Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Old Store

We have an old country store next to our house. It was THE store to go to many years ago but has since fallen into disrepair. When we bought the property, it was just a shell and the rock pillars that formed the foundation were sinking.

We had contractors rip off an addition that was falling down, shore up the foundation, put on a new roof, install stairs, a wall, electric and lights. We refinished the original wood floor and painted the interior. The back part of the store will be a wood turning shop for Brett and the front part will be a store and fiber studio where I can do my spinning, knitting and other fiber-related crafts.

I was hoping to open our store on September 1st, but that didn’t happen. It is all fixed up and I’ve moved all my knitting and spinning stuff in. I’d been praying about what to do because I’ve been very stressed out lately. I had been putting so much effort into getting the store done that I was neglecting other things that needed to be done around the farm.

Last week, I finally got an answer… Wait. I sense that God is saying, “Why are you rushing this? The store will open and it will be great; just not yet”. I hate waiting! So that fact that I am at peace with this means it has to be a “God thing”.

In the meantime, it is going to be a fiber studio. It is wonderful to have the space to set up my spinning and knitting equipment and not be tripping over it all the time! I can’t wait to get caught up on the chores I was neglecting so I can spend more time knitting and spinning.

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