This Saturday (Nov.7th), we will be doing our first ever pop-up shop (aka trunk show) at my very favorite yarn shop, Stash in Corvallis. When they first invited us, I didn’t even know what a trunk show was, but was glad (as always) to have another excuse to go to my beloved yarn shop! Jeff has been busy in the shop and I’ve been tying buttons on cards like crazy. We will be bringing lots of buttons and shawl pins, as well as some earrings and magnets. Our family will be there with our handmade items from 12-4. Come say hello if you visit!
On an unrelated note, the contact form on my blog does not notify me when someone writes me there. I checked it now and then, but since I didn’t get many messages there, I went quite awhile where I completely forgot to check it. Then I saw I had missed so many of your messages and I apologize! This morning I’ve been working to get caught up e-mailing everyone back, but felt bad for the delay! I’ve now written a note at the top of my contact form, letting everyone know that they will get a much faster response if they e-mail me instead. One sweet reader, Tammi, wrote me the below message and it was such a good reminder that I thought you might enjoy it too. (Thanks Tammi! So true! And just what I needed to hear.)
“Taryn, You reminded me something my mother used to say, when I was growing up. “housework can wait….the kids are only young once”. She was/is such a great mom. She would spend time bike riding and playing hopscotch or wiffle ball. When she had work to do in side that couldn’t wait, she would set us up down on the floor with butcher paper and cookie cutters to make wrapping paper. I always wanted to be just like my mom. The time I spent playing jacks or picking goose berries with her, are precious and something I will always remember. Things can wait, Bracken is growing up before your eyes. Don’t blink. He will be all grown up wayyyy tooo soon.”