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Monday, July 24, 2017

New Owner at I Have A Notion (IHAN)

As all of the regular IHAN blog readers know, the past few years have dealt me more than a few serious challenges.  I've been told what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.    I'm thinking without practicing, I should be able to dead lift a thousand pounds or at the very least be able to hold my own in a good brawl with wonder woman. (The mental picture of that makes me laugh so hard I almost just wet my shorts...LOL.)

I have some wonderful news to share   There is someone whom I believe has all it takes to carry        I Have A Notion forward creatively and with lots of inspiration.

Beth Hunter and I with a packed U-Haul
 2017 in Ohio

Beth Hunter is the new owner of I Have A Notion, I Have A Notion blog, trademark and yes all that inventory.

I met Beth through my blog back in 2010. We developed a friendship.  I have had the pleasure of visiting her home in two states but sadly not when she lived in Sough Africa.  Beth is a wonderful quilter, thread painter and  a new long arm quilter as well.  She has known I have been interested in sharing the blessings that have come from being the owner of I Have A Notion  and I have passed the baton to her.

You know I would never leave one of my babies with anyone I did not trust and believe could improve on what I've accomplished thus far.  Beth is honest and isn't shy about speaking her mind and I believe you will enjoy learning more about her and from her.

The words Love and Joy don't even come close to my experiences since starting I Have A Notion in March of 2009.  The people I have met and gotten close to have been by far the GREATEST treasure.   You can't imagine how many people have added beauty and strength  to  my life and I would have never known them or met them if it were not for IHAN.  It has been a privilege and pleasure to have been of service to so many of you who have read my blog and have been faithful customers.
Mary Jane and I at the Lake House in PA 2009

I would be greatly remiss if I didn't mention Mary Jane Ehlich, as she was my inspiration, my teacher, mentor and dear friend who took my hand and encouraged me in my adventure with  I Have A Notion.  It seems she had a special quality to bring out the best in me as she did so many others in her lifetime.  Mary Jane never wanted  credit or recognition for her help and would only allow me to refer to her as MJ on the IHAN blog.   She gave freely of her knowledge and spent countless hours sharing with me her gifts and talents  As I take my last bow here....just know, if it were not for Mary Jane, I would not have had this amazing privilege nor the courage.  Thank you again Mary Jane for all you did for me and I Have A Notion.

 I encourage all of you to continue to support I Have A Notion as you know I will.

With much appreciation and gratitude,


PS...My new e-mail address is


  1. I've rarely comment but I've enjoyed your blog for years. Have a blessed "retirement".

  2. Good luck in your next new adventure Kelly!!
    Welcome Beth!

  3. Wishing you and your family all the best as you move forward. I'll miss you! Extending a warm welcome to Beth--Kelly's whole-hearted endorsement certainly makes me want to know you better!

  4. I'm so glad you found someone who will take care of your baby, this must be bittersweet. I wish you only the best, I'll miss your humor and wit.

  5. I know this won't be the last I hear of's always a joy to see you at guild meetings!

  6. I wish Beth the best as she takes over your business. You have been an inspiration to me too, Kelly.

  7. I am one who will be fortunate to not say good bye, since you are part of our family. I will say I have gotten to know you and appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge of quilting, and so much more. You wit, love and smile are some of your best traits that have kept me glued to your blog. I wish you good fortune ahead and thank you for sharing all these years here on the net. Love you!

    To your friend who will continue onward, congratulations and the best to you!

  8. Kelly, I've always appreciated how you've run IHAN knowing your customers and being able to make honest and appropriate recommendations to them. I'm sure Beth will continue to follow in your steps of ensuring IHAN customers get great customer service and are offered great notions at good prices. While I welcome Beth, I will miss you at IHAN but hope we stay in touch.


  9. So happy that you have found someone worthy of passing the torch to Kelly. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors and remembering Mary Jane with great fondness. She was a gem, and so are you. Cheers!

  10. Wishing you the best of everything Beth, and thanks for taking on IHAN. Can't wait to see what develops and what Kelly gets into next! Hopefully, she'll have some time and energy to travel, especially down to FL. But not till we get home next month!

    Thanks for all your gewst dwals, steals and recommendations over the years, Kelly, it's been great fun going on your adventures, whether it be side by side, or via blog pictures. :) Keep up the fun stuff, wherever you go, whatever you do.


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