Tuesday, December 29, 2009


It's right between Christmas and New Year's and mixed emotions are everywhere. Christmas was so busy, went to St. Louis to see relatives and shocked how much the nieces and nephews have grown! I know it happens but when you don't see them on a regular basis it still comes as a shock. They've grown into awesome kids. Ok, so now there is only 1 who is still shorter than me, soon to change I'm sure.
I'm optimistic about 2010. Searching for my "word" for the new year. The one that is to describe my goal for my life as well as my craft. I'm hoping it comes to me soon. I'm working on my craft room today and hoping to have it pretty well where I want it to be so I can create again. I feel restless with all the chaos.
Excited about getting back to work. Michigan, Ohio and Illinois are on the calendar and I'm hoping to get to Utah and Washington. Those would be fun.
Enough of a break---back to work in my space!

Monday, December 21, 2009

So close and yet so far!

Sitting in Grand Rapids airport with another flight delay. Snowstorms back east causing delays everywhere. Jeff would be saying : "If you drove you'd be home by now!" but I don't drive that far especially when the weather is crappy. I'm exhausted enough as it is after working a show without having to worry about driving so I guess I'll just make the best of it. No choice, right. At least when I get to Chicago I'm home but Christine has to go to Alabama after that. This year has flown by so fast. So many things happening. wonder what will happen in 2010????

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wow! I've been a traveling fool lately!!! Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, not to mention the shows in Illinois! The Provo Craft/Costco Road Shows have EXPLODED!!!! what started out as a small test program has extended beyond all expectations. From the stand point of Provo Craft as well as Costco. I'm assuming that's a good thing! It's fun to see the expressions on people's faces when they see us. lol We'll get the people who have seen the infomercial and want to see it IRL, and are amazed by it and end up buying it. Others just rush by. Then there are those who are curious to see what we are doing, get excited then buy the system. Some people look wistfully upon the Expressions and wish they hadn't bought the smaller one then realize they can pass it along to someone and get the big one for themselves. Sure you get those who don't have time to stop or husbands who don't want their wives anywhere near us!! lol
I feel so very lucky that I have found something I love and that I can share with others. When people "get" it and create something they didn't think they could, I'm happy. They get excited and want to keep going and that's what keeps me going. I love to see things people come up with and when they copy something I've done, well, that's the ultimate form of flattery. Makes it all worth while.