Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Crafting VFW Hays KS

Don't you just love this time of year, every weekend there are auctions, garage/estate sales, craft shows and flea markets to go to. This is my time for really enjoying weekends and finding great treasures...meeting people, enjoying the weather, the colors of the changing seasons and always bringing something wonderful home!

Today's craft show at the Hay, KS VFW (9 am - 4 pm) was a small craft show that was sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. It has been around for quite a few years and stays about the same in size. By the time I got there at 3 PM some vendors were packing up and getting ready to go home. They had a lot of activities in the area to compete with. But we all know the real buyers get out in the morning and venture elsewhere during the day. Particularly on such a beautiful October day. Temperature about 71 F, clear skies and slight breeze.

Met a couple of ladies who were selling their wares. A newbie at craft show selling but her beautiful seasonal wreaths looked professional to me. Carol Stegnman, Lincoln, KS a goodly drive to Hays for the show.

And Patty Drake of Nana's Comfort Foods, Colby KS. She had a wonderful array of tasty dips and of course I had to try most of them. She has her homemade dips and dressing mixes on Etsy. I have to tell you with the coming holidays and entertaining these special flavors will make you the hostess with the mostest *ugh, did I really say that? Well you get the idea.

The trip to Hays was wonderful, trees are golden and the countryside is lush after summer rains. The 28 mile drive on old HWY 40 was easy and effortless. Not much traffic except for the occasional car driving 20 MPH looking at the fields. *lol* Rural life at it's best.