September 21, 2008 Happy Autumn!
Greetings from Indiana, the first day of Fall....
We have been enjoying some beautiful weather here in Indiana. Sunny, warm days and cooler nights.....no air conditioner!! This is the weather I just love!! The orchards start selling those crisp apples and pumpkins, colors change and the leaves begin to fall....this is my favorite time of year. We were married in early October for this very reason, some 35 years ago~! So happy autumn days to each one of you!!
I am busy, busy, busy getting my inventory restocked with anticipation of another art fair in October. I will be in Wabash, Indiana on the 18th for a show at the Honeywell Center. It's the first time to participate in this one and am looking forward to it. I have attended as a buyer in past years so I'm excited to be there as a vendor.
It is always my goal to add some new things each season. This will be no exception. I just finished designing some very functional magnets for your frig...plus they are beaded! No surprise! (I'm trying to think of a name...usually in the middle of the night!) I also have plans to make pillows with a vintage hanky or two stitched on them. I have hundreds of hankies to be put to a functional use! Also will be beading oil candles in bright colors.
The biggest hit of my show in Wisconsin was a new style of wine stopper I call the "Firecracker". These are such fun to make and are great gifts along with a bottle of wine. I sold every last one I had in July....now I have some 40 to make!
I can not believe I will soon be getting ready for another Holiday Open House in November. It is always the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Comfort Suites in Marion, Indiana. Anyone and everyone is welcome! I will have some new ideas designed for this too!
Thank you to each one of you that has supported my business, visited this online site, and taken the time to jot a note to me. I continue to be humbled daily in this business. As I reflect back to days gone by, I realize I have found my passion and how lucky I am!
Warmest regards, Julie