and she totally rocks. In all the recent confusion and activity I realize I forgot to tell you guys who will own Threaded Bliss tomorrow!
Among my many blessings lately, Dana being the person to whom I am handing over Threaded Bliss Yarns, a.k.a. my baby, ranks up there at the top (beat only by the fact that I basically walked away from being hit by a car, well almost walked away!). If any of you had asked me to describe the best person to take over, it would be Dana to a tee.
I know that change is often unsettling and scary but the only changes you guys will see at that awesome shop will be changes for the better. Dana's fun and creative and excited and has great taste in yarns and funny (she shares my 14 year old boy sense of humor) and spunky (in a good way) and full of great ideas for the shop and enthusiastic and nice and helpful and can both knit & crochet and since she has an accouting degree - for her, doing the books etc. won't be nearly the miserable big deal it was for me!
Please go easy on Dana at first since you know there is a learning curve but she's been hanging with me at the shop lately and she's smart as a whip and sharp as a tack so she'll be going full speed ahead in no time at all.
Join me and Emily (who is staying on!) in congratulating Dana - she's agreed to privately adopt my baby and allow me unlimited visitation priviledges in the future once new mama and her new baby bond appropriately!
here it is, the long awaited new domain name/web address for sheila's blogging. Any moment now the threadedbliss.com and threadedblissyarns.com domains will no longer point to my blog. For now the same blog will show up at ablessedmess.com (don't leave out the A!)
also my email address will be different and you can see if using the email me link on this page (on the left)
hope to see as many of you as possible tonight at Stitch and Bleep!
First of all, I am OKAY. There's some bruises, some bumps, some sprains, road rash, an ankle splint, a ridiculously swollen knee and a pair of crutches but really, I am abundantly blessed.
I wrote out a great story about all of this yesterday on a notepad, planning to post when I could get up the stairs to this computer. While I made it up here just now - it probably wasn't the best idea. Also my pain meds are kicking in so I'm headed back to bed. I'll write the story out one of these days to post.
Here's the very short version - Monday early evening (still light out) I was crossing a side street off Elliston Place and got hit by a mini-van. The driver went to jail and I got an ambulance ride to the ER. The idiot behind the wheel (of the car that hit me, NOT the ambulance!) had no license, no insurance, no registration and a stolen license plate. He lied to the cops and he also has a 7 page record of traffic accidents and violations already (and he's only 38). I'm blessed for sure because nothing is broken, I did not hit my head or hurt my back and most of all I'm not dead.
I'm still searching for the right words to express what I am feeling but in the meantime, here are the answers to some FAQs from my announcement:
1. Emily stays with the store.
2. I am going into business with my fiance. He has a photography studio and we realized that as small business-people we were both already married to our respective businesses. Two people, two businesses and three marriages is just too much. While Tim would have joined me in the yarn business, it turns out I'm a much better photographer than he is a knitter!
3. It's rather bittersweet but could not have worked out any better in any way.
4. I promise you all will LOVE the new owner (for one thing, she totally shares my enthusiasm and my "14-year-old-boy" sense of humor).
Send your words my way since I seem to have misplaced most of my own!
And 3 weeks from today, I'll become known as "the woman who used to own Threaded Bliss."
There is so much I want to say that I still can't quite get the words out. This isn't the first time this adventure has left me speechless. This is all a very, very good thing. The woman to whom I've sold the shop is awesome (I was very lucky and was able to pick and choose among several prospective buyers - I think I chose very well and am sure you'll agree).
More to follow when I can find the words.
Until then, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.