Let's see, what has happened since I last tried to convince everyone that I was still here?
- I am still selling at Funky Town in Chaska. Next time I go in I'll try to remember to take pictures. The space is so cute with one whole wall of built ins that each Contributor fills with their handmade wares. Lots of talent there!
- I started selling at Meshed Designs in Buffalo. This has been so much fun and there is a great group of really talented people there, too. They recently started doing Monthly Themes and that has been a lot of fun to plan what to make that fits in that theme. I'll be back soon sharing their post for February that highlighted some items that I contributed.
- In October, I celebrated my 10 year anniversary with my husband. His gift to me? A surprise trip to Hawaii. Yes, a surprise. I found out 7 days before we were leaving which gave me just enough time to write out the kids schedules for my wonderful in-laws that watched them while we were gone. The first day was hard to relax since I kept waiting for my children to ask me to get them something or do something for them. But I eventually eased in to it and it was so awesome to be able to just spend that time with my husband.
- In November, I was fortunate to meet someone whose blog I've been following for quite some time. I knew she was local, but the day I saw her at my much frequented Target I just about passed out. I was so star struck that I couldn't even speak. I kept telling my daughter about her and when we got to the car she said, "Mom, why don't you just go talk to her?" So simple, right? Well, I didn't listen and I just kept thinking about it for weeks until I finally worked up the courage to e-mail her. One thing led to another and we had a date set to meet for coffee. And let me tell you, Angel is just about the sweetest person I have ever met! And her talent for sewing simply amazes me! She makes some of the cutest little girl outfits you could imagine. And her TaDollies are adorable.
Soon after was Thanksgiving. And once Thanksgiving hits... it's a whirlwind until January 1st. We had a great Christmas holiday and spent lots of time with family. Then when school started up again it was time to get back sewing and stocking the Boutiques.
OK, I think we are all caught up for now. I'll try not to stay away for so long next time!