Monday, February 5, 2018

Buried in tankards

Don and I have had a frantically busy weekend. That's because we're getting ready to send out the bulk of a huge order from one of our wholesalers.

For the last few weeks, we've been doing nothing but concentrating on these babies. Most of the shop work falls on Don, and he's been wiped.

This weekend was the final push. We had to bake, test, card, inventory, wrap, and box.

I was going to have a friend and her dog over for tea (and a play date for the canines), but the house was trashed and we had too much to do. (Hopefully next weekend.)

Mr. Darcy is getting used to what a massive production run is like: namely, tiptoeing around stock.

We had 150 pieces or so going in this batch, with another 40 or so to follow next week.

Next stop: FedEx Ground.

We're unbelievably grateful for the order, but it's always a relief when a shipment this big heads out the door.


  1. While it is good to see that the business is still going, from a selfish standpoint I wish you were not working so hard that you can not post more. You just keep on doing what you have to, to make a living, and I will wish you continued success and try to be patient. The tankard that I purchased from you last year is absolutely beautiful and I love looking at it every day.

  2. Those are something! Love woodworking (build cabinets, etc) . but can not a candle to those. Takes talent and patience. If not a trade secret, what glue do you use?
    Have a fine week, enjoy the great weather, we are going to pay for it somehow.

  3. Wow - nice to hear the business is still booming. Congrats and good luck!

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska