Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall and the Allegan Co. Fair

You can plan on fall weather arriving during the Allegan County Fair.  The Fair opens the first Friday after Labor Day and lasts for 9 days.  This year, we had lovely weather for me - in the 70's until time for the big parade Tuesday eve, it dropped 20 degrees.  Still we wouldn't miss it.

Tuesday before the hour long parade, I shared an Elephant Ear while walking around all the displays in the Ag and Commercial buildings - saw a pumpkin that weighed over 800 pounds!  Wed. during the Harness Races, I gave in to a bit healthier fare - smoked almonds, oh, almost forgot the vinegar french fries.  Maybe all the walking through the animal barns balanced that out.  Great fun for any age and durn, only a day and half left.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Felt United at Marr Haven October 1, 2011 Noon to 4 pm

This year's colors for feltmakers all over the world are red, blue and purple. This photo is part of one of the pieces I have made for the event.

Suzanne Higgs of Hooked On Felt from Plainwell and Suzanne Pufpaff of Pufpaff’s Fiber Processing from Nashville, both nationally known felt artists and instructors, will give demonstrations of felt making for the public. Felt art and wearable items will be displayed in front of the shop and inside.

All felt makers in the area are invited to bring their felt items to display in the tents in front of the shop. Any items made in this year's colors will be photographed and sent for publication on the Felt United website. For more information, email me at Please come join us for a fun, felting afternoon.