The Twist Fair was a lot of fun for me. I did well, and met some great crafters and customers alike. Many of my little menagerie went off to new homes. I was a bit sad to see some of them go (oh, that sweet blue camel...), but the thrill of imagining them enjoyed by new owners made the goodbyes much easier.
I have been decompressing over the last day or so. I am happy to have some free space in my head to imagine new ideas and projects. And also some time to get some very necessary housekeeping done. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours ironing clothes from an overflowing basket - very meditative.
Last evening there was a large forest fire on the mountainside behind our house. I love our friendly little rural neighborhood - we received phone calls from all our closest neighbors alerting us to the fire. It was not so close that it posed an imminent threat to our house, but we kept a close watch on it anyway. Amazingly, the firefighters were able to put it out before it got very late into the night. There were no easy roadways for these firefighters to access the mountain - just old logging roads and footpaths. They must all be exhausted today.
I have begun my Lovely World Handmade Shop update today. You will find some pinecones there now, with more to follow as the week progresses. My little Buddha is enjoying all the pinecone loveliness. I hope you will too. XO Maribeth