Being Thankful, and Other Related Things

This time of year I start thinking.  Around here, most of the people say, "Uh oh, she's thinking" and it probably means another To Do list is about to be shared with them. But there's something about the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time that means that I slow down a bit. I have more time to think and to ponder because of that. I go slower.

I am already thinking about next year, but I am also thinking about this year and what has happened for us at Miss Babs, and what has happened in our personal lives.  

It's been a busy and eventful year. There are 9 of us now at the studio and 2 part timers as well.  We are a close group and we share the good times as well as the bad. Among us and our extended families, we have experienced and shared a marriage, a family death, a couple of car accidents, a surgery or two, beginnings and endings of relationships, poor health, training new employees, travel, sleeping in tight quarters, insomnia, loss of a pet, anger, frustration, lots and lots of laughter, and lots of music.

We are kindred souls when it comes to work and doing a good job, and we care for each other.  This very real group of women that I work with is what I am grateful for this year on a personal level, plus my understanding husband and family.

This foundation of good people has allowed Miss Babs (the business) to grow and continue to do creative things this year.  We built an addition to the studio that has given us a drying space and a place to store a good part of our inventory, and create a second dyeing space.  

Under construction!!

Dottie, our redneck dog, during construction

And here is the Studio today with snow coming down.  We have some things left to do outside to decks and railings, but it is wonderful inside!

In tribute to Thanksgiving, please share a thought or two about what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving season. We will do a drawing using a random number generator on ... and we'll be giving away a skein of Ephemeral, with a pair of HiyaHiya circular needles, and Heidi Kirrmaier's Windward pattern.


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So very thankful for my family and friends and the ability to connect with them no matter how far away they may be.

Carole Ogram

I am thankful that my 11-year-old daughter’s scans have all come back clear so far after removal of a rare, cancerous tumor from her right knee in April. Thankful for good health for my family in general as well. :)


I am thankful for my family, my health and my knitting.

Brenda Scannell

I am most thankful for family and friends.


I’m thankful first for the health and well being of my family, that I still have a job, and still have the ability to craft despite minor problems with vision and arthritis.

Laura in MI

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