Friday and Saturday, I participated as a vendor at a conference for a group of nurse midwives. They had their annual conference and invited me to bring my goods and set up a booth. It was mostly very quiet as they were in sessions listening to various speakers throughout the day. They would visit me during breaks and lunch.
It's always fun talking about handcrafted soaps and other body products plus we had nursing in common.
I made tubes of bath salts for the occasion and have a few left. I made four different scents - "Love That Lavender" with Bulgarian lavender essential oil and lavender buds, "Ahhhh, Relaxing" with Relaxing fragrance oil and calendula petals, "Cashmere & Silk" with Cashmere & Silk fragrance oil, and "Love Spell" with Love Spell fragrance oil. They looked so nice after I finished labeling and shrink wrapping
them. Love that shrink wrap!
I wish I had had more jars of cream lotion, butter bars, shea butter cream, and sugar polish to take. They bought every one I had! Nurses and all that hand-washing! They need all the nourishing stuff they can get for their hands.
When I taught school, I found something even more drying to my hands than washing. Using chalk. Chalk sucked the moisture right out of my hands.
It was fun being there and I got a lot of knitting done in between their visits. I tried to put a little Valentine's feel to the table with red tissue paper, pink ribbons, and red and pink hearts. I also showed a couple of ways they could put some of the products together as gift sets using the organza and cotton bags I sell.
It's neat going outside in the mornings when there is snow on the ground. You can see who came to visit during the night.
These footprints were quite a surprise. They looked like ducks or geese. I found them leading from the driveway toward the garage door.
Yesterday, Andy ran by Meg and Dennis' house and she gave him two dozen eggs from their chickens. Looks like they have an ostrich in the hen house! A couple of them - one in particular - were huge! We had eggs for breakfast and they were so good! Thanks, Meg!
Today, the cold I've felt in my chest for the last couple of days finally sprouted. I have a deep cough that I hope will subside by tomorrow. With thoughts of making soap, I pureed and froze cucumbers this morning and unmolded the beer cubes for the Bay Rum soap I have in mind. I realized when I packed up from the show yesterday, I am seriously low on soap and am out of several of my most popular ones. I definitely need to hit the soap pot soon.
Andy heads out tomorrow to spend most of the week at the plant in Newcomerstown, OH. He'll come home maybe Thursday and then go to Virginia on Saturday.
I have a week full of appointments and report writing. I should finish the cowl I'm working on in the next day or two and will then cast on for another one (third pattern). I'm still working on the Garden Rose Rib Baby Blanket (pictured here with the pattern). It's a super easy pattern and looks nice.
What do you all have planned for the week?