Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thank You My Walnut Creek Fun Girls!

It was a hard show for me in Walnut Creek. I was pretty depressed about the death of Aunt Sis, and I usually don't get depressed, so it was hard to work. Luckily, I took most of the day off on Saturday, so if I missed you, I am sorry. I may be a little behind on orders as well, so I will get to those this week.

The good news is the day in bed Saturday really helped, and it is time to move on. It was a timely death, she would have been 99 in a few days, and she wouldn't have wanted to be bed ridden, as she may well have been had she continued to live. So we loved her, and will miss her, and we were so lucky to have had her as long as we did. She always made us laugh...for good and bad. She had quite a fiery nature! But she loved life, and I think that is why she stuck around for so long. Blind in one eye, and failing eyesight in the other, she still DELIGHTED in new clothes I had, or jewelry I had made. She loved beautiful things. And nothing makes you feel younger than hanging out with with a 98 year old!!! So we go on.

Saratoga Rotary this coming Sunday!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Walnut Creek this Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26 & 27 I will be in Walnut Creek, on North Main Street at the Bonanza St. intersection, in front of the Silk Road Restaurant. I personally will not be there on Saturday, but my booth will be open. 10-6, except on Sunday, we close at 5pm.

I am sorry to say that I won't have a free gift this show for my email list. Creating the free gifts has been great fun so far this year, but due to a death in the family, I just won't be working this week. I will be continuing this at all my future shows , as possible.

Hope you can make it this weekend!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Home from Menlo Park

I got home yesterday afternoon around 3pm from the Menlo Park show. I went directly to bed. I got up to cook dinner, ate dinner and went back to bed and slept until about 8 this morning. Wow!
Fun show, but the weather made it really difficult. If you were one of my last customers on Sunday, I really need to apologize, because I must have seemed like a crazy woman. I was pretty burnt out from dealing with the weather - cold, then hot, and so so windy! So don't worry, I havn't lost your orders yet or anything!!!
The weather this weekend for Walnut Creek looks good. Anything but that incredible wind will be OK with me!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

San Francisco Magic

Last weekend's show on West Portal Ave in San Francisco was perhaps one of the most fun shows I have ever done!!! The weather was absolutely unbelievable.....hot and sunny!!! Someone said it was the warmest day there since 1982! All three days were just beautiful, and then, at 5:00 on Sunday just as I started to pack up, the fog started rolling in. Amazing! It went from sunblock to felt hats in a few minutes!
People were out and happy! San Franciscans are such friendly people. Everyone stops to say hello, and it is just a great deal of fun. I am looking forward to Menlo Park this weekend, and will post a picture of my email special in a few days. It was fun to give away the key chains at West Portal, so read that email!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fun Gift for Email List Only

I thought of a fun game... the first two customers each day from my email list will get to pick one of these really cute keychains! Read your email, and get stuff too!! I hope to do more promotions like this for my email customers, so keep reading! You will need to ask for it!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Bloggus Interuptus

Well I have just experienced my first "life interrups blog." I spent several days in the San Francisco Bay area with an elderly aunt who fell and broke her arm. She was hospitalized for several days, and because it was an arm break, they wouldn't send her to a nursing home for care. So we arranged for 24 hour caretakers in the assisted living home she had been in for several years. This arrangement wasn't permanent, however, and we finally found a placement for her in Sacramento. This was a difficult journey that involved a two night stay at our house in the mountains. It was so sweet and sour to have her here with us, but an incredible amount of work. I tried to do some jewelry while she was here, but she really needed a lot of attention. I think I got a few pieces laid out, but not a lot more. I fantasized about 'keeping' her, but we don't even have enough room for her to walk around, let alone our need to work.

She made it two days in her new assissted living, and she fell and broke her hip. At 98, this could be the end. I feel so incredibly sad for her. Surgery may happen today. I will keep you posted, as this is all I can think about right now.

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Calaveras County, California, United States
I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at FUNGIRLSJEWELRY@Gmail.com if you like.