Monday, October 6, 2008

Let the fall festivals begin!

This is the first big show of the year around here. It's the Ozark, MO crafts festival. I've been going to it for at least 15 years. I went with my sister this year and when I got to her house to pick her up she had a present for me!! That's a great way to start the day!

Isn't she great? (My sister and the witch)


Here are the pictures from the crafts show.

First here's me at the entrance...

Then here are Tammy and Renee' at their hooking booth. Tammy said there was alot of interest and buying going on this year. I wondered if the economy would stop people from buying. (Tammy on the right, Renee' on the left) Cute, aren't they?
Some simple Christmas trees made from sticks!





My sister, Linda posing with the pumpkins...


In one of the big tents...



Another hooking booth.. this is Karen and Nelda. (Nelda is standing)


Isn't this a great idea for the other ironing board I have in the basement?

And what a great idea for an old shovel!

Simple stitchery...


Another darling booth...

And here are my purchases for the day...




These "plant pokes"

And this cane made out of wooden spools... Most of my friends don't actually know I use a cane sometimes. Some days my balance is really off and my legs are so weak I can hardly stand. That's another story though, on another board... not my blog. I try to keep this one upbeat and not complain about how much pain I'm in, etc.

Then there's the food!! There must have been 20 trailers with food vendors. Linda had a hot dog and I had a caramel apple. All sliced up and smothered with caramel. With a diet Pepsi, of course.

When we got back to Linda's neighborhood there were garage sale signs everywhere! It was about noon and I told her all the good stuff would be gone but I got some cool things. I'll show you those tomorrow.

Knit your hearts with an unslipping knot...Shakespear

Peace,

Sheri










6 comments:

Jacque said...

Sheri...WOW...what fun is all of that! LOVE your photos. By the way, your header photo is divine! Love reading your blog.

WoolenSails said...

Sheri,
What fun to see the photos of the show and look around with you. I never get to shows like that, so it is nice to see them online.

Debbie

Dawn said...

Sheri, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have checked out yours. Cute stuff! I noticed on past post something we have in common. I was also raised in the car show hobby. My dad customizes cars for a hobby. My husband also now. I was looking thgough your blog and saw some familiar streets. We too have been to Eureka Spring, Ar. to a car show. The narrow hilly streets in a custom is an adventure. I will be back often to check out your site. Thanks for the visit! Dawn

JoJo said...

Sheri, how I love your pictures! I'd almost sell my soul (almost) to be able to go to the KC Rennaisance Festival but can't since I can't walk it any longer. So even though you said you really wouldn't post about this on your blog, I'm grateful you mentioned using your cane sometimes and the weakness in your legs. I thought it was just me!! Now I don't feel so alone.

Sheri said...

JoJo that cane thing is very touchy for me. There was a guy I knew who everyone thought was trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the disability office and he walked with a cane. We'd say look he's not even really using it! Well now I am really using one and it doesn't always LOOK like I'm using it and I'm really ashamed for saying that. Maybe I'm being paid back for it now!?! Anyway it must have been very bad kharma. I'll never do that again. But it just shows you, you NEVER really know how people are feeling when they say they feel bad. And I will try to be VERY understanding again whenever anyone says or does anything like that again.

Cathe Holden said...

Ozark Mo! That's my old stomping grounds! I grew up in Spfd. I'm a California girl 21 years now. If you ever make it over to Commercial Street in Springfield, PLEASE stop into my sister's shop: Red Books & Chairs! After seeing your blog I know you will LOVE it!!

I found you on the Bloggers Ornament Exchange list!