Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cathedral Arts Festival

The Cathedral Arts Festival is over for another year. This one proved to be the most challenging yet. It began fairly cold and didn't really warm up all day. Thankfully I wore a warm sweater/jacket. (So much for my "fancy" new outfit. No one could see it!) It was misty part of the morning and rained lightly around noon. At about 2:30 it became quite dark, so much that I commented that I almost needed lights because I couldn't see. And then the sky opened up. Wow the rain came down hard! Some people sought shelter under my canopy. It rained on and off for the rest of the festival which was over at 5 pm. At about 5:05 the sun finally peeked its face out. Nice timing! Oh well. I hope next year is a little better weather wise. I still had a lot of fun. The people I met were great and I can't wait to see everyone next year!

Here are the only pictures I was able to take. Between the rain and my table being fairly steady with people (except when I took the pictures) I wasn't able to get too many taken.

My husband "watching" the table (or ignoring me taking the picture). He was a big help throughout the day. Until I looked at this picture, I never realized how bad my table cloth was hanging. The other side of that table actually looked pretty good. The one end on the right side of the picture is empty because that area is soaking wet from the rain. The entire opposite table was drenched for most of the day. I am drying all of my products out right now. Only a few things were actually ruined.

The rack in the foreground of this picture had to be turned just right so my bookmarks didn't get wet. I didn't want all of the paper they are hanging on to warp. I think I will still have to change all of the papers anyway.

The lady beside us was selling honey. Here is the back of her giant bee. And right across is the mini donut stand. Of course we had to buy some!

Even though it was raining, people were still shopping around at the booths. There were all kinds of booths at the festival. These were across from me - the only bra maker in southern Saskatchewan (I could hear them tell everyone as they passed by), paintings, hoola hoops and other fun stuff, and the one covered with blue tarps was wood working. There were several jewelry booths all around me. Unfortunately there usually are a large number of jewelry booths. I just wish people would understand the differences between many of them. We are not all the same (I will post more on that at another time).

And finally, here is one of the heavier rainy times. People still enjoyed themselves - just at a bit faster pace.
Thank you once again to everyone who stopped by to say hi and to those who purchased items from me. You are all the reason I keep coming back. Thanks!

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