Sorry for the absence…

Hey all.  I’m sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything on here.  I feel like it’s safe to say something now (without fear of jinxing things), but since about the first of the year, my family and I have been getting ready to move.  We’re in the long paperwork process of selling our house and buying a new house in Brown County, Indiana.  One of the big reasons we wanted to move was to give us the ability to make a bigger shop for me.  I can’t completely explain how, but I’d pretty much outgrown my two car garage shop.  Granted, almost half of it was taken up by camping gear, all my girls’ bikes and scooters, and shelving for household stuff like decorations,.  We also want a bit more distance between us and our neighbors.  We live at the end of a cul-de-sac, so even though this is one of the more “spacious” of the communities in Franklin, our front yard is still pretty much nonexistent.  So, last month we put our house on the market and started looking at houses to buy.  We decided on a house on 6-1/2 acres in the woods of Brown County, which is one of the more craft-centered counties in south central Indiana.

Our family’s focus for this year is to really get McLaren Family Crafts ready to launch starting next year.  Being able to have a bigger shop is one part of that.  Margaret will have a craft room in our new house so she’ll have a set area to work on her sewing and quilting.  Being in Brown County should make it easier for us to sell our products.  Plus we’ve started our blogs and Facebook page to start getting our name out into the cyber-world.

So, it may be a bit still before I post again, at least about woodworking specifically.  Our closing is to be within a month from now, so by shortly after that I’ll at least be setting up my new shop and I can talk about that.  Until then, stay safe, stay warm, and have fun woodworking!

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