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Old 09-29-2013, 11:55 AM   #661
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I wished we had something like Cranfest around here. Being a crafter myself (crocheting), I love a good craft festival.

Speaking of which, I promised to show a picture of DGD's Minnie purse once I finished it.



I wished I made the background a lighter color (over than black), because it's hard to see Minnie's ears. However, I followed the instructions, and it called for black. Next time, I'll make it grey or something similar.
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Glad you had such a great time at Cranfest!! It is nice when you have such a great group of friends.

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I wished we had something like Cranfest around here. Being a crafter myself (crocheting), I love a good craft festival.

Speaking of which, I promised to show a picture of DGD's Minnie purse once I finished it.



I wished I made the background a lighter color (over than black), because it's hard to see Minnie's ears. However, I followed the instructions, and it called for black. Next time, I'll make it grey or something similar.
That is soooo cute!! Or maybe you could outline Minnie's head in white or another color that would make it separate from the back.
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I wished we had something like Cranfest around here. Being a crafter myself (crocheting), I love a good craft festival.

Speaking of which, I promised to show a picture of DGD's Minnie purse once I finished it.



I wished I made the background a lighter color (over than black), because it's hard to see Minnie's ears. However, I followed the instructions, and it called for black. Next time, I'll make it grey or something similar.
that is just so darn cute!!
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Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I just got back from Branfest. It's run by AARP to keep up pre-seniors moving.

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Hahaha.... That is one bag that I would have to pity the person carrying. Very nice Cheryl and GREAT BPDE!!!!

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HaHa That messenger bag Cheryl "saw" was awesome!!! I think you should make one of those for all us loyal groupies!
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Cheryl, that is just too funny. I have a feeling that bag sold in one of D~'s private auctions for BIG money. Donald probably bought it so he could finally have a bag of D~ since she always has such great Donald bags.

Glad you had a nice trip with your son, it was great that he could join you. I can't believe you found your sunglasses. I am surprised they are able to retrieve those items so quickly, I figured they would only clean out that area every so often.
I just went to lost and found on a lark. I expected if my glasses were found they would also be crushed. The lost and found lady said they walk the Space Mountain tracks every night looking for dropped stuff. They have trays of sunglasses labeled by day and park. Like I said, there must have been zillions.

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Glad you had a good time. It sounds like a lot of fun. So...why is it CRANfest?? Do they grow cranberries there or something?

Yeah, definitely like the black shirts better than the red ones we saw. We might have had to buy them if they were black.

Totally agree about the dark water slides. I just don't like the tube ones period...no way I would do the water slide on the Disney cruise ships...freak me right out!

Welcome home! Now get back in that sewing room lady...you have adoring fans waiting to see what you create
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Poppingby to say hi! I was NOt a fam of park fare dinner this time. I ctually found several dinners to be Asian themed in their food choices and it just didnt thrill me.
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Welcome back. I am so glad you had a great time!

I agree - I HATE when people buy stuff overseas and then sell it at "craft" fairs. I feel it isn't fair for those of us that work hard and put expert craftsmanship into things only to have cheap crap right next to us selling for pennies on the dollar.
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Tick Tock, Tick Tock! Time's a wasting!

It is 6:59 here on the East Coast and no D~ update? What am I supposed to read while I drink my second cup of coffee? (just because I can't have my coffee this morning doesn't mean I don't want something to read while I sit and complain about not having coffee....



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Sounds like a fun time. I dislike people who buy from China and say handmade. At least disclose you bought it and are the middleman.

Have fun grocery shopping.
Well - they didn't exactly not disclose the items were from china... but right on the plastic bags they were enclosed in - it said right on them "made in China" - that was a dead give away. LOL That and every booth that had the exact same item...

We had a good time grocery shopping - it was a late day for us, but we had fun.

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Cranberry feat looks like it was a ball! I hope you do post pictures of the silver animal things. That sounds really neat!
I will try to do that later today... It was just so crazy yesterday.

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I love your review of your trip to Cranfest. We live in the Chicago suburbs, which makes Wisconsin a nice weekend destination. That looks like a nice resort.
It was very nice... However - the Dells is just a bit south of here, so most people go to the Dells.

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I'm surprised at how many resorts have a water park attached to them. I am claustrophobic, too and would absolutely freak on that tube slide. I made the mistake of trying Mission Space at Epcot. When that harness thing dropped down over my shoulders and the viewing panel come forward, I just about lost it. That was the closest I ever came to having a panic attack. I managed to survive the ride by repeating over and over "Disney won't kill me. They will let me out. It will be over soon." But I will never go on that again.
Yikes!!! Yes - that is one ride I will never try... I would definately end up freaking out.

