Today we had our holiday luncheon, a great Brazilian feast prepared for us by our friend (and gardener) Jose Ponciano. Afterwards, I made a little Powerpoint presentation to welcome in our 40th year! Yes, Schacht Spindle Company will have been making weaving and spinning tools since 1969!
I want to share a couple of things with you. The first are the words from the card that the staff gave to Barry and me. They seem very fitting for the season and this point in time in particular.
“ In the heavens shine the stars of hope.
In the stillness stirs the new,
The bright, beautiful joy of what is to come.”
A special season is upon us.
We prepare to turn the calendar and gently close the door on another year.
Coming together, we celebrate not only the holidays,
But a time of new hope and new beginnings.
May this be an especially happy and memorable time for you…
And may the new year hold the very best of everything.”
On a lighter note, Glenn, who has been working at Schacht for nearly 40 of the years we’ve been in business, wrote this poem, sung to the tune, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.
The Eight Days of Channukah
On the first day of Channukah, Schacht Spindle mailed to me
A floor loom from a giant maple tree…
On the second day of Channukah, Schacht Spindle sent to me
Two spindles turning…
On the third day of Channukah, Schacht Spindle they sent to me
Three cherry shuttles…
On the fourth day of Chunnukah, Schacht’s, they sent to me,
Four Crickets chirping…
On the fifth day of Chunnukah, The Schacht’s, they sent to me
F-I-V-E W-E-A-V-I-N-G- T-H-I-N-G-S…
On the sixth day of Chunnukah, the Schacht’s they sent to me
Six Flip Looms folded….
On the seventh day of Chunnukah, the Schacht’s, they mailed to me,
Seven heddles hanging…
On the eighth day of Chunnukah, the Schacht’s, they sent to me,
Eight wolves in walnut…
May the days ahead be filled with joy and warmth and may the year to come find you engaged in the crafts we love.