Hello Fall!

oakleafWith yesterday being the first official day of fall (and the weather here in Georgia actually feeling like it), I have the urge to get even more organized, make improvements, and start new things. I’m sure you can relate if that autumn scent is in the air where you live — it seems to be a universal thing, right? New season equals new things, whether it be a new sweater project, new inspiration, new outlook, or a new appreciation of life. For me, I think it’s all of the above (still trying to decide on the new sweater project, as I’ve already got two on the needles). And this isn’t just a new season, this is autumn, my absolute favorite season! So that means extra inspiration.

A result of that has been ideas for this Web site. This is the first real entry I’ve written for the blog, and I’m excited because I’ve got a lot of inspiration for how to turn it into a rich experience. My ideas include behind-the-scenes looks at what we do, how we do it, and what inspires us. I want to feature designs and projects made with our yarn, not just add them to the “made with Annie Yarn” page. Basically I want to make it feel like you’re here and can see what it takes to create pretty yarn, and I’ve got a whole list of things I want to work on.

One thing I have come to realize is that a business is an ever-changing project that doesn’t get “completed” per se. There’s always something to do, something to improve, something to change. I enjoy it most of the time, but sometimes I get burned out and need to take a breather. I’m learning how to do that and let my family help me more. I’m training them so that they can take over aspects of the business that they can excel at, leaving me more free time to work on the stuff I do best, the part I love: playing with color, bringing it to life creatively. It’s a time of transition as we set up another layer of the groundwork that will support the growth we’re stepping into. It’s exciting to see the great potential our company has, but it’s also a little scary because we’re moving into uncharted territory. In a nutshell, it’s a grand adventure. I’m glad I can bring you along for the ride through this blog and our other social media platforms. It’s going to be fun.

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