Thursday, June 14, 2007

Change of Plans

Well after much thought and changing my mind many, many times in the course of a day, I made the decision to pull out of the Lavender Festival. There’s been so much going on here at home and with my family (my Mama's passing several months ago and my sister's cancer surgery and ongoing treatments), my heart just wasn’t in it as it should be. Rather than disappoint the customers with my half-hearted attempt at filling the booth, I called and cancelled. The owner of The Ferrell Shop who puts it all together was so kind and gracious and even told me she would save “my spot” for next year. She also said she’s had several people asking if I’d be there this year. For that reason I had all intentions of going, so I could see all the regulars who show up to visit with me, but at the last minute I thought, “this is ridiculous ~ I’m stressed and it will not be professional to show up with less than the usual inventory”, so I feel in my heart I made the right call. This is the first time since I've been doing the Lavender Festival that I won't be there, so I am sad about that.

Because of this change in plans, I will have several of silk ribbon embroidered items to offer on my website ~ bee balm, daisies, cone flowers, bleeding hearts, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and honeybees! Oh my!

Now…. Let me get back to work and I’ll be updating my website Saturday or Sunday! I'll be sending out an email when I update, so if you'd like to be notified, please visit my website and click on the mailing list link at the bottom.

Thank you to all who had previously sent messages about the upcoming show. It's a little embarrassing now that I'll be a "no-show", but your comments and wishes were and are still appreciated just the same!

~*~ Have a beautiful day ~*~

Take Care & God Bless,


  1. "How is my dear friend?"

    Too many commitment are sometimes overwhelming Uh? It is sad your not going, but always nice to have you here with us!!

    Blessing to you!!

  2. No worries Lana....I'm sure your customers will understand, and life is too short to stress about it. Family has to come first...and there's always next year. :)

    Take care,

  3. Dear One, I am sure that you feel down about not attending, but I am sure that the Lord had his hand in changing your mind.

    I know how it is to look forward to something, and then because of internal artistic pressure of wanting everything just right AND outside pressures of home, heath and family - you just can't do it.

    I am sorry that you are being split in so may directions. Maybe you need some good old fashioned time off? I will keep you in my prayers and will check out your site this weekend.


    (BTW, I tagged you on my blog the other day - don't even worry about it. Have a nap instead!)

  4. Dear Lana, I can understand just what you are going through, having been there with my mum in the last two years. I am sure your customers will understand and await your presence next time around.
    I look forward to seeing your new items on your website, your work is always such an inspiration.
    Take care of yourself and you family.

  5. Jeannene, Sylvia, Steph, and Lynda ~ thank you for the encouraging words. God Bless,

  6. Dear Lana,

    It is a wise woman who can make the decision to pare down so she can focus on what needs to be done.

    I know you will miss the Lavender Festival and they will miss you, but your family should always come first.

    Praying for you and your sweet family, and I know your customers will be able to visit you on your gorgeous website!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend of rest.

  7. Dear Lana, I have been thinking of you. I was so sure that I had written a message to you a couple of days ago, but I don't see it posted. I sure am glad I checked back, but I was hoping to hear some good news. I want you to know that I am thinking of you. I really do want you to be happy and create your lovely creations again. I hope and pray everything will work out for the best. We miss you! Please let us know how you are. You know that you have so many friends here that love you.
    Take good care.

  8. these colors are so warm and gentle, you have a good eye for details!