Friday, August 24, 2007

Half Empty or Half Full?

Well, The Pit Next Door is slowly getting smaller. If the weather hadn't been so wet and soggy (making it extremely difficult for the guys driving the equipment) I'm sure we would have no Pit Next Door today. They started re-filling it last Friday, then again on Tuesday (the only day this week it didn't rain at all), and now, we're back to having a pond next door again. But the pond is much smaller this time around.
They're about half done now, and I can't help but wonder if it's half full or half empty??

It was 10 cent listing day at eBay yesterday, and again, I took advantage, having 23 listings up now for various crochet books I'm sure I'll never use. You know, the kind you buy thinking "I HAVE to have it" then it sits in your closet for 3 years after you look through it a couple of times. I have plenty more, but really don't want to have to take 50 packages to the post office in one or two goes, so am limiting. If it's 10 cent listing day at me out! My starting prices are usually really low, and with my luck, the end price is usually not much higher. I had 6 lollipop lane patterns go last time for around $2, when most people are selling individual ones starting at that. So yeah, my loss could be your gain!

My items on eBay

Friday, August 10, 2007

New Membership

Although the monthly membership is and will continue to be available, and the 1-year monthly membership for $30 has so far been saved from the chopping block, I have now posted on my site information about the Club Pack Membership. Similar to what I offered a few years ago, but simplified.

I will be heading out Sunday for almost a week of 'camping'. I say 'camping' cause it's not really camping when you're staying in an air conditioned cabin with two bedrooms (one of which has two sets of bunk beds which makes my daughters very happy), a kitchenette, bathroom and sitting area. I am so looking forward to this, and to the coming home. No more rickety 1970's tent trailer to put up and take down, no tent to put up and take down. Woohoo!
And rain or shine, I will be able to crochet. What to take...

I will be having a 'seminar' at my local library in November. Talk about nervous. The only people I've taught to crochet are my two daughters, one of whom lost interest completely. Is that a good sign??? I'll be coming up with a design to use, something that can be done in about an hour, or at least a good start, and have already started 'stashing' finished items for a display. My lion stocking is one, the amigurumi theatre duo is another. I'm thinking of whipping up some of my toilet tissue covers as well, maybe come up with a Santa one this year.
I don't know what thought makes me more nervous: the thought of actually demonstrating, or the thought that hey, maybe NO ONE will sign up for it!!!