|Out of My Gourd|
The stuff I should be doing is getting projects finished for our fourth annual Holiday Boutique, which is in two weeks. Gulp. Our humble little sale, at my friend Chris's house, has grown each year and we are looking forward to a pretty huge turnout this year. It's always a lot of stress, but the fun outweighs it by a ton, and it is great to see old friends who stop by. By the way, I did NOT get accepted into the big Portland craft show ("Crafty Wonderland") that I wrote about a few posts ago. It was both disappointing (boohoo: rejection) and also a giant relief (we have a dang holiday boutique to put together!)--a real mixed bag of emotion. But throngs of vendors applied (Portland is very crafty!), and they ended up with a glut of jewelry people (my primary offering was my soldered shadowbox pendants), and I was put on a waiting list. Like I always say (too often, it seems), it keeps me humble.