Albany Shaker Christmas Craft Show
This little cardinal can be seen at the Albany Shaker Christmas Show starting tomorrow from 10 to 4 Monday through Saturday ending on December 17th. You can see him and his friends Santa and Snowman and Bluebird along with various other friends made by many different talented artists. As I'm sure you know I am just the biggest fan of the Albany Shaker craft fairs as they are wonderfully run and feature such a wonderful array of talented artists and crafters. If you are in the area of the Albany International Airport please leave a little extra time and go check out the goods.
I also chose this little cardinal in honor of those baseball Cardinals. First let me make it clear I am not a Cardinals fan but a Mets fan(which I will return to as soon as this series is over). That being said I think the Cardinals are an inspiration to everyone and everything. There is something so wonderful about a team that was essentially out of the playoff race in the end of August to get to play a Game 7 in the World Series. A great inspiration for underdogs everywhere.
I've got a lot going on this year with lots of new exciting opportunities and lots of opportunities to keep me as busy hand embroidering as I want to be. That being said my blogging may be spotty. I love blogging so I'm going to try to do it as much as I can and to share with you all this exciting possibilities as they turn up. I know all my artist bloggy friends can sympathize so best wishes to all of you and I hope you are enjoying your bliss getting ready for this fantastic holiday season.
Finally, please shop handmade. Really. Please shop handmade! In this country of tremendous hardships at the moment, we sort of have to occupy our easy chairs and realize that without the small businesses in this country we would be lost. It's kind of obvious that the big business types don't really care about us as individuals, nor do they care that they are putting good people out of work. So please shop handmade and if you don't want to do that at least try to buy American. And by that I don't mean companies that say they are American but have shipped most of their jobs overseas. So shop ETSY, go to your local art gallery, or go to your local craft fairs(and remember some crafters just put their own prices on imports, you know who they are) and please please please if you are in the area of Albany International Airport drop on by and say hi to my cardinal and his friends. Blessings to all of you. Keep on stitching.