Happy times at winter festival

Yesterday, and the day before, my daughter, daughter in love and I were participants in the artisan’s market of the Deep Freeze Winter Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.

It was great fun- the volunteers were a delight – here I am with darling Bernice in her wonderful winter celebration hat that she lovingly made with paper mache and all manner of glitteries:

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I loved the wonderful conversations that I had with people who were enjoying the festival.

One little guy just charmed me to bits…. he was an epic weaver, and a total cutie….

He had me hopping, as he was Mr SuperFast and keeping up with his flying little fingers was a challenge! :D

I wish that the video was just a few seconds longer, to catch our discussion about him wanting me to give him the shirt that I will be making from the fabric.

He didn’t see that I really wanted to keep it for myself as being at all reasonable! LOL!

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

After each artisan’s market or maker’s faire, I am always very touched when I think back to some of the remarkable conversations that I have with people.

Often, people will share deeply meaningful glimpses into their lives.

I always feel like I have been offered a precious little jewel in the glimpse of their journey that they reveal to me.

It’s one of the many things that keeps me coming back as a participant in these magical events.

And, I also feel enormous joy when someone comes to my table or booth, and then responds with delight, and laughter and, sometimes, even tears, when they connect with something that I have designed and made.

Now, THAT is magic beyond measure!!!!

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

copyright Noreen Crone-Findlay

There were all kinds of wonderful things happening outside during the festival.

This gorgeous horse was carved in snow outside our venue. I LOVED it!

It was a delightful weekend, and even though I didn’t get to see the festival as a whole, I thoroughly enjoyed my little corner of it! :)

PS: This post: Viking Dress LINK explains why I am dressed the way I am in the photo.

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3 responses to “Happy times at winter festival

  1. Pingback: It takes courage to paint your loom | Tottie Talks Crafts Blog

  2. Loved seeing this video. Brought back memories of the grant project I did in 2010-2011. The grant bought me my Saori loom and my public project was to set up my loom at four places and get people weaving to create a long banner. I called it the Earthpeace Banner and asked everyone who wove to sign/draw pictures in a book, too. The end result was 4 banners, 11 weaving venues (including a whole day where my granddaughter’s entire kindergarten class wove!) and more than 155 children weaving along with a few adults. After seeing your video….I’m thinking I ought to be doing it again!

    • Oh, yes, Zann! it would be wonderful if you were weaving your peace banners in the community again! It’s such a joy to share the beauty and contemplative nature of weaving! Nudge, nudge…. do it! :)

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