Update

I have about fifty million things to blog about and lots of photos to share with you, but unfortunately my photo server has been down all day. Maybe if I blog about it, it will come back up?

It has been storming all day, which might be a factor. The dogs have been huddled up against me or Mike most of the day. I thought they were supposed to be the protectors.

He’s making jambalaya for dinner, and I’m making rhubarb crisp for dessert (no strawberries this time). I saw the reddest of red rhubarb stalks at the grocery store and thought I just had to go there. So. much. butter.

Craft Saturday went well, more for the interaction with other crafters than the sales in my case. Me and the vendor next to me both agreed we were probably not projecting a good vibe since we were both stressed and moody when it first started. Shortly before, I was frantically trying to find a post office where I could mail a package and never did. Plus my head filled up with snot, and the neverending cold was starting to get to me.

Anyway, I think when you have a modest sale day it’s helpful to put things in perspective. Some items sell different days, different venues, different times of year. And some things just don’t sell. I’m probably going to stop making some items that in all my efforts have never sold. And I’m going to keep selling the things that do sell, and hopefully experiment with carrying some more vintage items that I find at garage and estate sales. I am finding out just how much I love the treasure hunt. And crochet! I was very inspired by another vendor to keep at that because even though it is crazy time consuming, I do love it.

I’m currently working on a ripple blanket. I’m calling it the retro stripe ripple because it’s got the sort of ’70s colorway that my crochet stripe blanket had. I looked on Etsy and I couldn’t find anything quite like it.

So, I apologize if you are trying to read my blog and no photos are showing up. I promise it will be resolved soon, and I’ll have more updates for you. Until then, I’ll be baking, crocheting, and trying to enjoy the last of this rainy weekend before I go back to the grind.