I gave Jon the last two Plaid Friday Potholders. It made sense, they were both Manly Potholders and being he’s a manly man who loves to cook….and you know it’s like the shoemakers kids around here. We could really use a few potholders.
So, is it cheating to say I sold out of my potholders in three days when I gave the last two to Jon? Maybe, but what does it matter, a couple of potholders here and there.
What I really want to say is Thank You to everyone who bought my Plaid Friday Potholders, or wanted to buy them. What a thrill it was to sit at my computer a half hour after posting my Potholder Galleries and see all those emails from people wanting potholders. And it went on all day. By Friday night I had sold 80 Potholders.
Yeah, I was thrilled, but it also scared the hell out of me. Too much success? fear of success? I just know my mind kept trying to find something to make me feel bad about. It was on the loose, scanning for things I did wrong. ( and I came up with a million of them, and not all having to do with potholders either) When actually, for the most part, it all went pretty smoothly. Everyone seemed to navigate the Galleries easily (at least I didn’t hear otherwise) and there were few people who didn’t get their first or second choice of potholders.
My friend Athena said often with success comes a purge or flushing of fears. I like that idea. The old fears rising up and being released. A fear cleansing. Well, the fears were mostly gone by this morning and once I got into packaging up the potholders, they were all gone.
Anyway, now I have a bunch of orders to fill for Christmas and a quilt to finish and an idea for a wall hanging that’s been kicking around in my head for a week. If don’t have time to be afraid.