2016 will be my 20th year as a greeting card maker and rubber stamp lover! As with most things I love, I didn’t just buy one stamp set and one ink pad and create with them ‘ til my ink ran dry…Nope, I jumped in feet first, balls to the walls and gave my new hobby 110% from the get go.
After 17 years of teaching, creating and sharing my love of stamping, I got the itch to do something…more. I had a long chat with one of my gals who knows me better than I know myself. After much discussion and many ideas, I decided I wanted to open a bed and breakfast. The only trouble I saw with a B & B was that I don’t do mornings very well. So, the only question was: “would guests mind breakfast being served at noon?”
I didn’t let that problem stop me. I continued searching for the perfect location only to find that this is a really big undertaking…and something that had not been done before in Waunakee, or any other small towns within many miles of here. Who would I learn from? What would I be getting myself into?
After running a small creative studio in Waunakee called Art Party Place for the past three years, I got the confidence I needed to expand. I ran a successful, creative, fun place that people enjoyed coming to…but I wanted more. I wanted to have a place where I, and others, could create for hours, days or weeks, at a time.
GATHER is born! Imagine a place where friends come together to cook, create, reunite, or celebrate. That’s what GATHER is. The best part about GATHER is, you don’t have to go home….Well you do at some point, but not ’til your rested, relaxed and rejuvenated….however you choose to get there!
I invite you, come for an hour, come for a weekend or stay an entire week. Get yourself to GATHER and leave the rest up to me.
I look forward to meeting you,