Beth Smith

Pick of the Week

Yesterday and today were spent working on new projects. One of them you know about – it’s the spin and weave along. I’m working on getting all of the newsletters for January ready to be sent out, I’m working on another sample scarf and taking photos as I go to include in the newsletters to illustrate just what I’m trying to explain in words.

The second thing that I have been hard at work on will be unveiled in the next few weeks. There are lists and lists of things I want to do and I’m trying to be very methodical about it.

The reason i’m thinking about this is because I came across an old blog post from October 2012 called “3 More Days”. It is about the last three days of the Spinning Loft when it was a physical store in Howell, MI. Well, I looked at the date and realized that I had the shop for almost exactly 6 years when I decided to shift my direction to teaching and writing. Now here we are a little over 5 years later and I am excited about another shift in direction.

That’s a picture of the overflowing wall of fleece when the shop was open. I generally carried about 65 different breeds and often had around 300 fleeces all the time. It’s a similar situation in my garage currently…but less organized.

It’s funny because as I realized about the time frame of the shop today and now 5 years later I’m readjusting, it brought to my memory something that my darling said to me a long time ago. It was something along the lines of, “I’m not surprised. You change your mind every 5 years.” Evidently he knows me better than I know myself because if I remember correctly, I disagreed vehemently at the time. I guess this is another case of LouSmith is right as usual.

And on a different note, 10 days ago I was driving my way from home to my parents’ house in eastern Pennsylvania. Today everything is back in the car plus some Christmas gifts I picked up while I was visiting. It’s a long drive. Usually about 10 hours if I’m by myself. I’m quick at the potty breaks. Don;t worry, I still have at least 8 hours to go on the current Poldark book I’m listening to. I’ll check in when I stop.

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