Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Friday, November 4, 2011

Busy Day

I spent the whole day today doing Etsy things:  shipping packages, photographing items, and listing items.  I can't believe how much time it all takes!  Fortunately, I'm enjoying it.

The best thing today:  I sold a Santa sack on my Red Letter Day site!  Here's what it looks like.  I'm excited to see the shop starting to take off.  Baby steps...baby steps...

One of the things I got listed (finally!) are my pretty organza drawstring bags.  I filled one with salt water taffy and it looked quite nice like that, so.... I'm finally off dead center with that particular project.  I'm thinking flower girls, little girl birthday parties, wedding stuff, etc.  Drawstring bags are the most time-consuming type of sack I make, so I hope the price doesn't scare customers off.  Considering they can always go to the Dollar Store (ick) and get mass-produced sweat-shop cheesy organza bags for a fraction of what I'm asking, I'll just have to wait and see how these do.

Tomorrow is the first Saturday of November, hence, Fruitcake Day.  I started doing that in about 1979, I think. Not that nasty, technicolor, scary candied fruit fruitcake, but the kind made with actual dried fruit--raisins, apricots, dates, cherries, and so on.  It's tart and tangy and chewy, and never the same two years running.  I'm always reminded of that movie, State Fair, and the prize-winning mincemeat that kept getting dosed secretly with more and more brandy.  Yeah, I know...  Bad Baptist!


  1. You should have Hunter dress up in a Santa costume to pose for a picture with the Santa sack and use that picture to advertise them on Etsy

  2. Thanks, A. Actually, that's exactly what I did do--great minds think alike, I gather. You can see him here, I think--if it's still online, since the bag sold:


  3. Oops, I guess that link is gone already. Drat.