Monday, September 24, 2018

I'm Famous!

Okay, so I'm not really famous, but my trailer sign has sparked quite the buzz in the trailer park. People pull up to it and take pictures, they stop and chat to me about it. I've been walking by people and heard them talking about "that lamp post with all the signs on it" on Main Street (that's my road).

My next door neighbours, at M3, are fantastic. Tim, he works at the park in the summer, has been a great help to us getting set up, etc.. Michelle, his wife, and I hit it off right away. They have a little daughter named Sammy, she is 8. She's cute. She and Ethan, while there is a bit of an age gap, get along well. The other night they went to Chocolate Bar Bingo together and then Michelle gave Ethan (and Sammy) a ride around the park in their golf cart. That made his day. :)

So anyway ... Michelle fell in love with my sign and, two weekends ago, asked if I would make her one ("I will pay for everything!!") in a Lord of the Rings theme. Last weekend (Fri the 21st) I met the lady from M2. She, too, requested a sign, in a Narnia theme. Tim said to them "she just got here, give her a chance to settle in" ... LOL. Michelle wasn't there when M2 asked for a sign (I can't remember her name right now, starts with a J) but the next day Tim told her. She came over to me and asked me how much it would cost because she wanted to pay me up front right then and there. I said "not to worry, you're first on my list" ...

THEN the next nights my neighbours at M5/M6 (it's two trailers owned by the same family) requested a Harry Potter themed sign. We are the first trailers people see when they turn into our section of the park, so it would be nice if we all kind of had a theme. I also kind of like being in control of the signs. My OCD really loves that they're all going to match. :D

I am definitely making one for Michelle. I've already started planning it. The other two will have to wait for Spring. I'm not going to stain the sign for M3 the same colour as mine. I'm thinking it will be good in a antique mossy green or something like that. Maybe even do a dark espresso wood colour. Thoughts?

Preliminary drawing stage. Still needs a little tweaking.

I got my squirrel feeder up!! We planted cedar bushes around it, so it isn't just sitting in the middle of nowhere ...

I planted a rose of sharon tree and brought my little flamingos from home to protect it. A little friend decided to hang out for a bit.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Parked and Marked

After what seemed like eons we finally got our trailer parked into our permanent spot, and our sign is up. YAY! I can't wait to spend more time there. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Little Helper

I've been knitting again (it feels like forever since I picked up the needles) but I can't show you what it is because Marlin is such a good little helper.

I'm knitting a bunch of items to (hopefully) sell at the trailer park. Lots of people sell hand-made crafty things there and a couple times a season they have craft sales, where people set up tables and sell their stuff. I don't know how much I'll sell, but it gives me something to knit. The orange blob under the orange blob is a baby sweater. The green is just what I used to hold the sleeves. I'm about 1/2 way done.