Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fall is a Perfect Time for a Show – and rings!

I continue to adhere to my new policy of limiting shows to one a month.  Before my knee infection and knee replacement, we did as many shows as we choose to, frequently 2-3 a month.  I guess I just have a better appreciation of what’s important.


Having said that, I have 1 scheduled for November and 1 scheduled for December.


On Nov. 7th and 8th, 9-4, please come to visit me at the Rocky River Senior Center for the 26th Harvest Holiday Craft, Antique & Quilt show. It really is a terrific show. I did it in 2012, before I got sick. The 1st day of the show was to be a Fri. at a Senior Center. Whoopee!! Not exactly a scenario for a successful day. Wow, was I wrong. It was a hugely successful day.

My favorite person was a middle-aged women who bought 2 of my rings on Friday early in then day. She came back a little while later and bought 2 more. The next day, she came back and asked if possibly I had other rings that I hadn’t put out. Actually I did have a few I didn’t put out for some reason. She bought 2 more.

So, in preparing for this years Rocky River show, I will be making a lot of rings!








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