Staying home safe...
Dear Fibre Friends,
I hope this finds you all well and doing okay in this weird and unsettling time. My first note to you is long overdue. My name is Terri Robbins and I am the owner of Twisted Stitches Fibre Co. in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada. Twisted Stitches is a pop up inside of Seeds Flower Shop and I first moved in and opened up on February 29, more than a month ago! The support I have been shown has been amazing and I am grateful for all of you. I look forward to being able to see all your lovely faces very soon and in the meantime I will to keep in touch with notes like this one.
First, I would like to introduce myself. I am a Public Health Nurse and I returned to my hometown 20 years ago where I have served my community in this role ever since. I am lucky enough to work part time, affording me some time to open this little shop (except for now, which I will be working lots). My family consists of my husband Michael, my son Peter and my daughter Hannah. We have a few sheep too!
I am so lucky to be able to share my work time between my passions- nursing and knitting. Knitting has been an important part of my life for 10 years now and it brings peace and joy to my life. It can be something done in solitude- an afternoon of knitting and staying with your thoughts can knit the problems away- and it can also bring people together, a network of friends who inspire and support one another. Once we can share space again, I have a big table for us to sit around together. I so look forward to spending that time with like minded fibre friends.
The upcoming months are going to be trying for all of us. Knitting (and crochet) projects will help us pass this time- my wish for all of you it that it will settle your worries. I have been thinking of some projects that will bring happiness and creativity to your time when you are staying safe at home. Please feel free to get in touch if you want to do some virtual yarn shopping and watch for photos and ideas on instagram and facebook. I am also hoping to get up and running with the online store really soon too!
For now, I leave you with this quote:
"This pandemic experience is a massive experiment of collective vulnerability. We can be our worse selves when we are afraid, or our very best, bravest selves. In the context of fear and vulnerability, there is often very little in between because when we are uncertain and afraid our default is self-protection. We don't have to be scary when we're scared. Let's choose awkward, brave, and kind. And let's choose each other." - Unlocking Us Podcast Episode #1