and Shane are there it feels less intimate for me as I have no space to work so I’m forced to be upstairs out of sight. Now don't get me wrong, I'm glad for the help...if I had to do the patterns and dye all that wool I'd have burned out long ago. But, on Saturday, there is nothing to separate me from the people coming through the door and the moments we'll share.
I find through the week I'm held prisoner by all the work that goes on behind the scenes. The paperwork, web maintenance, emails and all the boring necessities that hijack a huge chunk of your day leaving little time to hang around downstairs to chat. I miss that! Of course I am always available for colour planning or advice but the daily grind has a way of abducting the day, leaving little time for the fun. On Saturday it’s all about the fun. I'm downstairs, front and center, and I love it!
The solution? I’m having a work station built in the downstairs area. A place where I can design, work on custom orders that normally have to be done after hours because Bonnie needs the only workspace for pattern production. This wonderful new desk/counter is coming at the end of the month…let’s call it “my precious”. In the front will be a nook and stools for customers to sit and chat while I whip up a new design or cut a custom kit. So the upside, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my mug downstairs in the shop. Please drop in for a cup of java and a bit of social repartee anytime!