So you know how I mentioned that we were a little ahead of our to do lists for this show? Well I was only able to declare that after correcting one little problem that I finally feel able to talk about now that almost a week has gone by. Last Saturday, my mother-in-law came over and we were talking in the kitchen (which is connected to the dining room – where Arre & i do lots of S&J work) for only a few minutes and MJ walked out of the dining room with a big smile on her face. I said – “what is it?” – she said “I’ll show you” and took me in there – and to my HORROR – i noticed she had written (in black marker) L – O – V – E on a frame
the frame above has been worked on to try to remove the (now faded) “love” – i was in no mood to snap pics before i attempted to correct the problem.
and as I walked around the room….it was on every.single.frame.in.there (luckily not ALL of our frames were in there, but a lot of them). I’m not sure what happened in the next few minutes – – I do know I said her name very loud and very drawn out with extra syllables to avoid saying anything else I would regret later and she disappeared in tears.
After I calmed down and scrubbed, sanded, & scraped at the frames (and corrected 90% of them) I felt ready to talk to her about it. When asked “Why?” Her response was: “I thought you liked that word” Notice above she used a V-nail for her “L”. I must say (only a week and thousands of deep breaths later) that is a bit creative. She is forgiven but not allowed just yet to join the s&j creative team and definitely not allowed in the dining room with a black marker. I’m glad she loves the word love knows that i like the word love and now knows to NEVER write the word love on anything but paper. So if you come across a faded “LOVE” on a frame this weekend – you now know the story :) and the moral: don’t have your work space in the vicinity of children – especially with only a couple weeks out from a show.
Since she wanted to be so involved and they all love “helping” – we decided they could advertise for us. If you’d like to help..come by and we will stamp you (or your kid) :)
but don’t touch the frames! (mills)
speaking of the stamp ..Joni at Chocolate Butterbean came through as usual
awaiting new homes….
We hope to see you there!