I have to say I'm so grateful that I can be open. I didn't say it was easy but I do try to stay open to others ideas and constructive criticism. I think a better term is suggestions. I do listen to advice but if I sense a tone...you know what I'm saying..I shut down and can't hear anything because the tone or attitude is so loud. We all think we know what our business needs and that's probably when it's time to shake things up. Someone approached me about a shop facelift and I was open but scared....I hate change but then again I remained open. I just felt it was an expense that I could do without. So when Mary Tucciarone suggested in a very loving way, I might add, that the show was looking the same and a change up would be fresh and exciting as hard as it was to hear I knew I needed to take a look. When a close friend wants to help and is coming from a sincere place its time to face the music. Mary had tapped into a big fear of mine that we all have as shop owners which is a stale environment. No can do!!! So three days later and lots of hard work my investment has paid off hugely. I can't believe I'm in the same house!! (that's where my shop is!!) So for three days starting June 11th from 9-6 come and see what Mary has done!! When its all done there will be lots of photos I promise! Please e-mail me for her contacts if you are at all interested in her incredible talents. House or shop she's on it!! I just don't see a way to add her e-mail...sorry folks. The next item up is the show and for those of you who can't make it in the next three weeks will be a fatquarter raffle for Dance with me!!!!! If you want to get in on a terrific raffle today go see Nancy Deweir Geaney over at Dark Horse farm and get yourself a pony!! There will also be plenty of Ponies at the show for your little ones. Below are just a few of the items that we will have available at our handmade Sis Boom Show. Last reminder for three days only Sis Boom fabrics are available at the show in Ct! Oh and by the way before you leave don't forget my hug!!