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,
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 jump into the next
To see what is around the next
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
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,