Another day…another 70 bars of soap?

Ahhh, finally 5 minutes to sit down and concentrate on my blog.  It seems when the work gets piled on its the fun things that get pushed aside 😦  Oh well, I am reasonably caught up, at least for the moment.  Things would get awful boring if I wasn’t running in 5 different directions all the time…maybe one of these days I will take the direction and go visit my parents, tsk, tsk, I’ve been a bad daughter.

Last weekend was the Just Around the Corner Event in Priceville.  An arts and crafts show and sale featuring all local crafters.  All but one was from the Grey/Bruce area.  There was 18 vendors total all with unique items.  It wasn’t one of those shows with wall to wall attendants, but it went pretty well for being the first show there.  Although in doing some brainstorming with some of the vendors the August long weekend possibly isn’t the best time to hold an indoor show.  I thought about holding it outside, but the weather is so unpredictable…and if it rains, then what?  A lot of the “seasoned” vendors were very supportive and want to be invited back next year…which means I have to do it again.  Although I decided that I will be getting help with it next year.  I must say, running two business, working part time out of the house and being the one doing all the work to organize and run an event takes a bit of time, and energy.  I must have slept for almost 2 days straight after the event was over 🙂  I guess I need to start working on next years event…I wonder what weekend it should be held? and where?

I’ve also been spending a lot of time working at Pioneer Spirit, my soap and candle business 🙂  Its amazing how much time and effort goes into making soap and candles.  Then once its made you have to let the soap dry for 6 weeks!  I have quilts that I’ve made in less time.  Its fun though, and the testing is a great perk.  I love having beeswax candles burnings.  Plus, did you know that it is possible to use soap and not be all dry and itchy afterward?  I always thought that was part of being clean…turns out its not 😉

I snapped this neat picture last time I was making soap, little beeswax flowers ( I think they look like flowers, atleast they did till they melted)

beeswaxflowers

Don’t worry I’ve found time to squeeze in some quilting too.  Yesterday I was sewing together some blocks and cutting out socks…yep, socks…I’ll tell you why when I’m a little farther along in the project.
I’ve also been spending sometime converting my patterns into e-patterns for youcanquiltthis.com, a spin off from youcanmakethis.com.  What a great bunch of sites!

Oh, and I finally got new batteries for my camera.  I don’t know what the life span of rechargables is supposed to be, but for the price I paid for the last set it wasn’t near long enough.  But, I’ve got now ones so I can take pictures again!

One of the first things I took a picture of with my new batteries was my soggy chickens.  They got caught out in the rain yesterday (I told them to get inside, but they didn’t listen) and boy are they a sight when they are wet!  You think a soggy cat is comical! Unfortunately the picture isn’t the greatest, but I’m sure I will have the chance to get another…they really don’t seem too concerned about the rain – I guess thats when the juicy bugs come out…soggychicken

And of course since my camera is in working order again there is lots of pictures of Magnum and Ella.  I think they are just the cutest when they cuddle together.  Magnum is so careful when Ella is sleeping on the bed, don’t think I’ve seen him kick her once…ok, maybe that one time, but I’m pretty sure he was dreaming 🙂

magnumElla

ella

Happy quilting!

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One Comment on “Another day…another 70 bars of soap?”

  1. Peggi Says:

    Oh – the lovely scent of beeswax – it brings back such wonderful memories. I’m addicted to beeswax candles, and lavender soap. 🙂


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