Hubby and I had a beautiful sunny (but cold) day for our trip to Frankenmuth. We had so much fun exploring the shops and eating lunch at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The miniature shop at Rau's Country Store is awesome. I could have emptied my checking account, lol, but I restrained myself. I found the little boy, fan, and muffin tin in the clearance aisle. I don't get Miniature Collector so even a year old issue was a welcome find. The greenery is holly leaves in a garland and I got a few pieces of mini wood to replace stock I've used.
The fan is moving air in the boarding house living room. Too bad it doesn't move the dust, too. Looks like I need to give Harriet a hand with the house cleaning again. There's dust everywhere!
George's nephew, Davey, has come to visit. Davey loves Davy Crockett and wears his coonskin cap wherever he goes. Today his mom even let him wear his fringed cowboy shirt! (Davey was on clearance for $2.97. I couldn't leave him.;-) )
We spent quite a bit of time at Bead Haven, too. (I have a wonderfully patient husband.) I found cute little teapots in both metal and glass and some jewelry findings for use in making minis. The elephant bead looks a bit like an ivory elephant. He will probably end up in one of the Victorian houses.
DH found some Marine Corp. mementos and we got fudge and an interesting bottle of wine to try. All in all, it was a perfect date. :-)
I've been happily married for 33 years to my high school sweetheart and we have three great kids. All are young adults. I'm currently working part time as an instructional assistant at the local elementary school. My mini life is especially important to me because it takes me away (better than a bubble bath!) from the stresses of real life. I've been involved with mini-ing since the late 1980s with a break for about 10 years while my children were young.
My faith and my family are very important to me. I am so thankful that God blessed me with the gift of creativity!