It is with a very heavy heart and much regret that I have to announce the closure of Grandma’s Attic after 9 very happy years trading. I survived the recession, warm winters and a lack of tourists in the area but I cannot compete with internet sales any longer. I have resisted selling on line because I love the contact with customers and the reaction when they walk into my shop. It has been the hub of the community for years with classes and charity knitters meeting weekly whatever the weather. To those people I am eternally grateful for your support. To all my customers, past and present i give you a heartfelt THANKYOU for all the laughter and tears of projects successfully made or destined to the ravel fairy! I have learned so much from all of you and I hope that you have all gained something from your visit to Grandma’s Attic.
I intend to close the doors for the last time towards the end of April so you have time to replenish your stock, use up any vouchers or collect yarn put away. I will of course honour any outstanding vouchers even after I am closed and will leave a contact number on here and on the shop front.
The local charity shop in Belleek is “adopting” my Wednesday charity knitters so I am very happy that they will continue the good work, knitting boobs, cushions, teddies for tragedy, fish and chip jumpers, hat and scarves for the homeless and no doubt many other projects in the future. They are a wonderful bunch of ladies who I have grown very fond of and consider them all my “Irish family”! Who knows, I may even join them now and be able to enjoy the craic without the interruption of customers!!
As for the other classes, well the quilting class will continue at my home, once a month in “Shirley’s shed” and the thursday night class will change to a Knit and Natter group also in “Shirley’s shed”. More details on them to follow as “Shirley’s shed” is yet to be constructed!!
The remainder of my stock will hopefully be moving to a new location and again more details of that to follow when all is finalised.
Once again I would like to thank you all for your loyal custom and wish you many happy years creating.