I have been very busy with orders even though I have been such a bad blogger. I have been stitching, weaving, pouring wax, covering boxes and mostly trying to keep up with all of this snow. We have set many records this year for snowfall already. In December we had double the amount of snow than recorded in many years.
Just thought I would share a few pictures of what I've been doing. I also have high hopes of designing at least 3 samplers this year. I have already sketched them out and one of them was a design I stitched last year but just didn't get made into a pattern. Here are 3 sets of boxes I covered and distressed recently but they have all sold.
I do have two Valentine samplers available if you might be interested. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This snowman on an antique funnel is also available.
I am currently working on many spring cross stitch pieces and will be adding them to my selling blog as I complete them. I am also doing quite a bit of punch needle recently. I did several pieces this past fall and Christmas.
I hope to start blogging again at least once a week as well as posting items on my selling blog. I am still selling the 15th of the month on Early Work Mercantile.
My husband had knee surgery the beginning of December and just returned to work on Tuesday. It was so awesome to have him home through the holidays. I am looking forward to his retirement which is at least 3 years away yet. We are expecting another grandchild in August which we are beyond excited about. Kohen and Liam are in school now, Kohen in preschool and Liam in kindergarten. They love it so far and are doing well.
I have missed my blogging buds and I promise I will do better. I have several wonderful spring molds for my beeswax and plan on pouring next month.
I preserved tons of sweet annie and dried lavender from our garden last summer so I will be offering several of these sweet baskets. I also plan to offer the other items pictured.
I have a nice supply of beeswax which I scent and dye black that I bought from a local beekeeper. I am also back to working in my shop on baskets a few hours a day. I am so thankful the orders keep coming in, no thanks to myself as I have not done much to promote my wares. We have a few plans to do a little remodeling this year as well. Nothing major, some new flooring and some painting. After Simon retires I have bigger plans though I don't think he is aware of that yet.
thanks for stopping by. I have truly missed you all. I wish you good health, happiness, peace and many blessings this year.
til next time,