Originally, I had planned on closing down the business at the end of the year but have decided to continue in the few shops that carry my items. My added ministry responsibilities will not happen until the spring and my personality is such that I really do need to keep busy or I get down and depressed. So I'm streamlining things so that only certain shops will carry certain items and I'm not doing custom orders anymore. It makes life simpler. When the time comes if I need to cut down even more, I will do that.
Yesterday, Emily was off from school because of Veteran's Day so rather than lose myself in the sewing room, I took time to go out with her. We stopped at one of our favorite spots, a local coffee shop, and had a cup together.
Emily wanted to make dinner so we stopped at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients she needed and then she got busy in the kitchen while I did some other things around the house.
I did spend the majority of the afternoon sewing and ended up with a pile of stockings to take to one of the shops today.
I really mean that too. Life is good.