So, here I am.....
The girl that said she'd never blog. The far from computer savvy girl that is always up for a challenge despite a serious lack of time.My blog goals. Do I have blogging goals? Hmmm, I guess I should. So I pledge to be funny, lighthearted, not vent or complain to much and maybe just maybe share a crumb of wit and wisdom on occassion.I will most likely chat about etsy, my addiction and muse. the incredible artsists and friends I have found in a community that oozes with creativity, friendship, support and a home for all things handmade.You will hear me ramble about the insanity of my life including my 3 boys, ages 12, 16 and 53. Yes, that last one I am married to, but trust me, he is just as much boy as man. After 17 years of marriage I find myself raising him along with them. Then again, he would probably say the same of me at times. I will often speak of friends I would go to the ends of the earth for and a family that more often than not defines dysfunction. Then again, I strongly believe a functional family is the stuff legends are made of.I am a lover of music of all kinds and not so much the TV ( except maybe Glee). I have an addiction to handmade glass, especially venetian and lampwork beads as well as unique pottery. I have made a concerted effort to tame my jewelry fetish with my own creations which can be seen at http://www.kjbeads.etsy.com/If you haven't figured out by now, I can jabber my jaws and my fingers as if someone could care what I have to say.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The trek to the Amish
My maiden voyage to the land of the crafting Gods. Yes, I admit, I love Amish fursniture, handcrafted, beaustiful carved wood made with love, sweat and no power tools. I also love Amish foods, handbaked pies, slow baked roasts and good herbed stuffing. I just hope they love my handcrafts with even a fraction of the admiration I have for theirs.
The countdown has begun and my nerves are wrecked. I have yet to choose 3 pieces for the competition tent becasue it's so hard to beieve I have pieces worthy of competing on such a level. The self doubt has set in. Will I do well? Is it worth the time and $$$? Is this show biting off more than I can chew? Am I crazy to travel so far, stay so long and take such chances? Well, only time will tell.
Feel free to ease my worries by visiting this great venue. They really do have so much to offer. Aside fromthe regular wagon rides, tourist attractions (theatre productions, restaurants, Amish traditions, etc.), there will be 299 other crafters joining me for 4 days of selling our wares, sharing our passions and a little friendly competition.
The list of vendors may have more than one or two familiar names for you. And the fair supplies a great map to help you find them, the food, the entertainment, the lovely port a pots and even a hotel when youdecide you're too pooped to make it home, or better yet, there's so much to do and see, you need more time to fit it all in. I am in Booth O183 (Orange section, near the pork, burgers and onion rings (how can this be a bad thing?)
Summer's in full swing and your weekend is just begging for a nice drive and fun activity. This should be your destination! Stop by and say hello. Mention this blogspot and I'll give you a special 10% off your purchase as a thank you for your support.