Lucy Boston

Thursday, October 13, 2011

the next scrap basket & many thanks

My last day at
work that isn't work
is today, Thursday.

It was a tough decision when I was offered this job a handful of years ago...
A 45 minute drive each way through down-town,
three-major-highway-splits traffic,
twice a day, 
a few times a week.

But, I thought, "they" were just the friendliest people and shop.
And I was right...  I've met great gals who will be quilting friends for life, I'm sure.

As this beautiful shop gets ready to close, I reminisce...
As I hosted the last sit-and-stitch this past week,
it really hit home that this is it...
a time to move on,
to grow,
to jump into the next opportunity scrap basket...
To see what is around the next corner turn of the rotary cutter.

It has truly been a blessing to have had this opportunity, and I thank each and every one of you who have welcomed me into your part of the quilting world:

Thanks, Mary, for everything.
Thanks, colleagues that have become as close as family.
Thanks,  for sharing my tears and laughter -
and laughter so hard that it brought tears!
Thanks for sharing fabrics, wools and flosses.

Thanks to everyone that has entrusted me with their quilt tops.. I've truly loved to meander across so many beautiful masterpieces in cloth.

Thanks to those of you who have given me the opportunity to share my love of stitching by joining me in classes and sit and stitch groups.

Thanks for letting me run my myriad of ideas past you. Thanks to everyone for sharing your knowledge and helping me grow in my textile addiction love.
Thanks to all of the gals on the bus trips:
Chicago, Cincinnati and places in between... - thanks, also, to Chuck for driving the bus through the Krispy Kreme when the "HOT" light was on so that I could initiate those inexperienced into the fresh, hot Donut experience :)
Thanks to each and every one of you.
It's been just a wonderful blessing.
Until we meet again,
Happy Stitching!!!


  1. I received an email yesterday that another one of our LQS's is closing next week. So sad. Went on a shop hop today, and bought things at 8 shops. Each shop is so different from the others. I had a list of things to find, and I found all of them, and then some. Love those LQS's. Enjoy your memories.

  2. I met you at that quilt shop and have enjoyed following your blog ever since. I too will miss this shop because of the friendly people and inspiring beautiful displays in a unique building. I live about 3 hours away but always tried to stop there on my way to see my son's family. I will be stopping by the shop tomorrow on my way to help while my daughter-in-law recovers from knee surgery. Maybe I'll be able to stop by another time before they close their doors since I'll be in the area for an extended period.(I'm packing several UFO's and my sewing machine for my "me time" while I'm there!)Hoping to give my 6 year old grandaughter a chance to try the sewing machine and pass on the pleasure of creating with fabric. Thanks for the encouragement you gave me that day in the shop and continue to share in your blog.
    - Marji


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