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Monday, October 31, 2011

Great weekend!

Saturday, we went to Cheyenne to meet the newest addition to our family, our new granddaughter, Addyson Jo.

Sunday, I finished up a few of the projects that I had started and packed some more for our two shows this week.  One of the new items (pattern by Samantha's Accessories) is this Santa Clothesline.  I made only two of these but I just love them, so I wish I had made more.

Make sure this weekend when you are out and about that you stop by and visit.  My sister and I will be sharing a booth at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison.  It is right off Quincy and C470 (just follow the signs) and if you really want to get that jump on shopping for the holidays, we will also be at Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show at the Merchandise Mart in Denver.   The Red Rocks show is open to the public on Friday and Saturday 9AM-6 Friday and 9AM-3 on Saturday.  There is a small admit fee which goes to the Ralston House, a Jefferson County charity for abused and battered children.

Colorado Country Christmas runs Friday thru Sunday:  Friday-10A-9P, Saturday-9A-8P, Sunday-10A-5P.  There are over 400 vendors there so you will have quite a selection of gifts, decor, and there are even some cooking demos.   Free parking is available and there are coupons available on their website.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Busy busy week

We are having a very busy week.  On Tuesday morning, we welcomed my newest granddaughter to the family.  Addyson Jo McNeil was born at 9:04 AM and weighed in at 6# 14oz.  This is her with her big sister, Brooklynne.

We had a huge storm on Tuesday night and Wednesday.  My pictures are a bit on the blurry side, but you get the idea.

I stayed at home on Wednesday and finished up this raggedy from a pattern from Sew Many Prims.  She is my own adaptation but I just love it!
Today I got a response from a local television show, expressing interest in me doing a segment on an upcoming show on some of my repurposed Christmas items.  I am very excited. 

It is going to get warmer, we are going to see our Wyoming granddaughters, and hopefully, this show will materialize.  Have a good week, all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Harp Concert, Snowmen

Saturday evening we went to the Cultural Center in Lakewood for a Harp Concert in which our granddaughter, Skylar, performed.  That is the most relaxing and soothing music I have ever heard, even with harp adaptations of some pop songs.  Skylar has such a talent and is such a beautiful young lady.

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 I did work on a few items on Sunday while I watched the Bronco game.  These little snowman ornies were some that I had done a while back.  I added a string for hanging ( myself, I like them to tuck into little cubbies) and hung a little circle tag on them.  Cute, huh?

Finished up some Jesus Tears on Friday and painted muffin tins.  But I ran out of paint, so I couldn't finish them up.  Nearly done with a Raggedy, a snowman bag holder and a couple of Samantha's santa clotheslines.  Guess I had better get back to work.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Busy weekend, baby shoes

My show at Blackstone Country Club finished up and was very successful.  I had a great time but was really tired when I finally got home.  Today I worked at sorting and pricing for my upcoming shows.  I will be doing two in the same week so it will be very tiring.  My sister will be doing the shows with me, so it is always so much better when you have a partner.

I spent some time painting this evening on some projects that I have been working on.  I had a pair of baby shoes that I had purchased months ago through an on-line auction.  I have several pairs that I have collected over the years so I thought and thought of some way to make them special so that they would work into my show merchandise.  I really like the way it turned out....(I only did one shoe) let me know what you think.

I am also working on some porcelain ornaments but they aren't quite finished yet.   I only have one muffin tin left, two matchbox mice, one crescent Santa, and four or five raggedies so I need to get busy.  I have several items in process so I will give updates when I have them.  Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blackstone Country Club

Grandmother's House Boutique started their fall show today.  It runs thru Saturday.  Setting up by myself yesterday (I truly missed you, Sue) was tough so I guess its a good thing that my space was smaller.  I snapped a couple of photos:

The booths are so much smaller.  Normally I have a 15 x 10 booth and here I have a 6 x9.  I am really hoping for a great show but this place is pretty isolated.  I have a couple of weeks off now so I can really get to crackin' on making some more items.  If you are out and about, please come by.  The show is open today and Friday from 10 - 7 and Saturday 10 - 4.  My sister is doing a show at Gateway High School, with even more goodies.  Shop till you drop this weekend, and don't forget to stop and give us a shout.....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, Monday

Another busy weekend.  Sue and I did a show at Overland  High School in Aurora.  Quite different from last weekend's outdoor show in Lakewood.  We awoke to snow, and it continued to snow, sleet and rain for most of the day.  But it did not put a damper on the crowd.  The crowds were large and friendly and we had fun.  I really enjoyed sleeping in on Sunday, though.

I don't have any pictures to add today, since I worked at pricing my products for my show coming up this week.  I set up on Wednesday at Blackstone Country Club in Aurora and the show goes Thursday through Saturday.  The show is put on by Grandmother's House Boutique but this is a new location.  Come out and see me!

This is my last show for October so I have a couple of weeks to remark and replenish my stock.  Time goes so fast when you are busy!

Have a good week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Achy Monday....

Had a great time at Cider Days this weekend.   Sister Sue was my transportation, sounding board, co-decorator, and moving partner.  Both days were pretty toasty so it really didn't seem too much like fall.  My candy corn was a real hit:

And I sold several pumpkins:

And I sold the only one of my Hugs and Kisses raggedy that I took:

The thing with outdoor shows is that they are labor intensive to set up, the weather is unpredictable, and tear-down can be tough.  Thankfully, my son, Scott helped with the set up.  Stubby old ladies are known to struggle with the canopy.  Sue (not so stubby)  and I (stubby and old) are both sore this morning from the teardown.  But we had a good time, got good feedback on our items, and made some sales!  But the muscles are screaming this morning.

Thanks to everyone that came by to see us.  If you missed it, here are a couple of the pics that Scott took:
If you missed us and would like to come visit, come see us on Saturday at Overland High School.