Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Crash!

If you have ever been in our notion room, you know that we have beads from floor to ceiling - literally - we are busting out at the seams. Thursday, as Dawn was quietly enjoying her lunch - the shelf filled with dozens of apothecary jars of old beads - came crashing down. The heart-stopping noise surrounded Dawn and, like a trooper, she picked up her lunch and walked outside (mainly to avoid the layer of dust that came up from the crash!) She called me at home and said the strangest thing had just happened at the shop. When I asked her how bad was it -and she didn't answer - I knew it was bad. JZ and I rushed over and we all went right to work cleaning it up and in swooped my mom and dad and put all the beads and broken glass in their car and drove off to start the work of removing the glass shards and then separating the beads.  So - the pink and cranberry and peach (all my favorite colors!) beads - will have their second life - appearing back at the shop soon.  Mom for this, you get Sorter of the Year Award!

15 comments:

Tricia said...

I think I would have cried! What a great mom and dad you have.

gina armfield said...

OMG ugh ugh ugh - your parents are saints - saints I tell you

luckygirlgifts said...

Ugh is right!! I would have cried.
It'll all work out ok though.

Cat Allman said...

At least Dawn is ok!

I'm sorry I don't live in the area - sorting beads is one of my favorite things. (I know, crazy ;)

Good luck with getting everything back in order.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Kaari,
It was such a pleasure visiting your beautiful shop again yesterday.

You're pulling everything back together beautifully! It will be undoubtedly be even better than before.

I look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Take care,

Holly

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Kaarie,

That would have made such a good scene for a Charlie Chaplin silent movie :) Glad that all are safe.

Your mom surely has won a magnificent set of wings!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx

Plays with Needles said...

This is the sweetest story I have ever heard. My mom would have done the same thing. You are blessed to still have her...

Judi said...

Yikes! I can only imagine what this is going to take to make it "right". And I am sooo glad no one was hurt. That's a lot of glass! Hope she didn't have any in her lunch!

Mary Newton Designs said...

What a nightmare! Sooooooooo sorry!

tam said...

Oh boy thats too bad sorry to hear that! What a wonderful mom & dad to pitch right in like that!Glad no one got hurt.
~Tam :D

Suzanne said...

That is (was) my favorite spot of your shop. The beads can be saved but all of those old apothacary jars. Waaahh I know it will all be better than ever, but the work! You'll be finding pink and red beads in strange places for years; an on going reminder of your own private earthquake.

green spark said...

OOPS!

molly said...

holy sheit, kar.
sorry to hear it.

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Sooooo sorry! I hope it's not a "Ghost"! :) Thanks Mom and Dad! What would we do without you?!

Maija said...

My head would have exploded. Kaari!!