Friday, 25 October 2013

Special Announcement from Flutterby Crafts

Hi Everybody
Well, a little bit of showing off going on here.  I wanted to share with you all a painting that I did at an event I went to, a few weeks ago.  I was given the opportunity to sit in a class and this painting was the result.  I hope you like it.
Anyway, a newsletter!!  And this could be quite a long one, so I would suggest you put your feet up, sit back and relax.
As you all are aware, if you have been reading my chats over the past couple of years, my life has been going through a bit of a change for a while.  Hubby retired, new house, additional puppies (although, not so puppy now!) and much time spent with my family.  All of which have been adding to my busy life. 
It has become more and more difficult for me to keep up with the tasks that are required to run the shop, the workshops, newsletters and everything else that needs to be done.  So, I have decided that it is time for me to step back and retire!!
BEFORE you all get excited, everything will be carrying on as normal but under the wonderful care of Cate, with Nicky beside her.
Cate, for a number of years now, has taken care of all our Scrapbooking and the Wedding corner.
Many of you will all also know that, for a few years now, Cate and I have been working together with the internet site:
Cate will be taking over the shop and she will be taking it under the umbrella of The Mulberry Bush.
So, for all of you, the only change will be the name. Oh, and the fact that you will not have grumpy old me there, moaning about how soon Christmas comes around!
All of this will be happening over the next week.  I will be here in the shop this weekend and around at times during next week, with Thursday being my last day - well that sort of is it!  But I cannot go with out some sort of a do, so.......
I will be playing Lazy Lady Muck (retired, don't you know?!) and Cate will be telling you all about the exciting things that are coming up and the new lines that she will be introducing!
Shhh...though, I have got a bit of an insider start on you all and can give you a quick preview of some of it:
 Now, aren't these just gorgeous??!!
There is also some lovely tissue paper (ideal for decopatch!), but I am not going to show the picture for that - being very selfish, I fancy these myself!!
I know that there will be a ripple of worry going through those of you that are booked for the NEC coach trip.  DO NOT WORRY, nothing is going to change with that!  It will be my last act as Flutterby Crafts at Lower Henwick Farm. 

So I will see you all on the 10th November!!
(There are still 4 places left!!)
So, now, what have I got in store for myself (just in case you should be wondering)?  Well, for a little while I will be very quiet, taking a break.  I am wanting to take a bit of time to catch up on my crafting and playing with my paints. 
I will probably try for a part-time job (I will need to have some people around me) so you will probably see me around town.
A friend and I want to take a couple of trips out to visit things like reclaimation centres, junk yards and antique centres.  Find STUFF to paint and decorate.
So many things to do!!  And now, hopefully, the time to do it!!
Well, I think that has given you all a big enough shock for one day!!  I think we all need to go and have a cuppa tea!!
Remember to come see up on the 2nd November!!
Have a good weekend.
Lynn xx
ps...We still have a little bit of wool left, so if you want any I will have it in the shop tomorrow (Saturday 26th) and it will all be at £1 per ball - a few bargains to be had!!  See you there. xx


snazzyoriginal said...

I know this must have been a tough decision for you but sometimes it is just time for a change. I hope you enjoy your retirement and will miss seeing you at Artstamps. Take care and the very best of luck to the girls in their new venture xx

a mental mum's little world said...

Your painting is gorgeous!
Congratulations on the retirement! You have always been so helpful when I've popped in the shop for supplies and I love your newsletters! You will be missed!

Lynn said...

Thank you, Mel. Cate and Nicky will keep things going. I hope things work well for you. Keep smiling. xx