My girlfriend and I did a craft show this past weekend. I had no idea how political
this would become. It was the primary line of conversation among the vendors.
What a bad year they had, who had lost their jobs, and what they were eating,
And Yes these people are all voting.
You hear all about the economy, but when I was faced with numerous people,
who try to make their living from self employment, with a lower paying wage job
thrown in, it was over whelming.
I felt lucky to have a job to return to that Monday. I did lower my prices, and
gave generous vendor discounts. With that being said, I did as well as I have done
in the past with shows.
I went away with a new respect for the self employed, and met many great
people. I was next to a women (we were in a barn outside, and it was very chilly
with a stiff breeze) who didn't have gloves and wouldn't buy any. I found some
gloves from a vendor for $2.00 and she said she couldn't afford to pay that.
I was gobsmacked.
On a brighter note
I finished these simple wrist warmers. Pattern to follow:
And worked on a snake for a Christmas gift, hopefully he is scary enough for a
5 year old boy.
Pattern here, I did change the eyes, and made the tongue red
And worked on a simple wrap, pattern to follow.
May your needle fly as fast as dragonflies...
And get out and vote....