Wednesday, August 5, 2009

One Week and Counting Until the Fair.

The Washington County Fair begins next Wednesday. I will be there for all five days. My Grange runs a food concession booth where we sell Saugies, burgers, Meatball grinders, Sausage & Pepper Grinders and Grilled Cheese sandwiches. Believe me, it gets hot in the kitchen.

But I will be on the opposite side of the fairgrounds in the Expo building, manning the State Grange Booth. I will be answering questions from the fairgoers about the Grange and what we are all about. I will pass out applications and hopefully receive some applications.

The fair is 42 years old and I think I have been involved with the fair in one way or another since the beginning. I can remember selling soda when I was 16 and the fair was only a couple of years old. Okay, do your math and you will have an approximate guess about my age.

Then after the fair, the library will be closed for two weeks for renovation preparation. They moving and condensing departments so half the building can be renovated while we are in the other half. Then we get to do it all again when we switch sides. I am taking a week off. I see a week of stitching and ice tea in my future. Whooo hooo can't wait.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Your fairy is called Tangle Elfglow
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen in the light of a full moon.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Monopoly Board SAL WIP

Being Creative @ Westerly Public Library

Yesterday, I held my second class for Cross Stitch at the library. Six enthusiastic girls attended. I started them with the small kit that I received from DMC's Mentor program. While three of the girls took to stitching like ducks to water, the younger two needed a little more hands on approach. The girls wish me to continue the program during the year. I hope I will be able to find space for them to drop in and stitch.

With the help of some of my cross stitch friends I am able to provide the girls with floss and aida fabric. I have pulled my old magazines for them to choose their future projects. One of the home schooling mothers spoke of using cross stitch as part of their American History unit.

This all came about because this year's Summer Reading theme is "Be Creative @ Your Library." Now I ask you, what is more creative than cross stitch or knitting and crocheting for that matter. I am also doing a couple of programs creating artistic trading cards for the kids. I had five revved boys for this program a week ago. Again they asked to be able to do this craft during the year. So far, I am planning a Christmas Card stamping project for one of the Saturdays in December. Maybe I could do a Thanksgiving Place card session.

My personal stitching rotation includes Crossed Eyed Cat's Labyrinth, Monopoly Board SAL, Dimensions Dragonfly, Christmas ornaments [can't wait for JCS Ornament issue]. I am also knitting and crocheting Christmas presents which I can't mention in order to preserve the surprise.