Yup, we did it!! We opened the shop on November 1st. It was lots of work, and of course, thousands of last minute things that had to be done. But when we opened the doors on Friday morning at 9am, we were so pleased to have shoppers waiting outside. The weather was not on our side, with high winds and heavy rain, I thought some people might decide it was best to wait until another day, but we were so pleased with how many of you made the trip to see us!!
Thursday night, my hubby and I were there quite late, putting on the finishing touches. Once he got the sign on the front of the building, I had to take a picture. It was raining and dark, but just couldn't wait any longer.
One of the best things about the two days, was getting to meet some of you! Several ladies from around the province made their way here to be a part of my big day! Thank you so much.
And I've been promising pictures of the shop, so here are a few. My daughter was here to help us out on Saturday, as an artist, she gets shots from a much different perspective than what I think to do, so these are her shots from yesterday. Hope you enjoy the pics, get inspired or even better, I hope you decide to get in the car and come see me!! Be sure to introduce yourself if you do!! :)
I'm a quilter, love everything about this great craft. I've been quilting since I was just a little girl, blessed to have both of my grandmothers influence and teaching to start me on my way. The first quilt that I remember working on was a Grandmother's Flower Garden. My maternal grandmother, Fanny, helped me get started, I was around 7 or 8 years old. I still have that work, never did finish the quilt though. My maternal grandmother, Dot, often had a quilt in the frame when I was a little girl. I spent many wonderful hours playing under that quilt frame, in my world of imagination. And I was so blessed as I grew a bit older to have her teach me the fine art of hand quilting. Today, I still love hand work, but also love the convenience of today's modern techniques.
I have been blessed beyond measure this past year to be able to open my own quilt shop, I've been dreaming of this for 20 years and finally decided now was the time to stop dreaming and start doing! I hope you'll follow along with me on the journey!