What's a vacation to the lake without a few craft purchases??
On the way out of town, and headed home, we stopped by the yearly craft festival and found some great items.
These are stained glass and beads, and silver wire and spoons! The artist said she goes to every yard sale looking for old cutlery, then falls in love with certain ones but makes herself sell them. Can't keep 'em all she says.
She hasn't seen my fabric stash.
What a setting for a craft show! DH got a calendar from a great photographer, and I also found this terrific little pottery bowl...
It's a yummy celadon green, with an unglazed area holding the words, love, peace, joy and happiness.
I can just imagine it holding a dip or cheese ball or just on my pass through counter filling my need for celadon and lovely words.
A jazz band was playing, the sun shining, people were happy, lots of dogs. Ahhhh
Gratuitous poodle shot
1. Passed out from the heat?
2. tired of hearing mommy interview artists?
3. Despondent at leaving Lake Placid:?
4. Angry that we won't buy him the boiled wool cap he wanted?
5. As tired as I feel after all the vacation fun?
And now a few, ahem, fabric purchases from the trip. You know I needed some more supplies...
Beads. Yep. Tiny little shiny-sparkly bits of heaven. I spent a good amount of time beading this year. I have fallen totally in love with flat even count peyote and am doing it in every variation I can think of. No patterns, just making it up as I go along. I'll show you later....
Mod and hexies just because I'm really 8 years old. Fall fabric that is incredibly sophisticated and I saw a quilt made with it and want to make that.
Adirondak fabric of pebbles, water, shake siding... yep gonna use these...
We took a ride to Saranac Lake one day in the rain and what did I see there? A quilt store! A great quilt store! so I got this gorgeous birch tree fabric and that blue? It grades light to dark in lucious shades of blue to teal to green. Perfect for borders or table cloth. And two sale patterns.
Yep, definitely making those for this Christmas.
more aidrondak fabric from Log Cabin quilts one of my favorites for sure. The kit is for embroidery in fall colors (click on the pictures to see details)
Yep, making that.
Using that fabric.
Or I will when I recover my energy from the FUN we had.