Thursday, June 28, 2012

Done and done....almost!

If I am asked to make something I really like it finished yesterday! To have an 'obligation' hanging over me is unpleasant. So, yes, I kind of rushed to complete the wholesale order. What that means is I neglected certain other activities in order to get this done. The flower beds are wilting and they are loaded with weeds. The house definitely needs vacuuming and dusting! But the order for 60 tape measures is complete.
They need to be bagged, labeled, packaged and mailed but that's a not a big deal. If I don't change the sheets this week, done!!!!
Now if I can get another big order and have no time to cook.....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Blogs are either subject specific or general life stuff. Mine has been a bit about my life, alot about my business. I'm basically a private person. If you read between the lines, you know I don't brag and even have to be pushed to publicly share some news. My friends push and I usually push right back! Of course, my son and grandsons are the most intelligent, handsome and gifted persons on the planet but since you know that why do I have to blog about it?

Anyway, I'm NOT bragging but sharing some exciting personal/business news.
First, the fall issue of Knit Simple magazine will hit the news stands on July 24th and my tape measures will be a small feature....yippee.
Second, a shop in North Carolina has purchased some tape measures for their store opening in August....yippee twice.
And finally Patternworks, an established, long time yarn and supply business, is about to purchase a slew of my tapes for their online shop....yippee phew!!!!
Oh, and a local yarn shop in Denver is making inquiries also....yikes!!!

Many more still in my Zibbet shop.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I recognize, understand and have been witness to previous generations criticizing the young ones. New things come along and the older citizens don't get it. Rock 'n' Roll, long hair, war protests...I was there, they didn't get it.
I think of myself differently but I am a (proud) member of the new older generation. I have many of the 21st century toys. Some I don't but I get it, just don't 'need' it all. But I don't understand some things.
Why must you be on the phone 24/7 ?
Why do you have to put on mascarra while driving?
Why is texting while driving so necessay?
And I could go on but the other day I was greatly dismayed.
Our area has a wonderful Saturday food market downtown closing off several blocks and creating a pedestrian mall. This past weekend they added a "Touch the Truck" event for kids....garbage trucks, fire trucks, 18 wheelers and pickups were all parked  allowing little ones to...touch! Great weather and great crowds.
Walking down the street was a young couple pulling a classic little red wagon. Sitting inside was a blonde toddler boy, tucked among his parents' purchases. Cute,cute,cute...yes?
He was playing some electronic hand held device. WHY? It was a beautiful day and lots to look at. Why couldn't life entertain him as he was being pulled along? WHY?
I know, I'm old, but stop and smell the flowers,people!