Community Stuff 12/18/13

Hi Joey.

I have a perfectly good (22 year old) standard size, tan Magic Chef refrigerator.

(Someone from Gloucester Housing Authority was going to take it, but they haven’t shown up to get it and may be having trouble finding someone to help them.)

if someone has a truck and some big strong men that can take it to the woman in need of it, that would be great!!! It would make a great Christmas present for this family. If anyone can help with this- email me or call- 978-283-4258. OR- If one of your readers needs it/wants, it has to be picked up between 7 and 8 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday 12/17.) (otherwise the appliance people are taking it away!)

Thank you Joey!     Karen Pischke

Extended hours for the Sarah Elizabeth Shop

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Hi Joey,

I’ve been printing like crazy and for those who don’t know, The Sarah Elizabeth Shop has awesome old fashioned cards that are all hand printed on the Acorn Press right in the shop. If people come down they are likely to find me printing out orders, which is a great opportunity to see the old girl in action (meaning the press-its from 1850)

This Christmas Ive printed limited editions of two local artists. One is Delores Rapp, who’s 20″x30″ linoleum block was bought recently at a church fair by Christina Rhodes and brought to me to be printed. Although it took two people to handle printing it, it looks great! With a copyright 1950, signed by the artist, it is Christmas nostalgia personified and a masterpiece of carving and design. If anyone has any other information about how she learned to carve so well or any other Delores Rapp prints, come in to the shop.

The other artist who’s work I printed is Mahlon Hoagland. His son Jay asked to do a special edition on the Acorn Press. He said that it was an honor to have them reprinted on the press that the Folly Cove Designers all used. The name of the blocks are “Cruising I” and Cruising II” and I have a few for sale in the shop for Christmas for those who can’t afford originals.

Some people ask me why I print other people’s work and I tell them, it’s to get people interested in the shop and to keep the shop going. No one ever got rich block printing on fabric but the more people realize the history and see it’s relevance, the more it can contribute to the quality of life on Cape Ann. It’s always a pleasure for me to enlighten people about the Folly Cove Designers, so if you don’t know much about them, come on by.
My shop has extended hours for December. Wednesday December 18- Tuesday, December 24, I will be open 10-5. Call (978)546-1037 to make an appointment for another time to shop or go to the website and place an order

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Julia Garrison

owner and printer

The Sarah Elizabeth Shop

5 Whistlestop Mall

Rockport, MA



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