Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bede Sisters Road Trip

The Bede Sisters headed for Greenville, SC, this past weekend to participate in Handmade Greenville. It was a first-year craft fair and included lots of wonderful artists. It was also the first craft show that my daughter worked with us. We had a nice time...once we got there.

First, did you know that I-385 (the one that goes to Greenville from (I-26) is closed? Neither did we. The GPS said to take the exit, but it was closed. Completely. Okay, so the GPS took us on a detour. It would only have added 15 minutes or so, but there was an accident. We sat, and sat, and sat on I-26, not moving at all. What should have been a 2 hour trip took three.

So, we still got there in plenty of time to set up our booth, a little out of breath, but in time. The booth looked great--hey, maybe rushing in, a little aggravated and hungry is good for creativity? Or not.

Do they look like they're having fun? Don't answer that. For some reason, Lori and Ann don't enjoy my picture-taking as much as I do. Go figure.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring Giveaway

The daffodils are blooming! Well, not mine, but I've seen lots of them blooming this week. In other people's yards.

In spite of my shocking lack of daffodil blooms, I'm so happy for spring to arrive, that I'm having a giveaway! This cutie-pie little pleated purse just sings out "Spring is here!" It's my original design and is, so far, one of a kind.

All you have to do is leave me a comment here and I'll enter your name for a drawing on March 31, 2010.

For an extra entry, check out, the South Carolina Etsy Street Team blog. Then come back and tell me what you like best on the SCTeam blog.

For another extra entry, check out my etsy shop,, then come back and comment on your favorite item.

Thanks, everyone!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

(Almost)Wordless Wednesday

Spring will come, spring will come, spring will come...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Library

Once a week, we go to the library. Since we live in the country, it's about a 30 minute drive. Last week it was a very foggy trip, but we made it.

It's a small library, but has a very nice children's section. The variety of books and movies is good. I let them each pick one movie a week and as many books as I can carry. For their DVD choices, my son usually picks a National Geographic special about animals and my youngest daughter loves Magic School Bus. Their book choices are about the same, with my son looking for animal books and my daughter is in a Maisy Mouse phase.

The only fly in the ointment is the new "children's computer". My son still heads straight for the stacks and picks out books. He may play a little on the computer, but prefers the chance to explore the library.

My daughter, however, now wants to spend her time on the computer. The games are great, educational and all, but we have a computer at home. I really want her to spend her time exploring the books. So now I have to decide, do I make her avoid the computer altogether, let her play, or find a compromise? She's four, and strong willed. We call her "Miss Independent". I think I'm in for a battle.

Maybe Daddy can go with us next time....