Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nooksack Centennial Celebration

My little City of Nooksack will be celebrating it's 100th Birthday next year.  The City Council decided to have a big celebration for the event, and I was asked to chair it.  Now, I tend to take on too much, and have signs all over my house that say 'NO' as a reminder to me to slow down and think about what has been presented to me.  Well, this one was too much, and I knew I could be a positive note to this endeavor, so I accepted.
I have purchased patterns for clothing from the 1912's, and I will be dressed in period costume for the event.  I will be making a walking skirt, and a dress cover.  I will share those items in a later blog.
The celebration will be a huge party in the park on September 8 and 9th, 2012.  I'm in the process of building a Facebook account.  I will tell you more later.

Last week was a wonderful day at the Market.  I'm not there today because I have a cold and am dragging my booty big time.  Sigh.

I changed the layout of my booth, and it was amazingly effective.  Of course, you never know from one Saturday to the next what makes people buy from you.  There is my little spinner in the foreground.  By spinning there, I attract alot of attention.
It was actually a cool day, and I sold a few more hats to other vendors.

This woman bought her hat in the Spring, and suggested the vendor behind her get a hat since she was in the wind and was freezing.
It's so gratifying to walk around the market and see so many people wearing my hats!!
Isn't she just adorable in this hat?  Gotta make more.

Do you just love these Chinese Lanterns?
These are the masseuses that set up shop next to me each week.  They are such fun, and we've become great friends.
These Buskers provided some very unique and terrific music for us all to enjoy.

Now that I'm writing all of this, I'm so sorry I am not there today.  But, I don't even have enough energy to load the car, so let's get real.
I think it's time for a nap.


Pat said...

Hope you feel better soon. I love your happy face looking at the young girl who is wearing a hat you made! As for becoming friends with the folks in the booth next to you, I am quite certain you have the wonderful kind of personality that easily becomes friends with everyone! I'll look forward to hearing more about the town's celebration as your plans move forward!!

Gene Black said...

Feel better soon. And remember, there are some perfectly good reasons to say "no" - you can just wear your self down and get sick if you don't say no once in a while.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh hope you feel better soon. Your booth looks great!

I know you will do a fabulous job - but be sure and let others help with the big stuff - you need a good staff.

andsewon said...

delegate...delegate best way not to wear yourself down too badly! with you in charge I know it will be a fun event! hope you take care of yourself and feel better soon! Hugs,