This is the time of year when I’m at odds with myself about Afton Station. Is it worth the long drive to come up here and have few or no visitors? On the other hand, if I close, will I feel guilty about not being here? I just don’t know. I certainly have enough pre-holiday things to do to keep me busy at home. And what would I do about my blog? It, too, could become boring over these long winter dry spells, but I don’t want to quit. Blogging has been such a good fit for me -- exactly what I feel I’m meant to do. Dilemma, dilemma!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a lady named Betty Baumann from Jay, OK, who was going to bring me samples of her hand crafted Route 66 items to see if I’d like to sell them here at the Station. She arrived this morning with her truck filled with a treasure trove of goodies. She brightened my otherwise dull day by her visit, plus she is quite the amazing craftsperson! I couldn’t resist taking a whole rack of her items to sell here. Very exciting! I even bought a cool purse/tote bag for myself from her stock. I love the Route 66 fabric she used because it's not as colorful and overwhelming as most of the other fabric I've seen. The workmanship is extraordinary.Here's the tote bag.
I stuck it out until almost the bitter end, despite total lack of travelers. Betty Baumann's visit made the day worthwhile, however. Winter is here, folks. Get used to it. :-(