Spring or Is it?

We have had such a cold and miserable and WET time the past few months. Rain and roof leaks and folks here with water in finished basements. Honestly last week we had snow showers. And then yesterday (the last day of April) when I walked out of the office We …

Smaller crickets we raise

If Only Crickets had Hair

When Signature was quite new we had a customer who took the chance and returned for more and more needles. She is from a part of Michigan that was going through some hard times and we became acquainted by email over the years.  Last year when we auctioned off the …

Winner upon Winner

When Super Storm Sandy hit everyone here felt so bad for all the people affected. We even had a direct link since we were working with the final steps of the Lacey Arches pattern by the famous designer Shirley Paden Bernstein and getting the sample to be finished and delivered. …

Here and Back

It is pretty obvious that my New Year’s Resolution should be to do a better job of keeping up with the blog. It is not that nothing has happened, but that lots has. Everything from holiday hilarity (think dogs eating whole plates of summer sausage) to engagements to meeting special …

Almost a Super Hero

Packing is being completed for our trip to Stitches East in Hartford, Connecticut, which runs from Thursday October 10th to Sunday October 14th. A truck is taking the product and Daniella, Laura and I will be flying. Many of you ask if needles can be brought on flights and we always say …

Birthing is NEVER Easy!

As a person who can truthfully say I gave birth to an 8# 13 oz baby with no anesthesia, I will tell you that getting the “little” circs out was a million times harder—and remember, a baby that size has a head like a bowling ball. Things happened over and …

Summer: Lovers and Haters

Summer: Lovers and Haters I know that those of you are sad that the heat of summer is coming to the end. But for I say HOORAY! We have had the most horrible, hot, drought ridden summer that I can remember. One night we even put on Ice Road Truckers …

Hot Hot Hot

Like so much of the country we have been brutalized by high temperatures and drought. Of course the most concern is for the farmers here in the heartland who provide so much food for our country. But the heat is also horrible for a good percentage of us. I know …

5 Years and 4546 Miles: We have come a long way!

Signature certainly has come a long way since its “birthday” June 18, 2007. Lots of growth, lots of growing pains and lots of wonderful customers who we feel are friends. When those of us here from the beginning sit around and do some of the “remember how we used to…” …

Third Time is the Charm!

I wanted to make a sweater for a special new baby who is the son of a close friend of our son’s. Seemed pretty simple—a cardigan with hood. I used a pattern from an English designer and that is where the trouble started. I realized that the pattern had LOTS …