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On Saturday, December 10, 2011 I was given the opportunity to take part in the Victorian Christmas Celebration at the Agrirama here. My table was set up inside the Museum, along with other sellers. We were entertained by three groups of talented Cloggers early in the day, and later by three sisters who sang carols. Their voices were amazing and the accoustics gave them a slight echo effect that added to their natural abilities. It was a very moving experience.
This was our table, although you can't see it very well;
We had a great time and plan to take part in the Spring Folklife Festival that is scheduled to happen on April 14, 2012. That time we will set up outside, unless the spring rains fall, in which case they will move us indoors again.
The children who came to our table were the most fun. They loved the things we had set out, and were thrilled when they had enough money to buy one of them, and when we gave them something for free. We had a big lot of "Scrappers" to give away, and gave some of the hamsters away, and a bunch of bead necklaces. I think we had even more fun giving things to them than they had, although from what others told us, the kids were thrilled with their goodies.
The following pictures are photos shot by the Agrirama photographers, in the fiber area;
These kettles are the way my grandmother dyed her fiber, both cotton and wool.
As you can see, it also dyes the hands of the worker~
Isn't the fiber lovely hanging to dry?
One of the purposes of the Agrirama is to educate the young, and old, about the ways out ancestors lived, worked, and ate.
The carolers were warming up on the front porch of one of the old homes at the Agrirama.
Singing to a small group of people who were walking the Museum grounds.
This is hardly the kind of post I like to make, but please read and be careful when out shopping. This story was on the Atlanta Fox News today, you may read it at their site, or below. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/
This is a copy of the story found there;
Police: Syringes Hidden in Clothing at a Wal-Mart Store
Updated: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 6:03 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 12:00 PM EST
By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF/myfoxatlanta
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Bartow County are investigating a series of incidents where syringes have been found in clothing at a Wal-Mart store.
Authorities with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office say the syringes were hidden in several items oof children's or women's clothing, including bras, at a Wal-Mart store in Cartersville on Market Blvd.
Authorities say four incidents have occurred since October 13. They say two of the incidents resulted in some kind of medical treatment.
Patricia Headrick said she was at the Wal-Mart on Black Friday when she went to pick up a Playtex bra.
"I put my hand down into the box and that's when it pricked me," Headrick said.
Once the initial shock wore off, Headrick said she became concerned with where the needle came from.
"Whose arm was this in? Whose body? Was this a used needle?" Headrick said.
Sgt. Jonathan Rogers of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office said other incidents included a needle found in a Hello Kitty socks and a 14-year-old girl was pricked by a needle in pajamas. The 14-year-old's mother was also pricked while checking the pajamas.
Authorities would only say that they were diabetic syringes that can be purchased at most pharmacies. Rogers said the needles would be tested in a crime lab.
Headrick said the next six months will be a waiting game for her and her family as she awaits tests. She said she's already $1,300 for medicines to help prevent a number of diseases.
"I'm scared to death. I don't know what's going to happen," Headrick said.
Authorities are going over surveillance video, looking for suspicious acitivites. It is unclear when the tests will come back on the syringes.
A while back I got an Etsy PM from a teenage girl, asking if I would give her
one of my crocheted dogs for her little brother, for free. In return she said
that she would make a video showing the dog and telling who made it.
I could not resist her attitude and enterprise. So of course I send one to her.
Well, the video is up, it’s HERE if you want to watch
She’s a really cute girl and with her brains & go-get-em attitude, I
think she’ll go far in life. So go see what all Jessica has on her You Tube
account. She may have reviewed something you would like too~
The blue dog in this photo is the one I sent to her.
I had forgotten this incident until someone in Ravelry commennted on it today. This happened on January 7, 2010 - - -
While waiting to see the doctor y'day, an older lady in a wheelchair came in. She sat in the same waiting room and was enthralled with our crocheting. My daughter was there with me, and was also crocheting.
After watching from across the room, and commenting on our work for a while, she wheeled over to us so we could chat better, and so she could touch our yarn. She loved the Lion Suede and the cowl-hood.
Not long before I was called back, I had gotten too warm so removed my neckwarmer, and began folding it to put in my GoBag with the matching hat. She thought it was beautiful so I let her feel its yarn. It is in Amore, so is also very soft and touchable.
As I completed folding it, she asked if I ever made sets like that to sell. I finished folding it & the hat as I told her that I don't (a small fib) but that I do give things away, and handed it to her. She was stunned by the gift and wanted to pay me for it. Well, in my world, you don't pay for things that are freely given to you, so I told her that with smiles and a gentle touch.
