I am so, so very lucky to have a wonderful, supportive "Faithful Sherpa" aka, my husband. And he can figure out what I'm actually trying saying. That's an amazing trick, I wish he'd teach me that one! Most times I confused myself!
This morning, over coffee, I asked my Faithful Sherpa if he could help me with a new project. He just looked at me, sighed, and then asked "what do you want to build?"
He knows me so well! He knows that when I ask for help, it's usually for something I need built.
He's helped me build things so many things for my booth in the past.
I have an idea for the Maker Faire, I told him. I'd like to have a set of giant knitting needles, use the blanket mill ends we bought at Pendelton Woolen Mills, and knit a giant blanket as a demonstration of knitting with weird stuff.
What I haven't been able to figure out is what to do with my giant knitting project when I'm not knitting. I can't just lay it down on the ground. I don't want to simply lean it on the bus. And it'll be too heavy to lean on a dress form.
"So what should I do?" I asked.
I could see the creative wheels turning in his head, thinking thru everything I just told him. He picked up his coffee, took a sip, and then started telling me his ideas.
He's so good at figuring out what I really want, and how to create it.
"We have to make it simple, something that can easily breakdown and store in the trailer. Something easy to carry and light." he said.
I had imagined this big, wood, holder/frame thing in my mind. Something that looked like a portable basketball net. See why I needed his help!
"Don't worry, we'll have it built before May" he said, reassuring my anxiety over what to do. 'And it'll be light enough for you to carry without me."
Thank you, my super, wonderful, Faithful Sherpa, for figuring out what I need and how to build it!