Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It is New Year's Eve here in Rhode Island. Just read that it is already the new year in Australia...hope it's going well down under!! It started snowing about two hours ago. Midge and Al are in Florida pulling their new house together. Yesterday afternoon Al said "I hate to tell you that it is perfect!" Good for them enjoying the sunshine!!!
Sue and I have been sending out orders, cleaning out the factory and studio for the new year. We've been doing a bit of painting in the kitchen, and bath...just to freshen things up a bit. We are loving our pellet new glasses yesterday after loosing my long time fav's somewhere before Christmas...also let go of my so called "secret stash" and got a new camera!! Looking forward to a quiet, warm evening.

Prepping for our Class...Jan 17th...after doing a bit of organizing in the studio, I gathered materials to come up with new samples. It has been great to actually be working on something. I still have a lot of work to do, but I am looking forward to getting back to it. Also working on preparing it for an online class!

We worked on our veggie seed order for this spring and summer. Exciting and a bit overwhelming, but looking forward to it very much. Our chickens started laying eggs December 10th and have been popping them out since then !!! That is very exciting and heartwarming.

My next step is to set up a 20% Super Duper Sale on our website. It will run from Jan1 through Jan 8. I'm sure that it will be a piece of cake!

Friday, December 05, 2008

I can hardly believe that we are 5 dayz into December! We are trying to remain upright and focused!! The Foundry Show opened last night. It is always a relief to get the Artgirlz corner set up with little felt snow people and Christmas trees. It was fun to see those folks that we only see there! And we love seeing our fellow craftspeople putting their hearts and souls out into the world. I know how hard they all work to get their goods to the table. I hope all of the artisans in the world have a great season!!!

Looking forward to watering the plants, regrouping a bit here in the studio, trying to stay in the moment, and relaxing this evening with my girl. Tomorrow we have serious focusing to do for a two day business meeting that starts Sunday evening. We are up to it I'm sure!!!

Oh, we have a new addition to the Artgirlz family...Beth,one of the Alaska sisters has a new grand baby. Little Miss Ivy! This looks like an immediate landing on earth photo!

I picked up a little shirt and overalls and added a little Artgirl treatment. I stuck the shirt into some pink dye to give it a girlie color and machine embroidered her name on the bib. Allison added a few flowers with embroidery floss. Now the next step is to get it into the mail before she's too big for her hip artgirlz outfit!!!

I hope all of you are staying calm and having fun preparing for the festivities ahead...what ever they may be!