Friday, April 29, 2011

Of Websites & Discounts

I am really sorry that our website keeps misbehaving.  2 of the 3 big crashes I can explain, today's I have no idea.  Why is our website a plain white screen?  I don't know.  I wish I did.  We're trying to get it fixed.  It's making me nuts, and I really don't need any help with that. 

When the website IS working, please know that we're applying the 25% discount on all orders, regardless of whether the code was applied or worked when you typed it in or not.  You will get the 25% off. 

Thank you so much for all your many kind words, hugs, and tears.  We're all very sorry this is happening and wish (WISH) it could be otherwise. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Going out of business

Woodland Woolworks is going out of business. 

Those words leave me with a dead space in my heart, but unfortunately it’s true.  Like so very many knitters & fiber people, working in this industry – owning a yarn store – had been a dream for many years.  There had even been a couple of false starts, negotiations to buy other yarn businesses, thoughts of starting from scratch, and then the dream came true when I was able to buy this business.  I met so many wonderful people, I learned so much.  I have so many treasured memories, and I thank you all for those.  

But the world has changed since 2005 when I bought the business, as it always does.  Changes we should have seen, changes we could not have seen, competition in more forms than we could imagine (digital downloads, anyone?).  I tried to ride out the economic storm, I tried a lot of changes internally.  But it’s not working, so the time has come. 

I want to thank all of our loyal and wonderful customers, the fabulous vendors and yarn reps we’ve worked with, and most of all, my employees who’ve been such a joy to work with.  That’s the hardest part of all, having to let them go.  Please, I know you will be patient and kind with them as we go through this transition; it’s really hard for them too.

If you use the coupon code Going, you’ll get 25% off your order – even 25% off stuff that’s already on sale.  In stock items only, of course.  If you have a back-order with us, we will not be able to fill that order and we will be contacting you about it as soon as possible.