Monday, September 29, 2014

Spinzilla! A Monster Event

SPINZILLA begins in just 7 days.  Our Team Serendipity Spinners are busily preparing their fiber and tuning up their spinning wheels or spindles.  We have 20 fabulous spinners raising money for the National Needle Arts Mentoring Program.  Oh wait we have one additional member......please meet
our mascot    Ewe-jean  .    Ewe-jean came to live at Serendipity Yarn & Gifts about 1 1/2 yrs ago.
Someone anonymously left Ewe-jean on the store's door step.  They knew we have two rescue Basset Hounds and thought we wouldn't mind rescuing a lost sheep.  She faithfully guards our store
and the dogs know she is not a chew toy.  Small children are encouraged to carry her around and love her.  She has now been recruited to be Team Serendipity Spinners Mascot.  To celebrate her new position Sue crochet her a hat and scarf.  Stunning!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fun December Demos!

Looking for some fun holiday knitting and craft projects? Come in and visit Serendipity for the following project demos:


We have a knitting and crochet pattern for these adorable cardinals
as well as several other kinds of cute winter birds!





Come in Saturday, December 15th to make these adorable
gift tags using left over Christmas cards, business card stock,
yarn and other crafty items!




On Saturday, December 22nd come in for some fun ideas on 
Gift Wrapping with left-over yarn!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Introducing the New Serendipity Owners!



Curious about the new owner's of Serendipity? Look no further!

Sheryl and Frank Campbell have lived in Buena Vista for 4 years now. Before that they lived in Aurora, Colorado and had a shop called the Thistle and Shamrock in Denver. The Campbells ran the store in its DTC location for 9 years before deciding it was time to take the business solely to the internet and trade the busy city lifestyle for a quieter and much more scenic life in BV! T&S can be found online and still specializes in Irish woolens, Scottish Kilts and accessories and family tartans. How did they get into such a niche business you ask? Funny story.

20 years ago Sheryl worked for National Jewish Hospital in Denver as an Electron Microscopist. Frank was a geologist for Equity Oil Company. Both felt that they wanted to get out of the corporate world and when their friends, Jim and Sandy MacDonald, said they were selling their shop the Campbells knew this was the opportunity they had been looking for. They learned the business and what it really means to run a "Mom and Pop" shop as their two children frequently came to work with them on weekends. Becky and Ryan started out playing in the back room under the counter and grew up to be young Christmas gift wrappers for customers and eventually shop staff as well.

When the Campbells moved to BV they were looking for some activities to do in their new found free time. They came across Serendipity where Sheryl started to take some knitting and spinning classes and Frank became the only male spinner to attend the monthly spinning group regularly. They also help their neighbor, Karen Woolley, with her alpaca ranch. From Karen's award winning alpaca, Delta, Sheryl recently entered a skein of yarn she spun for the Taos Wool Market and won third place!

When the Campbells found out that the Yingers would be selling Serendipity they wondered if this was their new calling. Between their own love of the store and the knowledge of what the store means to the local community along with their experience running their own small business in the past they decided to pursue the purchase of Serendipity. Now that the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed they are excited to open Serendipity back up on December 1st!

Buena Vista will be hosting the Christmas Opening festivities on December 1st and the Campbells thought this would be the perfect day to reopen Serendipity! Please come out for the BV Christmas Opening festivities and come on down to participate in the Chocolate Walk here at Serendipity where you’ll find all the wonderful yarns and new gifts for the holidays. As if you need any more motivation to come on by, we thought we'd also let you  know that you'll get the chance to meet the new Basset-in-Residence, Bonnie Jean. She has experience working the floor at Thistle & Shamrock and is up to the task of being the official Serendipity greeter and babysitter for little ones as needed!

We hope to see you all December 1st!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Rodeo is in town

Isn't she a cut little Cow Girl, I love her scarf.


We are all knitting  at Serendipity Yarn and Gifts on July 13th from 5pm to 7pm in honor of the Buena Vista Rodeo.  All my knitting cowgirl friends will be knitting on their "Cowl Girl" projects.  Get some yarn and needles and join us.  It might come in handy on Saturday Night at the Rodeo if it is still cold and rainy like it has been.  See you there.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

July Taste of the West


Here is a hint for the July Taste of the West Yarn,  You are going to need a button to finish this project.  It will be a free pattern on Ravelry.  I knit it up in a very short time and loved making all those cables.  Come join us if you want to be a part of our Taste of the West Club at Serendipity Yarn and Gifts..