We always stay with our friend, Dan, when we're in New Orleans. He was pet sitting two of our favorite dogs: Maddie and Socks. Maddie is a sweet lab mix and Socks is supposed to be a chihuahua but I'm convinced that he's half cat. I've never seen a dog who acts more cat-like than that precious little pup. He even washed his face the same way cats do! Neither dog liked the temperature drop so they were more than willing to be wrapped up like cuddlebugs.
The annual meeting of the Louisiana Crafts Guild is this Saturday in Lafayette. I really look forward to attending and having a chance to meet fellow members.
The guild now has a YouTube channel. They currently have only one video which was made at the World Cultural Economic Forum in New Orleans. It's informative and should tell you a bit more about the guild:
It is so important that those who create handmade items, band together. Those of us who make jewelry often gather in online groups which can be very helpful but please don't neglect your local guilds which can be such wonderful sources of information, gallery and art/craft market opportunities, and friendship. They also give us the opportunities to reach out to the community with demonstrations and classes which help spur interest in our art forms. It's a great way to get new generations interested in traditional handicrafts!
I finally ordered my canopy walls. When I first ordered my canopy, the only walls that were currently available were the roll-up kind that zip and the kind offered by Undercover would not fully zip on the UC-2 Pro. I knew that they had new walls in the works so, I waited to order the fully functional walls which work more like curtains that zip. I can't wait for the shipment to arrive so that we can install the wire that functions as the suspension system. Plus, I need to take a booth shot for a festival application.
The order shipped from Ontario California and the destination is NW Florida but it seems to be taking a rather circuitous route. Here's where it's been so far:
I first thought that this was related to the extreme weather conditions gripping the US but the current weather conditions and forecast in Sioux Falls SD are no worse than in Dickinson ND. What's going on UPS? Will the next stop be Calgary?
My package went back to Louisville KY, on to Montgomery AL, and then finally arrived in FL and it's "out for delivery". What a journey!