Greetings from the Workbench!
I hope you have been enjoying the Spring! It has been wonderful here in central Virginia. We are spending more time outside. The local farmer’s market is in full swing. Life is great!
I started writing this week’s blog early because a new stop in our journey was to begin this morning, then I received a disappointing phone call last night postponing the new stop. I have accepted a part-time position with as a site manager for a property management company. New realm for me, but exciting. The new adventure will have to wait until later in the week.
Farmer’s Market people are amazing!!! I went to Nelson County community farmer’s market this past Saturday with my sister, as she was helping and friend and did not want to go alone. It was a bit disappointing to be in a venue like that and not be able to sale my own product…but it was a wonderful opportunity. I was able to learn some of the behind the scenes things of how a market works without paying to be a vendor. 😉 I was also able to do some networking…I met some amazing farmers; Heather Coiner at Little Hat Creek Farm, (https://www.facebook.com/littlehatcreek) you MUST try her bread!! John and Jade Sonne at Spruce Creek Farm (https://www.facebook.com/SpruceCreekFarms) are just the friendliest folks I have come across in forever! And John’s mom Priscilla makes the most amazing “butterballs”. YUM!! If you are local you need to check them out on Saturdays. I also met Mark “The Rock Guy” McQuarry. He was so helpful, friendly and kind to my silly sister and I. Mark hand makes some of the most beautiful pieces of rock art out of Nelson Co. soapstone (https://www.etsy.com/shop/studio151). Super cool pieces! He offered some suggested for future shows. I am so excited about the networking that happened. Though I did not get to show the world my art…market day was amazing!!!
I did not make very many pieces of jewelry this week. In fact, it took me four days to make a pair of earrings. My family experienced some trauma when my younger brother was in a car accident. I will not go into details…this not the place or time. But he is alive and will after a bit of work be back to his old self. It was a bit of a setback for me, in that I could not really get much done. I did get some jump rings cut. I will get my flow back.
I am going to get myself going for the day, I have to get some jewelry to their new display at The Corner Spa in Lovingston, Virginia! I am so excited to have the opportunity to place my jewelry somewhere other than in the box when I am done making a piece. So if you are in town and do not have time to contact me, please stop in, see Melanie Embry pick out a piece of jewelry and get your nails done while you are there! So until next we meet at the workbench…keep creating, enjoy your moments and keep your chin up. As always thank you for stopping by and for being on this journey with me.