This past weekend I ventured out with my good friend Cathy to the Tarpon Springs Annual Art Show on Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs. Cathy and I try to go every year, we usually take Little Buddy along but he had an adventure planned with his Dad so I got some much needed friend time. The day was spectacular, sunny and cool with low humidity. We enjoyed walking around and looking at all the talent that surrounded us. The art show wraps around the bayou so there are beautiful water views to enjoy. too. We sat and gazed at the water while grabbing a bit of lunch, chatting and enjoying the day.
I have to say that even with all the amazing artwork, this guy stole the show. A big manatee out in the middle of the bayou just rolling around in the water, I got this picture of him waving to you!
We love walking around the show but we really go for one reason only to buy more crochet beaded jewelry from our lovely friend Kristi, who is the designer and creator of Le Grande Jewelry. I have written about her before and I have to again. Kristi is so lovely, inside and out. Other than my wedding ring and some simple earrings this is the only jewelry I wear. Nothing fancy, just beautiful beads placed between tiny single crochets. I purchase the two bracelets on the right this weekend, I had the one on the left already. I tried to make one of these myself a few years ago and decided, I can't see those tiny stitches, mine kept coming apart, and I'd much rather buy them and spend my time making something with a much bigger hook or needles.
I also purchased the two on the right in the photo above. I wanted to show you the fun buttons she uses as a closure for the bracelets. I have several from the last few years that are long and can wrap around my wrist four or five times, or they can be used as a necklace. I wear one of these as a necklace every day with a charm on it and my late MIL's silver ring. These are sturdy as many of may patients have teethed on them, learned how to pull to stand on them, and played with them non stop. I shower in them and really only take them off if I am going in chlorine. This, is my special treat to myself every year, this beaded jewelry and yarn of course! I love to add more to my collection and just love each and every piece so much. Kristi's online prices are higher than her regular prices at the art show, I am not sure why. So if you have questions about her prices I suggest you email her, she travels all over the country so maybe she will be at an art show near you! If you meet up, tell I sent you and I said hello. I am not receiving anything from Kristi for posting this, she does not even know my blog exists, I just wanted to share it with all of you.
Little one is not feeling well these last few days. He has a big cough and a pretty gross nose. He is a bit emotional and doesn't want to do much. He stayed home from school today to go to the doctors just to make sure his ears weren't infected, nope just a cold. I think we just have to wait this miserable one out.
Such a sad sight isn't it? We have had lots of cuddles, read many books and watched a LOT of television, but what else is there to do? Frankly it is the only way to get him to rest. The doctor says he is okay for school tomorrow, but we will wait until tomorrow to make that decision.
Hope your week is going well.