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We're interrupting this weeks wool of the week to bring you something even better... we have several new wools in and they are on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) for $10 per fat quarter (usual price $11). If you're not local we can ship.
We'll return to our regularly scheduled wool of the week next week, so tune in on Monday the 18th for the next great deal.
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Good morning. Please take a moment. It is Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the US. While in the United States we have Memorial Day in the spring specifically to remember our soldiers who have died, and Veterans Day in the fall to thank those who live among us, it is well to remember that service comes with risk and often loss.

I was in Canada for Remembrance Day last year and was extremely moved by the way that country stops, mourns, and remembers on this day. I have honestly seen nothing like it in the United States, not even on Memorial Day which can often be overshadowed by barbecues and "holiday sales." We have our Memorial Day parades and cemetery services, usually in the morning. I am the mother of an Eagle Scout who participated in many of those ceremonies. But in Canada on Remembrance Day it was as though the country stopped for more than a moment, bells rang across Nova Scotia at an appointed time, and honor seemed to be truly observed.

If you are an American, thank a veteran today but more importantly, perhaps contact your Senator or Congressman to advocate for better services and outreach for veterans. The suicide rate among American veterans is shockingly high, we have an unacceptable number of homeless vets, and recently, the US government has even deported non-citizens who have served. Ask your representatives in government what they are doing to serve our veterans, know what your politicians' service or deferment records are, if any, and watch what they do, not just what they say.

If you have a veteran you'd like to thank and/or remember today, please feel welcome to do so in the comment thread.
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Progress on guest bedroom 2. We still have to touch up paint and hide wires and internet cables. The bedspread is a genuine vintage Bates spread that likely will be replaced by a reproduction when the rooms are actually open to guests. It was a special gift to me and I'm crazy protective of it. Lace curtains and tie backs are expected to arrive later this week. Still need wall art and accessories. The last picture is of the table and chairs we scored earlier today for the upstairs front hall. #seasonsattheparrishouse #redecorating #guestroom #retreat @ Parris House Wool Works ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Nov
16
Sat
10:00 am Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can - Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern Design @ Parris House Wool Works
  Yes, you are talented and yes, you can draw stick figures and a whole lot more.   Open up to your creativity (yes, you have it) as we talk about how to keep a rug journal, brainstorm pattern ideas, learn basic principles of pattern design, and go through the process of creating our own ... Read more
Dec
6
Fri
10:00 am Paris Hill Holiday House Tour @ Paris Hill Historic District
Paris Hill Holiday House Tour @ Paris Hill Historic District
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm
Paris Hill Holiday House Tour @ Paris Hill Historic District
  Join the residents of the historic Paris Hill village on December 6th or December 7th while they open their holiday decorated homes for tours! With many of the houses on Paris Hill dating back well into the 1800s or earlier, what better way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit! All ... Read more
Jan
25
Sat
10:00 am Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Beginner Cold Process Soap Making @ Parris House Wool Works
  Join Beth’s other half, Bill Miller, for a fun morning of cold process soap making. We will be making an all natural cold process soap recipe using vegetable oils for the base and essential oils for the scents. These soaps are vegan friendly! Each student will leave with a 2 lb. soap wood soap ... Read more
Feb
1
Sat
10:00 am Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Beginner Dye Class @ Parris House Wool Works
Join rug hooker and teacher Elizabeth Miller for this beginner class in wool dyeing!  We will introduce pot dyeing, microwave dyeing, and casserole dyeing.   You will leave with a full yard of your own beautiful hand dyes, a printed booklet for reference at home, and a great new hobby!  Class includes all materials.  Click ... Read more
Feb
29
Sat
10:00 am Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can – Be... @ Parris House Wool Works
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can - Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern Design @ Parris House Wool Works
  Yes, you are talented and yes, you can draw stick figures and a whole lot more.   Open up to your creativity (yes, you have it) as we talk about how to keep a rug journal, brainstorm pattern ideas, learn basic principles of pattern design, and go through the process of creating our own ... Read more