Upcoming Craft Show


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Despite all that's been going on around here, I looked at the calendar and realized that the show I signed up for is fast-approaching.  In fact, it is in 2 weeks!


There's lots of work to be done and you know I like for each display to be a little bit better than the last time.  At my last show, my dad accompanied me, but this time I will try my best to round up a trusty friend or two.  I'm starting on some hats for the little ones and really, I'll just see what all can be done in such a short time.  Of course I had a list of items in each category to be made, but I'm going to be realistic and just aim for what can be done with minimal stress.  I'm so looking forward to this show in this part of my state.  And soon I hope to be able to do some posts on how I prepare for events.

p.s.  I made a monkey hat.  :-)

Happy Crafting,


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All Decked Out {Photo Session}


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Recently I was able to stop by a quinceaƱera and photograph one of the damas and her family. I had a blast in this short session and look forward to more in the future.

A Mama and her girls!

This family was so easy to photograph!  And, I thank them very much for the opportunity to capture them.  :-).



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Life as I Know It - Weekly Update #24


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Special thank yous to those who have been inquiring about my dad.  He is still very ill right now, but has been transferred to a different hospital that specializes in patients like him.  Because of the distance, we are unable to travel as much to visit him, but thank God for family who live closer to that hospital who have been a great support system and have been there in our stead.

Since my dad's sudden illness, I have been a busy bee working on a blanket that I obligated myself to a little less than a year ago.  Blankets have ceased to be my favorite thing to make (probably because when I first learned to crochet all I ever made was blankets), but most years I go through a blanket-making spell.  Usually that occurs during snow storms or in situations where I'm in one position for a long time and want to work on something that doesn't require too much attention.  Such would be the case right now, so I worked on this "man-child's" blanket in the hospital waiting room and during the evenings when I returned home.  And now, it is complete!

 
 

After I was almost done I was told that they wanted the little one's name on the blanket, so I opted to stitch his name in the bottom right-hand corner.  And guess what?  Although I did buy a skein or two, all of the yarns for this blanket were found in my stash.  My stash could stand a couple of more stripey blankets just to downsize.  If we get snow this year (which I do suspect), this might be the perfect time to destash these random yarns.

Maybe it's been all the running and ripping.  Maybe it's been the changes in temperature.  Maybe it's just because it's fall, but my sinuses started acting up this weekend.  So now, I'm keeping these special tissues nearby.  Sure helps in the breathing process.  :-)

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And finally, I had my first cup of chai latte this week.  The concentrate was from the Oregon Chai company and I mixed it with almond milk.  I definitely liked the flavors, but now I want to try a "real" chai latte and see if it can be richer just to see how it should taste.



Happy Saturday,


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