A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Song of September


Life can get crazy, can't it? Summer has been a busy one and spent among family. Now, it seems, September's pace will not be slowing down any. Tim has been harvesting the garden and making lots of tomato sauce....these sunny days are a treat, filled with the smell of the simmering tomatoes as I work. I feel wrapped in memories. Going back in time, all those years ago at my Grandmothers house, milling tomatoes and helping with canning for winter treats.



Our second show if the year was held at the Historic Mabee Farm. Finished items have been slow in this economy and I hadn't been there in two years. I wasn't prepared to sell over half of my inventory....so, as soon as I got home, I dove into the work of goode creating with my next show just three weeks ahead. I also wasn't prepared for shops and customers to start ordering again in a way they had not for over four years. A wonderful sign that the economy is on the mend! 



And then.... off we went to the Apple and Wine Festival in Altamont NY~ nestled near the Helderberg Mountains. I was feeling right at home among the smells of the apples and changing leaves...not to mention the wonderful smell of dear friend and booth neighbor, Mindy Hewitt of Penny Creek. Her wax tarts are the bomb!




It doesn't look like it is going to slow down anytime soon. I still have more than plenty to keep me busy with a couple more shop orders and some customer orders still to do. I also have another show in about five weeks and another to apply for. My sewing machine hums along and I am pulling drawings from my archives as well as sketching new ones. I'm also tossing in a few beloved Netty designs to fill in among my own. My head spins with inspiration and my hands are doing their best to keep up. I am very thankful to have such busy hands and love that I can just roll out of my bed and be to work. There is something goode to be said for that!