Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cow Pasture Housing in the RV!!!

For me the most fun part of it all is the first night before it opens and we camp in the cow pasture adjacent to the tents where all the crafters are. We don't have any electricity or are totally on our own power....generator...water on board...too much fun! Most RV's are early to bed as they get up early to get to the show at 8:00! We generally do the same...about 9:30...only noise we hear are the cows!! They are quite curious as to why we are in their pastures???

War Eagle Craft Fair....Mimi Melanie..Kay and Patty

Forgot to explain where War Eagle is in Arkansas and was first begun in the 50's!!!! It has expanded to where there are many tag-a-long shows...hard to go to all of them but we try! I believe the last I heard on attendance was 150,000 ?? people attend...the crowds are amazing....the hotels full and restaurants have a wait to get in. It basically is in Rogers....Springdale...
Bella Vista...Bentonville...delightful little towns that are fun to explore.

War Eagle Craft Fair....Mimi Melanie..Kay and Patty

Well...we finally made it to War Eagle Craft Fair after a 2 year is an amazing many people descend on this smallish area (in the scheme of things!).....there are probably 15 ?? different fairs going on at the same time...some very good some just so-so....but always that thrill of the hunt feeling that you may find something you didn't know you needed!!!
An example was when we headed out Kay wanted to go to the Clarion Hotel....I could have passed on that but I found my wonderful African baskets many to choose from and great prices!!! You just never know! From there we headed to numerous others....ending up at Holiday Inn in Springdale...a very good door another good one at the Convention
Center. By then we are all so exhausted nothing looks good....except of course KETTLE CORN!!!! It is so much fun...not sure everyone understands...but it is the fall weather...smells of good FAIR FOOD....the crowds....people watching....a real FALL FIX!
Here are some photos...I forgot my camera but here are a few! It was a great time.....LOVED it!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Madeline's shell art!

I have to share new friend in Ponte Vedra, Florida...and her shell art. She collects vintage glass jars and arranges
wonderful shells on the cork top..the shells being found on the beach in Ponte Vedra. Her compositions are amazing...she puts in so many textures and unusual shells that I would walk right by. The colors are subtle and against the colored jars....they are so beautiful. Tucked into the edges are small chards of sea glass...and you may occasionally see a shark's tooth....She happens to now live next door to me...which is so fun!

Friday, October 8, 2010

photos of Mike and Logan

Mike and Logan

Logan and Mike

We just returned from Florida last evening....were there for 3 weeks....visiting kids and grand-kids. We had a great time...walked on the beach....ate some good meals....spent time with all the kids....tho' it's a busy time for all of them with school and homework. Also got to spend a day at Natural Life with Patti and her ladies who keep it all going. Fascinating and fun to see
the new products! Spent some time with a new artist who will be developing some products for next catalog.