Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New chapter, new beginning, new location - oh my!

Hello friends!
It's been several months since my last post announcing our move back to the U.S.  Blogging and operating my Etsy shop are still on vacation mode. In the meantime, you can message me with any questions and requests about my shop items.

We are residing in a different part of the country than what we've been accustomed to - South Carolina. We thank the LORD for safety during the long trek, and the stops we made along the way to visit with family and friends were a blessing.

Emotionally and mentally, the transition back to the States has been unexpectedly difficult. Moving to Canada nine years ago - despite all the paperwork, planning, and packing to move to a different country - that journey was a piece of cake and not a tear was shed in the process, compared to our move down south. I miss my PEI home, the countryside, the cooling breezes and dear friends. Knowing your financial picture will take a hit and then going through the process in real life is painful and can derail a person unless they are daily trusting and praying for the LORD to provide.

Back in our own country nine years later, it's been a long road to acclimate ourselves to new surroundings, new church, much warmer weather, tons of traffic - and attending to the necessities of a relocation. It's a blessing to have family members nearby. And that means living in the same house (including all our belongings and furniture) - as we are, indeed, residing with my husband's sister until the LORD provides our own place.

Patience, perseverance, and prayer are key to surviving this new chapter and new beginning in this new location and later stage of our life. 

In early August, we found ourselves in the state of Kansas for two weeks visiting our daughter, son-in-law and acquainting ourselves with our darling grandchildren! We are are traveling back there next week to babysit while our grandchildren's parents go to Hawaii! More patience, perseverance, and prayer needed!

 Yes....I do, indeed, intend to open up a new Etsy shop as promised. My mind and emotions need settling down so I can concentrate on the particulars of shop ownership and the stitching up and the creating of romantic accessories for the gentlewoman. Roses and romance, love and lace, along with old-fashion sense and sensibility, comprise my inner being. What comprises yours?

Lovely new fabrics to be fashioned into future carpet bags and purses were added to my stash when we stopped in Massachusetts. Shopping at Zimmans in Lynn along with my dear friend, Janie, was a time to treasure! An eager anticipation is slowly creeping through my being to reveal fabulous fabric finds turned into timeless treasures!

In the days and weeks ahead, between traveling and taking care of children, house hunting, husband seeking employment, and the necessities of life, preparation for my new Etsy shop will be underway. Emma Thea Rose and Dolly are patiently (I think) waiting to reside in a new sewing room. At this moment, Dolly isn't enjoying her temporary home in the attic. If you don't know who these "ladies" are, please check out a previous post here!

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In the meantime, acquaint yourself with who I am and what I do by reading past posts and perusing my portfolio! See "About Me" and "Portfolio" at the top of my blog. Some of my creations that I have sold in my shop are presented in my Portfolio.

 You will be warned when the unveiling of my new shop will occur! 😊 The specifics can't be revealed right now. Because I don't know what they are! 😕😃

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee."
Psalm 84:11-12


  1. OH hello again Linda! I'm so glad that you have safely made it there and are starting to settle into a new environment. How wonderful that you have had time with your daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren...and I'm sure you'll love your babysitting time to!
    Yes, the only way to not drown in all the strain is to lean on the Lord Jesus!

  2. Hope all goes well with your resettlement. Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.