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 …

Perfect and Really Perfect

I am hoping I am not the only knitter who is just crazy about things they do being perfect.  My password name should always be Frogger. The baby sweater I am doing right now has been ripped out so many times that I am now finding a slight positive in …

The Signature Circle

Since Signature was started we have developed strong relationships 
with many of our customers that go far beyond maker/purchaser.
 We have met many of you in person or online. Your life stories have 
amazed, touched, and surprised us so much that we have decided to
 share some of them. This …