It's been one of those weeks (and a bit). Facebook (business) pages is really messing up - I posted thank you's to you all for tuning in and the post has disappeared. I made another posting - nope, gone and then I've had a week where I couldn't actually type anything in. I've also got a thing showing that there is a message on the business page - but can I find it? Nope. Nowhere to be seen. If you have tried to message, best to send it through email, or try again. So, that has been quite a pain to say the least.
We have been busy packing of course, all show orders got out well within the time, including the delayed dispatch items - so thank you again. Our next show isn't until July 24 - giving us some vital catch up time.
I've been suffering quite badly with my sinuses recently (not anything new particularly) and am now waiting to get back to see the ENT as my usual tricks aren't clearing them up this time. This has meant time in front of a screen is limited, as my eyes don't do so well and I've had a bad earache. Not helpful when it is book keeping time haha. It has also meant the intros to my video can't really be filmed - I look so bleary eyed :) Guess I am more vain than I thought!
I also have suspected Plantar fasciitis. Again, waiting to see a specialist, as over the counter insoles have not helped (and possible made the problem worse). I now cannot stand for very long at all and walking is incredibly painful. So, by the time we've packed orders I'm sitting down with my foot up trying not to feel lazy.
However - I have been working on an exciting project which involves sitting comfortably, making, and taking lots of step-by-step photos.....
So all in all I hope to be a bit caught up next week and back to making videos.
In other news - this year I joined the National Button Society. I am already a member of the British Button Society, but joining the American one seemed a wise move. Especially as this year their convention is online, so I will be able to attend (ok, some of the things I want to attend will mean some very late nights, but I'll figure it out). But, even more exciting, the Americans do competition "trays".
It isn't something done here, and it is something I've always been intrigued by. Well, this year one of the categories is fabric buttons. And of course, being virtual, entry is by emailed image. Probably the first and only time I will be able to take part (no way I would post my button collection), so I am really looking forward to having a day or so going through those tins above (and a fair few others) and finding the right vintage and antique buttons to make up the tray. I am sure I won't "win" (there's no prize this year) as there are a lot of rules to follow as to buttons and types and so on and newbies never get it right as I understand, but I am going to enjoy the process!
Stay well and warm everyone, and I hope you are all keeping well yourselves