... words contributed to John Steinbeck on his novel "Of Mice and Men". Today I had grandiose plans to sit and hook my lion rug so I could move on. But, as it has been known to happen, I took a hard right turn and my plans changed in a flash.
This all came about because I sent my newsletter yesterday of my upcoming show in Lewes. Within an hour I received an order for Uncle Sam which was listed on my web site. Yes, it is after the July 4th celebration but we will have more patriotic holidays coming up. So to my Americana container I went and to my surprise there was no Uncle Sam in there. Unfortunately I must have sold him at my last show and had forgotten to remove him from my web site or to make another. So here I am busting my butt to make one before next Friday when I load my van. Here is the Sam I am to reproduce.
And when it rains it pours.....today I also had an order for patterns from someone (which have since been drawn), plus an order for a Domestic Zoo (thank gawd I had one of those big suckers drawn and ready to ship), but also an order for an E.S. Frost Sheep rug which I don't have drawn. Problem there is I haven't heard back whether it is the one with the scrolls or the one with the birds and flowers so that will have to be drawn sometime this next week for sure.
So while I would like to go in and 'hook a spell' on my lion I will be stuffing the legs of the Sam, painting the shoes, stuffing the body and don't even have the clothing cut out yet.
So what was it I said a few blogs ago about my doll making and how I'd rather be hooking? Yeah, but the sale of this will buy me more wool to hook with. That's the mindset I need to keep.
By the way, at 6:30 p.m in Seaford, DE it is 102 outside. I cannot wait to hear the record breaking temps we must have reached today.
Stay cool and thanks for visiting.