That was five years ago, and I slowly grew out of being accustomed to the madness of holidays! This year however, was a bit chaotic.
A few days after Thanksgiving, my colleague and I got the green light, to produce a farmers market in one of the most desolate areas of D.C.
Suddenly I felt like I was going back in time and right back into the madness of December!!! But thankfully, I was able to work from home, which means, laundry still gets done...dinner, well, not all the time (I have ordered a bit of take out in the last three weeks!), but at least I get to eat with my family.
And both days went great. Frankly - this is one of those projects that you work on and feel pretty good having done it.
Part of the concept was to make it feel like a community event....so I sent out an invitation to every school in the ward (about 30) to have their chorus or band perform, and only one responded....and THEY WERE GREAT!
I can't lie - these kids were the highlight of my day.
Although....one could argue that the next part of this story would definitely be the bead-y highlight of my day!!!
We also had chef demonstrations at the market.
But later on....after all the photo ops
...ss I was thanking our wonderful chef for participating in this event, she stopped the conversation, and reached over to my ear and said "ooooooooooooooh these are soooooooooo cute!"
|(I made these to go with my Bead Soup Blog Party piece!)|
And my two colleauges both piped in "Amy made them! She makes beaded jewelry!" And then the chef said - "I love wearing earrings" and I said, "well I will hook you up!" And she said, "if you do, I'll wear them on my show!" And then.....we worked out the details of where I should send them!
Okay - so maybe that was the highlight of my day.... :)
So I am UBER excited about this opportunity. Really!?! My earrings on a major television network!? I cannot wait to get started on this once I'm finished with my Christmas presents!!!
I finished a few pieces over the weekend and only have about 4 more to go this week!
|A beautiful bead from BeadsByEarthTones!|
|I forget how much I enjoy stringing sometimes!|
Now my main focus is to get my packages ready to ship to Massachusetts. I was freaking out last week that I may not get them there on time....but now I'm feeling very peaceful and if they get there before Christmas that will be great, but if not they will get there a day or two after - and that will be okay too!