Today dawned cool and sunny, and a little breezy which is very welcome. How long will it last? Not too sure. More rain is forecast, but then it was forecast to cover most of southern England yesterday, but didn't. I was at Ripley Nurseries Craft & Food Fayre yesterday and we had three drops of rain around 3.00 pm - okay it may have been four drops. On the way home, a few more drops fell but that was it. At around 6.00 pm it started to rain quite heavily, and then gave up at around 9.00 pm. I don't want heavy flash-flooding (it wrecks the garden) but I would like some more rain please.
I have booked for the next event, but not too sure about space availability after that. Some sellers have missed out on the last two events because of holidays and/or other commitments so there was space for me and one or two other new crafters. Once the summer break is over, it might be more tricky to get an inside spot and I really don't want to go down the route of buying a gazebo, especially as we go towards the (sorry to mention this) winter months. However, the good thing is that I will know on the day I take part if there is space at the following month's event. I will not be able to do the October and November events as I am already booked elsewhere and, sadly, I cannot do the December event because of a prior commitment to take part in a friend's event. I imagine that the sheds and summerhouses all decorated with Christmas lights will look lovely.
I was in a small summerhouse yesterday, very hot, but then it was very hot outside. Here is a photograph of my 'pitch' and I am embarrassed to see that I had forgotten to iron my green table-cover. Because my spotty one was 'in the wash' I dug this new one out and only realised it sadly needed an ironing when I put it on my table. Added to my event list of 'things I must do before the next one'.
I have lots to catch up on this week as I am more or less back to 'normal' health-wise. So much gardening to do - why is it the weeds flourish in hot weather and everything else gives up? I have 6 card orders to complete over the next few weeks: 3 birthday cards, 2 wedding anniversary cards and 1 thank you card, so I need to begin planning those. The wedding anniversary ones are not needed until early September, but with Christmas fairs rushing towards me I need to keep on top of all orders. I promise to try to remember to take photographs for posting on my blog.
I also need to sort out my logging in. despite it showing up as Christmas Pie Crafts, blog posts and some comments keep appearing in my 'other self' CPC Wedding Stationery.
It has just started to rain again, so I have to rescue the garden tools and cushions. Rain has been so rare around here, it is nice to just stand in it for a while! Have a great week and a big thank you to everyone who visited my blog and left a comment last week - I love the feedback. Don't forget to call in on the bloggers taking part in Wendy's Handmade Monday event - I really love to catch up with everyone to see how they are and what they have been working on.
See you next weekend.