Before we left the office, she asked for my number & address. And this morning she called me to tell me again how much she appreciated it, and said that after she got home, she held the set and cried over the kindness of a stranger.
We are always repaid for kindness. The more kindness we give freely away, the more kindness comes out way. Give a little kindness, RAK a stranger today~
Here is Kommando Kitty, a rough, tough, guy who can be very gentle with the little ones. He is ready and willing to move in with someone and take good care of them. He fights off boogymen and scares away those monsters under the bed.
Kommando Kitty is available in my Etsy Shop to come home with you.
Each doll is approximately 13 to 14 inches tall. The girls come with one dress that is removable, the boys will be wearing a pair of pants & a shirt that are worked on rather than removable.
* For more dresses or any change in clothing, PM me at Stitch_n_Frog@mchsi.com
Each doll is slightly different. They are hand-made by me, and each has it's own personality.
I have some dolls pre-made for quick shipping, and will happily take orders for dolls in the colors of your choice.
The dolls are made in synthetic yarns for durability.
* If you prefer a specific type of yarn, I can use that yarn but must re-price to allow for purchase of the yarn. PM me for pricing.
* If you have your own yarn that you want made into a kitty, PM me for the price change.
The price for one kitty is $24.00 plus actual shipping cost. I will accept Pay Pal or money orders, but prefer Pay Pal.
Here are photos of a few dolls that are pre-made.
The doll on the left has already been purchased, she is there only for display purposes.
Patriotic American Kitty
As you can see, this doll is a bunny rather than a kitty.
Now I'm working on a ferret. Quite a move from cute kitties to a ferret . . . but six kitties in a row are enough for now, it's past time to move on for a little while, then I'll get back to the kitties. I think I need some white kitties, and maybe some gray kitties, some black kitties, and maybe some other color kitties too . . . . .
These dolls are approximately 13" tall and are for sale at $22. + $5.00 shipping in the USA. If you are interested, please send an email at the email address below, to see if the one you like is still available. I also will take orders for special colors.
This is Cute Cotton Kitty #2. I finished him this evening. Sure do love this pattern! Thank you to Itsy Bitsy Spider for the wonderful pattern! You can find it in the Ravelry pattern database and in her Etsy store!
This is Cute Kitty. He is from the pattern, Cute Cotton Kitty that can be found in Ravelry's pattern database and in the Itsy Bitsy Spider's Etsy Shop . Needless to say, I am in love with the pattern and am already on my second Cute Kitty in another color combo.
Here he is, just hanging around waiting for the birds to come back to eat from the bird feeder he's standing on.
And here he is, soaking up some rays on the front deck. Isn't he a darling?
Have you read any of the Pern books by Anne McCaffrey? The series of books are about human-kind who have settled on a planet that they named Pern. Dragons live there, flying, fire-breathing dragons! They are empathetic with humans and bond, one dragon to one human for life. There are also fire lizards there, a much, much smaller version of the dragons.
What on earth does this have to do with what I am crocheting? Or are you already there?
Using a pattern from Lucy Ravenscar's Etsy store and a beautiful metallic gold yarn, I am crocheting her Dragonet pattern to crochet a gold Queen Fire Lizard. Clara, of the Etsy store 6060 hand-painted special eyes for the Fire Lizards. And they are beautiful, perfect for them!
When the first (I am making two) of the dragons is finished I will post photos of her. But until then, here is Lucy Ravenscar's photo from her Etsy store - - -
I had to put off starting work on them last month, due to an emergency appendectomy. My appendix was not far from bursting, and had "oozed" a bit. I was very lucky to have gotten in when I did, and to have great doctors and nurses. They "mopped up" well before closing, then pumped me full of 3 types of antibiotics for four days. So now, except for a sore hand where the last IV was, and still getting tired a bit too quickly, I'm "all better now" as our kids used to say.
So now, after making hamsters by the dozens, I've now moved onward and upward to crocheting beautiful golden Dragons~ ~ ~
Green Fire Lizard from the planet Pern (Anne McCaffrey's Science Fiction Novels)
See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil monkeys
Sunny Face Friends
Fat Cat Likes Striped Sweaters
They, and many more Ami's and other projects, will be going with me to the Agrirama's Independence Day Celebration. I'll be exhibiting inside the museum that day. I am super excited and even more nervous! Also am very curious about how it will go. One thing for sure, it will be a very long day for me.
We have to start setting up at 7a.m., and the doors open at 9 till 4 or 4:30. I'll be a very tired, but hopefully a very happy, puppy by then. As long as a few people show up that I know, to stop by for a chat, I'll enjoy the day tremendously!