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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dashed!

   People here in Denver most of the time will say about the crazy weather here: "Welcome to Colorado". I haven't lived in Thornton area more than three years, but heavy hail in May?

Going for a Hail May!

On top of that there was about 3 solid days of rain. As a result, the field that ThorntonFest was being held at got flooded out, and the fair has been cancelled. It made for a rough day as my wife and I were on a mission to get stocked up on inventory. We definitely have alot accomplished, and now we're looking for other venues to sell product. Ah well, guess this Saturday we'll just have to go motorcycle riding and visit our family. Good times and to God be glory and righteousness!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Final Leg pt.2

   What a great day! As we head closer to ThorntonFest 2011 my wife and I are crafting a large inventory of goods that we are hoping people will enjoy having as much as we enjoy making them. Every day we gain new ideas and make new things with our God-given hands. Here are some samples of some chain bracelets:
These colors seem familiar...

If I have time I will make some other team colored bracelets for men and women. We are very excited to meet people and if we hand out 100 business cards Saturday we're calling that the start of a big success.

   My wife got this to help us with our business:
Want to dance?
 The great story about this dress size helper is the story about its cost and how we found it. These fancy stands run about $260US after taxes. We prayed about it and waited on God's time for an answer. A few days later my wife is in a local fabric store and she's checking out clearance items. Lo and behold, here's the dress size helper, claiming to be damaged. After she checks it, we talk about it and go look at it together. There was a broken neck mount for an alternate neck size adjuster, and an internal flex bar had come off its spot weld. We bought it, and after putting a machine screw and bolt in place of the busted spot weld, it works like a champ. Final cost: $62.

   There were so many other blessings on us this last week, and I hope you see and know all yours throughout all your days. Life is good, God is awesome!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Final Leg

    Hello and Happy Sabbath to you all! My wife and I are celebrating the Holy Sabbath of the Lord Jesus Christ by resting. Alot! We had a rough week when our refrigerator freezer fan stopped working and we were scrambling to save what foodstuffs we could from spoiling. After a screwdriver and a shipped part that arrived later, we were back to having a functional fridge.
   This last week we had a sum of money hit our Paypal account. We both thought someone had bought a steel chainmaille vest through our Etsy website.
["YOU FOUND: CHAIN"]

   We investigated and discovered instead that a kind lady in Oregon had bought a Burka Dress & Apron attire set. So my wife and I were both ecstatic and going crazy because we're now a week away from ThorntonFest and we had already been trying to build an inventory of handmade cards and chainmaille jewelry.
Pink and gold Persian 3-in-1 chain weave

So we're resting this day and are both gearing up for this last leg of the workload before setting up our booth at ThorntonFest this Saturday. Business is sometimes overwhelming, but it's great to be busy doing what we enjoy. Take care and God Bless!