|Posted by lavenderlace1 on May 30, 2011 at 5:52 AM|
Father’s Day is upon us! Is Dad a knife collector? Swords capture his fancy? You have got to visit our website at www.lavenderlaceceltic.com and see the huge collection of Sgian Dubh, swords, knives, and other great items. You need to get your Scots on with a knife for your stocking!
Did I tell you about Savannah? Long day! We left Irmo in the wee hours and drove down to Savannah for the day, then drove back that night. Slept all the next day! Ha! We had a GREAT helper, thank goodness! Who made our packing go SO much faster and let us get on the road that much sooner. Eric was introduced to Haggis and Grits, which he enjoyed but would have enjoyed more had they been hot! The Bethesda Boys Home – enough cannot be said about how beautiful it is there! If you get a chance, you really need to mark your calendar to go next year the first Saturday in May.
Lavender Lace went this year for the first time to the Smoky Mountain Highland Games in Maryville, Tennessee. Now, these games were just moved from Gatlinburg where they had been for the last 30 years! The crowds were triple what they had been in Gatlinburg, is what they tell us! The site at Maryville College was perfect for these games! We spent the weekend in a gorgeous mountain cabin owned by a dear friends’ family and we absolutely cannot thank them enough. John and Eric were both a big help to us and it’s amazing how much faster packing goes with many hands!
The year is halfway over! Graduations! Weddings! The looming summer heat! Well, it all can’t be great.
June finds Lavender Lace Celtic at only two games – and both the same weekend! Clover, South Carolina on the 11th will find Marji at the stadium there representing Lavender Lace! Please go by and say hi to Marji! She will have a tent this year and, hopefully, won’t get sunburned like she did last year.
Kelsey and I will be the 11th and 12th in Blairsville, Georgia for the Highland games there. Beautiful setting! We hope we do well here, as well!
The remainder of June, July and August will find us twiddling our thumbs, and (hopefully) making product. We are still a very hand-to-mouth company. We make money at an event, we can afford to purchase materials to make more product for sale at an event so we can afford to purchase materials … well, you get the idea. Actually, we have two more events to pay vendor fees for this year yet.
I encourage you all to go and look at what we have available on our website. We would love to expand our offerings there, but cannot afford the higher hosting fees associated with a larger online store! Yet ANOTHER Catch-22! www.lavenderlaceceltic.com
I’ll write again in August and let you know what will be coming up in September! You can do a little “reading ahead” and check out our calendar on the website!
Off to pack the RV!
Sabrina & Kelsey