It’s been fun cleaning up and re-arranging our new store/office area since the construction dust has settled. Every once in a while one of us will proclaim, “Oh that is where I put that!” Routines are once again becoming the norm. Besides the reorganizing of workspace, the month of August had three classes in the studio: Vavstuga Basics, Bands Plain & Fancy and Swedish Rag Rugs. The Bands class was a new offering and a real keeper. We extended the format of the Swedish Rag Rug class to 3-days with rewarding results. Students spent a great deal more time on design, techniques and finishing than in the past. We are now offering a new item in our store: a Heavy Duty Ball Winder. This American-made workhorse winds a center-pull ball with ease. The next time you hear from us it will officially be Autumn and with that newsletter we will be publishing our 2011 calendar of classes …. stay tuned!