On Saturday I had the privilege of selling my jewelry at the last ever Morris MCC Auction. The auction hasn’t been doing so well in the past few years, so they decided to close it down after this past one. This year the money raised is going to the troubled areas in Syria.
I was in a large hall along with the other crafts (mostly knitting), baking, book sale, quilt auction, and Ten Thousand Villages (a fair trade store run by MCC).
There weren’t a huge amount of books, but the selection was pretty good. I managed to pick up a couple of good books.
Some of the quilts that were up for auction. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of my favorite quilt, which went for $1150 on auction. I really enjoyed the event, and I think it’s a shame that it’s dying out.
I have been absent from this website for a very long time, unfortunately, and I have decided that it is time for a change. I’m hoping to make this website a much more interesting place to be, including new and better pictures, more jewelry designs, and lots more posts about the random interesting things that come with owning and operating a business.
I am going to Comic Con! It’s the one in Winnipeg, so it isn’t the hugest, but it will be the first Comic Con I’ve ever been to, and the largest event that I’ve had a table at. And I’m super excited for it! It’s pretty cool that I got a table at all: I had called to see if they had any tables left, and at a month and a half away, I was told they didn’t. But they’d put me on a waiting list. THAT SAME DAY I came back from the city to find an email telling me they had a table for me.
Next weekend, September 13th, I will be at the Morris MCC Auction. For those of you who don’t know, MCC stands for Mennonite Central Committee, and is a relief/humanitarian aid organization run by Anabaptist churches. All the money I make will go straight to MCC.
The Morris Auction (apparently) hasn’t been doing that great these past few years, so they’re trying to bring in a few different things to attract people, including storytellers and buskers (one of which is my little brother) and well, me, and other interesting things like that.
I’m moving! It’s a huge change for me, from small town to city life, as well as in many other ways. I’m excited for it, but really nervous too.
Do I have a thing #5? That’s probably it for now, although I should mention I got a really epic birthday present from my Uncle and Aunt that I will post pictures of, as soon as I get some pictures. My mom had mentioned to them that I was looking to update my jewelry display, so they HAND-MADE me some really nice necklace busts.