My last show is done for the year, we arrived home from our Thanksgiving weekend, and I have a list a mile long of things that must be done NOW! I skipped it all today and set up the tree. I have added a new ornament every year for a long time, and have tried to stop it before they pull the tree down, but I couldn't resist this little fairy! She was made by Connie Brooks, a fellow member of the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen. All ornaments on the tree are handmade, and it is like a trip down memory lane, since most of them were made by friends. Some friends are from long ago, and some have passed away, which makes them all the more special.
Yesterday I set up for the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Holiday Show at Kutztown University. It always amazes me to see a facility before anything is set up, and then after when everything looks so good. This is all my stuff- I had just loaded it in from my car and was taking a break before I started setting up. There are not very many other craftsmen there yet.
About 4 hours later, this is my booth with dust covers and ready to go on Saturday morning. You can see more craftsmen have been working on their booths. I should have taken a photo without the dust covers, but I didn't think of it at the time. You can see my purple table coverings peeking out. Tomorrow I will be packing it all down after the show is over at 5, probably the hardest part of this job. I had good sales, saw a lot of friends, and even managed to do a little gift shopping!