Sunday, September 24, 2006

Special Orders

When a special order comes in, I'm never really sure of what I'm getting involved in! Several weeks ago, I found a message on my answering machine asking if I could make a cornicopia. I returned the call and found out the request wasn't coming from the lady making the phone call....but rather for someone who had contacted her. Later that night I received a call from a gentleman who has a farm that produces gourds and pumpkins. Every year he has a display of his produce at the North Carolina State Farmer's Market and this year he wanted an "eye catching" display. He envisioned large cornicopias full and overflowing with his gourds and little pumpkins. Could I make them? Of course I could! It took a lot of weaving time, but this week I delivered two 3 foot long cornicopias with openings that measured 18 inches across! HUGE! I can't wait to see his "eye catching" display in person!