On Sunday I went out to the backyard and dug some vegetation to make a terrarium. OK, Judy said I could purchase one of hers but this big jar was just waiting to be used for this. It's amazing what has already happened in the jar and I find myself checking on it way too frequently.
Yesterday was my work day at Leola's and the women had brought in some amazing pieces. They work so hard to make this a success and to actually do this for a living. We have so many people who appreciate our creativity but don't realize that if you just tell us how inspiring we are without sometimes purchasing an item, it's hard to pay the rent. Just remember that when you buy from small businesses like Leola's, it goes right back into the community. Everyone of these women take their check out into their neighborhoods and buy their groceries, eat at restaurants, shop with other dealers, buy their children's clothes (& their own), pay for lessons, shop at their local True Value, get haircuts, buy insurance and a million other things. Pay attention to who your customer is and try to shop with them and do a little payback. My hairdresser has never been in my shop and I'm giving that some serious thought. I've been going to her for almost 20 yrs. Loyalty means a great deal to me.
Anyway, enjoy these pictures of the wonderful, talented women of Leola's.
I love these single swings. I'm thinkin' I'll put one in my big tree in the backyard. Aren't they wonderful?