WOW - I can't even begin to tell you how all of your sweet comments from the last post touched my heart. I also received so many personal emails wishing me luck and thinking about me on opening day and after wondering how it went. I was blown away and so very touched. So I wanted to say A HEARTFELT THANKS to each and everyone of you - you made that day even more special because you supported me in a totally different way.
Things went very well for the first day - I kept my advertising to a bare minimum while I try to get my feet wet. My grand opening will be May 15th, so I've got a little time to get it right. I'm so pleased with the feedback and the customers who've stopped by. I honestly forgot to take pictures until the end of the day, lol - seriously Little Silver and I need to become friends again.
This will give you a little idea of what Farmhouse Woolens is all about. I forgot to take a picture of the other corner - oops. There is also another room that will be a classroom as well as having merchandise. I have several pieces of furniture coming in the next few weeks along with some great wool pictures. I also just got in the whole new line of Brannock and Patek's line Looking Back
- YUMMMM is all I can say. I had hoped to be further on my website but it's going live sometime tomorrow no matter what and I will just continue to add things everyday. It's like opening the store - ya gotta pick a day and jump in. So if you want to check the new website - just click on the above link and at some point tomorrow it will automatically take you there. I'm pleased with how it should function and hope those of you who visit will like it also.
So what else have I been up to - well not much but store stuff. We did watch the granddogs for a couple of days - this is what happens when I have a treat - I get company, lol - no sneaking with them around
These 2 became better friends
While this one took the job of protecting the house very seriously
Another fun thing - our guild invited quilt designer Sherri from This and That pattern company come to teach a class for a darling bag ( I just didn't have time to take the class) and then she did a trunk show that evening - here's a few quilts she shared
Let's see what else - oh ya went to a friends house for a clothing party and I had to take a picture of her beautiful dining room where the snacks where
Then I spent a day at Ms. Faye's with the other woolies sewing together a few quilts for Quilts of Valor.
The chapter in our area which is head by 2 peeps and a woolie (sounds like a singing group doesn't it) who work so hard every month volunteering their time to make it happen every month and another chapter from a neighboring town have been given the wonderful opportunity of making a trip down to Fort Knox to deliver 400 quilts. It's being sponsored by another organization in another town who feels strongly that this should happen. Lots of time and energy has been put into this by so many people to make this happen. It should be a life changing trip for those going.
Other than that I've been doing a little bit of sewing before I fall asleep on the couch, lol. The quilt for the bed has 2 sides stitched down and projects like this
So what do I hope to do this weekend - here's a hint
Pack these snowman and the rest of them away - cripes I have never had them up this long and I'm pretty sure Easter stuff won't happen this year either - dang it's almost here so why bother at this point - so I think I will skip right along to spring/summer :).
Sorry for being such a bad blogger and even worse for visiting other blogs. I thought about closing this blog down because I feel so bad when I don't blog - but I think I would miss it and miss the friendships that come with blogging and that was never more evident than the last couple of weeks - I am truly blessed by your friendships. So I would rather blog when I can and hope you'll still be around. I know there is so much going on out there in bloggysphere and hope to catch up with all of you. I really hope to get back into a pattern of blogging soon - but for the time being I will stop in when I can and drop off a few words. I still have eye candy to share with you from the last retreat. So on that note
Until Next Time