Sunday 23 August 2009

Well, this is all very new to me, never done a blog before. I think I should start by telling you a bit about my shop. It is situated overlooking the canal basin in Ellesmere Port, where we have a pair of swans, about 20 ducks and occasionally a heron and three cormorants. From my windows I can see the ships passing on the Manchester Ship Canal, planes that have just taken off from John Lennon Airport, and barges which visit the basin and sometimes moor up for a few days.
The shop started life in 1991 as a machine knitting shop called "Dropped Stitches" (name was my husband Mac's suggestion), but a few years ago it was apparent that machine knitting was dying, so I decided to change. I now sell cardmaking and papercraft supplies, but really it is an excuse for me to sit and play all day at my favourite hobby!
I got into ATCs a few years ago, and love them. A few months ago I was persuaded to take over a monthly swap on Facebook because the organiser had sort of disappeared. I was a bit nervous, but now I love doing it.
I have started my own Facebook group for swapping called ATC Swap UK. We have now done 3 swaps, and are on our 4th.
The first one was called "My Favourite Colour" and we got some very varied ATCs. I will try and figure out how to post pictures. Watch this space...................

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