Tomorrow, Dec 1, is the first of 2 holiday fairs put on by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Both fairs are one day only from 10 to 4. They are held at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, NC in the auditorium. This is a very popular fair as members of the Southern Highland Guild are encouraged to sell seconds, overstocks etc at very low prices. There are bargains on beautiful hand crafted pieces everywhere you look. I am selling my scarves as they are a nice gift item and seem to be popular. I've been working diligently to get together a large inventory. I started with white silk scarf blanks in mostly crepe de Chine. I secured them tightly in pantyhose to give a mottled effect to the coloring.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving - I wish you all a wonderful day with family and friends, good food, lots of laughter and all the blessings that go with this magical season. I'll be at my daughters with my new granddaughter. I've already told my daughter to be prepared. ....when we get to her house, we're heading straight for the baby and Heaven help anything that's in our path. (-:
I'm bringing apple pie and also making cream puffs.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
It's been close to 3 weeks since I returned home from a second trip to New York, this last time for my sorority reunion. My sorority - Alpha Sigma Beta, used to be Alpha Sigma Alpha which is a national sorority. In the 50's, New York ruled that there were to be no national fraternities throughout the university system, and we became AEB.
A few years back, one of the gals from the class of 61, decided to try and find as many sisters as she could to form a directory. One thing led to another and then a committee and after 2 years of hard work and fun, Joan was able to track down over 700 sisters over the course of 40+ years. This led to another thought - to have a reunion and invite everyone. The reunion was scheduled for the same time as Homecoming weekend. After such a long time, she expected max to be @ 50. To her surprise, 125 sisters came in from all over the US - all ages - all classes. Many of us didn't know each other but had the common link of sisterhood. We took over the Hampton Inn - all 4 floors who joined in our excitement and joy as though they were part of our group.
Monday, November 12, 2012
We had our PTA meeting last week at Gen's house, always fun and full of ideas. There's lots of talking and laughing amongst us, hard to hear it all. On the ride home, we usually get filled in on what we missed. Mary B created her very colorful sneakers with markers - Clever!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Fiber Junkies met this week at the home of Kate Weston and welcomed new member Gen Grundy. Our meeting was to learn some of the basics and explore the possibilities of this wonderful machine. Kate has the full size machine. I've played with them a little bit at quilt shows but we had lots of time to experiment at Kate's house. Gen is trying her hand at quilting on a baby quilt I'm making for my grand-daughter.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
There hasn't been too many fiber related things going on around here with all my reunions and trips.
I've had 2 reunions in New York 2 weeks apart. It was a whirlwind of fun and emotion. My first reunion was high school. Hubby stayed behind while I flew up to La Guardia, rented a car and proceeded to drive out to Long Island on a friday afternoon during rush hour! What was I thinking? It was one scary trip. I forgot that New Yorkers don't let you switch lanes and they like to honk their horn a lot....sooooo, I wasn't able to go exactly the way I wanted. My GPS kept "recalculating" and at one point, I really wanted to throw it out the window at one of the honkers. Okay, I've vented and it was a wonderful weekend despite the trip on friday. One of the things we did was to walk through our old town of Farmingdale, NY. It was beautiful and not one building the same, well except for the bank and the library. They are the cornerstones of the town, standing on each corner, almost identical and the architecture amazing. The bank had been turned into law offices and the library