Friday, September 23, 2011

Craft Fair Time!

Well, it's that time of the year again when I scramble to get things ready for craft fairs.  I've signed up for a couple, the first one is at the Bristol, NH Middle School on October 1st.  They are having a 10K run at Newfound Lake and the Craft Fair along with it.

I've also signed up for a Christmas Fair in Nashua, NH in early December.  More information to follow.  I hope you will support local crafts people this holiday season.  Buying handmade in NH is so much better than something from a store (most stuff from China).

The weather has been pretty nice so far this fall.  I've cleaned up the garden and my glads are blooming bright red!  I changed my mailbox cover from Roses to Sunflowers and put up my fall wreath on the front door.  Cool nights are welcomed.

I've been dyeing some cotton using green dye.  Some has come out to my liking and some other I will re-dye. Here is a photo of three fabrics before they were dry.  They'll be much lighter and I'm happy with the results.  Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some Photos from the Mancuso World Quilt Show

The Mancuso World Quilt Show was held in Manchester, NH a few weeks ago and I have to say I am never disappointed in this show.  It was wonderful!  It featured many Art Quilts made by quilters around the globe.  Excellent work and such wonderful imaginations and creativity.  Here are a few photos of some of my favorites from the show.

I hope you will think about attending next year if you are in the area.  It is held each August in NH.  It is held in other states as well and you can learn more information on their website.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Weekend Get Away

We took a trip to Lake George, NY this past week to attend the Adirondack Car Show. (Click on Link to see more of my photos of the show). It's a three day event with so many cars I couldn't believe my eyes!! We settled in to our motel room right on beautiful Lake George and with only one other family there at the time, it was lovely and quiet.  We went to the show on Friday morning at 8 AM and didn't leave until about 1:30 PM.  Lots of walking and snapping pictures along the way.  So many cars to see that Ron and I both got a little tired of taking pictures and decided to just walk around and observe, and enjoy the show.

We ran into two detours on our way to NY.  As most of you know, Vermont was hard hit by the storm, Irene.  Large trucks hauling stone and dirt were all around us as we traveled.  They've done a good job making most of the roads accessible but there's still a lot to do before winter hits.  On the way home I took a few photos of a house that lost their front yard to the river and across the street from the house, a big chunk of the hillside was washed away due to the river's rushing water.  The roadway was repaired so that it was in use, but there's still a lot to do.  We saw similar sights all along the route of our travels.  Water is a most powerful element!

I haven't done too much art lately. I've been focused on getting photographs taken of the vintage items I've picked up at Davisville Flea Market and some yard sales.  I have a vintage shop on Etsy as well as my shop selling photo note cards and photographs in several sizes.  I enjoy working on my shops, changing them around and adding new items.  We stopped in Whitehall, NY at one of our favorite antique shops.  We learned the owners are retiring and looking for a buyer for the place or it will close in December.  Sure hope they find a buyer, it's a great shop.  Many of the booths were having sales and I got 50% off some of the things I bought!