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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A soggy Blockville Festival

Oh, was our weekend a soggy, cold and windy one.  The Harmony Historical Society's Harvest Festival
went on anyway.  We came home at night, chilled to the bone, soaked to the skin and tired as all get-out!

Our offerings, plus I took a small table of primitives too.

Time to make the donuts....
fried in good old cast iron..

Maygan made friends with the Alpacas
she was so excited to be able to lead them!

It was a bittersweet festival this year for me.  This was a festival that my Mom always did too, she'd sell her handmades, it's actually how we got involved years ago.

To look over and not see her there this year was hard to say the least. 
Here she is last year....2010
nephew Travis, mil Gerrie, Mom and sis Terri

This is going to be a trying week for me.  We are coming up on the one year anniversary of my Mom's passing on Oct. 8th.  I sure do miss her, every minute of everyday.

Well, now I need to get to sewing.  I have an order that I am behind on, thank you Alice for being so understanding!

My right arm and hand have been giving me fits since Sunday.  Too much stirring, peeling, and rolling last week.  I don't know how many times it woke me up through the night, throbbing numbness.  It's really quite hard to stitch with numb fingers, LOL...but, when you prick yourself, at least it doesn't hurt.

I also have a thank you post coming for Angie of Lil' Raggedy Angie, more pictures of some great antiques they have on display in the buildings from the festival and a big sale on Fall/Autumn Prims over on my selling blog in the next couple of days.

God Bless,


  1. Oh my goodness, Traci~ what fun! And the picture of the homemade donuts made my mouth water.
    So sorry about your mom... mine will be gone 7 years in January and I still miss her every day... *Sigh*

  2. Sending you a cyber hug, Traci. Take care.

  3. What a fun weekend (weather no withstanding)! The crafts looked wonderful and the food ... my mouth is watering. Praying for blessing of comfort for you and yours on the 8th.

  4. Your goodies look positively and absolutely divine....I'm sure it was difficult for you - but believe your mom probably was there with you. Hope the week goes well for you, and that every time you think of her a smile comes to your heart before tears to your eyes....Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

  5. Just hit the 1 yr for my dad on 10/3, Traci. I will send up a prayer for peace for you. I bet your mom would be thrilled you are carrying on! (your food & prims looked WONDERFUL, and Maygan w/the alpaca is too cute!) ~*~Lisa

  6. oh my goodness Traci you went all wonder your arm is numb..everything looks mouth watering..wish I could have been there to sample everything..and i do mean everything..I am sorry to hear about your mom..but she would be pleased that you are living life and doing what you love..

  7. Traci~ Awesome booth~ yep, I would of been spending some $$ & taking home some of your handmade prims & yummy treats!!!
    Hugs to you~ I know your Mom was there smiling~ giggling~ freezing~ getting damp~ hang on to the wonderful memories~ to this day~ I still take my Mom to shows & stores with me~ It was one of the many enjoyable things we did together!!! May sound crazy, but oh, it helps soothe the loss~

  8. Hi Traci~

    Sending big hugs your way!!!

    Your goodies look wonderful!!

    Enjoy your evening~Becky

  9. Sorry the festival was so hard, your daughter looked like she had fun, sweet smile.

    As for your Mom, I have been there. I understand exactly what that feels like. There are no words. Only by being there in that place can anyone ever understand. Sending you a hug.

  10. Holy wow! I see my favorite buckeyes in there. You were certainly busy busy busy. Did it make the time go by fast? I hope so.
    Your daughter looks tickled with the llama:o) I remember I always loved the animals when I was a youngun.
    Hang in there sweetie. You know your momma is still with you in spirit and is so proud of you. She would want you to stay well and strong.


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