UP AND RUNNING

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 01-07-2017

Welcome back – just put the “Online Shop” back online.  Hope you can find something you like, at fabulous prices!!  Don’t miss this chance to buy quality yarn at 40% off.  We have a great selection, but it won’t last long.  Especially if you are looking for quantity on certain brands.

Forgot to mention:

SHIPPING TYPICALLY WILL BE WITHING 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS

AND, don’t forget – the actual shop on Depot is not open to the public. Therefore, if you want to pick up your order, please place your order online and choose “local pickup”.  We will then contact you to arrange a “pickup” day and time.  

ALSO, do not hesitate to contact us by email (NOT BY COMMENTING ON THE BLOG) if you have any questions or need assistance.

Have a wonderful 4th of July!!!  MA ;)

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!!!!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 30-06-2017

 

Here we go – SUNNY SIDE YARNS’ Online Shop officially opens back up on Saturday, July 1, 2017 – hopefully before noon.  Here are your FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

  1.  EVERYTHING ONLINE IS BEING SOLD AT A 40%  DISCOUNT.  WHEN YOU  CHECKOUT,  YOU WILL  NEED TO PUT “40sale” AS YOUR COUPON CODE.

  2.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL – NO RETURNS

  3.  NO NEW YARN WILL BE ORDERED – KEEP THIS IN  MIND WHEN ORDERING

  4.  LOCAL PICKUP AVAILABLE – PLEASE PROCESS  YOUR ORDER ONLINE, IF  POSSIBLE, AND  CHOOSE “LOCAL PICKUP”.  “LOCAL PICKUP” WILL  BE ON AN  APPOINTMENT BASIS.  

  5.  IF YOU CHOOSE LOCAL PICKUP AND ARE GOING TO PAY IN PERSON, PAYMENT WILL NEED TO BE IN THE FORM OF A CHECK OR IF YOU PAY CASH – IT MUST BE EXACT – WE DO NOT HAVE A CASH DRAWER TO PROVIDE CHANGE.

  6. IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT US CONCERNING LOCAL  PICKUP – PLEASE EMAIL US AT:

SUNNYSIDEYARNS@GMAIL.COM

 

Well, there you have it folks.  Hopefully, the guidelines above covers just about everything you need to know.  If not, you know you can always email us.  

IF YOU COMMENT ON THE BLOG, I CANNOT GUARANTEE WHEN YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ANSWER.  I usually do not go back to the blog until a new post is being written.

Speaking of which – we still have some yarn that is not online – but we plan on working on that.  When we add new yarn, I will make a Blog Post to alert you.

Happy Shopping!!!!  MA 😉

 

P.S.  Just a heads up – I have tested the new coupon code “40sale” and did a fake order.  When I was doing the checkout process, after adding the code, it gave me the discount – so, it should be good to go in the morning!!

 

 

Didn’t mean to keep you waiting!!!!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 24-06-2017

 

Let me start out by clarifying something.  I don’t want to get your hopes up – SUNNY SIDE YARNS is not opening the shop back up.  We thought, briefly, that it might open up in a different location, but that evidently is not going to happen, so we are moving forward to the next step.  That’s ok, though….this might make you a little happier.

Due to the fact that we have a shop full of yarn and nowhere for it to go (other than our houses and we are full, full, full – haha), we have decided to open the online shop back up – in “closeout” mode – which means while the yarn lasts.   Tentatively, it appears that the opening date will be July 1, 2017.  Right now, I’m working on all of the legalities and believe that target date will be successful.

I will follow up right before “opening” with details of how it will work, etc.

Hope this makes you feel a little bit better – if you are looking for some great deals on some great yarn…….stay tuned!!!!!

MA 😉

 

T.G.I.FYI HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 30-12-2016

Hello and Happy “almost” New Year!!  Hard to believe another year has come and gone. Heleen and I have stayed very busy with Online Orders since the actual shop closed. We have also enjoyed knitting/crocheting with friends a couple of times a month at different locations.  Most of the yarn in the shop has been bagged up and labeled – making it MUCH easier to find when an order comes in – thanks to Heleen for taking on that task and doing a stellar job!!!

As the year end draws near, we feel that we must go our separate ways and to our next adventures in life.  On that note, we have decided to also close the Online Marketplace. As of tomorrow night at midnight, SUNNY SIDE YARNS will be officially closed – including online.  

It’s been a great “almost” six years with many ups and downs, but has left us with major satisfaction of the fact that we accomplished what we planned so thoroughly and set out to do, before opening our doors on April 1, 2011 – no fooling!!!!  Many, many thanks to all of our customers and friends that were there to support us and made it all possible.  Lots of fun took place in that “sunny” establishment – memories that we’ll never forget.  It showed us who we were in the business world, as well as the self satisfaction in our individual accomplishments.  That combination is what made it what it was!!

THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY……………………………….

Fortunately, there are some plans in the works and it may be possible that SUNNY SIDE YARNS will resurface at a later date in a different location (to include online)……..

That’s all I can reveal at this time (I know – it will drive some CRAZY), but my hands are tied.  Hopefully, I’ll have more news for you in a couple of months, so PLEASE stay tuned and watch those inboxes for a much anticipated update.

Until then, thanks for reading my blog and making me feel like a celebrity when you found out I was the one that wrote it (ha ha ha – honestly, some made me feel this way and I just have to share it because it made me smile and feel all tingly inside!).  I always tried to put my heart into my words and hoped that it brought a little sunshine to a normal day.

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BLESSINGS FOR A KINDER, HAPPIER WORLD IN 2017!!

MA  😉

T.G.I. FYI We’re Still Around

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 26-08-2016

Still Here

Greetings from behind the scenes.  And, YES, Heleen and I are still around.  In fact, we are working feverishly to re-count all of our inventory, make sure if it’s not online, to put it online and to review existing items online for errors from original input.  Talk about time consuming, but it will all be worth it, when complete.  When might that be? Well, let’s just say, we aren’t putting a date on that right now, however, as stated before, new items are being added to the online shop daily.  One of the major accomplishments was to add ALL of those bamboo needles that hang so nicely on the wall behind the cash register.  Now, that was a job, but OH so satisfying when finished.

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We know many loved using the bamboo needles, so here is your chance to take advantage of a reasonably priced item, online.  What a great economical way to complete your set of DPNs, Circulars, and/or Single Points.

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For those of you that put your name in to purchase one (or more) of the white ikea shelving units (plus other items), please contact the shop, via email:  sunnysideyarns@gmail.com or you can take a chance and call, in case one of us is there working:  423/272-9276 – and arrange for a day and time to pick up your unit(s).  We have sent out several emails and FB Messages, and there are still several that have not responded.  Please let us know which day and time will work for you so that we can arrange to be there.

Also, there are still some samples left that are for sale.  You can refer to a previous blog post (August 10th) to see what was available at that time, and if you see something that strikes your fancy, you can email or call the shop (remember, we aren’t there all of the time, so email would probably work best) to see if that item is still available.

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By the way – if you are local and want to place an order – you have an option (at this time) to choose “Local Pick Up” – which is free!!  If you do that, please email us so we can arrange to have your order ready and also work out a day and time for you to pick it up.

Well, that’s it for now – just wanted you to know that Heleen and I are alive and well and working our fingers to the bone – ha ha – just kidding, or am I?

See ya, MA 😉

T.G.I.WEDNESDAY – SAMPLES FOR SALE

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 10-08-2016

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You have asked and asked over time – are your samples for sale?  And, you always heard, “No, we will gladly teach you how to make them!”.  Well, guess what?!?!?  They are now for sale!  For the benefit of those that are not on Facebook, here we go……………..

BEACH BAGS AND SHOPPING BAGS

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Indestructible shopping bags, made out of plastic grocery bags(also known as Plarn – Plastic Yarn). Making the plastic yarn takes a lot of time, so priced accordingly – $25 each.

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Crocheted striped beach bags, 100% cotton – $15 each.

Knitted, European style bags (in green and silver) – $25 each.

CRITTERS

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Bunnies, rabbits, piggies, teddies, Kermit’s cousin, all handmade – $10 each.

SHAWLS & STOLES

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Crocheted stoles/shawls, priced left to right:  $25, $20, $40, $35 $35, $20, $35

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Knitted shawls – Four (4) ribbon shawls on left – $30 each;

Green shawl on right – $40;

Four “dropstitch” shawls in middle – $35 each.

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Crocheted shawl, my (Heleen) pride and joy as far as shawls go.
Beautiful yarn and colors. $120

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Knitted shawl in entrelac, a very time-consuming pattern. Made all in one piece, stunning! 100% washable wool.  $150

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Most hats priced at $10, Pink Head Band & Fingerless Mitt Set $17 (white hat & mitts are sold), Scarves $10, Snoods (2 shown in back ground right) $12 each.

novelty scarves

Novelty scarves (they might not be high fashion anymore, but still fun to wear!) made with high quality yarn – $5 each. 

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RCS school colors scarf $10; Volunteer colors scarf & hat set – $20.

By the way, the hat stand is for sale as well – $20.

