Last Sunday the weather was beautiful - so I sipped my coffee on our deck and listened to the birds chirp and really, it was quite lovely.
It was the best of escapes - for in the wee early hours of the morning, I received a phone call that dropped my heart into the pit of my stomach. My brain was still fuzzy with sleep and my eyes struggled to open, but the familiar voice on the other line was patient as I slowly sat up in bed and asked him to repeat the very words he spoke.
"Sarah. I'm on my way to the hospital. Mathew was killed in a car accident tonight. Dave needs me there."
Shock. Complete shock had taken over my body and I only remember a click and silence on the other end of the line.
Mathew was only 18. Things like this aren't supposed to happen. Things like this aren't supposed to happen to people we know and love. He's a part of our family - he was a part of our family. Life is forever changed. Life....
So, I do this thing, about every 3 weeks - and I *L O V E* it. Like a lot.
I've been podcasting now for close to 7 years I think. I quit for a little while when I left Oh! Loops, but I had to start again because I missed it so much. There's just something about connecting with other fiber friends and makers out there that I love - and this community, there's no way to truly describe it - but most of this community are the nicest human beings I have ever met.
I decided to call my podcast: Hello, Grace. I did it because sometimes you are given or are giving grace, and I truly believe that I am the woman I am today because of Grit & Grace .
So, Hello, Grace was born. Here's my latest episode - completely rushed because I had to go pick up my car from the shop, but I think this is going to be one of the main places that I keep all of my show notes. I hope you all enjoy!
What I'm wearing: Every Last Yard by Amy Swenson Yarn: Magpie Yarns Base: Sols…
Y'all, Can I just tell you how freaking excited I am right now?
Hold on. Let's back up
Lemme start from the beginning.....
We're going back 7 years, in fact it was August, 7 years ago. At my dining room table in the evening as I was putting up my very first listing for a business I decided I wanted to start with a friend. Fast forward to 5 years later. Things changed, a lot happened, and I decided to open Gracelynn Wool. There was a lot more that happened in there - but we don't need to go there today. Today's post is not about the past - but the the future. And I can barely contain myself.
Last week I met with the most amazing owner (Esther) of a brand new up and coming LYS here in Spokane, and she placed a wholesale order with me! What? I literally got in my car as soon as the meeting was over and called my husband. Even though I had had set up wholesale accounts with shops when I was at Vogue Knitting Live, Seattle this past fall, they aren't set t…
I have wanted to start a blog like this for a while now - and to be truthful, I've started a few, but I always forgot the passwords and log in info..... SO, we're trying this again :)
A little about me:
I am a wife, mother of 3 incredible little's, serious soccer mom and boys U9 coach,
prolific sock knitter, knitting instructor, knitwear designer, blogger,
lover of coffee, tea and sweets, business owner and Yarnista by day and
moonlight as a rather nerdy girl with uncontrollable daydreaming
Owner and curator of Gracelynn Wool. Come visit me at gracelynnwool.com
Producer/host of the Hello Grace! podcast on YouTube. Come visit me!
I started knitting back in 2002 when I was pregnant with my oldest
daughter and to this day you will always find me with a pair of knitting
needles stashed in my purse with the next pair of socks in progress. I
enjoy knitting socks more than any other thing, and I’ve just come to
accept that I will probab…