Friday, September 4, 2015

Slight change in plans......

I now go to The Knitting Basket on a Thursday for the knit and sit session, as I have joined a group in the subdivision where we live.  They asked me back in May if I wanted to join and with Angie offering a Thursday session, it all works out.

Angie has never charged for the knit and sit sessions, but now charges a $2 sitting fee and donates each months total to a different charity each month.  For the month of September the fee's will go to the local animal shelter for food.  Isn't that a great idea?

I think supporting local businesses is key to a community and they in turn help out others in the community.  Angie has a heart of gold and this is her to a "T" thinking of others.  That's why I buy all my yarn from her, as I know she helps out others when ever possible.

Are you a big supporter of "shopping locally?"

This week's "Home of the Week," is on the market for $1.5 million.  It's all about location here, and I must admit I love how bright and airy the inside of the house is.  With the amount of snow we get here, those steps up to the front of the house will be a hazard in winter.  Do love the look of it, but wouldn't buy it.

The "Condo of the Week," is on the market for just under $1 million.  A former Toronto Raptor rented it.........that's a basketball player who plays for the team.  No I wasn't interested in that either!!  It's right smack in the downtown, so that's why it is the price it is.  Not my cup of tea at all, but if you like that kind of thing it will be perfect for you!

The "Cottage of the Week," is on the market for $1.1 million.  Although I love the look of it from the outside; inside is another story.  Look at the master bedroom and it's ensuite bathroom..........why would they do that?  The other bedroom look awkward as well don't you think? Again I'll pass.

Gill's "Cottage of the Week," is on the market for $389,900 in the Port Carling area.  Looks like a true cottage to me and a place to sit and watch the world go by.  Jazzy looking kitchen cabinets, they would maybe have to go!!


Betsy said...

What a great idea for a fund raiser. Most everyone can afford $2.00.

mamasmercantile said...

I am a great fan of shopping locally and endeavour to keep the small community shops open.

Evelyn Fidler said...

I believe in shopping or sup[porting locally if their prices are competitive or at least reasonable.

Jane and Chris said...

For our renos we've used a local builder,whose subcontractors are also local (as local as you can get in a rural location).All the materials used are Canadian..that's important to us.
Jane x

William Kendall said...

Angie's idea is a very good one.

Jackie said...

What a great way to raise money to support a charity.

Love both cottages, however I don't have a spare million or two to buy the one.

God bless.

Cat Lover said...

Very important for us to shop locally and we always try to buy products made in Canada. Getting harder and harder though!
I agree with you about the kitchen cabinets in Gill's cottage of the week.

Paula said...

I shop local when I can (food, etc). It's hard since we are farmers and don't have a 'real' paycheque. People at the grocery store want cheap food so we don't get paid what we should which makes it hard to pay our local growers what they deserve. Colin has almost given up dealing with the local guys for machinery parts. He'd love too, but when they have AT LEAST a 100% mark-up on a part they are re-selling to him it makes more sense to hop online and order it directly from the company.

As a local grower/farmer I encourage everyone to buy local as often as they can. It really makes a big difference. It lets me afford to buy locally and lets my daughter do things like figure skating lessons which in turn keep other local people employed -much better than giving some CEO a bigger million dollar bonus, right?

Winifred said...

That's great having a local wool shop you can support. Wish we had one!