In case you were envying my life here is a weekend update: we left home on Thursday morning and drove four hours to Pittsburgh. Climbed out of the van and spent the next four hours setting up my booth. Tired and hungry we checked into our hotel and walked to Fuel and Fuddle
for dinner. We ate here with Abbey when she was going to college at Pitt so it was a bit nostalgic. Friday morning Linda was able to sleep in a bit and we took the hotel shuttle to the show around 10:30am to hang the paintings, tidy up the booth and roll up the tarps. The show was from 1 to 7pm, I finished a painting I had been working on for a week which I will show you later. We packed up the paintings and caught the 8:15 shuttle back to the hotel. Too tired to eat, we showered and early to bed. Saturday we were out at the show by 8am to do it all over! This is a long show day, it went from 10 to 7! Yup, that's 9 hours sitting outside making it an 11 hour day for us. We had mac and cheese from a food truck and that was it for the day. Oh, Linda reminded me we also had chocolate raspberry cookies! Again, tired so it was early to bed. I did win an award! This show is a very high quality show run by the Pittsburgh Craft Guild so everyone here had excellent work. I was honored to receive an "Outstanding Craftsmanship" award.
And with this group that's saying something.
Sunday we were back out at 8am to start all over. The show ran from 10 to 5. And at 5 we packed up the booth which took two hours. By now I am starving so we had an excellent dinner at Point Brugge Cafe
. I was a little hung up on food or rather the lack of it all weekend! The show was very good for me and worth it, we plan to return again next year. Monday morning I let Linda sleep in (there is a pattern here!) and we were on the road by 10:30. Stopped for breakfast and had a four hour drive home. Once our feet hit Lititz sidewalks I unpacked the van while Linda handled mail and phone messages and two loads of laundry. I ran to the store (because the fridge was bare!) while Linda laid out tomorrows work list. I look up and its night time!!
Tuesday I have two classes to teach. And I will do this all over again this weekend!
If you are near Doylestown PA save some time to stop out at this very good show:Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show
Sept. 16-17 held at Delaware Valley University. More details later in the week. Off to bed...