ah sweet!