On Saturday, my dance troop performed at Chico earthdance. This has been my third performance with these beautiful woman; and when I say beautiful I am not just talking external. If you are ever going to have a dance troop these are the ladies to dance with. They are all so loving and accepting and wonderfully full of life. I quickly got over feeling like the newbie. I’ve never been able to smile while dancing before (it’s weird because I am a smiler), and with these girls you can’t not smile, every time I look up someone is looking at me with a huge glowing contagious smile, and it keeps me smiling too.
This summer I was lucky to be able to be part of the farmers market that is put on by my college. Not because I sold oh so many things, (I made 30 bucks all summer, which trust me was good for this market as there were hardly a handful of customers each week!) but because I shared a booth with my sewing teacher and a couple of girls from class. During the summer I took a hat making class, so every saturday me and the other girls relaxed at our booth while we worked on our hats, with our teacher there to help us out.
My teachers name is Martha (her name is linked to her shop), and she’s just the kind of teacher that I would want to learn from. She’s incredibly meticulous, and doesn’t allow sloppy shortcuts so I learned right away how important it is to be thorough (although that doesn’t mean I wasn’t constantly tempted to throw temper tantrums). She also loves to teach all that she knows and gets a kick out of hanging out with her students.
There weren’t many vendors there, but one guy was a shoemaker and I bought a pair of moccasins from him. Here’s a link to his website.