Saturday, August 31, 2019

Grieving with Gratitude - Finale

This is my last post under the title of Grieving with Gratitude.  I'll still blog occasionally, but sometimes it's time to move on.  This topic has been cathartic for me to be able to share my feelings.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm still grieving and  I am still grateful. 

When Don passed away, I received many, many cards in the mail and many, many e-mails with expressions of support, love and sympathy.  I appreciated every single one of them.
I treasured every one and still do.  I have kept them in a pile on my kitchen counter.  
I needed a way to store them, but so I could still see them - to be reminded of your support.

I came upon a tutorial for a fabric basket.  Aha!
I made my basket from 2 -16" squares of my favorite Tula Pink fabric:

After looking through the cards and re-reading them, I tucked them into the basket and will be looking for the perfect spot for them.

Thanks you all for your love, support, patience and kindness.

And don't forget to watch for my newsletter on September 6.  I'll be having a storewide sale to celebrate my birthday!
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Monday, August 19, 2019

Farm Sitting

I was so excited to spend the weekend tending to Loren & Roger's farm.  

They named the farm after us! Double (Don) Clover (Cheryl) and love. 
 Talk about a tear jerker moment.

They have been working hard to turn the fields into pasture and tending to the chickens, roosters, ducks and THREE pigs!  The pigs were the size of Bailey when Loren brought them home.  But now they are MUCH bigger.  Everyone gets along, even Bailey!

I just had to feed them in the morning, evening and tuck them in for the night.  I just wanted to make sure that nothing died on my watch.

I viewed the rest of the days as a Staycation.  I completed all my entries for my business bookkeeping.  I organized my contract binder and updated my schedule for my lectures and workshops thru 2020 on my website.  You can check it out HERE. And I ordered printed thank you postcards to include with all my Etsy orders.  That's something I have wanted to do for a couple of years.

I've been working on finding a source for pretty tweezers like these:
The company from which  I purchased the  striped tweezers went out of business.  Now that I am getting close to running out of tweezers to sell, I wish I had bought out the rest of their stock. So, I'm on the hunt for a new source.  What do you think?

I also have created a new Curvalicious top.  I'm calling it Curvalicious Mod.  Looking for someone to do a smashing job with that negative space.  

The month of August has been quiet.  The only travelling I have done is up to the Poconos.  So it's been a good time to be working on a really exciting project.  I can't share yet, but I will when I can.  I'm just hoping it will move forward.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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