Monday, August 16, 2021

Wishing for Fall

I know it's not right to wish time away but I sure would
love Fall to be here - I'm so over Summer!!!
I've not gone outside much when the temps get above 75 with humidity.
The last couple days though have been just gorgeous!!!

I've also been working hard on products for our
upcoming October 2nd show.
I feel I've gotten a lot done and then I look
at my list of 'to-do's' and I panic!!!

Last week Doug started cutting up the blocks of bees wax
I purchased from a friend.
He cut up 20lbs of it and his hand was cramped all night!!!

Now I need to start making some silicone molds and start pouring.

I made up a little collage of
some of the products we'll be offering at our show.
This is just the tip of the items - it's going to be
an even bigger show this year!!!

We'll be offering two 'Chair and a Half' chairs this year.
(Also known as a Grandmas Chair)
They are done in a black and gold (caramel) check.
They are basically new chairs...they were show samples
at the order writing show we went to in February.

Last Saturday one of our neighbors daughters got married
and we were invited - there's a little story to this one...they had a venue and were all set but 3 weeks ago (well, 4 weeks now) they went there to double check things and saw that it was all dug up around the venue and diggers there. They asked what was happening
and were told they probably should get a new venue!!!  WHAT???
Yep....never got a phone call, email or text letting them know about this
so they scrambled and had it at their home.
They got permission to close off the street and had the reception in the street and their yard.
Fortunately we are the only driveway (besides them) on this street so we were okay with it.
It really turned out beautiful in the end and the 
great part was it was right outside our house so we 
didn't have to travel far for it.

As we get older we find ourselves being
'that generation'.
You know, the last of your generation.
Well I was the one that always got our family reunions together
but I really got tired of it - no one wanted to help so our last
one was in 2005.
I have a cousin living in an assisted living home
so now and then Doug and I go visit here and I got to thinking
that time is really running out for all of us - there are only 8 of us (besides our spouses of course) living now.
So I got us all together for lunch last Thursday and we 
had the best time!!!
I like that it was a small group so we could all talk to one another.

Well I hope I didn't bore you with this long post!