April means ice and snow are retreating or only passing through. It also means preparations for the season ahead and for us, getting the shop and studios ready in anticipation of seeing all our Sievers friends again soon. Just eight weeks from now, the Washington Island Art Assocation’s Spring Open Workshop and our own first Open Quilt Studio will have already taken place.
By then we trust the ice and snow will be a distant memory!
We occasionally find old photos of Sievers in one or another of its previous identities. This is from a 1950’s advertisment. The cabin seen at the back left of the main building is the Teacher’s Cottage, before it was moved to its present location.
Although the Sievers Shop doesn’t keep regular hours until May, other seasonal businesses are opening this month, including Jackson Harbor Soup & Sandwich, Islandtime Essentials, The Weathered Fern and Fragrant Isle (on May 1st). They join the others, which have stayed open year-round, including Wis-Co, Mann’s Store, Mann’s Mercantile, Karly’s, KK Fiske, the Island Popcorn Barn and more.
April’s anticipations are uplifting!