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D, it sounds like you gals had a great weekend. I love that you found shirts that reminded you of Suzi and Mo...how great is that!

I'm with you...if I'm in a dark tube, I'm not sliding!
Yah - it was a lot of fun! And nope - one ride on the tube slide was enough for me. LOL I did have to laugh at the kid that sent us down though - he reassured me that it was a "quick ride" - and it was, I thought it was endless, but it was over much quicker than I'd thought.

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I wished we had something like Cranfest around here. Being a crafter myself (crocheting), I love a good craft festival.

Speaking of which, I promised to show a picture of DGD's Minnie purse once I finished it.



I wished I made the background a lighter color (over than black), because it's hard to see Minnie's ears. However, I followed the instructions, and it called for black. Next time, I'll make it grey or something similar.
This is so adorable!!! You did a fantastic job on it - I can just barely make out the ears, they are so cute! I agree - maybe next time the background as a different color, but I think this is adorable.

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Glad you had such a great time at Cranfest!! It is nice when you have such a great group of friends.

Thought I'd share that I started a PTR for our hopeful trip to WDW next year. http://www.disboards.com/showthread....8#post49694788

That is soooo cute!! Or maybe you could outline Minnie's head in white or another color that would make it separate from the back.
Yay!!! I will try to head over there this morning!

Oooh - that's a great idea too Sandra!

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Sorry I didn't reply earlier. I just got back from Branfest. It's run by AARP to keep up pre-seniors moving.

I was thinking the same thing, but D~ is so laid back she'd probably do an Annie Hall, "La de da."

I've joined the "taking care of my mother and it's not very much fun" club. When I get home it's diversionary to read through dis because it recalls happier times, and I can live vicariously. You're right, I was very lucky to get the photo, because the owner didn't seem too happy at the moment.

I think he lost the auction he was bidding on -- no offense, of course.

Perfect for the next dismeet.

I just went to lost and found on a lark. I expected if my glasses were found they would also be crushed. The lost and found lady said they walk the Space Mountain tracks every night looking for dropped stuff. They have trays of sunglasses labeled by day and park. Like I said, there must have been zillions.

I know. I wouldn't have wasted my money on the Polynesian if I knew something even better was going to happen.
Cheryl - you crack me up!

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Glad you had a good time. It sounds like a lot of fun. So...why is it CRANfest?? Do they grow cranberries there or something?
Yes, they do grow a lot of cranberries here... Not sure if it's the place where they grow the most? Or what the significance is - but almost all of the food sold by the crafters/and food stands has some type of food with cranberries in it - so cranberries is definately a theme.

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Yeah, definitely like the black shirts better than the red ones we saw. We might have had to buy them if they were black.
Those shirts were EVERYWHERE all day long... Later - I even saw black ones that were embroidered vs. screen printed - those were even nicer.

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Totally agree about the dark water slides. I just don't like the tube ones period...no way I would do the water slide on the Disney cruise ships...freak me right out!
I don't think that one would bother me - since I can see out?

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Welcome home! Now get back in that sewing room lady...you have adoring fans waiting to see what you create
Hahhaa... I will have a bag to show you all later today.

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Poppingby to say hi! I was NOt a fam of park fare dinner this time. I ctually found several dinners to be Asian themed in their food choices and it just didnt thrill me.
Yah - I like Asian food normally, but I just didn't think it fit the theme of this dinner.

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Welcome back. I am so glad you had a great time!

I agree - I HATE when people buy stuff overseas and then sell it at "craft" fairs. I feel it isn't fair for those of us that work hard and put expert craftsmanship into things only to have cheap crap right next to us selling for pennies on the dollar.
I totally agree - I usually skip right past those stands.

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Grocery shopping was fun yesterday - once we actually got to the "shopping" part. LOL

A short back story... Allison has decided she wants to be vegetarian - I thought it would last a week or two, but we are going into week 4 now, and I am starting to worry that she is not getting proper nutrition to sustain herself. So, Alli went to stay with BFF for the weekend, and bff decided to cook all vegetarian dishes for her - so that Alli would have an idea of what she needed to eat. I will admit - we are a meat and potatoes family - so this vegetarian thing is very forign to us, and due to my lack of understanding or the fact that we have nothing in this house to make any of this any easier on her - she has been living off of PB&J along side of whatever we are eating for dinner. So, this whole weekend has been very enlightening for all of us. And Allison now has a way better idea of what she needs to eat to get the proper nutrients.

