Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Things have a way of sneaking up on you. Mary Anna practically hyperventilates from laughter she loves playing peek-a-boo so much. It is almost impossible not to do the same yourself when you have a good round with her. She was 9 months on Friday. March came like a lion just as they say. Ice. Harsh cold. Roman suffered for several days through a regimen of breathing treatments around the clock due to an asthma-like episode. Scary stuff. Jeff and I took turns sharing a bed with him. I was never more than the sound of his breath away for about a week. He is very good now. And we are prepared if there should be a next time. I of course am hoping there is not- at the very least that I can understand possible triggers like allergies and what not. Phew. I have been stitching. My new cross stitch patterns and kits that I have likely not mentioned here are getting close to being ready! You are going to love these. They are little. Six colors. Beautiful and enjoyable. Eight of them! I am already knitting away on my nephew Eli's birthday sweater. I chose a simple v-neck vest, and I'm adding a contrast trim. It's gonna be cool. Cause he's turning 9 and it has to be. We are about to knock down the wall between our kitchen and family room. I have been wanting to do this for years and decided that being otherwise busy with everything else was the perfect time to do it, naturally.
Ok, really. Craft South. This is what I am here to talk about mostly, though you know by now you never get a straight story. Look over here. We have been working on this for months and I can't believe we are ready to go. I am over the moon with excitement and feeling so lucky and honored to have such wonderful designers & friends to help me share lots of good crafty experiences this summer. I can think of no better way to begin this journey than sharing it with these ladies. And just like the posted story says, I am on the hunt for a permanent home for Craft South to live. As in a building. One with floors and walls. Electricity would be nice too. And my people. My working studio will move there, and my personal studio will remain at home. We aren't exactly sure where "there" is but we are hard at work on it. My hopes and dreams for Craft South aren't so much about a new business as they are about creating a home for all of the work that I do already. But in a place where any one can walk in, anytime, for any reason, and share what they are working on, learn something, knit, sew, stitch, talk, buy beautiful materials for all of it and be an important part of a community of crafters. Here in Nashville. I love my home. I love this city. And after years of sharing through that screen there that you are looking at, I am giddy about offering a tangible experience for myself and others. Say a prayer for me. It's a big step, but I am somehow just not stressed like I have been with other decisions. I have theories on that.
For now I just want to say thank you so much for your support in whatever form it has taken over the past many years. Life changes in the most amazing ways, and some days I feel like I am simply watching it with excitement. Today is one of those days.
Please let me know if you have any questions about Craft South, the workshops, or anything. Please read all the info provided in the pdfs at the website. Classes will not be on sale until Monday of next week, right over here, but the schedules are offered now so you have some thinking time.
more soon friends, xoxoAnna Maria