I write for the Lee Valley Newsletter. If you aren’t familiar with Lee Valley I’m not sure how you ended up in a place like this, but I’ll explain it for you.
Lee Valley is like the Disney World for anyone who likes to do anything. Actually, if you’re a lump who doesn’t have a single interest in the world, even you would like Lee Valley. Lee Valley is like the retail version of me. They carry all the best, most useful, interesting and odd items you’d ever need for gardening, cooking, woodworking and life in general. Need the best little pressed glass cupboard knobs? Lee Valley. Yes. I own em.
So a couple of years ago when they called and asked if I’d like to write an article for their newsletter I screamed I LOVE LEE VALLEY!!! Only I didn’t really scream it because it was in an email. I did however say yes, and I’ve been writing articles for them pretty much every month since then.
I bet you’re wondering how this all leads to coming to meet me?
A couple of months ago Lee Valley told me they were opening a brand new store in Kingston, Ontario. And they wanted me to be there for it. Would I come and do a couple of workshops for them and meet people in the store.
But the fun doesn’t end there. I’m going to be giving away some of my Art of Doing Stuff cleaver tea towels, bookmarks and a sharing some of my favourite Thanksgiving recipe tricks.
I’ll be showing you how to make a Thanksgiving themed table runner that revolves all around the harvest. Once I show you what to do, you should be able to go home and make this table runner yourself for about $25.
And did I mention that the workshop is free? I think I mentioned that. There are 2 workshops. Both will be exactly the same, it’s only the times that are different.
I’m really, really hoping that some of you that are within driving distance of Kingston will come by because you all know me but I never get the chance to talk to you. The reader who comes from the furthest distance gets a tea towel!
As you know I don’t ever promote or talk about things I don’t actually use and love. Lee Valley is no different. I’ve been a fan of theirs for years and I’m genuinely excited to give this workshop during the opening of their newest store.