Anyways - so yesterday, bff made us lunch - it was a fantastic meal - something I would totally make as a side dish - but that Allison would be able to eat as a regular meal too.

By the time we ate lunch and actually made our way to shopping - it was almost 1pm. Those of you that know me, know I like to shop bright an early before the crowds - so for me to grocery shop in the middle of the day - on a weekend - well, I was super annoyed.

We started off at the mall - because I had a coupon for a free Victoria's Secret panty... Whoot! Worth the trip to the mall. LOL

Then we stopped at Sears... I looked in the Lands End section - and I found 2 swim suits for Alli marked 70% off the lowest ticketed price... So I was able to get her 2 suits for $32, which is pretty good. However - when we got home, she tried them on and only likes one of them, so the other is going back. Oh well.

Finally - we arrived at Target - it was 2:30, and I had to be on the road home by 4:00... So, we shopped as quick as we could. My list was short - but I made a point to make sure I purchased some high protein/iron items for Alli.

In the end... Along with my grocery purchase - I purchased a few Disney GCs - enough to get started on my savings for our next trip And when all was said and done - after all of my discounts - I paid $15 for all of our groceries. Not too bad!

The girls and I rushed home...

Josh made stir-fry for dinner... making sure to pull Alli's out before he added the meat. It was delicious!

We were all in bed early. It was a nice weekend.

Today I will be working in my sewing room - starting my next custom order.

I am picking the girls up from school later - Alli has an appointment and V wants to go to Goodwill to get a pair of 90's high waisted jeans for Homecoming week... Josh will meet me in town to take the girls home, and I will stay for my Zumba class.

I should have photos posted later today of my custom order from last week.

I hope you all have a fantastic day!

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So glad you're back! Hope you had an awesome time in my neck of the woods! BTW, we have a youth retreat at that lodge every October! What a small world!

Can't wait to see the photos of the newest D creation!

Tell Alli I said Good Job on having the guts to at least try new things. Whether she continues for the rest of her life or not, she is still a brave girl to at least try it.
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Day 8 Part C

Hmmm... I left off with a must-do... You should all know by now, that half of our must dos are food related...

That being said...




Yes - that would be my Jalepeno cream cheese pretzel... Nom, nom, nom! We ate it on our favorite bench, in the shade, and people watched.

Since our bench was right next to the entrance for ITTBAB - we decided to take in a show...




Aftewards, we decided that we needed to see FOLK - Alli wanted to get some photos with her camera... And I took a few with mine. We arrived right before they closed the doors - but we knew we would find a seat - because we WANTED the back row. A railing to lean on anyone?


The girls and I just love FOLK - it's been the same performers for every show we have ever seen, however - this time, there was one different one - the lead guy.
















The girls and I decided it was time to leave AK - it was getting hot. Besides - there was something else we wanted to accomplish tonight - since tomorrow was our last full Disney day.

Alli and I stoppped for a photo before we left the park.


We boarded a bus to FQ at 1:30... Where would we go next? What else was a must do on our list, that we hadn't done already?

Link to Day 8 Part D

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Glad Alli has a better idea of being a vegetarian.

Can't wait to see your next bag,.
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My Metalware purchases from Cranfest...

So, here's the little animals I purchased - seriously - this guy was brilliant! I wish I could have afforded to purchase more of his items... He had the cutest animals made with scissors as their beaks - just cool!

In the end - I settled with this "grasshopper" because the main body was made with the same pattern silverware that my parents owned while I was growing up.




And then, this guy... I have no idea what he is supposed to be... Some sort of bird? His eyes are made from ball bearings - and all the balls are still inside and intact... His beak is made from a hook... His body is made of different gears... His wings are made from 5 irons... His tail feathers from forks... His legs from drill bits... His feet from wrenches... And I am not sure what the base is made from?

Brilliant - just BRILLIANT! And I love the "personality" that each one has... Like I said - he had so many... I must have stood there for 20 minutes trying to choose just the right one. I sure hope this crafter is there again next year - because I would love to get a couple more... I didn't go back to his stand later in the day - but I bet if I would have, he would have been totally sold out. I sure hope he did well. Truly a magnificant mind at work here - to be able to "see" these from all those parts... Just cool!








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Oh my goodness! I love those animals...and small world...I had that exact pattern..in fact I still have some of it that we use when the kids go camping... I didn't retire it until about 15 years ago....and I am getting ready to retire the set/pattern I have now. (it is cheaper to buy a new set than to continue replacing the spoons every time we have a family get together!...Mr D likes to throw them out...)


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Why a great way to wind down your AK day!

Those metal creatures are fantastic! He truly is an artisan!
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