Hello All! I know I’m not very good at keeping up with this stuff, but thanks for staying with me. I got an e-mail from the system that there is a new fan — Thanks! and share this with all your friends.
Last weekend was the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI. I went with the girls (Merrell, Annette, Sheila, and a first timer — Elanore!). We had a wonderful time. There is so much to look at — both new product and people — and the art that everyone is wearing! The seed bead creations were absolutely amazing. And I managed to purchase from glass toys — I worked in the shop yesterday and used the purple frit — AMAZING! Those beads will be making their debut in Burlington, IA, at the Snake Alley Art Fair on Sunday, June 19th.
Before I headed out of town tho I managed to get all the pepper plants, and most of the tomato plants in the ground (hopefully will finish the tomato plants tonight before the rain). Sam is “renting” a 1/2 acre — in payment he is helping me with my garden some — one of three potato patches is almost spotless! Tyler and I are keeping the weeds down between the bean rows with the mower and there is more plastic this year under the tomatoes. I hate the plastic, but it does manage to keep the weeds down.
Don’t forget — this Wednesday, June 15th, is the first Farmer’s Market in Peoria Heights! Be sure to go and support your local farmers!