Friday, June 4, 2010

the times they are a changin'

There has been a change in ownership of the building I’ve rented for the past 7 years...and I’ve lost my lease, so I’m moving the studio/shop back to our home.

The GOOD news is as of August 1st, I’ll only have 1 toilet to clean...the bad news is I have lots to do before the end of July.
It’s really bittersweet. While I’m excited to have everything back home, I will truly miss my neighbors and our cozy little corner on Grand.
Sadly, most of my neighbors are scrambling to find new locations for their businesses. I am so GRATEFUL to Paul and Nick for allowing and encouraging me to “Simplify” and move back home.

So what does this mean for you my dear customers/friends?
If you are in town...
as of August 1st you’ll find all your wooly needs at 4630 Wentworth Avenue South, just 3 blocks East and 1 block North of the Grand Avenue nest...I’ll be putting new directions on the website. June and July 2nd Saturday and 3rd Thursday hooking groups will still take place on Grand. Classes and Hooking Groups will start up again in September at the “new” studio. Hours should be a bit more flexible...
anytime by appointment, weekdays 11 to 5 and as always, it’s a good idea to call ahead!

For those out of town...
The website will be the same! There may be a small delay in getting orders out near the end of July as the move progresses.

I appreciate your patience over the next few months. I truly value your business, support, kind thoughts and words. Because of YOU, I am able to do what I love and know I was put here to do.

I’ll post updates here on the blog to let you know how things are going.


  1. Hope everything goes smoothly Laurie! Probably a very good thing to simplify and change can be good too. I'm sorry I never got to visit your shop. I hope to get to the Stillwater Hook-in again so we'll see you there! Best wishes for continued success in your new home! Hugs! Cathy G

  2. Bugger! I hope this turns out to be half the work you anticipate... nothing is easy, but sure hope this move goes without a hitch for you.

  3. Your shop on Grand was so adorable and perfect, but hopefully it will be easier for you to carry on at home. Good luck with the move!

  4. Oh Laurie! Bittersweet is just the right word. The shop truly was a little piece of rug hooking heaven. I'm SURE it will be at your home as well. It's you not the location that makes it so special. Let me know if I can be of any help with packing or moving.-Melanie

  5. Thanks Ladies for your kind words of encouragement! You all mean the world to me!

    Melanie...Saturday is hooking group...hope you can make it!!!

  6. tis useful to give everything a good shake every now and again... some change is made by choice, other times change is simply dropped into our laps and we deal with the matter...Im sure your change will bring many wonderful blessings your way... I wish you grand luck...~B

  7. Glad I got to visit that one and only time 2 and 1/2 years ago when Dave and I were out there. Change can be just the right thing. Hope you have lots of pictures though for reference if you ever have an off-site shop/studio again. It is well done considering your space restrictions. Best wishes that all goes smoothly.
    Kathleen in NJ

  8. Laurie, I'm sorry to hear that you lost your lease. I hope the move back to your home will be a good one and that you will be really happy in your new space!


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