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Infinity scarves.  All “true” Mobius with a half twist. Comes in single $8, medium $12, and long (can be worn wrapped twice) $16.

By the way, we still have several “heads” for sale – $10 each.

TOPS

Knitted and crocheted tops, plus cardigans, are for sale but have not been listed yet. Stop in the shop for more information, or watch our Facebook Page for more information to come.  Only three days left, so if you have had your eye on something particular, stop in the shop soon.

I know this has been a difficult time for some and many have expressed their regrets of the shop closing.  We have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of you, but we are ready to relax and have time for our own knitting and crocheting.  There have been some new knitting/crochet groups start-ups, so don’t despair, there will be lots of opportunity to “get together” in different locations.  

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Don’t forget, this Thursday is our last “late night knitting together”.  Some “fun” is planned, as well as food – yum!!  Come join in the fun – shop hours will be 10:00 – 8:00; knitting together begins at 1:00 and lasts until 8:00.  Hope to see you there.

See you at the shop!!  MA 😉

P.S.  For your enjoyment:  CLICK HERE FOR KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE performed by

                                                      “The Whites” for Oh Brother Where Are Thou

T.G.I.FYI Going, going, gone!!

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 05-08-2016

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Our offering of shelving, furniture, etc. has been going extremely well.  Thought I would provide an update of what is left, so you don’t miss out.

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*SINGLE IKEA SHELVING (2 CUBICLE WIDE) – WHITE – 4 left ($40 each)

*DOUBLE IKEA SHELVING (4 CUBICLE WIDE) – WHITE – 7 left ($80 each)

*DOUBLE IKEA SHELVING (4 CUBICLE WIDE) – RED – 1 left ($90 – sale pending)

*TRIPLE IKEA SHELVING (5 CUBICLE WIDE) – WHITE – 1 left ($120 – sale pending)

*I thought I would share this.  I am purchasing a couple of the shelves and am going to also purchase, from Ikea, several storage cubes that slide right in the cubicles so that you have closed storage.  What a neat idea – plus, they come in a variety of colors:

storagecubeshelf with cubes

Or, you can insert a storage tote:

basketcube

The antique dining room table, chairs & 5 leaves (and holder) consists of 4 matching chairs (1 needs slight leg repair), in addition to 4 other wooden chairs – $600

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Gold Chair (in The Lounge) – non-swivel/non-rocker:  $40.00

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Antique Wicker Chest – $55.00

Trunk

2 Table Lamps – $10.00 each

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Ikea Hanging Pendant Light – $55

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There are other things available – stop in and look around!!

Don’t forget – our last day is next Friday, August 12th.  Stop in and take advantage of our close out sales!!

See you at the shop – MA 😉

T.G.I.WEDNESDAY UPDATE

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 03-08-2016

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Well, ALMOST everything!!  However, now that we are getting closer to “the last day” (just 7 more days!) – we would like to announce that we will be selling shelving and other “non-yarn” items, including samples.  We’ve had several people ask about the shelving and yes, it is now going up for sale.  So, if you are interested, please inquire at the shop for dates available, etc.  AND, don’t forget, our Online Store will continue.  In fact, it’s going to get even better with it’s offerings.  Stay tuned……

WHAT’S FOR SALE, YOU ASK?

Ikea Shelving – The shelving comes in 3 different sizes.  There are shelves – “2 cubicle wide” (Single), “4 cubicle-wide” shelves (Double), and one “5 cubicle-wide” shelf (Triple); also, the desk unit, which consists of a Single shelf with desk/table that attaches.

Single (White) – $40 each; (Red – One available) – $55 (Pending sale)

single white

Double (White) – $80 each; (Red – One available) – $90

white double

Triple (White – one available) – $120

white triple

Desk Unit (White – one available) – $60

white desk

Ladder wood shelves (3 available) – $40 each (Pending sale on 2)

brown ladder

Shelf Inserts for cubicles – $60 for all 

Two chairs, in The Lounge, orange one swivels – $40 each

orange chair

Blue sofa – $125

sofa

Rattan/Wicker Trunk (located in Charity Section) – $55

Dining Room Table w/4 chairs (1 chair needs work) – includes 5 leaves w/stand – $600

Two Table lamps w/shades – $10 each

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Two Blue End Tables – $5 each; Two wooden end tables – $5 each

The fantastic Ikea light that hangs over the table $55

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Arched Ikea Stand light that is in the corner by the Discount Section – $35

ikea stand

3 Wrought Iron Hat Stands (1 is Ikea) – $20 each

Samples – we are currently making available SAMPLES in the shop.  Heleen is trying to price them, but if you spot one that you are interested in and it hasn’t been priced yet, take it up to the register for pricing.  By the way, all of the “critters” are looking for forever homes – so they are also available!!  Individually Priced

Heads – what a great item of interest.  Our many “heads” are for sale and in case you aren’t aware of this, their beautiful details were painted by a well known local artist, Lorraine Brewer.  $10 each

heads

If there is any interest in the above offerings, let us know and we will work out arrangements for pickup after August 12th.

