|Linking up with Smiling Sally's Blue Monday Party. So much fun!|
Happiness should probably not be
quantified by what I am about to post
about. However, there is no denying
the happy feelings that "filled my soul"
(oooh the drama)
on Saturday as I got to refill this huge
much fun challenging!! But even as much
fun as it was to make I had no idea if
the color or fragrance had pleased the
customer as it had gone through my
Amish friends who collect orders from
their family and friends.
|All sizes and shapes. Recycled containers!|
When I unloaded this box of glassware
and found it carefully wrapped and tucked
in for a refill I was so very happy.
It had just a tiny bit of wax left at the
bottom and had burned beautifully and
cleanly from top to bottom.
|Wicking this is challenging...but better the second time around.|
For my first candle of this size
I had definitely
guessed at the wick sizes.
Thankfully I got it right!
Experience is a good thing!!
|Keeping the right lids with the right jars can be challenging...|
Better yet was the phone call
on Saturday from Rachel,
my Amish friend.
She had forgotten to tell me that the owner
of this candle wanted it to be scented just as
it had been originally.
That was just the icing on the cake!
She said they absolutely loved this candle
and that with the three wicks it was
like a lamp on their dining room table.
No other light was needed in the kitchen
most of the time.
Now, I have to tell you that I really have not
expected to receive any more orders from this
source. The reason being that the last time I
saw Rachel she told me that she was going to
begin making candles herself. She and a cousin
were going into business together.
I was thrilled that she was inspired to do this
and offered any help I could give.
At the same time I was sad because I figured
that would be the end of the orders coming
through her. So...on Friday when the phone rang
and it was Rachel asking me to stop by and pick
up a huge box of jars I was very pleased.
She and her cousin are still in the process of learning
how to make candles.
I have given her some wicks
am I crazy???
I don't care.
I love helping others succeed.
There is room enough for both of us
in this town.
I'll just consider myself her inspiration
and smile any time I think about it.
I am that vain.
Tomorrow I will cheerfully finish
filling this order.
Loving the fact that every jar is recycled,
I recognize them.
Anyway...I totally get that there
are way more important ways to find
At the moment though
I am going to rejoice in the fact
that Warren and I had a very nice
chat on Saturday and he has agreed that
it makes sense for me to make candles
for at least another year.
Thank you, honey!!
Some changes will be made around here.
Storage and organizational things....
pricing and fundraiser percentages.
Time to catch up with inflation.
If it works, it works.
well, I'll deal with it.