First of all, I want to thank everyone for their kind words and encouragement. You all are so sweet and I really needed your understanding for the very difficult decision I made. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! It was SOOOO hard! Might even be worse than childbirth...hmmm...maybe. I also want to thank those of you who were interested, I never in a million years thought that so many women would want to take this on. Please don't be disappointed, I believe everything works out the way it's intended.
Anywho, I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Carrie, yes Gracie Lou's very own Carrie, is the new owner of my little piece of fabric heaven. I am very excited because Carrie is very familiar with all of you, she has been there since the beginning and she and I really do think alike. She is committed to providing you all with the same experience that Gracie's has become famous for, OK OK so we're not really famous, but we wish we were!
Here's what I can tell you about Carrie...
She has an awesome laugh, the kind that makes you forget all the wrong in the world.
Her grand kids are not even funny cute, and they call her Carrie. I'm going to teach Kennedy to call her Granny Fanny BoBanny.
Carrie is completely addicted to Diet Coke but it HAS to be in the can. I think that makes her a Diet Coke snob, is there such a thing?
Last week she had to kill TWO mice in her car...that means she's very brave (yup, I'm still totally grossed out, yes, her car is very clean. We have no clue why the little buggers were hangin' out)
Carrie is very talented, she sews, sings, juggles soup cans, plays the accordion, weaves baskets under water and has mastered the Tahitian Shake. Amazing.
Finally...Carrie is a great friend and an inspiration to me. She kinda sorta shouldn't be here, but I will save that story for her to tell. Her ears are always available and get this...she doesn't give advice...she LISTENS! I know right? Who does that... I don't, just ask Mr. Parry.
You all will still see me around, I love Gracie's and will be her biggest and bestest customer. I hope to do some teaching and maybe even work a shift a week, I gotta feed my addiction. Besides, I know where I can always find a Diet Coke :o)
P.S. I personally saw the goods Carrie ordered at market...oh yummy, you all are going to be in heaven.