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» Sunday, September 09, 2007"Daisy, Daisy, Give Me Your Answer, Do..."
We were up early this morning to go to the Yellow Daisy Festival. Nothing remarkable to report upon: the guy from Alabama who made our kitchen table and chairs wasn't there (I guess he's retired), nor were the bread knife people, or the person who made the affordable German pyramids. Ah, well. We bought our yearly fudge, got more "Smack Yo' Mama" barbecue sauce, and sampled the dips (bought more garlic dip to make garlic butter with).
I did allow myself an extravagance: there's a gentleman there every year who sells shelved small frames and miniature cupboards. To go along with them, he makes little wooden, metal, and resin items to go on the shelf/in the cupboard. They are in themes like pets, sewing, Christmas, autumn, Hallowe'en, winter, etc. For instance the sewing theme had miniature spools, little bolts of cloth, tiny thimbles and sewing machines, signs that say "I ♥ Sewing," etc. They're like small dolls' houses. I've always wanted one of the cupboards, but settled for two shelf frames: one has a scarecrow in the background and I bought little items like an autumn angel, an apple basket (to give you an idea of the scale, the apple basket is only about an inch tall), an "Apples 5¢" sign, a watering can with a pumpkin on it, a birdhouse and a couple of other things.
The other has snowmen in the background and says "Love," "Friends," and "Be Kind" on it. It is mostly winter-themed but has red cardinals and the snowman has a star. So I bought four little Christmas-themed bits for it (Santa, reindeer, etc.) and four winter-themed items (bottle of "snowballs," winter birdhouse, etc.) and it can be interchangeable winter and Christmas.
Since we were already on that side of town we went to the DeKalb Farmer's Market for boneless skinless turkey thighs, and also stopped at BJ's for the necessity of life (milk!) and other things. By that time both of us were suffering from sun overdose, although it was better this year (some clouds), we remembered our hats and I rigged up something with heavy-gauge floral wire so we could carry a bottle of water without having to have it in our hands all the time (James brought his carry pouch at the last minute and didn't need his). Heat and sun just leach energy from me; by the time we got home I was sleepy. But by the time we put the turkey up, wiped the counters, gone through the paper, and put away the rest of the groceries, this had passed.