Thursday, September 30, 2010

SC State Fair Entries

I've got most of my state fair entries ready to go. All the sewing is done, and all the crocheting is done except one scarf. I have a some pear goodies to can; hopefully those will be done by next week.

Crocheted shawl:

Handbag and diaper bag:

Little girl's jumper:

Baby afghan:


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday--Savannah Blues

"It was a chashier's check, made out to Eloise Foley, and it was for fifteen thousand dollars. Suddenly, my luck was starting to change. Except for the murder rap hanging over my head."

Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews

What are you reading?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Manic Monday

Whew! And it's only 3:24 in the afternoon. The children and I left the house just before 8 am, stopped at my sister-in-law's house (she and her husband got gorgeous new windows this weekend), went on the the dentist (where all four of us had our teeth cleaned and not one cavity), grabbed lunch, dropped off college daughter at school, then went to the fairgrounds to deliver the younger two kiddles' artwork.

I really prefer my Mondays, especially the first cool, rainy Monday of the fall, to be quiet, stay-at-home days. You know the kind, where you have a second cup of coffee and then soup for lunch. Today, I didn't even manage ONE cup of coffee and lunch was a sandwich from McDonald's, reportedly containing beef.

I'm now sitting here contemplating what to make for dinner, given that there's very little meat in the house and we're totally out of milk. I DO however, have eggs, broccoli, and applesauce. Hmmmm...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Craft Show Adventures

Lori and I "did" Aiken's Makin', the fall craft fair in Aiken, South Carolina. We had a booth with our scarves, totes, handbags and market bags. It was a good weekend sales-wise (though we may need a few more good shows before we can retire to the Cayman Islands).

Unless you've worked a craft fair, you may not know how absolutely nutty things can get. The thing is, most of the people who make crafts and sell them at craft shows are, at heart, artists. You are likely to find an eclectic bunch of folks. Including the Bede Sisters. But at this show, I must say, I think the shoppers were more eccentric than the crafters. And that's saying something.

Things I saw:

  • Dogs in hats
  • Kids on leashes
  • A mullet, neatly held back in a ponytail
  • A group of about six adults, completely blocking the entrance to a booth (mine!), while they had a 15 minute conversation
Things I heard:

  • "Why that's nothing but crochet!"
  • "You know you can make a beach cover-up from four towels."
  • "I want to put my dog in it" -said just after purchasing one of my market bags!
  • "People aren't supposed to be using THAT trash can. It's owned by the city."

And the ever-popular

"I could make THAT." (I doubt it, but even if you can, we both know you won't.)

Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. Y'all are good listeners.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Aiken's Makin'

Yikes! I can't believe I've been down for TWO WEEKS with this cold! I think I'm on the road to recovery, just still have a little sniffle and a slight cough (feeling sorry for me yet?).

In the meantime, I've gotten enough energy back to panic about the big craft show in Aiken this weekend. We're in Aiken's Makin' for the first time and I'm so excited. It's got a great reputation as a successful show for lots of crafters. This past weekend was a flurry of last minute sewing and crocheting, and I'm hoping to get at least one more shopping tote made before the show starts tomorrow.

Wish me luck!