Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fall into September

The Washington County Fair has come and gone. What with the fair and the move that the Children's Room underwent during the last two weeks of August, I can finally find a balance between work and my craft.

I spent five days at the fair from 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. I sat int he Rhode State Grange Fair booth explaining th e benefits of Grange membership to fairgoers. I enjoy meeting and talking with those who visit the booth. What I didn't have was much time to explore the fair. First thing each morning was having a great breakfast with other fair volunteers at the Ashaway Grange Booth. They served a great breakfast buffet. The local FFA sold a hot Apple Crisp that shouldn't be missed.

I spent the next week on vacation while the library packed up for the condensing and rearrangement needed for its renovation. I went back to work on the following Wednesday. We are still becoming ussed to our smaller quarters.

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air and spicy smell of the woods. Warm days and cool nights mnake for great sleeping weather.

I find it easy to relax in the fall even though I am busily planning all of my crafty projects for Christmas gifts. I have three knitting and crochet projects that I work on at different places because I want them to be surprises. So I can't show them off until after Christmas.

I am stitching on some Dimension's Wire Whimseys which I will decorate my computer at work. Since we have condensed the Children's Room into the Old Reading Room during the library's renovation, I don't have as much space to decorate for the seasons. The Whimseys will add spot of seasonal cheer to the room. The current Whimsey is a basket of Apples. I hope to have it done by the time I go back to work after the Labor Day Weekend.