I suppose all things end, eventually. Here it is, the end of 2010. Doesn't it seem like just a couple years ago we were all waiting anxiously to see what exactly would happen when the world reached the year 2000? Now we're heading into the 20-teens.
The end of 2010 also marks the end of Bearpaws & Hollyhocks. I've been trying to make it by the shop all week to take advantage of their 50% off sale but I didn't get there until today. There are still a number of bolts of fabric left on the shelves, but it's getting pretty empty compared to what it was just a month or so ago.
As I entered the shop, I was greeted by the owner, Lindy, who told me she had something special for me she had saved--the creepy rabbits I've been admiring for the past two years. Yes, I know--it was hard for me to contain my excitement TOO! I came as close to turning into a squeeler as I ever have!
I gathered the pair up into my arms and lovingly arranged them in the back seat of my car--of course I didn't mind playing chauffer to this endearing couple!
Sadly enough, Hubby wasn't quite as excited as I was. In fact, after looking at them sitting on the couch across from his recliner for ten minutes or so, he suggested they would be happier living in the Sweat Shop, so off we went, all three of us. And now they've found a happy home!
(Don't tell anyone, but I kind of half expected to go back into the Sweat Shop later and find they'd moved while I wasn't looking. That didn't happen. I will be seriously freaked out if it does, but maybe not too surprised.)
Of course, I didn't leave the shop empty handed but for the rabbits. No, indeedy! I found myself a nice, fat pile of fabric!
The shop had an extra incentive to purchase fabric in large quantities--not just the 50% off, but on purchases of 5 yards or more off a single bolt, the cost was only $4 a yard. Sure can't beat that!
I plan to spend what's left of the year in the Sweat Shop, although there's a chance Hubby and I might get together with our kids in the evening for a little bit. We won't know for sure, though, until a little later in the day. As you can probably tell, Hubby and I aren't big partiers, and the only reason we'll be up late enough to usher in the new year is because we are ALWAYS up that late. So how about you? What are your New Year's Eve plans?