Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Marketplace Over for this year!

My largest craft show of the year is finally over!  I know--no blogging since the end of October!

It's really busy and hectic getting ready for a show.  I spread out everything in my living room. These's all the pricing to do, making sure everything thing is tagged.  I go through everything taking inventory and organizing, so set up will not be a hassle.  I make sure that I have all the proper signage that I might need.  Ialso make sure I will have need of nothing for set up, say, a screw driver for my grid display or the proper seasonal table cover.  I make lists so I will not forget anything!

So how was the show, you say.  Well, I've done four years at the same show, and frankly, this show was a little slower than I would have liked. It usually has more traffic.  I am not disappointed, but it could have been better.

One bright spot was the volunteer helpers, I'm sure they were children of the ladies group who hosted the show. One little gal constantly kept up with me asking if I needed anything.  She brought my lunch from the holiday cafe, brought coffee and generally perked up my day!  Then she asked me to take her picture, and she posed with my pet stockings.  Her name was Serena and she was delightful!

Thanks Serena, for all your help! 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Next Event Coming Soon!

My next event is my biggest craft/bazaar show of the year!  November 11th and 12th.

I have been participating in the New Hope Marketplace for three years now and am looking forward to year four!

As already mentioned in a previous post, my theme this year will be "Little Houses".  I will be displaying the small wall quilt that was in the recent quilt show, and selling lots of items that feature little houses.  See previous post about this little quilt:

Also, I have already blogged about some of my new 'little house' products:

So . . . sew . . .  today I want to show you my "Little House" ornaments!  I think they are so cute, besides being unique!

As usual, I often finish my posts with: 
"Whatca think?"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quilt Show Rap-up

I was recently entered in the Old Aurora Colony Museum's annual quilt show that ran from October 14th thru Oct 23rd.   It was fun to show my quilt, (which will also be displayed at the upcoming New Hope Marketplace in my booth).  There were lots of antique quilts and a couple of Amish quilts from Berlin Ohio and, of course, the handiwork of many of our local quilters.  Although I didn't take many pictures,  I do have these two:

My favorite of the show, since the smallest of the pieces in the quilt are about dime size!  Wow! What an awesome piece of work--keeping all that straight!

This one that has great applique. My youngest daughter is enjoyinng it!

And then there is my quilt in a 'not-so-great picture' of me sitting in front of it. Just don't look at me--Enjoy the quilt!  :)  I just needed another opportunity to show it off! :)

OK, quilt show done, on to other projects!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Foggy Autumn in SW Portland - WW

P.S.  You might want to open the pictures in a separate window.  The sunshine thru the fog is pretty awesome looking and doesn't show too well in these small pictures.