Enjoying friends going to a festival or craft fair allows you to be free and sometime silly. Buying things you’d never buy elsewhere or the whimsical things you find or perhaps something to make…
“Yes and no, Blackie it was something that had to be done so the new garage could be started. Carla really found more jars earlier, and until the storm in July knocked down the tree, the garage was not in the plans. Luckily, I did not throw out the old tools; don’t know where that claw came from. My bride is full of interesting surprises.”
“Look Blackie, garden tools,” Craig grabbed his arm and walked in to the tent.
“Are you going to leave anything in here, Craig?”
“Just help me, oh can you carry these?” Craig asked.
“Yes,” Blackie offered a hand with packages. “Let’s get these to the car, she loves to play in the dirt, Blackie,” he said.
“She’s an old fashion gal Craig, a real keeper!”
At 1, everyone met at the restaurant. “I’m starving,” the girls said as they waited for their table rearranging their purchases in Amy’s cart. “This is what I like about this craft show. This place has the best food and its open all year.”
The food came to the table served family style, and everyone dug in. “Craig I must admit, I was afraid to ring the bell this morning, didn’t want to interrupt,” Blackie said. Craig snickered as he saw Carla blush. Everyone kept eating and an hour later Craig asked, “So what’s next on the agenda Blackie.”
“More shopping,” the girls said, “Meet you at the car 4 PM sharp.”
The men took off strolling through more of the booths joking and talking. “Craig look.” as Blackie grabbed his arm, “A Bikini clad lady covered in mud yard stake. You have to have this ornamental yard stake, its Carla, Craig.”
“Yes I do need that,” he said snickering, “Blackie you had better come to my rescue if she gets mad, because I’m blaming you.” Craig laid down a 20 on the counter laughing.
Carla and Amy were in heaven finding all types of clothes and accessories. They shared ideas that went racing through their mind of things to make. “What Carla?” Amy asked after seeing a glimmer in her eye.
“Craft idea Amy, look at all this fleece we can make throws for the games; University of Illinois, Purdue all the schools! Gotta get some, Amy!”
“But, the whole bolt, Carla?”
“You bet cha. What it won’t spoil!” Amy started laughing so hard she almost fell over the cart. Back at the car a few minutes after 4 PM, the purchases needed their
“What have you two been buying? Is there anything left?” The guys laughed.
They headed back west on US 6 just the driving was enough to put Craig and Carla to sleep. “Look at them Blackie all cuddled up.” Amy said touching Blackie’s leg and smiled.
“Sure would be better if you two quit talking,” Craig said as Carla stirred in his arms.
He reached down and kissed her forehead. “Sorry folks, didn’t mean to doze off, where are we?” Carla stretched her arms and legs, “You are comfy to fall asleep on Craig.” Everyone started to laugh.