It's getting chilly out in the evenings, but I'm back in the house by five pm, so the cooler evenings are not a problem for the shop. The new heater is working well when I do turn it on, which hasn't been too often yet.
It dawned on me that putting the Sweet Sixteen in the room that had been Rick's toy shop meant either starting up the wood stove, or using the portable electric heaters... guess which won?
There is still a lot of stored pine lumber in the far end of the back of the barn, but a friend's grandson / woodworker is coming tomorrow to see if he can use any of it. And in time, I will contact the Vo-Tech schools to see if any of the specialty wood Rick had collected would be appreciated by their students. Step by step, inch by inch, I'll make progress in converting his wonderful workshop into a classroom for quilters.
I squeezed in a trip to the Pembroke New England Quilt Supply this past week, and gathered some new batiks and prints and blenders ... not too many, as I still have outstanding orders with Quilting Treasures that ought to arrive sometime this month or next.
Some beautiful new Batiks , some soft cotton prints and blenders, all at warehouse prices... come and see what's been added recently.
There are only sixty more days until Christmas, and though that day doesn't hold the joy that it once did when Rick and I celebrated it together with our children and grandchildren, I will look forward to seeing friends and family as time allows. The shop will keep the new regular hours, three days of five hours per week, and the discounts will continue as established. So bring a friend and enjoy the colors~ and thanks for following this blog.