Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gratitude 2

stamina for the Belsnickel craft show--- well my back gave out yesterday and now aches where it never ached before, but I survived the 15 hours yesterday and the 12 hours today.

success--- We have heard if you make 6-7 times what you pay for the booth, then it is a good show. We did 9.6 X. Yesterday was good. Today was great. 22 of our pieces have new homes.

Diner food after a 15 hour day---

Diner Food!

add to that, a huge piece of banana cream pie.

Friends--- nine of those invited showed up, including two who live in my neighborhood.

Bribes--- "I will give you pie, chocolate, and beer..." was the phone message waiting when we got home from the fifteen hour day. message to SK--- We got your stuff, and your marriage is safe for this one sold...

poinsettia mosaic

sleep--- last night I slept straight through, 8 hours.

Our neighbor at the craft show --- Kristen Von Hohen and her mom were upbeat and joyful. The ceramics and their smiles made a long time easier to take. And they graciously sold me a vase filled with hope.. "I will fill it with flowers next year," I told Mosaic Woman...

Lace pottery vase by Kristen Von Hohen

6 comments:

  1. Marriage is safe as long as I don't look at any of mosaic woman's temptations....congrats!!!! More beer and chocolate available when you are ready.

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  2. msklem--- thanks for the congrats. will get your stuff to you today at church. The muffin lady was quite happy.

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  3. WOW!!!!! Great news!!! Don't spend all of your "booty" in one place! ;p

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  4. giggles--- no problem there. we probably already spent it... with our desire of making the booth look professional, we have invested heavily. I actually had light passing through most if not all of my stained glass and we have plans to adapt for this coming weekend. M had most of her mosaics hanging on our new pro-panel walls instead of down on tables

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  5. That's great that it was so successful except for the back. I hope you feel better soon.

    Lighting the stained glass is a brilliant idea and probably helped the sales considerably. The pictures are all beautiful. I'll bet that diner food looked like art, or at least a vision, at the end of a long day.

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  6. Kathryn--- thanks for the comment. Margaret introduced me to the food of the world, I took her to a diner for the first time. I think we are even.

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