Well, 2020 has been a roller coaster, huh?
One that we didn’t really want to be on.
I’m not going to lie, it’s been a rough few months around here but I still have a roof over my head, food in the pantry, a safe, warm bed, and I’m surrounded by love.
After voluntarily closing the shop to in-person visitors to help flatten the curve for COVID-19, things have been different! But, as things open back up, I will too! Here’s how it will look.
What you can expect from me:
•I will still be opening by appointments. Please call, text, or email me to set up a time
•The shop will be fully cleaned before each visit
•Hand sanitizer will be available
•Because of the size of the shop, there is no way to maintain social distancing with any more than two people at a time, so unless you are coming with someone in your official bubble or immediate family, only one in store at a time.
What I expect from you:
•Obviously, if you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, please refrain from coming. If you are in real need of supplies, delivery, mail, or curbside pick up are still an option going forward
•Try to limit contact. Much like not squeezing every tomato at the grocery store, try to only touch the material you think you need. Or, let me manhandle it for you!
•Be patient and understanding. Let’s talk a few hard truths.
My small business has all but shut down for three months. Luckily, because of my size I can absorb a lot of the overhead from the shop. Unfortunately, because of my size, I qualified for a whopping zilch of business aid. Three months of minimal sales, but costs remained the same. We also completely missed “show season” which represents a large percentage of my shop’s yearly income.
And, as we come out of the shut down portion of this pandemic, we are coming into the natural slow down of “hooking season.
While I adjust and recover, the hard truth is I’m going to have a lull in inventory. I have an absolutely beautiful array of hand dyes and off the bolt colours. However, some of the basics like natural, I’m out. Please be patient while I work on rebuilding my inventory.
So, will reopening be perfect? No. Am I excited to get all of you back? Oh, yeah.