I'm home, and catching up. Mom is doing well--she's out of the hospital now, and trying to rest up for her operation. She has to kick the infection before they will perform the hysterectomy. Thank you ALL for all your well-wishes. I read each one to her while she was lying in the hospital bed, and she immediately perked up. It's amazing the amount of support, prayers, and thoughts that people you don't even know will send your way. Thank you again!
When I arrived home, the first thing I did was rip open my mail! Oh boy, that was so exciting!!!
First, I won a giveaway from Bee Square Fabrics--three fat quarters of the most precious mouse fabric. If you haven't seen her shop, check it out NOW! She has some great clearance fabrics!
I also received a package from vetcw3. She's my new quilt swap partner. She sent me a lovely bunch of charm square fabrics, to make into a quilt and send back. I'll be mailing her a charm pack of my own (Tula Pink's Nest,) tomorrow.
After ripping open my packages, I finished getting ready for my craft fair. It was pretty good for my first fair (under Tiny House) and I think given my situation I was able to pull off a pretty neat display. I used my own kitchen items...my favorite was the glass jars of pincushions! I was surprised--I very nearly sold out of crayon rolls, and even received a few custom orders. I was especially surprised by how well the "non-craft" booths did. There were several home party type vendors (wine, candles, jewelry) who did outstandingly well, as well as a couple booths with factory-made purses and shoes. They all did very well, while the hand-made vendors consistently had less customers, at least from what I observed.
Oh, and before I forget, we have a giveaway winner! Becky of the Diverse Woman blog, will be receiving a small but cute lot of fabric. Some are fat quarters, some are larger cuts, and one is a vintage pillowcase. Thanks to everyone for playing!
Finally, I will be doing a shop update over the next few days. Given all my free time lately, I was able to stitch up a set of nine heart sachets, perfect for Valentine's Day. Some are hand-embroidered, some are simply fabric hearts, but all were made while I was surrounded by people I love. (Sappy? Maybe, but I mean it.) :O) These are already in the shop; look forward to lots of pincushions, purses, zipper pouches, sachets, and aprons!