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 …

Knitting a Dog or Adopting One

A favorite blog I read is Mason-Dixon Knitting and on one of the latest entries talks about a new book called Knit Your Own Dog, by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne.  It looks like something dog lovers would like to do, or just read. Of course a knit dog would not do any …

Page 11

That is how far I got in reading the new book by our friend Kate Atherley before I had to stop and email her how much I loved it! Honestly every page has something interesting and clearly presented. We have known Kate for a few years now and have seen …