Monday, June 1, 2009

Strange Creatures

What a weekend!

While I took Friday off to prepare for the Brantford Pagan Meet & Greet, it was anything but restful! I went full-tilt non-stop from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. making sure I had everything I needed for the show. Normally I have plenty of time to get ready, but the addition of a second "real" job really messed up my schedule (but I can't complain, the extra money each month is going to be nice).

I did get a nice surprise though... sometime late Friday night, Dave decided he was going to come help me with the show!

This is something I've been asking him to do since I started working craft shows about four years ago. With the exception of a few shows which I share a booth with my friend, I normally do the shows alone. I don't really mind - nothing is too heavy for me to lift, and I always have my knitting so I never get bored. But it's nice to get up and see what else is at the show. And in an eight hour show, chances are you are going to need at least one pee break. Mom has been kind enough to pop by the local shows a couple of times to give me just such a pee break, but Brantford was a little far to go. I was preparing for a long day of holding it when Dave said he'd come.

Of course, there is always a little trepidation when Dave says he will do something you know he really doesn't want to... he's very good at projecting his misery and the question is... will I have a more enjoyable time without him? There's nothing for him to do there, and Dave's not great at sitting still and enjoying it.

But we did well, mostly due to the fact that everytime I got up to wander around, Dave got swarmed by women looking to buy... and I had to rush back to the table. (I think he needs to come more often)

My friends Samantha and Vickey stopped by and Samantha's daughter Lily charmed and entertained Dave for an hour or two.... of course after they left, he looked like this:And at the first legitimate excuse to pack up early (the wind was threatening to send us all to Oz) he's was taking down the tent.

But, one of the things about Pagan Festivals is you always meet the most interesting people... including this little guy:
An Australian Flying Squirrel named Kiku who was content to hang out in a pouch carried around by one of the Festival staffIn the first picture he was enjoying a fat yellow meal worm, but here he's being tempted out with a nice piece of Honeycomb cerealToo cute!

All in all it was a great day, but I'm looking forward to no shows until September.

Oh, and I even have some knitting to show you. After doing some major cleaning yesterday, I decided to wind down and whipped up another hedgehog
I'm a little worried about this one... the "fur" is some Funny from my stash, the only eyelash that I had enough of, but the lashes are considerabely shorter. I guess I'll see how it looks when it's felted.


lexa said...

Cute little critter!

I love those little hedgehogs.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, sounds like a good show in the end, which is always nice. I'm loving that hedgehog :)

Rhonda said...

Dave looks pretty cute sitting by the lady with no body.

Samantha said...

Aww, poor Dave! He could have come to help build the deck!!

Angelika said...

I'm glad you had a nice show and some company too. I wouldn't worry about using eyelash instead of fun fur. They turn out cute too and still look like hedgehogs, just more well groomed. :)

Alisha said...

Your booth looks so great! So sweet Dave joined you.

Lee said...

I think he is a cute little hedgehog, and I think that it is great that Dave came and helped you.