I went out Thursday morning to recertify my paratransit services. Pastor M accompanied me. I am blessed to have a church family. It felt so good to be outside again even though it was a very cold day. Everything went smoothly except for one thing. I scraped my leg while I was riding in the wheelchair. Sometimes a small scrape on my legs leads a to big infection. I hope that’s not the case this time.
I started sending out my newsletter Friday. As I’ve mentioned before, in the newsletter I share my childhood crafting memories and the afghan promotion. My friend NYH did a great job formatting the newsletter for me. My friends are very encouraging when it comes to supporting my crafting business.
I think I finally have a schedule that I can work with to organize myself a little better. Sundays will be my regular day off. I will not crochet at all on this day. On Mondays, I will make gift items. Tuesdays, I will make new items to post in my Etsy shop. Wednesdays & Saturdays, I will make custom orders. Thursdays & Fridays, I will make items to sell at craft fairs & my open house. When I don’t have any outstanding orders to fill I will make items for my open house and craft fairs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If by some miracle I have a lot of orders I will use Mondays as a third day to make custom orders.
Today I got my first February order. Someone ordered a black beret. I didn’t get a deposit. But, I can start crocheting it because I have black yarn on hand. I should be able finish crocheting the hat this Wednesday or Saturday. February is about half over and so far I just have that one order. But I’ll see how the rest of the month goes. In all honesty, I have to admit to crocheting today although it is Sunday. I am crocheting that red ripple afghan I mentioned in previous blogs. I’ll work on it some more tomorrow since it fits under the gift category. Red is a good color to work with on Valentine’s Day.