Lots going on at The Lumberjack & The Gypsy this month. My hands are almost healed so I can begin to be able to move stuff around again. Someone remind me if I ever get the bone~headed idea to get operations on both hands at the same time, that it is NOT a good idea. I opened the back of the shop, where I used to have my workspace and classroom, to add more retail space. Now, I just need to get into the small room that will become the classroom and get it organized so I can start having classes come September. I am meeting with the Coordinator for the Community Ed classes on Friday at the shop to see if I can teach rug hooking classes through Community Ed but at the shop instead of the school. It would just be so much easier not to have to haul all my stuff out from the shop every week. I still want to hold my own craft classes at the shop, too. I am busy making stuff to have on hand so when you come into the shop you can browse the class projects and sign up for the ones that pique your interest. I am going to be following my heart this fall and winter by having more than just every other Thursday night classes. I am going to shoot for every Thursday night and one or two Saturdays a month. The Thursday night classes with be easy “Make and Take” one’s so you can be home by 8ish and the Saturday classes will be more involved and so they will run from 10-3pm and may take more than one Saturday to finish. I have so many ideas for classes that I doubt that I will ever live long enough to teach them all. I am still looking for a local person/s who sells handmade soaps, balms, lotions, bath products and someone who makes jams/jellies and a person who makes soy candles to come and join my motley band of gypsies! We have quite an eclectic variety of items for sale at the shop. I am always on the look out for unique treasures to tickle your fancy! Like a lamp Scott made out of a tractor filter or a lamp made from an old flour sifter and unusual cards handmade by Dubla…they are not your standard cards! Every time some walks in and says how warm and comfy and inviting the shop is, it just blesses me to the tips of my flame red hair. I may be small and a work-in-progress but The Lumberjack & The Gypsy is big on “warm, fuzzy, feelings! Stop in on a Friday or a Saturday from 10~4 and sample some of the best salsa you will ever taste….mild, medium, hot and stupid hot! Check out the latest class projects and sit a spell and let’s get to know one another. See you soon, The Gypsy THE LUMBERJACK & THE GYPSY 1592 OLSONVILLE ROAD (RIGHT ON CNTY RD 61) CARLTON, MN 55718 218~736~9278 thelumberjackandthegypsy.com