Monday, May 02, 2016

Fabulous Fabric Fun Plus Some!



Alexia's Cozy Covers Fabric Sale..two days of great, great fun! Beginning on Friday and finishing up on Saturday, we set up our tables,


 

Pat learned to use the mobile cash register app called "Square"..and the line began to form before we even had time to put on the Daisy Kingdom aprons that Marsha created!


 


What fun! We'd all unloaded our boxes of fabric onto tables that filled the entire lawn, driveway, and grassy strips and our shoppers had a ball and so did we!

Our chance of showers forecast turned into a bit of a downpour! 

But Hey! We're Oregonians!

Initially,  we covered things up ..but our fabulous shoppers peeked underneath and kept shopping.so we obliged by peeling back the covers and helping them out!


With hoods pulled up or a "who cares it's raining attitude",  almost everyone kept shopping!

                A few umbrellas popped into view and the lines at the registers grew!





So much fabric, so much fun! And so many wonderful people! 

"There's my cousin from Albany!" said one surprised shopper. 

"What are you doing away from work? asked one woman. He replied.."the same thing you are...shopping!"


It was actually a school holiday..and we had young shoppers and young helpers.

And even some fabulous blog readers that I had the opportunity to meet! I'm always a tad bit embarrassed and most people never mention that they know who I am, where I live and almost every thing I'm up to during any given week for the past almost 10 ten years. But it's really very nice to know someone reads all of this!!


 Hi Olga! Great fun meeting you! It was fun visiting with you and thanks so much for stopping by, buying some of our fabric and letting me know that you read my blog!!



By Saturday, we were ready for anything from short sleeve shirts, to jackets, to winter coats, to pieces of fleece off of our tables that we literally wrapped around ourselves. Another day of volunteering, laughing, being fabric pushers wonderful greeters and helpers...

 We had some sunshine ...


We had some rain...

We had more shoppers and made new friends....


But mostly we laughed with each other, at ourselves, at each others and with our fabulous friendly shoppers and their families!


Here's our fearless first founding families, the Anderson-Krafts as we all donned our warm coasts and draped fleece here and there to fend off the wind and the chill that would hit us one moment and having us warm and sunny the next!



But oh, how we laughed through it all!


A fun, fun two days, lots of helpers, lots of shoppers and lots of great, great fun!

Previous post with ideas of how to use any of those Daisy Kingdom panels and pieces you might have purchased at our sale!
Click on blue link below!



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Public Disclaimer: This post composed on a cell phone from 1:45 to 3:00 a.m for the Friday Segment
and with 1 hour and 45 minutes of sleep before 5 hours of volunteering and posting of the Saturday Segment. I don't dress in fleece yogas just for the fun of it!...oh, wait,...yes, I do.

 

Don't ask why I got less than my usual 4 hours of sleep,  but it had to do with dogs trying to get into the coop after my chickens, me barefoot in pajamas yelling and clanging pot lids at 1 a.m. The dogs crashing through our garden woofing, setting off dogs for at least 3 acres over.


My life is one long story after another ;-) And most of my family would rather not know what I've been up to.

Please send good thoughts to my dear long suffering husband, a long line of semi tolerant cats...
and then of course...my chickens!


You're welcome and I'm so sorry, neighbors! But someone has to chase off the 1 coyote and 6 stray dogs that have been creating my night terrors as I defend my beloved chickens!!





Michele Bilyeu Creates With Heart and Hands as she shares her imaginative, magical, and healing journey from Alaska to Oregon. Creating, designing, sewing, quilting, and wildcrafting... from my heart and with my hands.

3 comments:

  1. Great post and great sale. Wish I lived closer. Son has chickens too and several nocturnal adventures because of them.

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  3. Looks like great fun! I'd be worried that I'd end up buying from others and come back with more than I started with - but that's not always a bad thing. *smile*

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.