Saturday, September 24, 2011

Three New "Sisters"....

are being added to "the order" of "Nun of a Kind", as preparations are well underway for the fall shows, now in "full swing"! Pictured here...."Sister Liberty Bell", for my American friends....the patriotic "Sister"
The "sister" who is now financially "free"..."Sister Bernadette"....lists can be made to suit....
and "Sister Maddie Tate" (thanks again, Annie, for the name!), the "Sister" who enjoys yoga!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What's in a Name???

From time to time, one hears a name and wonders what the parents were thinking....and this was brought to mind the other day when while watching some film credits (am I the only one that wait for this?? I just have to read those for every film!) I noticed the name "Chris P. Bacon". Add to that list other names of people met along the way....Mary Christmas, Sara Lee, Robin Hood, Easton West....and many more. Any names to add to the list??

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"Sisters" at the show....

The first show of my "season" was held this past weekend. Outdoor shows are always a concern because of the weather, but this show was also at a new venue, run by new volunteers, the Rotary Club of Sarnia/Bluewaterland, so it was like a brand new show to me even though I have done this particular event for many years. "Art in the Park" moved from its previous location to a larger park "down the road", which offered "on site" parking, and more spacious areas for display. All was extremely well planned, with vendors and shoppers alike being very pleased!
A beautiful day, wide open spaces, food booths, garden areas, and about 100 vendors....
The "Sisters" enjoying their new "habit-at" at this show....along with some of the other creations available that day!
The new park, a beautiful park along the lake, which is really under-used in this area, proved to be an excellent choice for the sale. The Rotary Club should be more than pleased with the visitor turn-out, and the compliments about their show. Their volunteer base was excellent, and it is likely that this event will run at this location for many years to come! Ordering that fabulous weather was a good move, too! :)





Monday, September 5, 2011

The Sole Sister....

had a huge influence on my shopping "habits" this summer! She, the "sister" who loves shoes, was with me in spirit during my shopping expeditions, forcing me to purchase nine new pairs of shoes! Insanity! Truth be told, all of them were on sale, and the pricing was so good that the stores were practically paying me to take them home! (that's my story and I am sticking to it...)
The sad fact is three pairs of these shoes are totally not useful for my daily life, at this point. The five-inch stilettos are not going to be too useful for craft shows, working in my workroom, or the occasional days in the classroom. They did make it to a wedding this summer, though!
The other shoes were a little more practical, and added to the massive collection I already have, I am sure that they will eventually see some use. Can a "sister" have too many shoes? I think not!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The most wonderful time of the year....

and one that many people, young and older, are dreading, unless they are the fortunate ones leaving for university or college for the first time....Otherwise, this "back to school" business is not so appealing! I spend fewer and fewer days in classrooms these days, and do not have to rush back to prepare a classroom, etc., so the upcoming weekend holiday holds no sense of "dread" for me. The signs that summer is fading, after a very late start, is the upsetting part!
On the other hand, it is also the beginning of craft show season for me. I do not do summer shows, partly because I exhibit many Christmas decor items at my shows as well as the "sisters", and partly because....well, it is too nice for me to work on the few weekends that we have in the summer! So, the next few months will be spent working frantically on all of the items that are in various stages of production in my workroom. Nothing like a deadline to make me work at optimum speed! In the next few posts, you will be introduced to the five new "sisters" who are joining the order for the fall shows. My mind has been working, even though my hands have been more idle than they should have been!
Enjoy these last "official" days of summer!
(photo....www.shorpy.com)