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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sorticulture Recap

Hi guys!

Sorry this took so long! 


That's all I can say.  The show was amazing!  Record attendance on Friday and Sunday.  Saturdays attendance was only 4 people short!  It was FUN!  Honestly ... I didn't notice the big number of people.  I think they have a better way of keeping track of who comes in the door now.  ???  I don't know.  It really didn't matter.  It was that good.  The weather was as perfect as the Northwest can get.  Not too hot.  Not cool at all.  Ahhhh ,,, Just right!

After an amazing Friday I went home and cleaned out the house, the yard and the garage.  YEP!  I sold a lot of goodies.  Like I said the other day.  I started selling at 7:30ish and it didn't stop all day.  One sweet person even bought me a latte.  THANK YOU FOR THAT!!!  It made my day.

Saturday started off with a wonderful lady waiting for me to get there at 8:30ish.  She even helped me unload my truck.  SCHWEET!  So is she.

Sunday started off with that same sweet lady waiting for me.  I hope she found a surprise in her mailbox Tuesday.  :)

I don't have a single picture to show you.  I didn't have time to get any Friday.   Saturday there wasn't much to take pictures of.  Sunday ,,, well ,,, I was so dead tired it took forever for me to get out of the park even though I had FABULOUS help.

Monday found me crashed trying with every thing I had to stay awake.  I did great until 2 or 3 minutes before the Chicago Blackhawks scored their first goal.  SORRY!  I backed up the dvr and watched the rest of the game.  Thanks guys for winning!!!

Tuesday finds me crashing and making brownies for the recycle guys.  If they are lucky there might be a few left and I might even share them ... tee hee hee!!!

Let's see ... what sold first???  HA!  Whiskey barrel ring crowns and beer taps!  Anything hose guide related.  If it looked like it could be used as a hose guide it sold!  SWEET!  The big birdhouse with the horse on top sold.  The shower and fender light were purchased by a wonderful lady who lives in a castle.  SERIOUS!!!  I saw the pictures.  Her and her hubs took it home in their Bummer convertible.  Yes.  Bummer.  I believe he made it.  He's a car body man.  Very, very nice people.

EVERY SINGLE CROWN SOLD!!!  hahaha!  I'm sorry.  These are soooo much fun.  It just cracks me up that a practice piece and a whole lot of cussing turns out to be the piece(s) that paid for my booth again this year.

The crown fire pit sold first thing.  Both old bikes sold first thing.

Here are a few pictures, of what sold, in case you missed them while I was getting ready for the show.

I made 6 of these and they were sold by 8:30 Friday
morning and there was a bit of a tussle
over the last 2. 

Nearly every one of these were purchased by a man.
There were 20 of them.

Sold quickly!

One of the first birdhouses sold.

They all sold, but slower than I thought they would.
Still good.

All of these sold.  One was bought by a man whose friend
had to talk him into it.  He has a fairy garden and was
afraid to say he did.  It's okay dude!  HONEST!

These were sold by 8:30 or 9.  Wish I would have made
many, many more.  I'll have to find some more molds. 
I think I'll put them on Etsy.

All of these sold and they wanted more.

I sold 2 full baskets of these.  $5 each. 
They paid for both booths.

Most of the concrete totems sold.  If I were to sell
these again, I would make them the year before
to let them collect the moss.

A wonderful man bought this as a
surprise for his wife.

Ready for this?  A wonderful whirlwind of a woman
bought this.  Her husband is a car body man. 
They live in a castle.
NOT KIDDING!  I saw the pictures.
She was SO MUCH FUN!!!

Here's the deal with the show.  I LOVE the people who attend this show.  For the most part they are upbeat, excited and happy to be there!  Those that came to buy that is.  The others are just looking around in awe of how many things are there that they want.  Those who come to buy hit the vendors they like and chat and chat.  IT'S SO MUCH FUN!  I am going to miss this.  YET!  It's time.  It's Tuesday evening and I still haven't moved off the couch.  I'm tired.  My back hurts.  My feet are tired.  tee hee hee!!!  I'M OLD dammit!!!  LOL!

Time to quit whining and watch a little basketball.  Let's see if the NBA is half as interesting as the NHL.  Doubt it (she says with a smile on her face).

What can I tell you about???  What can I show you how to do???  Tutorial on ????????

Talk to ya soon. 


  1. Congrats on a very successful event. Love everything and am sure the new owners are ecstatic to have such wonderful pieces gracing their yards.

    take care and get some rest

    1. Thank you so much! I had a ball. This show is absolutely amazing and the people make it that way!

  2. Wow, you had a fabulous weekend!!! All your cool things - I'm surprised you had anything to bring home with you!!! Time for a massage for you, right???

    1. Thank you. It was fabulous! I was lucky and only brought home 6 to 8 items. That's a great show. My massage is scheduled for Thursday afternoon. :)

  3. thrilled to hear that it was a great show for you! everything looked great - so creative as usual! enjoy relaxing...

    1. Thanks Amy. It was a hoot like always. Like always, I talked all weekend long! SCHWEET! Life can't get much better than that!!!