..............oops, a whole week since my last post, and in Blogtober as well, shame on me!
I have to declare a fail in the 'blog every day of October ' department, humble apologies!!
This week has been a bit crazy for us, hence the lack of blogging.
It's 'my creative space time' again already!
Firstly I'd like to give you all a big thank you for the amazing comments you left on my last post, I loved getting your opinions, and all the thought you lovely ladies put into them, I really appreciate your views! Thanks for your encouragement, excitement, and practical thoughts, it seems I am not the only one who has thought about opening a wool shop!
It gave me lots to think about, it seems some of the concerns I have about my wool shop, ie the location, would worry you too.
So, to cut a long story short, I have decided to knock back this particular shop, and look for one in a better location with more foot traffic and people around, and in the mean time I am going to start an online wool shop and sell some of the beautiful wool that I use here that may be hard to source overseas. My emphasis will be on gorgeous colour as that is a passion of mine. Hopefully by the time I find a suitable place, the online bit will be doing well and will give me more money to put into an ace shop! I should also have a good supply of wool ready to stock it straight away, as this was another concern I had, not having enough money to fully stock a great range of yarn at the start. So by starting out smaller with less overheads, I should have more money for the good stuff, the yarn!
So stay tuned, I don't know how long these things take to set up, but some time soon there should be a 'Little Woollie Makes' wool shop, in one form or another!!
Anyway, on to other things, I have spent 3 days this week away from home, sitting in a hospital ward with my middle son who had a bout of appendicitis, they ended up taking out his appendix, so now he has the rest of the week off school. He has recovered very quickly, and only has a tiny scar to show for it!
It is amazing how being in a hospital makes you feel cut off from the rest of the world, sort of in your own little time bubble, it is like a self contained little universe in there, you look out the window at the rest of the world going along normally, and you are just not part of it for a while. I have never had to spend time in a hospital before ( other than having babies), and I have to say the nurses and doctors were so fantastic with their care and cheerful attitude. Luckily our family is generally really healthy and we don't visit the doctor much, I really felt for families in there who obviously spend a lot of time in hospital and are very familiar with the system.
By the second day I was looking for something to pass the time ( we spent lots of time waiting for things), so got my crochet out and hooked some more flowery bits for my 'summer tablecloth'.
There was an art therapist at the hospital who was interested in what I was making, and said she might just have to persevere with learning crochet to make beautiful things like this. I was chuffed. The universal language of craftiness!! Good for the healing process I think.
I have 9 finished flowers now, I think I should weave in ends as I go so it won't be a huge task at the end. Must start doing that now!
Anyway, I wil try to be a good girl and finish Blogtober off proper like, with daily posts for the rest of the week.
Joining in over here today with very creative people.
See ya !