Well this is a post a long time coming in lots of ways.
I have decided that it is time for me to hang up my professional heat gun. As many of you know there have been a lot of changes in my life over the last year.
Also a lot of changes in Just Tracys (that was). Now known as Fabric & Paper.
I have enjoyed my time demonstrating, writing mag articles, teaching and part owning a craft shop, but I am done, doing it for a living. The people I have met and the friends I have made will stay with me forever. Karen is now the Owner (and all the responsibilities, teaching and coffee making duties are now hers, mwah ha ha). I hope you will continue to support her and the shop.
So why ? quite simple! (I need a change and to earn a living wage.) I need to know that the shop or community it has become, will be there for the ladies who love to come in and, craft, gossip and eat cake. (really, the amount of times I heard "Tracy, would you like cake? go on one won't hurt you." mmm! 8 classes a week all having goodies - that will hurt me. Lol). The shop is not in a position to pay me a living wage every week. So made it easier for me to say if I find a job, the shop saves money and means my lovely ladies are safely ensconced in their hobby haven.
The decision was made and now I had to figure out what I wanted to do.
Well I like helping people, I care about them, especially the elderly. When I was younger I always wanted to be a nurse. So I applied for a position in a care home, I had an interview and was told I have the job.
So I am going back to old roots. I have a job starting soon as a carer in a residential home. (It will be shift work, so you may see me in the shop sometimes having coffee). I have not got a start date yet!!! but it is imminent. I am so excited about a new challenge. I am going to be learning and getting qualifications and who knows where this will lead.
So now the people who needed to know know, I am just putting it here for anybody who still reads this.
Looking forward not back x