Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lititz Rotary Club Craft Show 2013

Another great craft show in Lititz, PA is here and gone!  Oh what a time!  I'm so lucky to have wonderful sisters who take time out of their busy lives to help me out! We pulled out Friday morning for a day of shopping and driving around the Lancaster area.  My niece was along this weekend so she was nice enough to take these pictures for me. 
We left the hotel room at 4:15am Saturday morning and finished unloading the truck by 5am! The next show I must take a picture of the boxed "treasures" and props covering the sidewalk. We fill it up! 
The weather was good to us!! The humidity was low!  The afternoon was a bit hot but we were able to move into the booth for shade.
The customers were plentiful and I was able to meet some new online followers along with chatting with my old friends!  Thanks to everyone that stopped by!
It is so funny after we are all set up I have some spots I love and some that just don't seem to have the look I want!   But time is always limited and we don't have time to make big changes so we deal with them!  This was my favorite spot for Lititz!  It could be those awesome chairs! LOL 

 My mom has been busy making the awesome coverlet stockings! We tried a different display using some old barn wood boards to hang them on but it needs some work before the next show, which will be the Shippensburg Corn Festival!
 I cut the wooden items out for the grapevine wreaths and my niece Becca painted and helped me put them together!  She was quite excited when half of them sold! I think I found a new helper!
 The trellis's made from grapevine were a big hit! One even found a new home in Wisconsin! Anxious to see how it traveled on its journey! Hopefully, Karen from KM Primitives will let us know!
 My son's birdhouse and benches from the old barnwood. 
 My sister Christa paints the barn wood signs on the bottom of this display. The black eyed Susan's looked nice in the little bottles I wired to old barnwood.

The not so fun part!!! Packing up! By this time we were hot and tired from the lack of sleep the night before and the excitement of the day! The show is over at 4 and we were pulling out of Lititz by 5:30pm.  
Now to get busy on more Fall items for the next show which is August 31st, Shippensburg Corn Festival! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lititz Rotary Club Craft Show!

The craft show in Lititz, PA is this Saturday! It's a big one and so much fun! The box truck is almost loaded and I'm looking forward to meeting some new online friends who are going to venture out!  Sure hope this cool weather sticks around so it can be a perfect day!
I wanted to share some of the things I finished up this week!  The little pumpkins on the wire were created using a pattern by T.F.C. Folk Art and the doll  is a pattern by Veena's Mercantile.    The hooked sunflower on burlap which I mounted on the barrel stave came out of my little old head!  Hope to get lots of these made up for the other upcoming shows and PHM!    Be back next week with some pictures! Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Okra Harvest!

My dad loves to garden and sure knows how to grow the Okra!!!  Freshly harvested and strung! Now lets hope the humidity stays away for a bit more so it dries  nicely!  If you remember I successfully dried some Okra I found in the grocery store over the Winter.  I was able to use the fan on our fireplace for a nice dry heat which worked great!  So I'm a bit nervous as to how it will dry this time of year!  Plus........ this Okra is so much larger!  The average size of the store bought Okra was 4 inches and smaller and when I went to my mom and dads yesterday to pick this my surprise it ranges from 10 to 7 inches!!!  A few shorter ones in there but most are over 7 inches! Beautiful!
I was intrigued with the beautiful plants and blooms which grew the Okra! He purchased red and green seeds back in the Spring and had to replant half the crop a second time because they weren't growing! I wish I would have taken a long shot of the garden showing the whole row.  This is the green stock which probably stands about 3 feet. See the Okra growing there on the center stem of the plant?

The red stocks are really pretty.  You can see a bit of the whole row in this picture.  It went the whole way back to the sunflowers you can see there way in the back!

Look at this beautiful flower head that produces the Okra!  Such a pretty yellow with a black center!
Some of the harvest!
Not sure this will be ready for my first show but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!  August 10th is the Lititz Rotary Club craft show and it is coming fast!  Back to work still have lots more "treasures" to create!