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This year the Saratoga County Fair is July 21-26.

If you plan on entering a Home Arts or Fine Arts project you must have your entry in by July 11 at 5:00PM.

You can do your entry online at:

http://www.SaratogCountyFair.org

You can check out the website for further information

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I don’t know about other parts of our country, but here in upstate New York summer means county fairs.  Each week there is a new and exciting Fair.  The closest one to me is 10 minutes away.  It is the Washington County Fair.

People flock to it for amusement rides, competitions, and food. There are demolition derbys, musical shows, and tractor pulls.  Families spend time together.  They show their creative skills and their livestock.

Why do I write about this?  I think it is important for children and adults to share things they create.  Sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, rug hooking shouldn’t be lost arts.   Put something that you have created in your local fair.  Whether you win a blue ribbon or not you are a winner.  You just may be the one who inspires another.

2015 Washington County Fair is August 24-30.

Entries must by done by July 24

For further info you can go to:   http://www.washingtoncountyfair.com

Fall is finally here and  I am so ready to decorate my home and shop for the season.

Are you looking for something new and a little different?  Have you heard of needle felting?  I have tried it and I love it.  You don’t need a lot of supplies or need a lot of money to take part  in this activity.

This Fall look for classes in felted pumpkins, Indian corn, and maybe even a turkey.  

This October our local yarn shop is offering classes in needle felting.

http://www.CommonThreadSaratoga.com 

 

It is another Monday morning even  colder than the previous.  We are definitely on the road to Fall, but that is not all bad if you can get over the temperature.

For me, one great thing about Fall is that we have an apple orchard walking distance from here.  There is apple picking,  apple cider, and homemade cider donuts.  The aroma flow downhill inviting us to come and visit.  You need to be very strong to resist the temptation.  Those donuts are like potato chips.  You can’t eat just one.  www.Saratogaapple.com

Another great thing about Fall is that it is time for the 6th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival.   http://www.adkfiber.com   This event takes place on September 27th and 28th from 10am-5pm. Follow the link and get a coupon for $1.00 off your entrance fee.

I have a very full week ahead, so I must get to it.

 

 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the spacious grounds of the Philip Schuyler House on Rt. 4, Schuylerville, this Sunday, August 10, as you visit with over 30 colonial artisans, listen to colonial music, watch a Punch & Judy show, dip candles and play colonial games, and tour the Schuyler House and herb gardens.  The event is free and open to the public from noon to 5 pm.

Artisans include a tinsmith, blacksmith, baker, brewer, ropemaker, milliner, mantua maker, broom maker, basketmaker, soapmaker, sheepshearer, buttermaker, beekeeper, farmer, teamster, herbalist, quilter, dyer, spinner, needleworker, powderhorn maker, chair caner, and 18th century medicines.

18th Century Day is sponsored by the Old Saratoga Historical Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.

Please share this with your friends and family.

On Sunday, August 14th, from noon to 5, the 33rd 18th Century Days will be held at Schuyler House in Schuylerville, NY.  If you have never been to Schuyler House this is the perfect occasion to do so. There will be craft demonstrations, music  and a Punch and Judy puppet show plus much more.  

Make sure you give yourself time to check out the Saratoga Monument, the Saratoga Battlefield and/or the National Cemetery. 

 

 

Prom season and wedding season are almost behind us, so it is time to to take a break and regroup.

me, myself & I will be closed from August 16 to August 31.  We will be back in the shop on Thursday, September 1, refreshed and ready to help you.

As always, you can leave a message and we will return your call when we reopen.

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