Here I am in the super king American bed finishing the day with fish finger butties on this dreary wet evening.. is it just me who does admin from the bed? Anyway I managed to squeeze in a few days in Cornwall last week, good to be with the family and enjoy fabulous weather and views, walks and food, though I think that’s my holiday quota used up for a while.
Things at Betty’s are picking up well, with lots of new visitors and our trusty regulars too. The Tearoom seems to be be busy with customers taking advantage of outdoor seating during the recent good weather, remember new tearoom hours are 10-3pm.
We have new stocks of beautiful fabric, great for those of you making masks and also new items from ‘Two Ugly Sisters’ and delicate Liberty ‘makes’ from our friend Alison, plus green pebble cards and gifts to tempt you.
We’ve restarted the workshop program and I’m praying that now everyone who was caught up in the ‘great postponed workshop debacle from lockdown’ have now been rescheduled, reimbursed, rehired or even rehoused (Julie-Anne and Rachel!) well you get my drift.. it’s been a bit of a mare with me being slightly challenged on the organisational front 😳 So PLEASE contact me here if you feel like you’ve missed out, and I’ll endeavour sort things out.
Anyway our workshops have kicked off, and we are taking COVID-19 guidance seriously, with fewer participants in each class, regular cleaning of machines between users plus haberdashery items and fabrics packaged individually to avoid cross contamination. Kath Perry recently led 3 workshops making her famous appliquéd panels. She would’ve got an ‘outstanding’ from OFSTED, with everything planned to the last minute detail and all students producing amazing work. Sophia Reed’s recent beginners crochet was also a success with attendees enjoying her patient guidance which we all love. It’s been a difficult time for all of us, especially taking these first few steps into this new unknown world, and here in our Betty Bubble we are doing our little bit to make sure people feel safe so we can, hopefully, get back to some sort of normality.
Much excitement in the shop as Jake recently fitted a beautiful new display cabinet – which is stunning andpractical – a link to Jake’s email is below if you would like any bespoke joinery! Contact Jake
So I’ve added the upcoming workshops. You’ll notice Emily Notman is having 4 separate daily workshops at the end of next week, and there are a few spaces on each day. The capacity has been reduced to 6-7 participants for each day (depending if you’re coming with a ‘bubble’ member!) Email or call me or book on the website. I don’t want to go too mad listing too many new workshops in case anything happens.. Have a peruse and see what you think.
In the meantime have a great summer, stay healthy and well, and come and see us soon.