Monday, September 27, 2010


What a picturesque moment during CanalFest. I felt like I was a big part of Cumberland Maryland and it's C&O Canal history.

Did you know, that the celebrated opening in Cumberland of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal occurred in October of 1850, where 5 coal boats awaited the first trip to Georgetown? Canal engineers began near the nation's capital in 1828 to construct 184.5 miles of ditch and towpath.

The new Fairfield was behind me, along with the canal boat replica. Set at night with a glowing lamp post above and wha la, atmosphere!

Nothing like friends surrounding you during an event. We sure end up at a lot of festivals together and it can be a really good time! Printer Eddie and Potter Steve surround me as we enjoyed the great music line-up!

I can't forget my wonderful friend Annie and her beautiful booth and work. She does such fun paper products and always keeps me company! Sometimes events don't go off perfectly for us and it's times like these that it becomes more than about the mighty dollar.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Deep Creek Art & Wine...

This was my first year of attending the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival. It was a short but fun event. Everyone had jolly spirits as they shopped for goodies, like my newly introduced my fun and wacky Topper Stoppers, while they sipped (or gulped) tasty wines. Most of the area is under cover since it's held at the Garrett County Fair Grounds in McHenry, MD. Even though the event is to benefit the American Red Cross each year, it certainly benefits the many wonderful and quality vendors, as well as, the tummies of all those who came out to support it! I went home with a few bottles myself! Mmmmm.....