It is the thing that things do, change that is, but I am finding it hard to deal with at the moment.
My local patchwork shop is closing down and I was just getting really comfortable with going there. I was only in there yesterday and today I get an Email telling me they are closing. It isn't as if I hadn't expected it might happen, the owner Margaret is about my age and her husband died recently, but, I didn't want it to happen.
There are other patchwork shops. A bit further away and it will mean a special trip to get there. Now that might make me use some of the fabrics that I have stock piled.
My machine servicing man, Martin, has been moved to palliative care, he had only just retired a few months ago. He was such a support to me when I was running Textile and Design course in High Schools. I would normally have about 50 sewing machines and he kept them in tip top condition, no matter what. When I retired from the Education Dept. he helped me set up my sewing school that I ran. Such a supportive special man. He always ran special in-service days for my staff and kept me up to date on the latest developments of technology and sewing and he loved what he did.
I have made so many special friends though out my life who have shared my love of sewing and textiles. I am so grateful to all of them for their support and care for me. I always knew these relationships were special and now that change is destablising my little world I appreciate them all so much more and I thank God for the blessing of having had them in my life.