Mark your calendars for October 25 and 26 so you can attend Gypsy Junk Fest at the Mason City fairgrounds! We’re going to be there with antiques, pincushions, small quilts (old and new), succulents, fabric packs, patterns and I’ll be demonstrating rug twining.
One of the best things is that this show is 2-1/2 months away and we have time to prepare. No home based businesses or crafts are allowed as vendors – we think that’s a great idea and welcome it. You’re not going to find the same old vendors here – and here’s another exciting point – you’ll find us next to the Bloody Mary bar! Ha! Won’t this be fun? Make your plans now to come and shop not only with us but all the other vendors who will have similar fun “junk”! More on this as we prepare!
I’m feeling better today about all the problems – I may be on the road to success – I know I’ve said this before but today I’m encouraged. Another reason I’m feeling better is that I visited the vet clinic this morning and got a new treatment for Hazel and Telly who are still scratching and we still find fleas on both of them. I can not recommend the Seresto collars after all the trouble we’ve had this season. Last year they worked great! Today we took the collars off and started both dogs on K-9 Advantix. Last night Hazel couldn’t even get to sleep because of the itching which means I also didn’t get to sleep. Ugh. Cats are still on Frontline.
The pampas grass is beginning to shoot plumes – and in a week or so the plumes will open to a silvery sea atop the green stalks. Here’s our start.
I’ve been almost too depressed to take many pictures but here’s one of some newly potted succulents. I have decided that I’m too old to keep saving things. When I die most of the things I’ve loved will be dumped in a garbage pile including all those wonderful vintage white pots and vanilla pots that I’ve searched for and collected for years. So they’re going to be put to use and I can enjoy them on the concrete window sills next winter.
I think they’re just beautiful with the clay pots included. (I’ll be taking some small cacti and succulent plants to Gypsy Junk Fest in October.) I have way too many and if I have to end up having knee surgery next winter, who will take care of them all?
I’m feeling so much better today that I’m going to finish the rug and get another one started. I so wish I could post a video of removing the rug from the frame but I’m afraid to try it!
Here’s another #8.
If this post goes well I will take pictures of what I’ve been working on – yes, quilting not just these blog problems!
Here we go – again! Keep your fingers crossed!