January is a time of new beginnings and so it is for me and my family. I bought a sewing shop almost three months ago, and it has been a time of real change both personally and professionally. I left an engineering career 16 years ago to stay home and raise my children who are now in middle and high school. Two years ago we moved across the country from a farm in Virginia to a house near the water on Bainbridge Island. The opportunity to buy the store come up at the end of last summer and after a lot of family talk, talking to those in the community, and soul searching, my family bought Esther's Fabrics. I am the eighth Esther in a long line of women since the first, Esther Fox.
I am spending more time at the store and trying to figure it all out. Weaving has taken a backseat, at least for a while. If you are interested, check out Esther's Fabrics. Thanks for reading my blog, and maybe after I get the business figured out, I can come back and finish some of those unfinished tapestries.