The origin of "Black Friday", Gorgeous Sheepskin Rug and Strategies for Storage…


There was a very interesting explanation of “Black Friday” on Radio 4 this morning – I had wrongly assumed that it had dire connotations, but in fact it is quite a positive thing, particularly from a retailer’s point of view.  An American term, it is the last Friday in November, the day after Thanksgiving when historically retailers move from being “in the red” to being “in the black”.  

This week we completed a lovely task; four soft, fluffy sheepskins trimmed and sewn to make a gorgeous floor rug for a customer in London.  Handstitched by a local saddler, it really is something special …

We are in the throes of discussing extra storage for stock and are about to have part of a barn lined and made weather proof.   It is pleasing to think of a redundant barn being used, once again, for something to do with agriculture/wool, albeit in 21st century boxes!  With any luck, Roger will be starting work on this within the next fortnight – just as well as the next container is arriving in early January …

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