All good things come to an end

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As you know, I’m a woman of many hobbies. And sometimes it can get overwhelming. With the addition of quilting to my repertoire,  there’s definitely been less time to do it all.

One of the things that I’ve really let slide is the yarn shop. It actually started when Stella went kaput. The dye studio was up at Mom’s and without a car it was difficult getting up there to dye.

Then Mom got bit by the quilting bug, and wanted to turn the dye studio into a quilting studio. So the dye stuff came to live with me. Then that same bug bit me, and while the dyes are just down in the basement, trying to carve out time to keep the shop updated with fresh skeins just hasn’t worked out.

Mom and I opened the shop in the summer of 2009, after I bought a dye kit on a whim.  The shop grew quickly, and thanks to all of you, we had a nice little following. But it was never more than a hobby for us. It made just enough money to feed our own knitting habits (patterns, tools, etc). And we always said, when it wasn’t fun any more, we’d stop doing it. We didn’t want it to become work.

And while I do still like dying yarn, trying to make sure the shop has fresh yarn on a regular basis feels more like and obligation than fun.

So my friends… I’ve shuttered the etsy shop. I’ll still continue to knit and design and blog. And the facebook page will stay up so keep you up-to-date on my design work.

I will probably still dye a little too – but just for personal things.

We had a good run and it was a blast! And we couldn’t have done it without you!

ONWARD AND UPWARD!

10 thoughts on “All good things come to an end

  1. When something doesn’t bring satisfaction or isn’t fun ….. time to let it go. Your yarns were beautiful, but I know there are DIFFERENT beautiful things to come.

    Have fun with the new quilting hobby!!! (And, don’t forget to show us what you dye up for yourself. It’s always fun to have a look.)

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  2. Araignee

    Hobbies are like that. It’s hard to juggle then all when there are so many fun things out there to do. Thank goodness I took advantage of your beautiful yarn when I could, I’ve got lots of lovely socks to show for all your hard work.

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  3. Shirley

    Sure that was a hard decision to make and that you spent a lot to time making the decision. I never cease to be amazed at all you accomplish love seeing your projects.

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  4. jatshaw

    Sure am glad that I got to knit with one of your yarns! The colors were great! Enjoy your newest hobby; it’s been fun to see the quilts.

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  5. Unfortunately, there is not enough time for all of the things we would like to do in this lifetime….you have to make good choices! I’m glad you are culling the things you need to so you can stay creative!

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