Monday, March 04, 2013

Well, I've put it off as long as I can.  Lacey Thread Designs is officially in "indefinite hiatus".  I am hesitant to say CLOSED, or OVER, or DONE, because I do not know what the future holds. Perhaps one day I will again pick up needle and thread and begin again. I do know that for right now, my life will not allow me to be designing any time soon.  There are some designs rattling around in my heart, but I don't have the time, space, quiet place or desire to even begin to express those ideas. 

Life has certainly not turned out the way I thought it would, desired that it would, or even worked to make it, and I have had been pushed off the path I had been traveling and enjoying by circumstances I cannot control, no matter how hard I try or protest.  My family has demanded my every last waking minute, and some of the ones when I should be sleeping too, as I care for my ailing elderly parents, encourage my unemployed husband in his quest for employment, children and grandchildren sharing my home, as well as holding down a full time job.  It is with some sadness that I let go of my own hopes and dreams to take care of others, but without rancor or bitterness, for family is infinitely more important. Perhaps one day I will be allowed to bring life to my dreams again.

Thank you to those of you who have supported me and encouraged my dream.  For those of you who purchased a design, a very special thank you.  I pray that you will be blessed many times over as you bring the design to life with your own fingers.  I have grown immeasurably, accomplished more than I ever thought possible, and have been richly blessed by the friends I have made.  God bless you all!