Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fudge, Fudge & More Fudge made Fresh right here @ Silkweeds

Now that is alot of fudge, Lets see if I can list them all.
Penuchi, Penuchi Nut, TollHouse, Almond Joy, Snickers, Milk Chocolate Nut, Milk Chocolate, Pistachio Nut, Vanilla/Chocolate Swirl, Chocolate Nut, Chocolate, Rocky Road, Peanut Butter, Tiger Butter, Salted Nut Roll, Peanut Butter Explosion, Choclate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Divinity, Divinity with Nuts, Orange C reamsicle, Chocolate Orange Swirl, Double C
hocolate, Maple, Maple Nut, Chocolate Mint Swirl, Mocha/Chocolate Swirl, Raspberry Chocolate Swirl, Raspberry Swirl, Amaretto Chocolate Swirl, Vanilla, Vanilla Nut, Heath Bar Crunch, Mounds, Coconut Cream. There are a few other ones we do seasonally too.
So as we talk about all the things that are Maine Made and Local the one thing I forget to mention is that We make all of our own Fudge right here in the store. ONe more reason "It's Always Worth The Trip @ Silkweeds"

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's Friday

Just got done making about 100 pounds of fudge, all kinds like Raspberry Cream, Raspberry Chocolate, Heath Bar, Snickers, Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, PB/Chocolate, PB Explosion, Ameretto, and so many more. Yesterday it was about 60 more pounds of Penuchi and Divinity. So it has been a busy couple of days. Last night I watched The Oprah Effect and I decided that I just need to get my fudge in the hands of an Oprah Producer, that is all I have to do. Now if you all have any ideas of how to do that just leave me a comment here and maybe between all of us we can come up with an idea to get the fudge to them and we can become part of the Oprah Effect. I couldn't take pictures of the fudge today becasue it has to set up so I will enlighten you with a picture of the fudge board this week sometime. Maybe even tomorrow if I get to work early enough.
But here are a few pictures of some hand work done by Connie, a wonderful lady that lives down the road from the store. She brings us a new piece or two almost weekly. She does absolutely wonderful work and we are beginning to get a following of people who request her pieces. Thanks goodness for Connie. We love her and her work.
Just in time for fall, Pumpkins

My favorite flowers
She even quilted this wall hanging

Remember "It's Always Worth The Trip @ Silkweeds"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Maine Made Baskets by Gin

Sometimes I truly love this great State that we live in..... Don't get me wrong, Maine is a very hard state to do business in, but it is the people that I get to meet every so often, the ones that are so talented and are willing to allow me to carry their products in my store. Those people amaze me in so many, many ways.
Today we had a load of baskets dropped off. Gin, lives in Franklin, Maine and has a love of weaving that I can only imagine. The amount of time is incredible that goes into one of her baskets and then as clever as she is at weaving them, she again is that clever at distressing them. They truly are a work of Art. Thanks again Gin, for allowing us to carry such a great product.

If you all get a chance to stop by and check these out I think you will surely be delighted. I probably won't blog again until after the holiday, so I wish you all a safe and reflective Memorial Day. Don't forget that we are continuing our SAVINGS CARD program, so that way you can decide for yourself what is on sale each month. Come on by and get started so your savings can begin & just remember that "It's Always Worth the Trip @ Silkweeds".

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pam Warden @ Silkweeds

Not Pam personally, but her work yes.... and lots of it.

We also have a few cello wrapped and signed prints to give away as gifts, compliments of Pam and her husband John. The order came this morning and I just couldn't wait to get it out to all of you. There are about 40 different ones and they are the cutest 5 X 7 prints available. She has even more and I would love to get them all in. Here are a few of them for you to see. Stop by soon, they are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. One major decision for us in carrying them is that they are created, printed and framed all in the USA. Great Job Pam, thank you for allowing us to carry such a great product.

It says " All Stressed out and no one to Choke" boy does that sound like me lately. lol

This one says " If I could remember your name I would ask you where I left my keys"

This one is so sweet, it says " Best friends come in all shapes and sizes but they are always a perfect fit".
"If I click my heels 3 times can I get out of here?" I have been trying this all day, it is not working :)
"I smile because you are my sister, I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it!"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Monday

Happy Monday Everyone,
With Mother's Day behind us, and yes, it was a very busy weekend @ Silkweeds. Even Mother's Day itself was busier than last year. That has just got to be good news for the coming season. At least that is what I am going to believe right now :)

Here is a few new things that we have put out at the store and this time of year it seems as though freight comes almost daily, so check back often to see all the new things we have for you

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Silkweeds Saving Card

We handed out over 100 Savings cards this past weekend. We are getting lots of good feedback for them. Maybe this time we have got it down to a science.

If you haven't gotten yours yet, all you have to do is come on by and make a regular price purchase then you will be well on your way to 20% off* every month as long as you keep your card current by shopping at least once a month. Full details are at the store. Have a great day and remember "It's Always Worth The Trip @ Silkweeds"

Friday, May 1, 2009

Silkweeds Savings Card

Well, we have decided to become very loyal to the customers that are most loyal to us. We have started a Savings Card. With your regular priced purchase this month we will stamp your card so that any other purchase this month or in the month of June will be 20% off* (there are a few exceptions.) As a bonus when you come in June to make a purchase we will stamp your card for July so you can keep enjoying this discount all year long. All you have to do is shop every
month at least once a month. So just our way of saying thank you to all of you that support us all year long.
Remember "It's Always Worth the Trip @ Silkweeds"
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.