Friday, September 11, 2009

PACKING FOR THE SHOW ~ ~ ~

Yes, that's what I'm doing today!! Just thought I'd give you an overview of the many crates ~ there are also five plastic containers full of wool!! I actually packed the crates ready for display ~ so that will eliminate some of the work in setting up ~ after about 28 or 29 years of doing shows, I might be getting the hang of it!!

Sonny just brought these frames in from the shop ~ two walnut and two wormy ash (similar to wormy chestnut)! I love the dark frames ~ they're just such a rich color ~ Sonny's frames and stands are nicely finished and they look like a piece of furniture ~ you don't mind having them sit out even if company is coming!

The proddy tools just arrived yesterday (yay!) and I also have Hartman hooks in three sizes ~ 9 mm, 8mm and 6 mm. I'll also have linen and monk's cloth packaged in one yard pieces ~ something for everybody, I hope! I even have two more dye pots going ~ just in case!!

We'll have some of Sonny's hand-carved spatulas and spoons for sale as well! They're made of applewood and another wood that I swear I can't remember right now! I think he has seven finished pieces ~ that, along with his frames and stands, keeps him busy ~ and of course, his day job which is home building and remodeling!! We don't like him to have too much free time!!!!!

Yesterday, I was walking out to Sonny's shop and this WORM was walking across the driveway! I ran and got the camera and picked him up on a stick so I could get him in a better light ~ and snapped his little picture! If you double click on the picture, you can see all his beautiful colors ~ orange speckled antennae, yellow things and blue things and when I turned him over, he has blue feet!!!!! We think it's a big fat tomato worm and if that's so, he has been overeating for sure!!!! Just wanted to share this colorful guy with you!

So that's it for today ~ I'm going to start carrying up crates and boxes out of the hooking room into the garage so the old guy doesn't have quite so much to do when he gets home!! I need the exercise and he doesn't!! We'll pack the truck and maybe I'll get a little project or two done yet this evening. As always, there were things I was going to make and didn't get done ~ but most of all I need to get a good night's sleep! We'll leave around 6:30 a.m., drive an hour and be set up by 9:30 or so!!! I always act like it's my first time ~ I can get pretty frazzled by the time the customers start to arrive! As I said yesterday, there's nothing like an outdoor show when the weather cooperates ~ now they are saying rain in the early morning ~ I hope they're wrong! I love doing shows and it's a happy day for me when customers come and love what we're doing! So, if you're in our area, stop by and say hi, shop till you drop and enjoy a beautiful day among the herb gardens at the Quailcrest Herb Fair!

7 comments:

moosecraft said...

Have a great show Alice! If I could be there, I'd be buying a frame with a floor stand, a spoon, some wool, and, and, and...!!! LOL! :-)

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Hope you do well Alice!! See you tommorrow!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Oh, 'moosecraft', I wish you could be there, too!! And to you and Julie ~ from your lips to God's ears ~ a great show and great weather!!! Thanks a bunch!! See you tomorrow, Julie!!

Linda said...

Alice, With all you have to do I can't believe you even have time to post AND take pictures of little worms!
I am going to Mapquest the directions right now and see if I can come. Have a great show.
Linda

Kim said...

OMGosh! What a fun colorful little guy he is!!!! I love his blue highlights! ;o) Good luck at the show! I LOVE Sonny's utensils!

JoJo said...

I hope the show went well for you. That's a HUGE amount of packing to get done, get it into the car, get it there, unpack, etc. Lots of work involved.

I like Sonny's handicrafts. His spoons are beautiful.

PrimitiveJan said...

I love the colorful worm or Caterpillar. I think you should include him in a rug as he is so colorful and bright and if you put him or her with some tomatoes in a garden scene, how cute would that be?