When it was time to close the shop I locked the door and left for Rhinebeck. There was no time to think.

When I can back from Rhinebeck I had one week to get my stuff together for England. That included bringing home all of the stuff that was left in the store. There was paperwork from 6 years and lots of wool and tools that were my own personal things but I used at the shop. It also included the 400-ish fleeces from the Walls O’fleece and some processed wools that I would use for classes. It was a little overwhelming and almost everything ended up in piles all over. The trunk of my car is still full of bags of wool and Evil Michelle has an abundance of stuff still to be sorted…as soon as I get done with the piles that still remain.

It has now been 2 months since the shop has closed and I am still struggling to get a handle on everything and reorganize my life and brain for this new chapter.

The reason I bring this up is that now as I shuffle through all of the paperwork and piles I keep finding lovely little things. Little gifts, kind notes, bits of wool that were given to me by my customers. Many of those people I feel an attachment to and affection for. Most of all, as I go though this change and find these little treasures I feel grateful to all of the people who helped me make the Spinning Loft a happy place by being my customers and my advocates.

There have been so many times that I messed up which led to someone being unhappy with a shipment or a product. Those times are hard for me because I have a difficult time just moving ahead. I am usually down about it for at least a week. Keeping this in mind, i am finding all of these little bits of joy and putting them all together so I can go back and look at them because I am sure that I haven’t messed up for the last time!

And so, in my rambling way, I want to say thank you.

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