I like how I place a picture of a project I’ve done at the beginning of the posts and it has nothing whatsoever to do with what I am going to write. I find that oddly comforting that I am not a conformist. Which is another way to avoid labeling myself as lazy for not taking pics of the many things that are done.
So, I moved my doctor appointment to tomorrow instead of in two weeks. I really need to get this pain checked out so of course, now that the appointment is on the horizon it has diminished somewhat so I can now go into the appointment and tell her of the crippling pain I once had and she can search and find no evidence of it.
I am not complaining. I don’t care what it sounds like.
During the past two years, the wonderful April and I have participated in the Guerin High School Craft show. It is just down the street from my house and if I didn’t have a boatload of items to take with me, I would actually walk there. If my little red wagon was a little bigger, my tub of FO (finished objects) would fit in there nicely and I would pull it down the street for the two blocks.
Anyway, we talk to other vendors around us – April actually goes around and scouts – I call it scouting, she’s being friendly. One of the things we’ve heard the past couple of years after hearing how bad Guerin is getting – I wouldn’t know – is how wonderful the Resurrection High School Craft Fair is.
‘Folks are waiting at the door to get in.’ ‘Big crowds.’ Stuff like that. Last year we looked into and they were booked solid. “Hard to get in.” We were told by other vendors.
Some fairly mild research into craft fairs reveals that this is a big deal craft fair. They have tons of spaces for vendors: the cafeteria, gym, social room, halls and aisles. And it looks like they do get on average 2000 visitors. Last year, after finding out how hard it is to get in, we decided we would try for it this year.
I called the school last month to ask if they were having their craft show (usually held in November) and to see when it was going to be this year and if the application is available. A wonderful woman called me back about a week later and talked as if we were old friends and told me to look for the application on line in May.
I looked yesterday and after a somewhat roundabout search, I found it. I am one of the world’s best procrastinators. You know the famous sculpture, The Thinker? He’s wondering when I’m gonna show. But yesterday, I found the application, printed it out, filled it out, put it in a correctly addressed envelope with the requisite photo and fee and put it in the mailbox for the letter carrier to take today. How bout that?
It says on the application that they are first come-first served and they usually sell out by mid-September. They open up applications in May and sell out in four months. That’s a lot of spaces and if they are anything like Guerin, I’m already late to the party because they would send out applications to their previous vendors.
Now we wait. Hopefully we will get in an experience this thing for ourselves. In the meantime, since my knitting schedule is on a six month lead time, I am already making stock for November. Don’t forget there will be a Christmas in July sale in the shop.
This is what the busy season behind the busy season. But hopefully, I will be better prepared than I was last year. And more hopefully still – I will have a reason to be.