Been feeling in a bit of a 'funk' lately. Not really sure why, probably stress with mom and all .. and I'm sure the economy is playing into that too. I know my shop is 'strong' even if it does feel from time to time like I'm bobbing in the water with an occasional wave breaking over my head .. at least I'm not going under! This too shall pass .. keep a positive attitude and keep on a' going.
It could be that in about 3 weeks I'll be going to another trade show market and really shouldn't be putting that kind of money out there. But .. if I don't go, I won't know what's going on in the industry. And if I don't know what's going on in the industry, how can I stay up to date with my shop? This is an 'order only' market, and will be a lot more needlepoint and knitting than counted thread, so I'll save some $$ that way. I'll be rooming with Theresa from Homestead Needlepoint too, so won't have the entire week worth of hotel bills to front myself .. and if I live on the chocolate and treats each vendor has in their show spaces, I won't need to worry too much about 'meals'! LOL
Looking forward to two days off starting tomorrow .. got a bit more cleaning to do, this time my bedroom closet, and want to do a small bit of felting and finish my silk gauze hallowe'en design. And, the weather is supposed to be fantastic .. so maybe .. just maybe!!! Then we've got a holiday weekend coming up (which I JUST found out about yesterday!) .. I thought I had weeks to go before Memorial weekend. Where IS the time going?!
Oh and yeah .. I forgot. I have another itty bitty design to stitch up on 40ct gauze! It looks like I 'may' be teaching a Silk gauze class at the St. Charles Market in September to other shop owners (IF anyone signs up for it, that is!). Since I like to do the gauze without doing the stitched background (boring to me!), I want another stitched model to take with me from the same design leaflet to show examples of this with. (The class model worked up to about 1 1/4" x 1" total in size ... it's the little red barn/house from Prairie Schooler's "Autumn Leaves" .. I think the other will be either the pumpkin or the owl, but without the background color done). Funny how my 'Hooked On Reading' project keeps getting pushed a bit further to the bottom. (deep sigh)
Well, I'd better get back to working here ... got some fabric to put away and some more to add to the Sale Page. Later!!!
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