Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cariboo Winter - 2013 - 2014

This has not been my best winter - for various reasons.  And I do know that winter is not over yet!  Some wonderful events, but disappointments as well.
Lots of snow...


As usual, we stayed with Christmas craft shows close to home.  They were all fun, good to reconnect with our summer customers and fellow vendors.

I had a day off at the Arts Council show - Ron and Jan held down the fort

Tina organized a Christmas craft show for the 100 Mile House farmers market vendors


We are so proud of Reg's Theatre in the Country.  It is a dinner theatre located in the Fraser Valley, but serving patrons from all over the Lower Mainland.  He and Erin are partners in this venture.  We made a quick visit to the coast to see "Sleuth".
A quiet moment for Reg.

We really enjoyed the show - and the dinner was great, too!

We came home to a visit with our grandkids.   The card table for the kids' projects was only up for a moment before Lucy found a favourite spot.

Snow fun

Christmas trip to Vancouver.  But first, a stop at the Abbotsford General Hospital, to meet Piper Louize.  She had been born the day before, to Kirsten and Liam.  Beautiful baby.

Christmas Day, at Erin and Reg's

Boxing Day at Dave and Debbie's, with Alexander

Reg invited us to Improv Night at the theatre - which would have been sooo much fun.  I couldn't go, but Erin and Ron went and had a great time.

Before we headed home, we had an enjoyable visit with Holly and family, and Louize.  Amanda gave us a lovely bag of goodies - we are set now for soap, creams and laundry soap!

Winter Continues

Back home, and winter projects begin.  This is the time of year when we embark on larger projects.  Once the markets begin in May, we are too busy keeping up.  I have made the mistake of not making enough paper for the season - I have already made a batch and January only has a couple of days left!  Also starting to colour flowers that were pressed over the summer.

new craft table

Ron made patterns for three large panels, now he is cutting, foiling and soldering.

Crow panel for Dave

Is Spring around the corner....