Thursday the shop got slammed and I was running hither and thither to help Marcia keep everyone happy. Proof that the season is finally here. Throw those trunk show canvases on the table and in the baskets and hope someone looks through them.
Friday I come in an hour early because I have an intermediate class from 10 to 12. I am hoping I can hang a canvas or two, but my students arrive early. When I emerge into the real world (the shop), I have a customer wanting to know how to put a canvas into a Lee's luggage tag. I am happy to walk her through it--if I physically do anything, there is a charge (I run a retail store, for heaven's sake). She is scared, but realizes that it is easier than she feared. Five minutes later, it's done and she can see doing the next one alone. Three cheers!
Next for attention is a student from one of last month's classes. We discuss what she can do with her finished project and I suggest possible stitches to finish things off as an evening purse. Her project will be gorgeous. Nice feeling and outcome.
Today, Saturday, I finally succeed in putting canvases on the wall. They look so gorgeous that someone comes in to buy a skein of perle to finish a project, and on her way out, stops and selects a canvas from the wall. Yes!!! After she left, I got the ladder back out and put another canvas in the empty space. Delight.
We have a shop model cuff bracelet designed by Melissa Shirley.
We have many canvases for cuffs. These are a selection:
After years of pillows and belts and rugs, it's a relief to discover things like cuff bracelets.