I'm embarrassed to say it has been over a month since announcing the start of my blog spot and I haven't posted anything else since. I must admit that part of that was due to feeling that what ever I posted wouldn't be as good as I would like it to be. I did consider not going ahead with this but, that would be silly! Things don't always start out great. I need to begin and enjoy the process of learning something that interests me. Boy, those first few steps can be intimidating! But, I figure nothing ventured nothing gained. Preparing for our Spring Barn Sale which took place May 1st did take up some of my time as well but, that was two weeks ago so, now I don't have any more excuses.
The Feathered Nest 3rd Barn Sale
The Feathered Nest Barn Sales came about last year as a way to sell some pieces that were not going to work in the house my husband and I had recently bought. Long story short, I invited some friends to sell their craft wares at my "barn sale" and it was so well received by vendors and customers, that we knew we couldn't stop with just one. Our second event was great despite the thunder and sprinkles we had from some freak storm. I knew our third show would be the best yet and it was.
The success of these events is due to many things but, the most important is the efforts of Stephanie Sherratt. Stephanie's experience with other shows and her connections with many talented women not to mention she is just a great person, is the reason we started with such a bang. To be a part of this experience and being able to offer a venue for these artists has been very rewarding. Meeting so many talented women (and Gary, the "birdhouse guy") gives me insight to many ideas for things to come. It has prompted me to take up crafting and sewing again which I haven't done since opening my store eleven years ago.
We are already in the planning stages for our Fall Barn Sale. Perhaps I will try out some new crafts by then! Take a peek at the article written by Holly White-Wolfe for Sonoma County Parenting Examiner to learn more about some of the artists that participated in the event.
I promise not to take so long for the next post, assuming anyone is looking. Pam