Barbe came to my studio today to pick up her Harley Davidson Quilt. It’s an anniversary gift for her husband (three of the best years of her life). We got to know each other a little and she’s the kind of person I like to be around. Creative, fun, ambitious, determined and upbeat. (oh yeah, and she loved the quilt).
She’s one of those people who has changed her life for the better. She found a good man (after lots of hard work on herself and making a list of the 10 things she wanted in a relationship and didn’t settle till she got them all) and is now in the process of making another life long dream come true. At the end of August, Barbe is opening Shabby-Chic-Boutique, a consignment shop on Main Street in Hudson Falls NY.
She told me of the piles of clothes she’s sorting through (including 100 pairs of jeans) and the renovations that are going on in the shop. A week after she signed the lease, a thrift store opened up across the street. But she wasn’t discouraged, instead she’s going to work with them and other consignment shops in the area to make them all a destination. I saw photos of her hand made earring.”Nothing serious,” she said ” I just like making them.” (They looked like more than “just fun” to me) and her dogs (which won’t be at the shop).
Barbe is also a writer. Until now, her writing has been mostly cathartic, but ourshabbychic.com will soon be Barb’s new website and blog. She said my blog inspired her, but just from meeting a couple of times, I know Barbe has a lot to say. I have a feeling her new boutique and blog are going to be inspiring as well as a great place to shop. (I could use a new/used pair of jeans)
I’m so glad I agreed to make the Harley Davidson Quilt for Barbe. I learned a lot making it (as well as got to keep the extra t-shirts, I see a Harley Davidson II Quilt in the future) and got to know Barbe. One of the happy people who has taken responsibility for her life and is making her dreams come true.