Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A few pictures

The month of October is a bit past half over and it seems it just started...
is time flying by for you?
Is it that we pack so much into our days/weeks or because we are getting older.
Haven't figured it out yet, have you?
I remember when I was young and it was like a week was as long
as a month and I couldn't wait
for time to go by and now a week is like a day and I wish it would slow down.

I never did get the show pictures on. We took a few as we were setting up but didn't get the end result but here's what Doug took as I was getting things out.

Doug manned the checkout area so he had the whole family room to himself
and when it was busy there was enough room for customers to line up
or mingle and to sign up for the drawing prize
that was a cute framed Punch Needle Joy stocking.


There are just a few items available left over from the show if you are interested.

A few gourd garlands are left as well

Last week we did get the plastic up around the screen room
(this helps keep the snow from blowing the screens in)
It's about the only time Doug gets alone time with the boys and grandsons and they have a whole lot of fun back and forth conversations....middle son Dan was missing - 
he has a broken hip and this would have been too much for him.

I never did show you how the cradle turned out that we purchased a couple months ago.
It had been stripped and there were a few areas that still had paint and or stain
and we couldn't get it off so I suggested a Terra Cotta paint
and rubbed with dark walnut after we sanded it.
I love how it turned out.

Between working on customers penny rugs I have been trying something new.
Drying beets
I saw a garland made with them but not sure what they did to them so
this is my version...I'm anxious for the end result!
Until they get to the end they look like dried pieces of meat lol
But the ones I saw when finished showed the rings and there
were little dots on the rings...really pretty. Wish me luck.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. You are amazing! You have been so busy; such pretty things. I love seeing the pics of your home, too.

    1. Good morning - thank you so much for commenting!

  2. That's a LOT of work! Not only the offers but the set up! All really nice goods.

  3. How wonderful! Did you make everything in your sale? You are amazing.

    1. Hi Linda - I made like 90% of the handmades...the few others came from other crafters. There was just a handful of retail items.
      It was a good mix.

  4. What a beautiful show, Karen. I can't even imagine life with a broken hip. Hope your son is able to heal quickly. Your cradle turned out beautifully. That is a design that will never go out of style in my book. I just love a wooden cradle. :-) Judy


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