This week I experienced the greed of human nature by a person I always valued as a friend. Its not something I've experienced before and hopefully I have learnt from this and will not let it happen to me again. Not only has it given my business a massive financial hit in the wrong way, it also made me realize that the saying ' there are no friends in business' is very true.
With all the hype of Black Friday etc I thought I'd do something fun, it would not only bring in people, I thought, it would get rid of some of the bits and pieces in the store I wanted to move out.
This backfired rather spectacularly my plan I thought was simple offer items around the store as a mini treasure hunt for customers to fill a bag for $10.00. But to wipe out almost my entire stock of a product is unbelievable. Emotionally I have discovered I am fragile and this has taken a lot of my spirit away. I am struggling to get over it but I will!!
Lesson has been learnt no one is your friend really. They just want to know you for what they can get out of you.
But what a year we have had :
We've had Luna- Tui Grace come into our lives and farewelled my beloved Mother in Law Valerie Garner. We moved premises into a bigger brighter and fuller Store. And I've had a Kidney stone to add to the mix. Chris Rock was evicted and I am all better now and are looking to a brighter better New Year. We are still learning about our new demographics being right along side KMart is very interesting. Having so much parking available is awesome.
I have introduced hand stitching classes over this holiday break as I feel this is the time of year I wind down and enjoy doing small projects. See my website for details.
Year in review :
We certainly have had a great year my class attendees have made some wonderful projects. My granddaughter is growing and showing signs she to my sew as Ouma does. Janome have capped the year off with another oustanding new machine the CM7.
We are CLOSED from 4pm Tuesday 24 December till 10am Monday 30 December. we are open all summer holidays.
Seasons Greeting to you all.
Valmae, Jessica & Luna-Tui