Have a great day – MA 😉

T.G.I.FYI – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 15-07-2016

It’s been a difficult decision to make!  SUNNY SIDE YARNS will be closing it’s doors August 12, 2016.
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There were many factors involved in making this decision. The main decision was retirement.  Heleen and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone’s yarn needs for the past 5 years and have made many wonderful friends.  However, it’s time to go in a different direction.  The majority of our customer support is from “out of town”, thus also playing an important factor in decision making.  Without local support, it makes it much more difficult to “keep the lights on”.
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Beginning today, Friday – July 15th, there will be a liquidation sale, as follows:
Everything in the shop will be 30% off (there are some exceptions – see below)
Current members will receive an additional 5% off – thus 35% off (exceptions apply)
Cash/Check payments will receive an additional 2% off
EXCEPTIONS:
Knitting Susans – 10% off
Shawl Pins – 10% off
Sari Skirts – 10% off
Discount Corner – 10% off
This sale will continue through Friday, August 12, 2016, at which time, SUNNY SIDE’s doors will close permanently.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
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On a positive note, our online shop will continue, at this time.  We will be adding items in the shop that are currently not being offered online.  There is also the possibility of “local pickup” being offered, at a later date.  Stay tuned…….Our Facebook Page will remain active, focusing on items offered online and also as a means of customer communication.
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LOST & FOUND:  We found an earring that was evidently lost during the Yarn Crawl.  It has an antique appeal to it with a “sewing” theme.  If this sounds like something that is yours – please call the shop at 423-272-YARN (9276), or email us at:
 sunnysideyarns@gmail.com.
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Heleen and I appreciate everyone that has been a part of this “vision” coming true.  From my original notebook with many, many scribbled ideas of a brick and mortar yarn shop to the actual reality, along with the hard work and dedication of many.   We made it happen and will leave knowing we brought smiles and yarn happiness to many, through our hard work and fine-tuned partnership.  Thank you all for a great experience these past 5 years!
MA
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P.S.  I will be taking a break on the blog, however, will be back at a later date to let everyone know what is going on with SUNNY SIDE.  Stay tuned………..

T.G.I.FYI

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Posted by admin | Posted in Knitting | Posted on 08-07-2016

yarn crawl 2016

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Yarn Crawl was definitely a success!! Thanks to all of the Crawlers that entered the doors of SUNNY SIDE YARNS AND welcome to our blog!!  The more, the merrier!!

congrats

The winners of the drawings from SUNNY SIDE were:

  1.  Connie Lapp
  2.  Becky Henry
  3.  Christina Sawyer

gotyarn

I loved asking where Crawlers were from.  One kind husband (chauffeur) jumped right up and said “Woodstock, Georgia”.  So, I casually asked if they were visiting someone in the area and he was quick to tell me that they had come to the area specifically for the Yarn Crawl.  How great!!!  Now that’s a dedicated “yarnie” and an awfully kind husband – hope you are reading this!!

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newarrivals

Wanted to share a couple of new arrivals in the shop!!

Sunseeker Shade

Sunseeker® Shade

 

Fiber: 50% Cotton / 50% Acrylic
Yardage: 100 g (3.5 oz) – 246 yds (225 m)
Gauge: 22 – 24 sts = 4” (10 cm)
US 4 – 5 (3.5 – 3.75 mm)
Wash: Machine Wash Warm
Tumble Dry

and

Alpaca Lace

Alpaca Lace

Fiber: 100% Baby Alpaca
Yardage: 50 g (1.75 oz) / 437 yds (400 m)
Gauge: 28 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
US 2 (2.75mm)
Wash: Hand Wash Cold
Lay Flat to Dry

 

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The Fourth of July has come and gone, but I always feel like the celebration of our great nation continues throughout the month.  Keeping in the mood, I wanted to share a free pattern that I saw on Facebook (how DID we survive before Facebook – lol) of a small knitted American Flag.  You just might want to knit a few for your next celebratory decoration theme!!

CLICK FOR AMERICAN FLAG FREE PATTERN

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Hope to see you at the shop!!  MA 😉

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CLICK HERE FOR FREE PATRIOTIC WREATH PATTERN