Friday, April 1, 2011


The bolts of fabric are packed, and shelves are empty.

Display cases, once full of gifts, are bare.

A wall of notions is no more.

I am sore, with bruises all over.

Now, I get to start unpacking it all!

If you don't hear from me again for awhile, I have crawled inside an empty box and am taking a little nap.

Happy Friday!
Happy Weekend!
Happy April!


Rettabug said...

Awwww...this makes me feel so sad to see the empty shelves. {{{Mega Hugs}}} to you Jan! I can't imagine how difficult this has been for you. Wishing you some easy days ahead that include a bubble bath & a foot rub. You deserve it!

Never got to say how much I ♥ your new glasses...really cool that you can change them to fit your mood & outfits. :D

Martha said...

:( I wish I was there to help. HUGS

Kellie said...

New beginnings... New month... New day!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jan:
I know from personal experience just how hard it is to empty out and leave a place that has held your time, energy and heart for so long. There are days I still regret it, as I'm sure you will, but family and health always come first. You'll have a new beginning and have time to mend and play again. That's more important than anything!
Sending loving hugs from FL,

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Letting go of the past is hard sometimes but keep a positive mind on the lord and he will direct your path. I hope you get some much needed rest before you start unpacking. If you are like me, I have to get it all out of the way then I can relax.

God Bless your day.

DawnB said...

Jan, it makes me sad to see the empty shelves, when I order I picture you at the cutting table in the shop. I'm glad I got to see it in person. Hugs !!

Robin Hart said...

It is sad to see the empty store. I know the last few years have been difficult, but I hope moving it to the house will give you some freedom. Wish I were there to give you some help!

Laurie said...


God brings us seasons. Keep in your mind and heart, that He (and us) are with you during this time of transition. There is sadness, but also rebirth. This Easter!

Claudia said...

Oh, Jan, you must be exhausted. And it's an emotional thing, this change. I'm thinking of you, friend.


Rebecca Nelson said...

Been there sweetie. Thinking of you~


Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hi sweet lady. It's hard when a chapter of our lives closes. But like any good story, the next chapter get's even better. Thinking of you and sending hugs. Hope you got to take a nap.

dlogan said...

The window has closed and the new door will open......may you know His comfort. Hugs, Darby

Edward said...

Jan, it is sad to see the hard work and dream make such an abrupt change but I have never seen anyone do it with more grace. Thank you for being there for those of us who love what we do. May the days ahead be filled with a renewed spirit for what is ahead. Hugs.

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