We are leaving tomorrow morning for Halfmoon Bay. It is a charming California coastal town between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. It is especially known for the Pumpkin Festival. HUGE pumpkins are trucked in every year for the biggest pumpkin contest a few days before the show. I think this year's winner is around 1,400 pounds!!
It is one of the best shows I do all year around. I start setting up at about 5am on Saturday (yes it is still dark). It takes me between 2 and 3 hours to set up...not an easy job. Since it is out doors, people come by early. I have had locals come by (before the maddening crowd arrives) and buy things by flashlight as I am setting up! (Oh throw money at me PLEASE!!).
In past years, this was a tough show, requiring total break down at night, but finally, a few years ago, they city has decided to allow us to keep our canopies up.
All week long, I have been busy making earrings (when I am not at work, swatting flies or cooking....). Some of the earrings I made are below (not all). I still have ear wires to add to them, and put them on cards. I still want to make a couple pairs tonight...
The car is packed...except for the jewelry and our overnight bag. We are eager to hit the road tomorrow.
See ya on Monday!!