The Lawn and Garden Show

It's too bad the show got so busy and I couldn't pull out my camera later on. I was surrounded by a lush jungle of gorgeous plants: all ready to planted out at some lucky person's ranch. You should've been there, since it felt so fresh and healthy!

Anyways, this shot shows my modest little table, covered in knit and woven items, as I set up for a sale. I have not done this before and know that there is a limit to the amount of $ one can earn in the country before tax laws kick in. The vase in the centre, (handmade out of birchbark and sweetgrass), is holding several simple spindles that I made to sell inexpensively.

Here is a close up of one of the 5$ spindles. They are all a bit different. Due to the very lightweight woods used, the prototype needed more weight in order to spin for some time. So I dove into my Bin of All Things Thrift Store, and found ribbon with beads already sewn on. These beads not only sparkle and spin prettily, but make a lovely, soft clicking noise when the motion is starting up or stopping. I spun on one of these homemade jobbies and also on my wheel, attracting a lot of attention. A reported from the local paper took my picture, so I will have to see whether "I made it in". I had a good sale, and no danger of going over the legal limit for earnings.

 I am just adding this shot because it's nice to look at. I recently pulled together my cotton stash for weaving and thought it looked pretty. It is not as bright as the wildflowers blooming along the road sides, but still makes me think of spring.

Zig Zag and Josie are two young mares who hung out across the street from me and are now two houses over on my road. They are looking for a new home. They are so sweet although Josie (on the right)  is a bit of a treat monster. Anyone want to buy two young mares?


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