Just A Beautiful Day

Hi Friends of Earnest Efforts -

Myrtle & Lupines in our Lasting Laughter Asylum Farm
Our voracious hummers are back with attitude!
What I have to share with you this week is the joy that can be found in these two photos.  I find myself day dreaming while I sand about the flowers, the wonder dog and the hummingbirds.  I should also include a photo of Earnie & the blue sky sunshine to complete the image.

I'm actually enjoying a beautiful and mild day here at the Eugene, Oregon Saturday Market.  The tourists have officially arrived this weekend with graduations around town and our boxes, rattles & spirits are traveling to places as far away as China and Iceland.  What a thrill it is to know that something you have created is traveling so far away.  We love to tell people that a little bit of us travels with everything we create & it's nice to know where we're going. 

The following is a little glimpse of market viewed from our booth so you can see what I get to enjoy on Saturdays. 

Jude Toller's Booth across from us

Cristine's booth behind us with our Incense Cedar tree trunk on right

This is Kit - Shhh don't tell anyone I'm here

Jude Toler's tile work
The South Lawn on the west or fountain side
I'd best be posting this and getting ready to pack up in a bit.  Thank you for visiting and we wish you a glorious & joyful weekend.  Please remember to...

Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie Efforts

Made In Oregon Joins The Earnest Efforts Adventure

Hi Friends of Earnest Efforts -

I'm writing to you from our booth at the Eugene, Oregon Saturday Market where we are finally outdoors and dry.  Earnie & Myrtle are at home frolicking in the sunshine and playing in the garden and sawdust cathedral.  At about 7:30 this evening Myrtle will take her place in the drive to watch for "Big Mama" to get home so she can sniff my ears and smell where I've been.  It seems that summer may finally be just around the corner.  The community and visitors from across the globe are wandering through the delights of market with a bit of a sun-dazed gleam in their eye.  You can't help but be filled with joy on a day such as this.  These are the days when us Oregonian's air out the webs between our toes and shake off the mold from our hair.  Days like this make an extremely wet winter and spring worth every drop of rain.  That said, it's time for our big announcement...

We are so excited to finally announce that five of the Made In Oregon Stores will begin carrying our wood baby rattles & spirit shakers in the next couple of weeks.  If you are going to be in the Portland, Oregon area you can visit their website for directions to the Clackamas Town Center, Pioneer Place and Washington Square Mall.  If you are going to be flying in or out of the Portland Airport, look for our rattles & spirits at two of the airport locations.  I've loved shopping in the Made In Oregon stores since I was a kid.  They have always carried a wonderful collection of Oregon artisan wares, so we are proud to have our baby rattles & spirits included in their stores!  If you do get a chance to stop in and browse please leave us a comment and may you shake with joy!!!

Take care, be good & kind, and don't forget to laugh,
Ellie Efforts (aka Heather)