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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
LAST SATURDAY'S SHOW ~ ~ ~
It was a great show! I saw lots of people I knew ~ and met some that I only know thru blogland ~ like Bobbie of "The Evening Stitcher" blog and Linda from "Simply Country Seasons" blog! It's really nice to be able to put a faces to the names now ~ both great gals ~ lots of fun!
I sold lots of wool ~ a few pieces of the marbleized wool ~ not as much as I would have liked ~ I realize that it maybe doesn't appeal to the primitive rug hooker as much as those who might hook more of the adventurous 'out there' kind of projects! I'm going to make a concerted effort within the next week to get it on my website. I added a couple of patterns to the website the other day and a picture of the old guy and me under 'About Us'! I really do need to develop the website into a selling tool and make this more of a year round business rather than relying on shows and the occasional classes that I have.
Speaking of classes, I have a beginner class next Wednesday, the 29th, that I'm setting up for a couple of gals ~ one was at the show and is really enthusiastic about learning the art of rug hooking!! A friend of mine is also joining us and I know she'll love it, too. There was another very animated customer in my booth talking about taking a class ~ if you're reading my blog and are from Toledo, you'll know I'm talking about you!! The two of you talked and laughed and I thought you were together!! Toledo Girl, if you're available for a class next Wednesday, M J and I would love to have you join us!! And anyone else, that would like to take a beginner's class and have lots of laughs, check out the class info on my website and give me a call!!!
As usual, I have an event I'm planning for ~ at our house ~ this weekend!! I may have mentioned before that I'm having a 65th birthday party for my classmates ~ at some point in this year, the most of us are turning 65! So, the party is here on Saturday ~ we have about 20 coming ~ and my main thrust is to get this yard looking presentable!!! It's like Wild Kingdom out there right now ~ I worked out there a bit yesterday and Sonny came home last night and used his machete on some of it ~ I exaggerate a little! The bad thing is that I have a horrendous cold ~ since last Thursday ~ and it's really slowing the old girl down!!! Now, it's sprinkling and I sure can't go work in the rain ~ I would if I was healthy but I'm hanging by a thread!! I even had to miss a hook-in yesterday that I had been so looking forward to attending!! I pouted all day but I really wasn't up to driving that far and didn't want to expose all those hookers to this malady that has taken up residence in my body!!! So, to the extent that I can ~ I'll be like a white tornado around here the next couple of days ~ pumpkins and mums do a lot to add ambiance to the homestead ~ I'll have pictures if it all comes together!!! Thank goodness that I'm only providing the meat, the birthday cake and soft drinks!! The other 65 year olds are bring the side dishes ~ it makes my work a lot easier and I thank them in advance!!!
A couple of other things are on my plate this week, too ~ but I can do it!!! Right now, I'm going to take a little break ~ have a little Lean Cuisine and maybe a nap!!! Take care and hope this cold/cough thing doesn't find you!!! Have a good week!!!!