On the 1st of July 2006 I registered my business! So by my calculations Patchwork Promises is 6 years old! 6 YEARS?? I always wanted to be my own boss....I don't really know why it is just a desire I remember from way way back. For a long time I couldn't name it. A proper idea stayed just in the haze of my subconscious and I was never able to grasp it. I stumbled from one job to another, threw in some study along the way, ever really seeing a pattern, never connecting the dots. Honestly feeling that I was a classic Jill of all Trades, Master of NONE!. I know that I underestimated the value of those experiences and for a long time underestimated myself also. The thing that I find most fascinating is that seemingly random collection of skills makes me uniquely qualified to do just what I am doing now? I feel a bit like the past 6 years I have been serving an apprenticeship. It is only in the last few months that I have been brave enough to start moving the business to another level.The changes I have made have always been part of the long term plan, it just need me to be brave enough to say Let's do it NOW! Sometimes I lament the time that I wasted dithering, but then I recognise the unique set of events that set me on this particular path early this year and I know that before then I was just not ready. Everything in it's own time they say?! I am very grateful that I can do what I do mostly as this particular business is not just transactional...it is personal! I get to share my love of fabric and thread with real people who also love fabric and thread. I receive as much as I give and it is only through the generous spirit of others that I am still plodding along.
On that note I propose a celebration. A celebration to mark not only the reaching of this particular milestone, but one also that looks forward to the future of Patchwork Promises.
The best way to celebrate ANYTHING is with presents............. .............. ............... .............. .......... SO WHO IS SENDING ME SOMETHING!! ......................... ROFL!
Nah..........I wanna give YOU some.................It is going to be a weekend of hit and run type give aways...so PLEASE STAY TUNED! I will be doing this via the FB page as it is more immediate with the possibility of real time interaction. This shall be FUN and don't forget to tell anyone you know who might like what I do. The more the merrier.
cheers for now