Monday, December 11, 2006

The second-hand espresso machine we were counting on has fallen through. In lieu of actually opening I decided to organize a one day Christmas craft sale last Saturday. I invited local crafters to participate along with members of the Carlton Trail Agricultural Society (who sold delicious cherry products). Tyler, my father (visiting from Alberta)and I stayed up late on Friday making sure the shop was ready for the public. On Saturday I woke up at 5am to bake lemon loaf and apple cinnamon muffins (and cookies which I burnt in sleep deprived fog). Luckily my father made sure that there was hot coffee available throughout the day. The morning of the sale was a little slow but things livened up in the afternoon when Bernadette the cowboy poet showed up and brought her friends! Thanks to Monique, Bergit, Laurel, Marjorie, Kevin and Edie. As far as the espresso machine goes it looks like we'll have to invest in a new one, which will require a loan, so it's off to the bank.


Anonymous Joanne said...

Looks fantastic!!
BTW, did you get my package?

4:18 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Thanks Joanne. I just went to the post office and your package was there! Your jewelry is gorgeous! I really hope we can open soon.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the pictures the shop looks great, and I hope you manage to get your espresso machine sorted out.

Best wishes to you, and much success.

Chris Story (nephew of Jerome and Peter)

12:20 PM  
Blogger kickpleat said...

the shop looks great and i'm glad the sale went well! i love your brother's pins (i've got one pinned to my book bag). i'm so excited to see the progress and good luck on the loan.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Serena said...

Thanks Chris and Jeannette!
We managed to get a loan so stay tuned for news about our new espresso machine and hopefully our grand opening, providing all goes well with the health inspector...

7:10 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

neat: - )
Lookin' Good!

7:50 PM  

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