Many of you are wondering about Binx. A fireman was able to locate Binx in the store and place him into Nancy's relieved and loving arms. He was understandably shaken, but relatively unharmed. A trip to the vet confirmed that he is in fairly good shape, however, smoke irritation has left his eyes itchy and uncomfortable. He is safe and sound in Nancy's home and recovering from his ordeal.
Nancy would like to express her sincerest gratitude to the many friends who showed their love and support by calling and/or stoping by the store to check on her and Binx. Your friendship is a precious gift.
Nancy is in the process of temporarily relocating scheduled workshops. Please check this blog frequently for updates. Understandably telephone service is no longer available for the store, so feel free to leave Nancy messages on this blog and I will relay them to her as best I can.
On a personal note...many of you have communicated to me how important Nancy, Binx, and China Phoenix 2 are to you. The store has not only served as a place to share our creativity with one another, but also a place filled to the brim with camaraderie and good cheer. Within its doors, Nancy welcomed us with open arms, and offered us a tiny bit of comfort and refuge from a crazy world...a home away from home. To some degree all of us are experiencing a sense of loss. However, let us remember the story of The Phoenix...a great and powerful bird with exquisite plumage. At the end of its life cycle, it's nest catches fire and it is engulfed in flames, but from the ashes a new bird emerges, resurrected and reborn.