This season is shaping up to be incredibly full of wonderful things. Fall is generally a time of craft fairs and holiday markets. I’ll be at several of these events. If you live in San Diego County, I do hope you’ll stop by to say hello and see what’s new in Fresh Baked Designs. And, I love to work with folks on their custom orders. Check out the Custom page to see some pieces specially designed for clients. Perhaps you too have a special wish for yourself or someone special to you.
For starters, my jewelry is already showing in A Handful of Wildflowers in the downtown village of La Mesa. During the HUGE Oktoberfest in the village, September 30-October 2, even more pieces will be available for sale. I’m planning to be at the store for some of this time and will post those times soon.
Then, there’s a mini Oktoberfest for the employees of Lemon Grove School District on Friday, October 14th at the Lemon Grove VFW Hall from 4-7 p.m. If you work in the district, please stop by my booth for a special deal just for this event. Loved my years teaching in this district!
Thrilled to have Fresh Baked Designs at the First Presbyterian Church’s Holiday Market in downtown San Diego again this year…Saturday, November 5th, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. My daughter, April, will serve as my able assistant for this event. Any local Artisan Crafters are invited to apply to be vendors for this event. Vendor policies and downloadable applications are available at FPC Holiday Market.
And in the East County community of Jamul at the Upper Hand Salon, an Open House is being scheduled for early December. I’ll let you know when this is confirmed.
In the midst of all this fun, my husband and I are incredibly blessed to be going on a mission trip to Ghana from November 1st-19th. We’ll be working with children and teachers in a pre-K-8th grade school in the small village of Kasei. The focus will be on teaching English as a Second language strategies. Interestingly, the official language of Ghana is English and school is taught in English. However, the families in this village speak Twi, so virtually 100% of the students are ESL learners. As a mission group, the airline is allowing each of us two 50 lbs. suitcases to check in free of charge. You can believe these will all be fully packed with school supplies, books, medicines, and other needs for the school and clinic. We are excited to see what God is doing in Ghana and how we can assist the work of the people there. If you are someone of faith, your prayers for open eyes and hearts for this work are greatly appreciated.