Flood Management

As a result of the horrendous rains all over Atlanta last week and early this week, our home was flooded on Monday evening. Like lots of cottage businesses, Whipstitch operates out of our home, so we’ve been working non-stop to mitigate the damage, assess inventory, and reconfigure our online shop over the next six weeks or so while the flooded portion of our home is demolished, dried-out and reconstructed. Please be patient with us!

For the time being, the Etsy shop is closed, giving us a chance to re-inventory all our fabrics and trims and adjust our listings. The shop on Peachtree is still open and operating on normal business hours. We hope to re-open our Etsy shop by Saturday, September 26 if all goes well!

Updates are coming with details of the flooding, and the reconstruction–it looks like it might be possible for us to actually improve the Whipstitch studio as a result of the loss (by moving a wall and adding a storeroom): making lemonade wherever we can!

I’ll also post updates with the winner of the Sew-A-Thon, but things happening in threes the way they tend to, my laptop lost its internet connectivity (through a wholly non-flood related incident the same day), so I’m afraid that’s been delayed as well.

We’re sure hoping to come out the other end of this a lean, mean, fabric machine. Stick with us, and thanks to all of you for your patience and kind words!

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  • Megs
    September 25, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    So sorry to hear about you being affected by the floods. Weather is such an unpredictable thing, my thoughts go out to you and your family all the way from Australia, and I hope things get back to normal soon. Look forward to seeing your Etsy store back up and running! Take Care, Megan.

  • Aprons and More
    September 25, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Hope everything is dried out soon!We, in Macon, had almost 10" in less than a week. Just think, after tomorrow, it will be dry and sunny and we will have Fall-like weather..until the winter rains set in! Here's to hoping this turns out to be good thing for the shop and your house.. A new space will bring a new beginnng!

  • Karen
    September 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    My family lives in Douglas County–I am in Arizona, high on a plateau, where it seldom rains, getting all the news reports and photos from everyone I know back home. I know how horrible it is. I hope you get things back to normal real soon.

  • Rebecca
    September 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Oh, girl, I've been thinking of you, hoping you weren't affected! I'm so sorry to hear of your flooding! I hope everything returns to semi-normal again soon! Big hugs…

  • Ellen
    September 26, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    So sorry to hear about your flooding. You have such a positive attitude. We're in Sandy Springs, and thankfully the worst we have is a leaky roof.

  • Bessie B.
    September 27, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Hi! I noticed your comment on Gertie's blog about your basement being flooded and thought, "She must be from Georgia." I live up in Cherokee County, and man were we pummeled Monday! Thankfully our home suffered no damage. I'm so sorry to hear about your flooding and loss of patterns. The best of luck to you as you get it all sorted out.

    I am excited to hear about another fabric store in the vicinity. I'll have to drop by sometime and shop!

    Bess B.

  • Deborah
    September 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    THANK YOU so much to all of you for the kind words! It really does help–we're keeping a chipper attitude over here and really trying to see the good in it all. Living in tight quarters for the next month or so might be the toughest part of all of it!

    Thanks again, and take care–y'all stay dry!