Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Are You Sure That I'm Your Gal?

I am supposed to go to a craft night in a few minutes and I'm so hesitant to go and wishing there was a reason it would be called off. On the other hand I feel that I owe it to the church to be there, although it may very well backfire on them. These are items that people should want to buy, for a fundraiser, not practice for a novice.

Now, if you want to purchase some SAP instructions with pictures covering each and every key or icon to press, I'm your gal. If you want to know about suncare returns mitigation, I'm your gal. If you want to learn how to talk to a raccoon, I'm your gal. However, and there is always a "however" in life, if you want to buy a nicely crafted holiday decoration, I'm not your gal. I am so far outside of their league that I may as well be the parking attendant except my night vision is almost as bad as my crafting skills so they wouldn't tip me much either.

I guess I'll venture out and see what happens. If it doesn't work out I'll graciously back out and keep practicing on my own. Wish me luck!


TLW said...


Mary Christine said...

I think a lot of people actually do want to buy "novice" made things at craft fairs. I have bought a lot of such things over the years and they are very precious to me.

I had a "date" with my daughter tonight. She called and we both agreed that we would rather not. I had to say it first. We were both so relieved!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Thanks! Now they know they shouldn't ask me to paint. No talent for it, not a bit!

Mary Christine- there's a time for everything; it's just not now. Maybe someday.

I hope lots of people want novice things! They'll find a treasure trove at our sale if I stay with this.

me said...

I want to learn how to talk to a raccoon.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Ok, you're on. First, in a calm, even voice, keep talking to her/him. Tell her she is pretty and such a good raccoon- the sort of voice you would use if you were speaking to a young toddler. Don't be nervous, they pick up on fear and it transfers to them. Keep slowly moving, not towards it, just so it is used to motion. When they call their babies it is something of a cooing sound, soft and almost dovelike, although not really like a bird. You can do this too but wait to hear it first. You'd hate to say the wrong thing! They will watch you but don't stare which would seem an aggressive move to them, although look at them from time to time. I like to have a cat with me because they eat with my outside stray cats and are comforted by the fact that the cat likes me. She will look like she is grimacing when she eats but that is just the way their mouth works. If she is scared she will normally run but if she snorts, back off. Not a good thing. If she is calm pretty soon she will start to listen to the cadence of your voice and enjoy your company. I don't hand feed, I just leave things a few feet away. My old boss had a friend with a pet raccoon. Very intelligent creatures but nothing I would want in the house.