Tag Archives: 2020

Just a quick note to say I’m moving

Well, no not physically moving.   I am just moving this blog over to WordPress.net   I have  actually been working on the site for a while.    I will be opening a shop there.   While I was doing the craft and holiday fairs, I figured I was busy enough with all of that.  But now that I will not be doing the fairs, I have a bit more time on my hands so I thought I would go down the e-commerce road.

There are craft fairs being scheduled here in the area but I am not so sure that when the time comes  they will actually happen.  And, even if they did, it really would not be prudent for hubby and I to be out in large crowds.   We have been taking precautions to keep ourselves healthy and flu season would probably not be the best time to start expanding our “bubble”.

I will miss the fun and excitement of the fairs and sharing our products in person.  Doing it online will certainly be a different experience and we will see how it goes.  I hope to be out there doing some spring and summer fairs  next year.

If you would like to keep up with what I’ve been up to in my sewing room, my gardens, what books I’ve been reading  and just generally what’s happening in my neck of the woods, just head on over to ginnyscraftbasket.net 

I have moved most of the blog posts from here over to the new site and there is a form on the site to get onto my e-mail list so you will get a notification when I put a new blog post up and, of course, when I open up the shop.

I hope you had a good summer despite everything.   Besides the pandemic, 2020 has definitely been beating us up.  Fires in the west, a derecho in the middle of the country, two storms at once bearing down on the Gulf and Isaias wreaking havoc as it made it’s way across the east.  Sheesh!   It certainly has been a memorable year….. or maybe we would like to not remember a lot of it.

Can you believe it is Labor Day weekend!  And lest you forget, my little snow friends would like to remind you .  We have less than 4 months ’til Christmas.

 

I’d better get into the workshop.

I hope you are all well.   See you soon.

Bye for now.

Ginny

Reflections on 2019

Happy New Year!  Here we are at the start of a new year.  I was thinking about all that 2019 included for us and Wow!!,  what a year.    We began the year with the birth of our granddaughter, Tessa.

At the end of January,  my son, daughter-in-law and grandson Zeke arrived from California for a visit.  And boy, was it cold when they arrived.  Zeke enjoyed adventuring out when the weather warmed up enough to warrant a bit of time outdoors to get the wiggles out.  And we got to Zeke’s first hockey game  … it actually was my first as well.

The beginning of April found hubby and I in Connecticut staying at our favorite Inn.  And I finally found a treadle machine at an antique mall up there that said “Take me Home”.

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Later that month,  I worked on getting the baskets all made and ready for grandkids on Easter.  And Max turned 9 years old!   

On that trip, we also had the opportunity to visit Yosemite.  Absolutely awesome!         

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June and most of July was spent getting our flower and vegetable gardens all set for the season, working in the sewing room on products for craft fairs that would be happening later in the year,  trips to the beach and enjoying evenings doing some porch sitting.

The end of July was here and we were off to California again to celebrate my son’s 40th birthday.  That is when they revealed what the new grandbaby arriving in December would be.

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                                    It’s a girl!!!

August was a busy time of prepping for the three craft fairs we would be doing in the following three months as well as taking a road trip to Vermont with a stop off in Massachusetts on the way back to visit the Norman Rockwell museum and a couple of stops on the way home to visit with family.  It was a wonderful trip.

September had arrived and with that, our first craft fair of the fall season was here. 

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  We had great weather in October for our second craft fair,  some help from Max getting our vegetable beds ready for winter and also for Lily’s 4th birthday. 

 

We had another trip to Connecticut and this time we finally got to take the Essex Steam Train and Boat excursion on the Connecticut river. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day for the trip.

November was a jam-packed with our final craft fair,  orders received from the fairs, birthday celebrations — including a surprise one for hubby and me — and, of course Thanksgiving and the beginning of holiday shopping. 

 Thanksgiving was celebrated a bit early since I would be heading out to California on Thanksgiving Day which was the baby’s due date.  Aviendha waited  a few days past that and made her entrance on December 3.

                               Welcome Aviendha!                Zeke getting to know his little sis.

There were a few other fun and exciting things that happened this year including a day spent in the city with my sis culminating with a Hugh Jackman concert….. he was fabulous by the way…… and going to a Yankee playoff game.     

That brings us to January 2020.  What will this year bring?  Last year was certainly an eventful one.  Will this one be too?  Right now,  the calendar is a fairly blank slate but I am sure that will change.  There are spring craft fairs to be chosen,  new items to be researched,  lots of family events to enjoy,  a few trips to be decided on and projects around the house and gardens to be tackled.  January is a sort of quiet month that I like to use for planning and dreaming.

What are your plans and dreams for the new year?     Oh, and just a little reminder from my snowpeople friends: Countdown

Just 12 more months until Christmas!   

Bye for now.  Be well.  Happy New Year.

Ginny