I put on my rubber boots this morning and went for a soggy, misty walk thru the fields on our ranch. I needed to clear my head and try to put some sense to what is happening to us all. I have spent the last 3 days and sleepless nights, thinking, discussing, researching and seeking advice on what to do. I have invested everything over the past 7 years into my business and serving the quilting and sewing community. This is a very stressful time for all of us.
I want to be a responsible business owner. The health and well being of my customers and my business and my family are paramount. My oldest daughter, my daughter-in-law and my son are on the front lines of this crisis, working tirelessly at their jobs with the hospitals. It isn’t pretty. So many are suffering in every way.
With a heavy heart and after much soul searching, in compliance with the CDC and the State of Texas, I have decided to close the shop, temporarily, effective immediately. At least or the next 2 weeks, but it could be longer depending on what develops. I will keep y’all informed.
If you have a sewing machine that needs to be serviced, or you need to pick up your machine after service, please call and I will meet you at the shop. The same applies if you are dropping off or picking up your quilt for long arm quilting.
In the meantime, our website is up and running. littlecottagequiltshop.com We are continuing to add more products to the website daily. I have transferred all phone calls to the shop to my personal cell phone so you can reach me. 830-589-2502 I will be happy to fill all phone orders, email orders firstname.lastname@example.org and of course web orders. We offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50.
If you have a quilting emergency, please fell free to call and make an appointment to meet me at the shop. I live just 5 mins from the shop and I am available for appointments 10 am to 5 pm 7 days a week during this shut down.
Please keep yourselves safe and be smart about your activities. You can download a free pattern for face masks that has been deemed the most effective style for DIY face masks. https://www.craftpassion.com/face-mask-sewing-pattern I am making them for my kids on the front lines as well as my aged parents. It’s a great pass time and feel good thing. Use some of your stash. Use fun and festive, positive prints. It has been recommended that you use ¼” elastic instead of the string elastic. (easier on the ears)
Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this very trying time. We will reopen our door as soon as it is safety possible.
Until next time, Keep Sewing, Donette