It is very surreal to be on the road to a seminar and have the phone ring and ask if you store in on fire. It is also amazing the damage smoke and water can do in a short amount of time. My lovely studio/gift shop was severely damaged by fire. An abandoned building that connects to The Red Thread Studio, caught fire due to electrical problems and spread into my place. We are in an old downtown area, and the buildings are all interconnected in funny ways so the smoke and water caused the worst damage in my shop. Since I work in fiber and fabric many things will be lost. In the mean time I will have no work space for a while. Now it is the tedious task of working with insurance adjusters and building cleaner and inspectors. It was so crazy today I am standing on the sidewalk with five or six different companies and press and all these people wanting me to decide many things at once. It hard to know what direction to turn.
A sad sign to see on the building.