10.07.2007

A Nice Weekend...

I have a **NEW** Dollie listed on ebay...I finally finished her! It has been quite a while. I like the way she turned out. I love Autumn, it is my favorite time of year. Well this weekend we went to "The Big Island Rendezvous". It is a step back in time, with fur trading, tepees and good old fashioned handmades...

It is at a beautiful park (Bancroft Bay). It was hot and windy, but we had a nice time any ways. We heard some stories, saw cannons being shot, watched a man being arrested and then off to be "branded". A reenactment of years gone by...

The tepees were so very neat. There are several people, that are involved with the Big Island Rendezvous, as well as vendors. They had singers, dancers, weavers, spinners, etc...

It was a beautiful day...lots of walking and sites to see. The kids begged for everything in every tent. It wouldn't be normal if they didn't *smirk* It comes but once a year, for 3 days and it has a big turn over. It brings people from all over. I even bought some wool roving and some flax. So, I will be using that in time on my dollies.


Some vendors had tables, some layed their "Goods" right on the ground, on top of fur. So many things for sale and things to look at...

Today (Sunday) we all went bowling. We have not gone bowling for a loooong time. We had so much fun! Good thing I stayed up late on Friday and Saturday and finally finished my Autumn dollie......I have been working on her for quite a while. I was so Happy to finish her and I am very pleased with the way she turned out. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Oh and I am having problems with my email, so if ya should need me in the next day or two, email me at
backporchpickins@yahoo.com
I hope you all have a wonderful week.
Have a Restful Night Sleep! Many Blessings, ~Tonya

7 comments:

SAUL said...

I love her Tonya!!! I still have to see a doll of yours that I don't like!
Danita

Danita said...

Oops! used another account!
I love your dolls!
Danita

Dana said...

Ooo Tonya! Your new Autumn Dollie is DARLING!!! Autumn (when it ever gets here, LOL!) is my favourite time of year, too. I think you will do quite well with her, wishing you the bids you deserve!!!

Big Island Rendezvous looks like it was SO much fun! I think my family would enjoy something like that. :o) And bowling, too ... I'm not much for it, but that was what my DH and I did on first date, LOL ...

Have a wonderful day!

xo
Dana

Lorraine said...

Just love your autum dollie, Tonya!! I love going to living history events like Big Island Rendevous..so much fun!

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Tonya, she turned out wonderful and I'm with you, fall is just the best time of year.

Barb

Soft in the Head said...

Looking at your pictures of the re-enactment I kept thinking I would see my husband. He is so into it. He is off to Williamsburg this next weekend. He use to be a part of the Vermont militia but now we live in Va. so he is with the Virginia 7th.

Your doll is outstanding! You always do such incredible work! Pam

~Tonya said...

Thank you so much, to all of you gals! Such kind words.

I love Autumn and making creations to go along with it...

But time is running out :( I think she is my last Autumn piece?

Smiles,
~Tonya