Stop To Smell The Roses

This past weekend my in-laws came to visit from New York City, and we really had a great time with them!  Sometimes family visits can be extremely stressful, but not with them ~ and I’m SO thankful!  We took them to the Rose Garden, and the roses were gorgeous… this one smelled like candy.  The next day we went to the Alberta Street Fair and had a great time walking around and seeing the sights.

It was really nice to take a little time off too.  It seems when you work for yourself and you work at home, work can become tedious and habitual… and we never usually take a day completely OFF.  So it was great to have 2 full days with absolutely NO thought of work at all ~ totally wonderful!! 

I’m still working on my squid quilt... I have almost 800 hexagons finished and only have about 300 or so to go!  In the meantime, I’m thinking of making a couple handbags.  We are going to have a booth at the Belmont Street Fair (for our T-shirts) but I may have enough room to bring some pillows that I’ve made ~ and I’m thinking if I make some bags, they might be more useful and popular than a pillow cover.  I always make my own patterns as I go, so we’ll see if I can make something decent or not.  I’m lucky to have found a bunch of nice fabric at a garage sale, so I have plenty of fodder to work with.

The Belmont Street Fair is only about 2 weeks away… so I have LOTS to do before then ~ but I’ll keep posting my progress!
**Update**  I was just about to post this when I found out we will be having our Phantom Chicken Booth in the parking lot of the Red Square Cafe at 45th and Belmont!!  Close to home and out of the big pile of booths down by 34th.  We may not have as many people walk by, but it will be much less stressful ~ and low stress is my main goal with everything these days. 

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