Ugh, how very Oprah of me to have a being grateful post!
There are some people that have been helpful in the extreme over the past year and a bit - my family, the boy - especially the boy, my ever patient friends, people that started off as strangers and have become real friends and allies. Thanks to you all - this wouldn't be happening without you.
PS - when the shop opens, make sure you 'oooh' and 'aaah' over my big white table. The boy made it. And some other bits and pieces. But the table is the best. Perfect for winding yarn, cups of tea, books, meetings, stitching, crafting, gossiping, chatting,....