Still getting ready for some craft fairs this month. Finishing up and we are making Christmas spiders. They are cute and the story makes them even better. Here are the last 2 I made yesterday.
Now here is the story.
I know there are several different versions, but this is the one given to me.
As I start boxing things up to pack in the car for the sale I start thinking about what all I needed to take. Mind is going crazy and then The sale is over Sat night and on Monday we are leaving for Texas for a week of family therapy. I can’t wait.
Sorry so short but got someone at the door. Take care.
Today is a non sewing day, due to Babysitting Granddaughter. She really isn’t sick, she did not sleep well and was up most the night. Sunday she got a piece of glitter under her eye and mom was trying to rub it off and it left a red spot that has turned into a red spot. The teacher told her is she still had it today she would send her to the nurse to see if it was a ringworm. That scared her and gave her nightmares(a 6 yr old’s imagination). Today I will be taking her to the Dr for a note saying what it is and if need be give her meds.
If I can get her to take a nap I will try and get to the sewing room. Maybe a good book instead.
Today is a chilly morning starting out as 48 degrees and not getting over 60. What are you doing today? Enjoy whatever you do.
We finally had our first Craft Fair of the year( or I should say last 2 yrs) It was so much fun. The day had chill to it, but was sunny and people were so friendly. I love to visit with them and see everyone’s crafts. The only negative of the day was no one bought any of my Gnomes. Maybe the reason was the booth next to ours was The Gnome Home. Her selection was really nice. Here is a peek at what we had in our booth.
We did make a profit and since I didn’t sell everything that means not having to make too much for next month.
Fall has set into Missouri, the nights are cool (almost cold 40’s) and the days 50-60. I love this time of the year. Makes me want to bake and make some jelly.
The last few weeks have passed in a blurrrrrrr. Mostly Dr appointments for Hubby and 1 for me. All is well and after tomorrow hopefully he will have 20/20 vision. Cataract surgery. I have made over 15 Gnomes and now back to making more as I have sold 6 already. Today I took a little break and walked Granddaughter to school. My daughter, Mary, Destiny, and I walked downhill 3/4 mile to school then Mary and I walked up hill home. (Sounds like stories my dad would tell about walking to school 3 miles up hill in the snow BOTH WAYS. He grew up in South East Texas no snow, NO hills) It was “WALK YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL DAY” The high school Cheerleaders, Drum Corp KC Wolf (radio station mascot). The Police blocked off the entrance to the Neighborhood and lead the procession. Was a great way to start the day.
In the last few weeks we have been making gnomes, bowl cozies, and dolls for craft fairs. Hubby has been down stairs cutting Military Plaques out. Then our new “Hobby” Target Shooting. We joke that we see each other only for meals, but it got close to being like that, so we decided to do this together. It is a lot of fun, but gets a little expensive for ammo. We go out 1 or 2 times a week so that is good.
Today I will work on Gnomes a little more then start on a scrap quilt. This will be interesting to see how it turns out. I have a large basket full of scraps and will just start sewing and see where it goes. Hahaha maybe in the trash. Oh well.
Meet the new members to the Gnome Family.
Quick Trip(Convenience store here) Mascot
Chef Gnome, Santa and Ms. Clause, and Gerome Gnome.
Independence, Missouri has been celebrating the beginning of the Santa Fe, California, Oregon Wagon Trains. This is where the people would gather to meet up with the Wagon Trains to go West. The celebration starts on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend and ends on Monday evening. There are craft booths, LOTS of Food vendors, All kinds of carnival games, and rides. One section of Independence Square is blocked off and is set up as it was in 1824. Enjoy a few photos that I managed to take.
This couple would talk to you as they did in that time. It threw us for a few moments then caught on.
This last photo shows the difference and changes in time.
Today is one of those rainy days that all you want to do is curl up with a good book, some chocolate candy and listen to it rain. I love those days. I think today instead of reading (my 2nd favorite thing to do) I will do some baking. Bread and cookies. We are meeting friends for dinner then here for dessert. I love the smell of baking, I also love eating hot chocolate chip cookies, bread and jelly. YUMMMMMMMMMm. Today will be one of those days so get your smellers geared up.
I bake and freeze what I make. This comes in handy when people pop in. This happened last night when daughter and granddaughter stopped by. We hadn’t seen Emily for quite a while and was good to see her. She is a CNA at one of the local hospitals and is working 4 plus days a week. This Covid stuff is keeping the hospital’s hopping. I sent her home with a scrub cap I made for her, some candy, and other goodies.
I know I have a quilt that needs to be finished by today I’m just not wanting to sew. If I do I know I will be spending more time ripping out. Will try again tomorrow. Today is baking. The more I think about it the more hot cookies sound good. , Well kitchen is call me. Have a great day doing something fun.
This last week I’ve started working on making Gnomes. I would like to introduce Jerome The Gnome…..
From the top of his head and the round bottom he is 17″ tall and weighs about 5lbs. I am having fun making these. Then today finished up these 2 little guys. Chef Gnomes…
These are only 11 inches tall and less than 1lb.
I am sitting here thinking of all the types of Gnomes out there. Teachers, Gardners, Artist, Sewest, and so many more.
Now I have a serious bit of advice…beware if you are taking steroids. Drink LOTS of fluid. I usually have about 5 glasses of water, juice, and soda in a day. Thursday I had finished a series of steroids for a bronchial infection and doing fine. Suddenly not feeling good and within 30 min my blood pressure dropped from 141/84 to 70/55. By time hubby drove me to the ER it was 60/40 and I was a blob of nothing. Like a wet noodle. A few hours later and an IV lots of test, I found out I was dehydrated. A mixture of the heat and the steroids brought it on. Now I know. Drink more liquids and keep soda to 2 a day.
Now happy thoughts are I am going to make more Gnomes and will let all know how things are going.
We’re back. Yes the last month is one that this family doesn’t want to have a do over. We had to take an expected ,but unwanted trip to Texas. We lost my older brother to COPD and went to say goodbye. We decided to add a few days and stop in Arkansas and then Galveston. The trip down we ran into rain from Eureka Springs, Arkansas all the way to Port Lavaca, Texas where we got rain all most every day. We did sneak some photos in of Galveston before the rain.
These are of Pleasure Pier. It has rides over the water.
Just a few of the Cruise Ship and other sites.
Rain sets in. A few from Port Lavaca TX.
My niece’s pet Sandbar deer. She was so sweet
Then a rainy night
A view from our hotel room. This is the bay front. We did get a little shopping in while we were on the road.
This week has been good. Not a lot of sewing but lots of time just Hubby and I. We’ve decided to take up target shooting and am having a great time. We will be leaving Aug 1st to go to Texas for a quick trip, but will be back down for Thanksgiving. So tomorrow I will be making my Aunt some bowl cozies, then I will start packing and making sure things are all ready.
Since no sewing, here are a few photos from past Tx visits.
This is an attempt at putting the walk from above in a wall hanging.