Archive | May, 2015

Handmade Harvest in Kanata 30/31 May

26 May

This weekend is Handmade Harvest, a juried craft show featuring over 140 vendors! It’s at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata, a new location this year.

Show Admission: $5
Kids under 16 are FREE
Parking FREE
The first 100 shoppers in line EACH DAY will receive swag bags filled with goodies!

The Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. yarn truck will be in the parking lot both days. Here’s your chance to pick up a Knit in Public t-shirt, available exclusively at Purlin’ J’s, and just in time for World Wide Knit in Public Day June 13.

See you there,
Purlin’ J



Yarn truck update

22 May

Good news! Lil Dorothy, Purlin’ J’s yarn truck, is at the shop and it looks like she will be back on the road for this weekend’s events!

Saturday 23 May is the Kingston Scottish Festival and Sunday 24 May is the Grass Creek Cottage Sale! Hope to see you this weekend.

Joan aka Purlin’ J

Lil Dorothy is under the weather

19 May

This past Saturday’s “Day of the Pig” event was memorable one for me and Lil Dorothy, my yarn truck.

I had a wonderful day of yarn selling and met some new customers, plus a few returning customers, who drove up to Sharbot Lake to take part in this annual event. The cars were lined up as far as the eye could see all along Hwy 38! It was quite a sight.

At the end of the day, I turned the key to start up Lil Dorothy and got nothing. It finally happened! My 1982 Ford truck had decided to choose that moment to give me some trouble. After a couple of very helpful customers tried to give her a boost, we determined that the problem was best left to a professional.

But despite the trouble, the Mackenzie family, who owns and operates Seed to Sausage, were very gracious and kind as I waited for assistance. Despite the long, busy day they just had, Megan, Michael, Ken (and Sue) were very understanding and helpful. I got hugs, ginger beer, and lots of words of encouragement!

I am optimistic that Lil Dorothy will be all ready to go this weekend for the Kingston Scottish Festival on Saturday and the Grass Creek Cottage Sale on Sunday. As it stands now, she is still out of commission. I will keep you posted with updates as they occur!

In the meantime, I wish to thank everyone at Seed to Sausage for hosting such a wonderful event, and especially for assisting me with my mechanical woes. They are good people! And thanks also go to my friends Carole and Mike, who stepped up in my time of need. I am grateful to have such wonderful friends.

Yours truly,

Joan aka Purlin’ J

4th Annual Day of the Pig!

14 May

Attention Foodies! Saturday is the 4th annual Seed to Sausage “Day of the Pig” event! Enjoy food from some of Ontario’s top chefs, a vendor market with some of Ontario’s top artisanal food producers, beer, wine, buskers, food demos, and a whole roast pig! And yes, the yarn truck will be there!

When: Saturday May 16 11 am to 5pm
Where: Seed to Sausage
12821 HWY 38, Tichborne K0H 2V0
Free admission!


Shop the yarn truck at The Tett!

6 May

Have you been to the new Tett Centre here in Kingston yet? If not, this weekend is a perfect excuse to check it out.
The Spring Chicken craft show is on both days, where you can shop for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Plus The Tett is hosting a two-day Arts and Culture Expo, so there will be opportunities to see artists at work in their new Tett Centre studios.

Please stop by the yarn truck and see what’s new! FREE ADMISSION.


Purlin' J's

"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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