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May 27, 2012

I have been busy doing a few commissioned orders received at the recent Armstrong Vineyard and Winery Spring Festival as well as other orders in the works.  I continue to do volunteer work and only work in my studio approximately 20 hours a week.  Being involved in several different activities keeps me from becoming bored and it seems to be working!

I recently completed these Honey Bees for a crafter who sells honey based products.

Honey Bees

Honey Bees

We plan on attending the  Armstrong Vineyard and Winery Summer Festival on July 14th & 15th  weekend and hoping for great weather and a good crowd and perhaps more crafters.  The crafters are only hand made crafters!

Be sure to visit our friends, Patti and Tim Leitzel from Brickhouse Craft Shop, who will be there also. You can find them also on Facebook.  They feature great primitive craft items from various vendors and several things of their own.  Check out their signs and painted windows.

Also check out Armstrong Vineyard and Winery on Facebook.  Armstrong Vineyard is located at 222 Rutter Road, Halifax, Pa. and about 25 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.  They have a wide selection of fruit wines which I have heard are very good


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May 14, 2012

The weather was splendid for this weekend at Armstrong Vineyard and Winery Spring Event.  There was a fair crowd on Saturday when the weather was fantastic and a disappointing crowd on Sunday.  After all it was Mother’s Day!  Approximately 12 -15 crafters exhibited and sold their wares, including us.

Thanks again to our daughter, Erin, who was a great help, especially Sunday.  Sitting in canvas chairs with improper back support and lugging things around, caused a flare up of my not so perfect lower back and I had to depend on her more than usual.  I have been able to keep my back in fairly good shape by going to the gym 3 times a week, but occassionally, I still have issues and this weekend was one of those times.  Need to look for a chair with good back support for outside.  I appear to be recuperating quickly, which I attribute to my gym attendance.

We plan on attending the  Armstrong Vineyard and Winery Summer Festival on July 14th weekend and hoping for great weather and a good crowd and perhaps more crafters.

Had a nice chat with many attendees and vendors, especially our friends, Patti and Tim Leitzel from Brickhouse Craft Shop, who were there also. You can find them also on Facebook.  They feature great primitive craft items from various vendors and several things of their own.  Check out their signs and painted windows.

Also check out Armstrong Vineyard and Winery on Facebook.  Armstrong Vineyard is located at 222 Rutter Road, Halifax, Pa. and about 25 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.  They have a wide selection of fruit wines which I have heard are very good.


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May 9, 2012

The weather is supposed to be splendid this weekend and my daughter, Erin and I will be at Armstrong Vineyard and Winery on May 12th (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and 13th (Noon – 5 p.m.).  Take a field trip to Armstrong Valley, visit the winery, sample their wares, stop by and see me and the other crafters.  Also visit with our friends, Patti and Tim Leitzel from Brickhouse Craft Shop, who will be there also. You can find them also on Facebook.  They feature great primitive craft items from various vendors and several things of their own.  Check out their signs and painted windows. There will be many other crafters and vendors there too.  Come on up, visit, taste some wine, buy some craft items and enjoy the day!

Check out Armstrong Vineyard and Winery on Facebook.  ArmstrongVineyard is located at 222 Rutter Road, Halifax, Pa. and about 25 miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.