Sunday, October 23, 2011

Busy Bees

Time is flying by here in our house......we are busy bees working to get our stock replenished and ready for the next show. It is a good thing to have to work so hard but, I am feeling the pressure of getting it all done. We have also been asked to join a new store in Mt Pleasant called Premier Peeps.....I am very honored that they loved my take on recycled jewelry.  They are working hard to get the store in shape to open this Thursday.  We did take some time last weekend to do some junking and we found quite a few treasures for displays and a wonderful old table for our store display.  We picked up our new Lazy Boy chairs.....so far the cats are the ones lazing in them not us!!!  Imagine that!!!!

The other morning I happened to glance out the window during my coffee break and noticed the sun shinning through the fall leaves....so I grabbed the camera and Bob and I headed out in the chilly morning to snap a few quick pictures...








My hydrangea surprised me with one  late bloom.....
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall .....
I have been creating some new treasures.....I just need to take the time to stop and shoot!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Big Sigh



A big sigh of gladness could be heard when we turned in the drive tonight.  The Keosauqua Fall Scenic Drive has come and passed.  When you are putting in all the hours to get ready for a show you hit the point when you ask yourself why do I put myself through this.  Answer .......the many many wonderful customers you meet.  Some you will meet briefly and others will be a smiling face returning year to year.  The customers that are picking out special gifts for loved ones or having a "me" day.  The little girls touching and gazing at all the pretties....Grandmother's treating them to their wishes....Customers are what make you eager to see what they will think of your work.   This year with my move to jewelry designing taking a bigger part in our booth and letting go of the painting I was more than nervous to see what they would think.  So thank you to  my customers for letting me know over and over that they loved my spin on  designing  with found objects, my version of the washer necklace, my new skill of working with the flying missiles.  The weather was beautiful, the trees so lovely in their fall colors......it is all in my mind-----the customers started coming before  we were actually set up and just kept us too busy for me to snap my pictures. The venue had new management so they moved us from our usual spot......many of you came looking for us so a special thanks for hunting us down.  We met new friends and had many of our local friends stop by ---it means so much to see those friendly faces.  So I am a tired gal tonight with a big smile on my face.....tomorrow is the start of another count down to the next show...........

Friday, October 7, 2011

38 Special



Well show time is here ready or not.  We are looking forward to a beautiful weekend next to the river.  Beautiful sunny skies forecasted .....what a fun time ahead.



We came across a bucket full of hinges on one of our jaunts so this is my version of a hinge picture holder.



My fingers have been flying as well as those little missiles..........here they are my "38 specials".......







Then I got out the silk sari  ribbon .....






Hope you all head out to one of the many festivals this weekend!