Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Weekend After












After a week of not feeling tops, this weekend was pretty much a bust. I unloaded more from my car, but am still not done. I washed many loads of laundry, and put away all my art stuff I took to Pennsic. I tried, operative word TRIED, to make a pair of earrings. I just couldn't make any I really liked. I think I need to go back to sewing for a while, my jewelry making needs a rest. I am posting a pic of my sister's sunflowers along with a few more pennsic pics. Kris's husband Don is amazing with anything plantlike. These flowers are typical of his prowess. The view of Pennsic with the sky turning from blue to black was on packout day, and indicative of why my sunshade was ripped out of the ground and broken across my tent ridgepole. High winds. Really strong gusts. Oh well, every year has its weather issues, and this was less bad than it could have been. Certainly not the worst I have seen. The 4th year I went (this was my 18th) I had a tent ripped to shreds, and the 2nd, the same tent had floated on a river of runnoff. One year it was so hot the battles were cancelled left and right, no one wanted roasted fighter brains, and one year was really cold at night, in the 40s. So why do I do this, you ask? Friends, fun, and SHOPPING! Okay, really the whole thing is fun, the weather issues just don't get to me. Somehow after doing geology in Nebraska with tornadoes and storms and snow, none of the Pennsic stuff bothers me too much. Well, maybe the year we sat in the courtyard watching the little green twisters forming and unforming above us...

4 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely pictures Kim. I have a little something for you at my blog, next time you drop by

Kim x

Anil P said...

The mehendi on the hands, so much of an Indian feel to it. Nice designs.

~*~Patty said...

Thank you for a peek into your adventures at Pennsic!!! It looks fabulous, Love the mehendi hands and all of the photos. Your sisters sunflowers are AMAZING, standing tall and gorgeous = WOWEE! Take care of yourself and feel better soon! oxo

quirkyartist said...

I love those hands and I want to have MINE done!