More aptly – what I did while I was waiting for summer to arrive.
What happens when you don’t blog for a bit? You get out of the habit. Things happen, too many things to even begin to get caught up on, and you get too overwhelmed to post.
No surprise – I spent my summer sewing. (and thanks to spellcheck – this is not full of the typos that might be there because apparently I also forgot how to use a keyboard ) I did three – or was it four?- trunk shows at the coffee shop. Now that fall is here, I’ll be missing that for awhile. I sold lots (somewhere in the neighborhood of 200??)of headbands, coffee sleeves, baby quilts, napkins, and bags.
Here’s a shot of the space sort of set up in the coffee shop:
It was like having a paycheck again. Pretty swell. Its an amazing thing that is the feeling that people are willing to spend their hard earned cash to own something that you made. I feel worthwhile. Contributing.
All the alterations are really nothing to write about. Seems like that part keeps growing and growing. And I’ve done exactly zero personal sewing. How can I have gone a whole summer without sewing a new skirt, at least? Maybe I’ll have to keep one of the bags that I have left (though I guess I could count wearing one of my headbands every day as wearing something handmade).
Summer came ’round here sometime in August. We had lots of company – three rounds of people from San Diego, lots more from Seattle. It sort of goes along with living at the beach. Some of the California company got really beautiful weather, others didn’t. Summer can be a fickle thing – sunshine one day, fog for the next three. We planned on going on vacation, just the two of us, while the grandson was visiting his parents in SD, but it didn’t happen. In there was another show or two, then labor day, then school started, then rod run.
I’ll get caught up here, sort of, and get back to the keyboard sooner rather than later………to be continued….