In the crazy business of the last few weeks I feel like I have been running around like a zombie preparing for my first notable festival appearance as a local artisan crafter. I found out about this event late, but decided to inquire anyway. They let me into the juried event (this is big – you have to be liked/picked/good to get in) two weeks prior – I know, I’m nuts. But this is a huge festival – it might make my teeny-tiny-business into an actual “small business.”
So, while I have been busy upping my inventory (aka crocheting like a mad woman) The Geek has been overwhelmingly supportive in my upcoming event. He has helped in every way imaginable, besides actually picking up a hook and yarn (which he even said he would do…if he actually knew how, lol).
Needless to say (as if my posting quota hasn’t pointed it out) we haven’t been following the summer plan I made for school – at all. I finally had to admit that we had too many things going on in June/July already: the Lavender Festival, family visits & a BLESSED anniversary getaway for 2 nights, then another craft fair, The Geek’s work trip to Denver, VBS, and 10 days of dog/house-sitting where we are literally having to move to another house…so school is just not going to fit! Not to say, of course, there won’t be plenty of learning despite the empty pocket charts and workboxes! So much for my “year-round” plan. Ah – but isn’t this part of the beauty of homeschooling? Life changes at such a fast pace, but we can go right along with whatever it brings!
The Geek has been blessed to receive a different job within his company where he works “remotely,” which means: AT HOME! I can’t even begin to list the benefits this has brought us, and will bring us in months to come. For now, I’ll just say it has been a major blessing. The help he has been able to lend in helping with the boys while I run errands, make lists, preform the boring task of inventorying, and work on items to sell – has been…amazing…and more than I imagine many other husbands would ever do. Sometimes I laugh as I wonder how this anomaly that is my husband happened, but then I thank God that He gave me such a wonderful man to spend my life with.
So, think of me this weekend (in the 100 degree weather) as I try to sell my fiber creations at the Newport Washington Lavender Festival. I am both excited and nervous to get into such an awesome festival. Like most major festivals, even if you can only get in by being chosen, you still have to pay for your booth (is that fair? I mean – they did pick me, right? lol), so we are…shall I say…invested…in this endeavor…thus my nervousness. So, BIG prayers please in this new adventure, friends!
And, just in case anyone is curious about what I make and sell, you can check out Bec’s Fiber Fetish on Facebook, or got to my website www.becsfiberfetish.com (FYI, Facebook is more up-to-date with my current designs). I’d love to know what you think about my work!