The show is now over and I would like to thank all of you who stopped by. I appreciate all of your support. The next show will probably be late October or early November. If you would like to be on my email list, just drop me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am finally confirming I will be having a blog show on Sunday, July 27th - Tuesday, July 29th. The show will start at 4:00 pm on the Sunday and close at midnight, on the Tuesday. I am including a few teaser pictures. I hope you will mark it on you calendar an join me for a few surprises. :)
Eight years ago, we relocated to be close to our daughter and grandson. At the time, Corson was a toddler of 2 1/2 years old. We knew we had a short window span, before he was spending all his time with friends, but it seems to have happened in a blink of an eye. Corson is creeping up on me in height, with only a few inches to go :( He has lost his sweet chubby cheeks and they have been replaced with long arms and legs and a quick witt (compliments of his Papa). I'm glad we have had this time with him, but I will always miss the little fellow, who had to put his hand on the wall, to climb up the step in our front hall and I still have his signature on our living room wall in his best kindergarten printing, that I can't bring myself to clean off. I don't want to blink again, or he will be going off to university *sigh*.
It was a fabulous weekend and what a treat to see our grandson and his friends spend it OUTDOORS, with not a tehno gadget in site. It helps that we live on the shore of Lake Ontario and that the creek is at the bottom of our grandson's street. They are old enough now to explore on their own, with the comfort of a cell phone for safety. Fishing is the current favourite pastime for the boys and they enjoy catching and releasing fish at the creek. It's summer, the way boys should spend it :)
Well. the weather has been warming up, the birds are singing and our
magnolia tree, our apple blossoms and our lilacs are all starting to
bloom. I'm looking at my summer schedule, but I always do better when I
have a goal, so I'm thinking about having another show at the end of
July. I know summer is not traditionally, the best time, but I have
a zillion ideas swirling in my head and want to try some of them. For
the first time, I'd also like to ask my customers what they would like
to see - the tiny bears, the larger bears, dressed bears, undressed
bears etc., so if any of you have ideas, please post here of email me
with suggestions. Can't wait to hear from you.
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