April 11, 2007

Hello Spring??? Hello? Hello?

They are forecasting 4-8 more inches of snow starting tomorrow into Friday and more again on Sunday. Today it was probably close to 50 and the pup and I were able to take a walk with me wearing just a sweatshirt. Go figure. So much for spring in Maine. I knew we would pay when it was in the 50s in December.


To try and cheer myself up that spring is actually going to come, I dug out this little Lizzie Kate freebie I stitched last year. I had finished it up to the point of hand sewing the opening closed and then it got stalled. Last night I sewed up the opening and made the tassles and tonight I sewed them on the pillow. It's quite cute and I will put it somewhere prominent in the hopes it will ward off more snow.


Tonight I had some sad news in my inbox - my local scrapbook store is going out of business. The woman who owns it is going to have to declare bankruptcy and may even lose her home. In the email she wrote that it was her dream to own the store but it just wasn't profitable in the year and half that she was the owner. So sad to see someone's dream come to an end. She is of course selling off her merchandise but it seems so awful to take advantage of someone else's misfortune. I have mixed emotions about going in to buy anything even though it might lessen her debt load.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Go lessen her debt load!

Seriously, if this was her dream, nothing would make her happier than knowing that her stock is going to someone who'll enjoy it as much as she did.

It is really sad to see someone's dreams fail. Not fair...

Cindy said...

Cute finish! We're still waiting for spring here, too. The good thing about the snow this time of year is that it doesn't last too long!!

Isabelle said...

That is so sad about the scrapbook lady... Hope you can help her with the debt.
Your spring finish is adorable. Hope spring reaches you soon!

Vonna said...

Hello Spring is cute! I love that design and your finish is stunning! :)

It's hard to see dreams fail, but I imagine it is the final pit to see your home go because you had one...go lessen her debt load so that she can hopefully keep her house :)

lobstah said...

I really hope this snowfall is on the lower end of the predicted range. I can't take anymore! Love your little pillow, though!
Too bad about the store. I always feel a little sad when I see a place go out of business (even if it's not a place I was into!).

vee said...

What a lovely little Spring thought! I hope it works because the storms that hit New England sweep up over New Brunswick as well and well, it is just wrong to see the snow ploughs out at this time of the year!