Wednesday, May 26, 2010 the lady in red :o),

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.


Kristin said...

Sean came home from Market in Minneapolis with the rumor that your store had already sold...I am so happy that Carrie is the one...kind of like family taking it on! Congratulations!

natalie a said...

Congrats Carrie... looking forward to seeing what (if any) changes you have in store

Angie said...

I am happy for you. I think it is brave and wonderful that you are listening to what you feel is the best for you and your family. You are a doll and I hope to bump into you now and then in the store still! I am so happy the store will remain the same and that Carrie is in charge. She'll do great!

P.S. I hope you found someone who could build your rack for market!!

Angela Jamison said...

I love you Miss Shasta and Carrie. I couldn't think of a better person to be the new owner. Sending you hugs from California.

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

Way to go Carrie!

Molly said...

Yay! I am sooooo happy!

Lori said...

Hip Hip Hooray! So glad you found someone to buy the shop and it turned out to be Carrie, who we all know and love. Yay, Gracie Lou's lives on!

JJ said...

Carrie, I had a feeling that she might take it on. I'm so happy for her congrats Carrie girl.