A Day in the Desert Garden of Tea With Iris
When Leslie from Tea with Iris contacted me asking if I would be interested in showing and selling my macramé creations at her annual Open Studio and Holiday Bazaar, I felt completely honored ...and super excited!
Last year I had planned on attending as a guest but that weekend I was very ill with asthma and breathing issues. I had just been wondering to myself if she was going to have a party again because I really wanted to try and go this year. Within a few days, I received an email from Leslie. I did not hesitate to say yes!
I had just recently dropped off my latest stock of macramé at Cactus Mart, so I had to create everything in the next few weeks. Every spare moment I had between my full-time job and my freelance work, I macraméd. While my husband and I watched TV shows and movies, I macraméd. I tried to macramé in the car during work lunch breaks, but I quickly realized that was impossible due to too small of a space! This sudden rush of macramé'ing was tons of fun and exhausting as well. The last few days leading up the party was spent getting everything pulled together: signage, business cards, pricing tags, and other details.
The morning of I work up early. The car was packed, I grabbed a cup of coffee from Frontier Cafe in Yucca Valley (and randomly ran into my friend Melissa there), and I headed down to the low desert. The December weather was chilly in Joshua Tree but in Palm Desert it was perfect! My creations were soon hung and I helped Leslie string her beautiful glass lights back and forth across the yard. Soon guests started arriving and the party was underway!