July 28, 2010

Grand Opening Hooplah

Some of you may have read my post a while back about Joyce and her daughter Sarah. Well, over the past 6 months, you would not believe what this mother and daughter team (and whole family) have accomplished! They are opening their very own dream-come-true fabric shop in Lyndhurst, Ohio. It's called JEllen's House of Fabric, though it will be much more than
just a fabric shop...

I have been reading along on their blog from the time they signed the lease to more recently when they remodeled the interior, got the space inspected by the fire marshall, had the lines painted in the parking lot, the exit signs illuminated, the ceiling fan installed, and even when they got locked out! And now...just this past weekend, their very first display has been put together. Way to go!

It has been so exciting to cheer them on and watch their dream being realized, in real time...step-by-step. All their planning, energy, hard work and commitment are finally coming together and i admire this family so much for what they have already been able to do for each other. Their shop has been assembled with loving care and is an inspiring reminder of what can be accomplished when people work together.

When Joyce first told me about her endeavor, i told her that i wanted to be there for the Grand Opening to support this amazing milestone. So....if you're anywhere around Lyndhurst, OH on Saturday August 14th between 1-3 pm, come on by to celebrate with us (here's a map with address)! Joyce, Sarah and I would love to meet you, and hope to see you there!
In the meantime:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Live the life you've always imagined.
Henry David Thoreau (and Joyce and Sarah)


  1. Congrats to Joyce and Sarah...and how wonderful for you to be there to join in their celebration! I love to hear good news like this...wish I lived closer to Ohio!

  2. How exciting for them! How I'd love to have a brick & mortar fabric (and yarn!) store someday!! Their shop looks great in the pictures so far. I am in WA, so I won't be there, but I wish them all the best!

  3. awesome, I am in cleveland and will stop by! thanks!!!!

  4. Oh how I wish I lived nearby!! It looks fabulous!

  5. Kate! It was so wonderful to meet you today! :) Sarah was ecstatic to meet you. :) The Ely's are a beautiful family and I am so happy you were able to come celebrate with them on this creative adventure! Joyce turned me on to your Lore designs. All I can say is I'm hooked! Keep up the good work. I hope to someday have time to use your fabrics for a fun project too! Such a pleasure to have met you! -Bonnie (Sarah's Music Therapist) :-D


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