As for me, I held out hope that Robin's health would start to improve and we would once again be able to meet for our fun stamping weekends and participate in craft shows together. Now as the craft show season nears for another year, it is clear that Laura and Robin will not be able to participate. After much thought about this, I have decided to try to keep MD Designs going on my own. My daughter, Riley, just had a precious baby girl (one other life changing event, but a good one) and I know she will be too busy to help out much. But she may be able to help some, so I'm going to try it. My wonderful husband, David, helped me out last Fall when Laura had to back out of our shows. He also helped me out this past weekend at a show which, by the way, was a flop for me. It left me feeling very discouraged and I actually thought about just hanging it up. But I so enjoy creating things with my stamps and paper. I just can't let it go. I know that even though the others can't help me out with creating and selling, they will support me emotionally and spiritually. I'm going to try to not depend on David to help me so much with the shows, but he doesn't seem to mind. David thinks we need to change our name from Mother/Daughter designs to Mary/David Designs. Not going to happen. Sorry, David. I hope this will be a temporary situation and Laura, Robin, and Riley will be able to rejoin the team soon. I really miss stamping and crafting with them.
My goal is to start blogging more often. Maybe even daily. I want to show you some things that I created for my last show (that didn't sell). If you see something that you like and want to make a purchase, just message me and we'll figure out how to make that happen.
Let's start with these cuties.
Till tomorrow, or next time,
P.S. Robin has been trying to blog about her experiences with Lyme and she has created an Etsy shop. They are both called The Rounded Corner. Check them out sometime.