It’s a long way from Green Ridge, Missouri, (population 476) to Chicago, Illinois. The last time I was there was before cell phones. There were only car phones actually attached to your car. Nonetheless, this is a Thursday Doors post and I’m using photos donated by my one and only sister. Last weekend, she flew to Chicago on a business trip and happened to think of me. Here is how I’m going to tell her story.
The name says it all
A waterfront view
Tootsie is a big deal currently in the windy city. And on this evening, I’d venture a ride on the water would be pretty enjoyable. I’d hope for a guided tour myself along with a nice bottle of wine to warm me up in case it’s cool.
A “Show-Me-The-Money-Green” Mercedes would do just fine for a tour of the rest of the weekend.
A bit of detail on the door handles
London House Hotel
And dropping me off at the London House Hotel would be the icing on the cake. Look this one up on Google. Wowza!
A shout out to my little sister for sharing her views of Chi-town! Evette, you’re next! (my family is pretty awesome like that)
And a thank you to our stand-in hosts the past 3 weeks for our Thursday Doors blogging. Much appreciated!!
Yesterday was Green Ridge Park Day. Annually held, this event brings out local crafters to assemble their booths and wares along the edges of the city park. To put this in perspective, Green Ridge has a population of 476 according to the 2015 Census. But the folks here turn out to support the volunteer fire department, public school that serves grades K thru 12, and other local groups with silent auctions, ticket raffles, grilled burgers and hot dogs and plenty of fun and games for all ages. A real family event.
This morning, I’m sharing with you a few items that sold from my Etsy store listings.
But before I do that, I want to tell you about the fair number of little girls who were interested in crochet, sewing, and beading for jewelry. I must take this moment to stress to readers in all walks of life the importance of passing on these traditions of creating handmade items.
It’s time to let you in on my big news!!! My mother joined my Etsy shop this summer and I am very proud to display her items for sale!
Raggedy Ann by Eileen
Hand Embroidered Flour Sack Towels
She’s my teacher when it comes to sewing and embroidery, canning, and making jelly & jam. In our community, her jellies and jams are much sought after year round. She’s currently working on some Cherry jam. It won’t sit on her shelf long. We have our first craft show on August 30th and I would take bets on whether she sells out. Cherry and Gooseberry are her top sellers.
So local people, get in line early. You won’t be disappointed!
My next question….Can I get her to sell Jams online??? We shall see. 🙂