Today is the last day of the season for regular hours at the consignment and yarn shop. Already, a number of artists have had their handmade items returned to them for art fairs or for the holidays. These boxes await the rest of the inventory.
Yesterday marked the last days for a few other places on the Island. The folks at the Red Cup Coffee House are taking their own well-deserved “coffee break” and will re-open next spring.
The Lavender Shop at Fragrant Isle closed yesterday. The shop will be moving to a new location, being built at the corner of Town Line and Airport Roads, about a half-mile west of the Historic Dairy. New lavender fields are being prepared for planting as well.
Thoughts on our last day take us back to the beginning of the season. After mailing out the Sievers catalog in March, we received this poem from our musician friend and Sievers student, Dan Hansen. Some of you may have heard us read this at class graduations, but we wanted to share it with all of you.
I love my Sievers catalog.
It came in mid-March freezing fog.
It’s smart, it’s art, a living dream.
I’m part of that great Sievers team.
I love the classes, teachers, too,
Butch and Ann and their whole crew.
What a model, what a prize;
“Jewel of the Isle” in many eyes.
Beauty, art, utility,
Friendship, kindness, courtesy.
Students from here and distant lands
Learn Walter’s “Happiness is in your hands.”