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A Look at Yesterday and Tomorrow

How crazy am I is what goes through my brain sometimes. Just think about for a moment. Five years ago, I bought a little store in the corner of a plaza on Hilton Head Island. I hadn’t the slightest idea of the product I would be selling. Let’s face it, I barely knew what knitting needles were, never mind using them to knit!  Even worse,  I had never even thought of doing needlepoint or cross stitch nor did I pretend to understand it.  But I jumped in head first,  because going in feet first would have been too logical.  Very shortly, my heart followed.

The space we were in, back in 2014,  was small and crowded. I believe on day one, after being in the store for the day, I declared to those that would listen, that I needed more space. I made my plea and waited patiently, sometimes, as I learned the business. It was there in the tiny space that I gained appreciation for Needle Arts. I was in awe of the talent I was lucky enough to surround myself with.

About a year and a half into this life I was creating, the store next to us became available. It offered the opportunity to go from 600 square feet to 1600 square feet. Once again, I went in head first. I was nervous and it was a complex time in life. I was growing a business, my father was sick, and my time was being pulled in several directions. It definitely was not the right time to be expanding from a logical stand point. But, when was the opportunity going to show itself again?  No one knew that answer, so yes, like a crazy lady, I dove in.  In February of 2016, we opened the doors to our new space which was right next door to our old space. It was quite the milestone. And, with family and friends, we celebrated with our community. The space is bright and inviting. Even with compromises, it was what I  envisioned. We built out a classroom, we set out to bring it to the next level by adding more knitting yarns and new thread lines. Happy and content, most of the time, I knew that someday, we would grow out of our new space even though we made huge strides. I figured maybe down the line, we would need more space and grow even more. I did not expect it, when it came knocking at the door.

Early this year, we were given the opportunity to take back our old space and break through the wall!  And, once again, like a crazy lady, I chose to move forward. I wasn’t ready.  I wasn’t anticipating it, but I decided to take the risk. A BIG one, I might add. Incredibly nervous, but with my mind running in a 1000 different ways, we are here. Almost ready to share with the rest of the world our expanded digs.

This coming weekend we are hosting an Open House/NeedleArt Reception to celebrate this milestone. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by. You do not need to Crochet, Cross- Stitch, Knit, Needlepoint or Hook Rugs to join us.  We will be celebrating the works of many of our local stitchers. We will be celebrating the Art of Needlework. We will be celebrating our community and all it has to offer.  I am looking forward to what tomorrow may bring but don’t put any more crazy ideas into my brain for awhile.

Please join us, on October 27th from 1-4 PM for our Open House at Needlepoint Junction. 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite J7E & F. There will be food, laughter and probably some surprises!