Friday, August 6, 2010


Just a needed pause in the activities...and some thank you's...

A big "THANK YOU!" to all of JB's customers who came out on July 24th for the last Breakfast Club of the season.  And a thank you for those generous customers who brought a donation to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Story City...canned goods, diapers, paper towels and all sorts of food items were donated and will be soooo appreciated! Wonderful vendors in our side yard on that day were Sarah, Kristen, Ted, Nannette, Tracy and my "little girls."  They had great booths!!   We also had a fun, creative workshop a few days before the Breakfast Club consisting of a little soldering and a little stamping and resulting in some great necklaces!!  Thank you to all who participated.

 The shop continues to do a brisk business, turning over great old stuff at a fast clip.  The Junk Bonanza (you know the big show in Shakopee, MN) is right around the corner for me.  It makes me lose sleep at night w/ all of the ideas going through my head for the shop and the show!  JB Knacker will be closed on Wednesday, September 15th as we load the truck in the wee hours of the morning and just maybe (quite possibly) leave the shop in shambles.  We'll be closed just this one little elves can come in and spruce it up!  I would love to see you at the Bonanza.  It's not too far away and is the best sort of overwhelming you can imagine!

 Just so I don't get too caught up on all that I need to get done, I am planning a little evening get-together at the end of August.  A Monday evening...maybe August 30th...just thinking out loud evening about where we create.  It will be a mix of entrepreneur stuff and studio stuff.  An evening where we can think outside of and around the box.  The kids will have settled back into their routine and the smell of autumn will just be creeping into the air.  A great time to get a kick start into what we do so well...Nesting.  What is your nest going to look like as we head into another Iowa winter.  Let's look forward to this time of the year together!  I will send out the information very if you're not on the email list...get on it ASAP!



Farmgirl Chaos said...

I will be at the Junk Bonanza! I am actaully an Early Bird, for my 2nd year going. :) It's a little sad that I need to travel to another state to visit your store. Hopefully I'll make it to Gilbert soon! Life/work has just been crazy busy.

Anonymous said...

oh, i love the idea of august 30th! i would love to visit the junk bonanza, but it's lucy's birthday weekend...maybe we shall make that her birthday outing?!

Anita said...

Hey Brenda- Thanks for the kind words. It was a sad decision to make for us to not go, but, I needed to think long-term. Hoping to shop it Saturday morning however!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Brenda!! I was just online sprucing up the website...and saw your totally sweet comment! thank you! and congrats to you too :)

I do hope you make it to the sale - I have some friends going to junkbonanza, and they have asked me to maybe I'll see you there!

Anne Marie