Blue Christmas (tree)
Sarah Scope and friend rocking out
The atmosphere this weekend was festive, with Christmas decorations, live music and an opportunity to have your photo taken with the original MET sign, but there was also sadness over the loss of a location where they could display and sell their creations, and where friendships and business contacts had been made. I will miss my regular weekend visits with Candice, Amber, Ann, Chris, Sarah, Julia, and the other vendors, and I wish them all the best of luck in finding other opportunities for them to sell their work.
The young man on the right is wearing a vest made by the woman on the left.
Candice, of Dice Designs, with her ever-present smile, and fun and funky style. She made the dress she's wearing, which has red dice embroidered near the hem
One of artist Julia Hansford's recent paintings on display at her booth
The FCF with Amber, of Jackpot Vintage - photo by Tina Beynen
This woman, in her lovely embroidered dress, was manning the WENDWOA (West Nile Disadvantaged Women and Orphans Association) booth which sold handcrafts made by women and orphans in West Nile. After a few minutes of doing the "Don't I know you from somewhere", we realized we had both volunteered with the AIDS Committee of London approximately 20 years ago!
Jamie "Batty" Sabot coordinated perfectly with her sign advertising her "Batty's Bath" handmade soap and body products.
Photographer Norm Wilson gave folks the opportunity to have their photo taken with the original "MET" letters and get a postcard sized print for $5. I was wearing my red wool 1980's dress that I found at Mesh for $10, and it happened to match the sign, so how could I resist? Thanks to Norm Wilson for the photo.