Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What An Adventure!

Let the good times roll, or more exact let those tires roll and roll and roll… Have you any idea how far it is from Salem, Oregon to San Diego, California?  A long, long way, over 1000 miles in fact. 

Over hill over dell, 

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many hills, many dells, and the sign marking the town of my birth…

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The Queen as a truck driver…

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Terri made these for Cindy and I and we both LOVE them!  

Terri  taught jewelry making and soldering classes while we were here, one of the classes was using this design.  When we arrived at Terri’s brothers house, I met Boomer 1 of his 3 turtles.


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We’ve been gone a week and met lots of new friends, and a great time reconnecting with old ones.

I’ll be posting soon with more pictures of our fun times.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Putting the “A” in Auntie

Like most of you this time of year is incredibly busy for me.  The first sighting of summer brought smiles to the faces of many. It was a good thing summer cooperated since we had out door events planned for the entire weekend. 

Its hard to believe Miss Emily, the youngest of my beautiful nieces graduated from high school on Friday.

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And of course no one would be better suited for addressing the group, than she, sharing with us the profound teaching  of Dr. Seuss.

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Her sisters arrived with their babies to celebrate with the family.

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An Auntie herself, enjoying the moment…


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They just want to be down,

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Doing what babies like to do best.






Inspired by Tiffany, the original Fancy Farmgirl, a Sunday brunch brought out friends and family.

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Farmboys enjoy their meals!

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A Fancy Farmgirl necklace from Auntie Joy.

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What a perfect day, for celebrating with a darling girl that makes this Auntie a proud one!

Enough fun for me, it is time to get my working boots back on.

I am off to Denver later this week, where Sheila and I will be attending the Old Glory Antique Show.

I’m bring back lots of treasures to sell, because the next day I’m off for a road trip to San Diego!

I will have details posted soon, but you can see what Cindy has to say about the trip.  Terri has some details that you can check out, it’s her truck pulling the trailer. 

We will be doing a Sale at The Mermaid’s Mercantile, in San Diego

June 26 & 27

I hope if you are in the area you will come by and join us!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Farm Chicks

I don’t need to tell you we were wet, tired and crabby when we finally left home.

I kept telling myself, “this isn’t the last show you are ever going to do, its okay to leave some treasures for next time.” Yet it always seems reasonable to me that if there is still space then it might as well be filled, of course I haven’t won any contests for good reasoning …

Of course there is all the other incidentals that go along with leaving home for a few days. We pulled out of the driveway about the time we were suppose to be pulling into Spokane. Other than the fact I held my breath the whole way, full of trepidation that Dumbo (the rv) would leave us stranded on the side of the road and we would miss the whole event, (like the last trip we took on that highway) the trip was uneventful. We actually arrived before the doors opened so I guess you could say we exceeded our goal!

Just an empty building waiting for us.

Progressing nicely,

I didn’t actually see how he made it out from under there , but these guys seemed to have it under control…

My booth finished,

It was a wonderful show, one of my only regrets is that we were so busy that I didn’t have time to go around to all the booths and look at everything!

The little prize my friend Betty helped me get ready for the first 25 of you that came through and said,

“I read your blog”

Some of the Farm Chicks I happened to get a picture of,

Holly and her friend, from Joy Harvest

Tricia and Sarah from Wild Whimsey

Elaine from Tinker Verve

A cute little aspiring photographer.Amanda

Everyone’s favorite, Celeste of Chap’s.

Serena, to who I would like to say “Thank You!”

I appreciate your hard work at making this the most amazing show ever!

To those of you that were at the show,

I would like to say, “Thank You”, it was so fun getting to see you, talk to you, and to put faces with names.

And to my sister Terri and dear friend Robin, not to mention Dave!


No way could I have done it without you!