August Blog Post
Here we are in the last month of summer and its 90 degrees out today; typical. We are just past Lamas, the festival of the first wheat harvest.
Lammas is a “cross quarter” day occurring half way between the equinox and solstice; the “quarter days”. Others include Samhain- aka Halloween, Imbolc- aka Ground Hog Day and Beltane; aka Mayday. It’s interesting to me that our culture celebrates these holidays without the knowledge that they are rooted in medieval times.
Many people are familiar with Lammas bread from the Lord of the Rings. It is the bread made from the first wheat harvest of the season and sustains Sam and Frodo for much of their journey.
So August begins the last month of summer. For me, it means time to get busy for the upcoming show season. I have a couple really nice shows this month. Come see what’s new! Here is a sampling of new Pirates’ treasures necklaces and Bohemian Medley bracelets.
I am excited to participate in the Art in the Mill Park art fair on August 13th in neighboring community of Paoli. It is from 10am- 5pm. There will be music, food and beverages all to be enjoyed in a shady park along the Sugar River.
At the end of the month I will be in Middleton at their Good Neighbor Fest. It’s a two day art and craft fair on August 27-28 and is set in an oak savannah at Fireman’s Park. This is a large show with over 100 vendors. The annual fair offers music, food and beverages.
Beginning with August shows, I will be bringing hand-dyed scarves to sell since we will be thinking about cooler weather coming. I cannot wait to roll out my new Shibori folded styles.
See you at the fairs!