Today, I “had” to work out front.

If you come into the store with any regularity, you’ll know that the public-side of the shop is expertly run by the uber-organized and wonderfully helpful Juliet...most days. But today she was sick. For the first time EVER!

Usually, I’m in the back, browsing Etsy and eating bonbons, but today I was right out there, fumbling with the calculator and mingling with our customers.

All I can say is “Wow!”

You all are a highly creative, funny, interesting, super-nice bunch!

You are painters, seamstresses, card-makers, knitters, school-project assistants and dabblers. I sort of wanted to sit down and have coffee with every one of you and hear all about your creative endeavors.

And the compliments! I was blushing. One lovely customer even called me the “Martha Stewart of Miller Avenue.”
I’m definitely going to embroider that on a pillow.

So, thank you SO MUCH for making my morning extremely educational and inspiring.


Happy, creative, peaceful and joyful holidays to you all!