Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Beginnings....

For some time now, I have been thinking about the changes going on in our family.  We have had a couple of pretty significant changes over the past 6 months which has changed how our family operates on a daily basis.  My husband started a new, larger position at his company and started a 2 year graduate program at Queens University and so he is now very busy during the week and weekends.  Our girls begin the 7th grade next week and their schedule is also changing with the start of JV sports and all that comes with this age (times two).

I have decided to also make some really hard decisions, for myself, in light of these changes.  I have felt, for some time now, that my heart has not been completely in sewing classes.  I have loved them and my students but I feel that a new beginning is on the horizon and that I need to take the next step of faith.

After the September sewing classes, I will no longer be teaching sewing classes out of my home.  I am going to focus on our family and my side custom sewing projects while I consider what is next for me.

While we have gone through many changes this year, we are anticipating a couple more major ones in the coming year (more on that later) that will require much of my attention.  I have also considered that into this decision as well.

I am offering 4 classes in September before I say farewell.  You can see the schedule over on the website at  I would love to see folks in class one more time but understand if it isn't a good time or if a Level 1 student would prefer to start with another teacher who they can stay on with.

I will continue to have a sewing blog and offer sewing tutorials and tips.  I will continue to sew and sell dog belly bands at a dog grooming/pet sitting business that my friend owns and operates and I have begun to sell wheelchair accessories that are custom for specific needs so you will see that shop soon here on the website and on my Facebook page.  I will also offer other items and continue to write tutorials as I am able to.  I do love to sew and that will not go away.

I hope that you will still consider following my sewing blog by adding your email to my list by using the form on the right sidebar.  I do still plan on offering sewing tutorials and tips. You can also follow me on Facebook and I would LOVE it if you would join me there.

Thank you all for supporting my sewing classes and being such a great group of folks to work with!  When I started giving lessons in 2008, I certainly did not expect to still be doing so in 2015.  It has been such a good experience for me and has helped me to grow as well.  Love you all!


Christa said...

I'll be praying for you with this transition. I'm sure there are mixed emotions.
by the way, I saw one of your wheelchair accessories last week and heard RAVE reviews about it! Lovely! Great job!!

Marcia said...

Thank you, Christa! It was not an easy decision but there is peace with it. And thank you for the kind words about the wheelchair bag...I have enjoyed making them for such sweet ladies!