Hello my blogger friends,
It's been a while since a real post so I'll fill you in as quickly as I can. I have been spending a lot of time understanding Etsy and getting prepared as best I can before school opens in two weeks. I felt like the more I get done now (on the front end), the better off it will be for me when I have to concentrate more on work and less on crafting, etc.
I recently received my swap package from CT. She's so full of surprises. When I picked up the package from the post office, I told the post lady that I would open it there so I could show her. Her reply was, "Girl, you better!" So the two postal workers and I oohed and ahhed over each item in the box. Times like this is when it's great to live in a small city.
* Contents: a tee shirt, crochet magazine, mercerized cotton in fabulous colors, and a variety of chocolates. Actually the chocolates didn't melt completely. They stuck together. I've tasted one so far that had a fruit filling. Ummm, good. :-) Thanks, CT!
I also wanted to make a few things for Etsy. I've been contemplating matching sets, so I made a hat and scarf set.
I took a custom order for a hat, so I'll get started on that soon. The person ordering it is someone I know so they didn't need it right this moment, which is good because our family has experienced another death and so we must leave again today to go to Maryland. This time it's the mother of the cousin that passed away about three weeks ago. So, please pray for us.
You know I don't like having multiple WIPS, but this time it can't be helped. A girl at church had her first baby and I'm making the blanket this time. It has taken me forever to find the right baby blanket pattern that didn't bore me. (I took the other two out and changed yarns twice.) Then I had to get in a baby blanket making mood, so now her blanket is halfway done. I want to finish before I start work or at least before the kids come.
BPyarns on Etsy and it is so fabulous! I have to roll these hanks into balls and it's no fun. I see why people buy swifts and yarn winders. At least the yarn winder is next on my "to purchase" list.
I'm planning on taking both the blanket and the shawl with me on the road, just in case I have a few spare minutes to work on them in the hotel or when I'm not driving.
And then, I've been working some on my photography.
Whew! I guess that's it for now. School starts for teachers on August 17th so next week I'll have to spend time really trying to unpack my room, get arranged and ready.
Ciao for now. And have a great weekend ahead.