I was at the studio today (surprise) and someone called to order some rug kits. She said, "Oh, my, you're there on a holiday. I was just going to leave a message."
Then someone else called with an order.
So in addition to making unexpected sales, which by the way are the very best kind, I got a lot of work done.
I finished the "BIG" rug, the three panels just have to be seamed together, and then the rug will be on its way to Lake Michigan.
Then L and I did some serious barn cleaning, in preparation for getting pellets delivered.
It is hard to think and plan for WINTER, but it is a necessary evil. And it is one that I will feel better about when the pellets are safely tucked away.
We moved the "cutting station" outside. My show canopy, which is out of commission since I hate doing shows, is right outside the barn, and that is where the jeans, and the socks, will be cut for the summer, and probably the fall.
I am pacing myself. Accepting the responsibilities that I have, allowing myself the time and the energy that I need for them. It is all about my perspective. My state of mind. My attitude.
Gratitude is the attitude. Today, and every day.
I am working on this. Not a finished product, but a work in progress.
I made some sun tea today. I love this container. Made the tea in it, put it in the fridge, and poured the tea right out of it. I go to the dollar store, and buy all kinds of flavored teas to make iced tea with. My inspiration is seeing a 6 pack of unsweetened ice tea in the grocery store for $6.89.
Are ya' serious?
My new favorite tea is Coconut Mango. To die for. But not from the dollar store, unfortunately.
It would still be cheaper than $6.89 to make a pitcher of iced coconut mango tea!!
I am coming up with a NEW kit. Compliments of my mentor, Chris, over at Homestead Weaving
She has been bugging me for some time to do this. I resisted, but now I see she had a good point.
I MADE the rug, and I LOVE IT.
What do you think???
I am working on the details of the kit as we speak. But for those of you who do NOT have a loom, this is a great way to weave your own rug. I just love the wild colors. But you knew that.
I want to make a BIG one now.
Can't you just see it???
I just know I will never have enough time to weave all the things I want to weave.
But hey, it's such wicked fun trying.