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From knitting to cooking, jewelry making to painting, gardening to journaling, I love it all and would love for you to share it with me

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky ........... by Rabindranath Tagore

This weekend I have looked back and contemplated the paths in my life, namely those of which have been difficult for me and my family.
My conclusion is, from that hardship there has come betterment and wisdom in our lives.
I see growth and strength....I see compassion and compromise.....I see patience and tolerance.....and I see a love that has flourished and a family coalesced.

Yes, my sunset is colourful .... I am grateful and blessed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Joyous and Triumphant

Me and my stuff

The craft fair was a success. I had a wonderful time and the atmosphere was a sweet familiar encounter.
Everything went smoothly...lots of room for set up...wonderful fellow crafters surrounding me....and best of all , my lovely daughter Ali by my side. Things would not have gone as smoothly without her. Her grace and calmness set the tone right from the start.

Arriving at 8:00 a.m. with our Starbucks coffee we found our table..we promptly put on table cloths and assembled displays and structures.

I hung my first decoration with shaky hands and suddenly that familiar feeling of "flight or fight" came upon me. I whispered to Alicia "I don't think I'm going to be able to be ready". She just looked at me calmly and said "It's OK Mom, you hang your decorations and I'll do the rest. We have lots of time."

And that's all it took. Her confidence was enough for the both of us. When it was all set up, it was great. Better than I had imagined.

The whole day was perfect. People were so complimentary and appreciative.

Yes, I must say it was an incredible day and I loved every minute of it.

A few pics of my menagerie of handmade eclectic paraphernalia...:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

To Market, To Market.......

To Market......To Market
One more sleep till the Craft Fair. I did it! I’m ready! It has been a wonderful adventure. I have loved every minute of it.....stressful and serene.
I also forgot how incredible it is to do things you truely love to do. It’s hard to believe the last time I did something like this was 9 years ago. Things have changed so much in the crafting world since then.....web sites, blogging and on-line communities, internet exposure for instant knowledge, crafting magazines to keep you up to the latest styles and techniques, ETSY...wow...(that’s my next move)....Yes, so much has changed since I did my last craft show. Back then, for me, it was a very solitude venture.  I’m so glad for the change.
Set up is at 4:00 to 8:00 this afternoon and I have those wonderful, little familiar butterflies in my stomache. 
Thank you all for staying by myside and offering your support this trip around.
                                   It was so nice to have the company.
xox carol

Time to go girls......