Tessie got wind of the TMS Show and Sale that was happening this weekend and when she found out that I was going, she insisted on going too. It was her very first show.
After a lot of her following me around, whining and whinging about it, I finally agreed to take her as long as she stayed in my pocket and didn't talk to strangers....She stayed in my pocket for the most part and made a lot of new friends that are no longer strangers...
The secret of keeping her from jumping out of the pocket? With a great deal of carrying on on her part and a lot of struggling to get the safety pin in place on mine, I pinned the back of her vest to the flap on the pocket.It worked until we got to two tables that belonged to Gloria Bogulas. She is a local woman and I have known her for about the same length of time as I have been doing minis. She always has lots of fun items on her table.
First I took a photo of Tessie with one of her Halloween wreaths. Tessie liked it, but it wasn't edible. By this time it was about time for lunch, or at least a snack....
Gloria suggested that she get a photo holding one of the beautiful cakes that she carries.Somebody mentions food and Tessie is all for posing with it....unfortunately it is hard to keep her from sticking her fingers in the frosting and licking them....To make a long story short, "we" bought the cake that you see in her lap and the one that is two cakes over, white with chocolate decorations. Yup. She tried them both. I got her out of there before she could run through the rest of them barefoot!
If she had gotten to all of them, I would have been in a lot of trouble. Back in the pocket and pinned securely to the flap.
She did talk to a lot of people. Some she knew, mostly Wednesday Witches, some she didn't. She likes everybody.When we got home we had quite a haul. The two benches and table were from the "garage sale table" and cost me a total of six dollars for all.
The bicycle was twice that. It is a working model, but she is too bushed to try it out. She grabbed her second cake and took a nap with it....That is going to be fun to clean up.
Most of the other stuff was lighting and other accessories. I also got some wood that isn't in the photo. It was priced at 25 cents a piece for some walnut, cherry and bass, that are pretty large slices of 1/16" and veneers.
The doily under the cake is one from Laurie Miller Landa. She is an IGMA artisan and I am amazed every time I look at her crochet. I will show you a close up, maybe tomorrow.
For today, I am finished...Tessie has the right idea. Nap time...
See you tomorrow.