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Saturday, June 19, 2021

June is Just so…

Unpredictable. On Wednesday I happened to notice a post on Facebook, or maybe it was Instagram, about a pop-up craft fair that was going on in a little corner of our city. I jumped on the chance to get my creations out in public again. Last year with no craft shows was really difficult.

All together there were 7 of us and I managed to sell some Father’s Day things and baby items. It was warm but not too hot. I got the hat for Christmas a few years ago and I think it was perfect for the day.

Not a bad picture either. I didn’t do my usual elaborate display because it was only for four hours but I learned some tricks for next time. Fun day. There were a lot of positive comments and I got to see some people I hadn’t seen in a long time and met some new folks. I’d say it was a hit.

Thanks again to Linda and her Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt of hat/het/hit/hot/hut.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

June is Just So…

Exciting! So far this month I have a new car, we celebrated 25 years in our house, our state has “opened up” again and I finished two shawls and a scarf. I sold two of the Father’s Day cards I just made and two special order school days albums.

Most exciting of all, the Mountain Winery opened up their season and I got tickets for four shows! We are going to see Chris Isaak, The Fab Four, Chicago and Tower of Power! SO happy to be able to go to concerts again. More memories for the scrapbook! Plus, that keeps my loyalty status going for another year.

Life is good in my neck of the woods. How about you?

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

June is Just So…

Linda has given us the prompt of “drive.” I don’t know how she knows what is going on in my life but it seems like she manages to pick relevant topics for me quite often! Driving has always been one of my favorite things to do. My first car was a pedal car and I would drive that thing up and down the block a lot. I had an aunt who lived on the corner so I’d go visit her.

One of my coolest cars was a TR7. I loved to get in that thing and take drives down the coast and on winding roads. I should have paid more attention to it because it ended up giving me a lot of trouble. Still, with the sun roof down it was a blast. I don’t think I’d be able to get into it at this point. Too low to the ground – LOL.

Two years ago I leased a Honda HRV but I really wasn’t happy with it from the beginning. It was a lot smaller than I anticipated and I felt like my head was hitting the roof sometimes. I like to be high up so I can see the road. Last week Honda contacted me to see if I would be interested in trading in the HRV for a new vehicle. I jumped on the chance and traded the HRV for a CRV. I had had a CRV before the HRV (it can be confusing with all these initials) so I knew what they were like.

After the usual wheeling and dealing (with me getting up and saying, “no, I can’t do that,” three times), I managed to make an acceptable arrangement and here is my new CRV!

It is called Aegean Blue and is SO pretty. I haven’t thought of a name for it yet. Any suggestions? It only had 11 miles on it and was covered in plastic when I took it for the test drive since it was fresh on the lot. I look forward to taking some nice long drives in it soon since we got the lineup for the Mountain Winery concerts! June is just so exciting!

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

June is Just So…

Thanks to our friend Linda, our Stream of Consciousness prompt for today is “yarn.” I haven’t participated in a #SoCS for a while but it just so happens I have something to contribute today.

If you follow me you know I love to color and paper craft. I also dabble in crocheting occasionally and I found a couple of different yarns that I fell in love with so I made one shawl and am working on a second. Both are the same design, a triangle shape. This first one has lovely blues and greens. I have enough yarn to make another one so I might do that to sell in the Etsy shop.

The second one is a metallic yarn and I like the way it is coming along too.

I got a notice this week that our favorite Mountain Winery is going to be starting concerts again so these two shawls will be perfect to keep me warm in the outdoor venue.

Happy Saturday everyone!

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