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Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Brooms, Fiber Arts, Woodworking |

It’s (almost) Showtime!

It’s (almost) Showtime!

The last week’s been a noisy blur.

Jeanette at her Rug Loom

… and if I complain, she just smiles and points to the T-Shirt.

Every morning, instead of a kiss on the cheek and a cup of coffee, I am jarred from sleep by the creaky thunk sound made by Jeanette’s antique Newcomb Weaver’s friend loom. She’s managed to finish off one more warp worth of Fleecyful Rugs and another 2 shawls off of her TriLooms and another 73451658 yards of yarn off of her spinning wheels… but I might be exaggerating that number a bit…

a new broom

This show always brings out the (more) creative side of me

Meanwhile, Lena and I have been busy in the broom shop. There are now more brooms in that wee building that I have ever seen before. More styles of brooms, too, as we not only make all the styles we normally make, but a few new ones just cause we can and to see what the public thinks.

In the evening, while Jeanette spins, I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this website, new banners for the booth, new business cards for Jeanette, and, on occasion, sleeping.

And it’s not just us. I see several other crafts people throughout the Folk Center and on Facebook scurrying and working and stressing. I’m lucky. I have Jeanette and she has a saying she always says right before a show: “It will be what it will be.” Every time she says that I relax a little more… seems lately I’ve been asking her to say it more often though…

But the time for prep is over. Tomorrow, we pack and load and drive and unload and unpack and set up and wait. Maybe we’ll sleep, too.

Then, Friday, December 7 from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, December 8 from 8 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, December 9 from 10 am to 4 pm Jeanette and I will be at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas participating in what some call Arkansas’ Premier Arts and Crafts Event (I call it the Nation’s Premier Arts and Crafts Event), Arkansas Craft Guild’s 34th Annual Christmas Showcase.

Here’s hoping you come on down and see us!