Saturday was the third Artisan’s Trail – advertised as “spring” but scheduling conflicts pushed it to June 5 – a very hot and muggy day in the mid-90s. At least we were under nice shady trees!
Rachel, Cecilia and I again combined forces in my yard to sell jewelry, aprons (as well as small fabric goodies), and shibori-stitched indigo wares.
For a hot day, and competition from the local swimming pool and the lure of the beach, we were pretty busy. I sold a number of indigo items, mostly the newly made ones. Also sold all but one of the repurposed garments. And three framed quilted items – an oyster (complete with pearl), an auger shell and a conch shell.
A young boy stopped by with his grandfather and he was immediately drawn to the display of the framed items. He immediately picked up the conch and quietly asked how much it was. I told him, and he went over to his grandfather and they had a quiet conversation about it. The grandfather was kidding the boy, asking about his prospects, who his accountant was, etc. You could tell this happened a lot because the boy was smiling the whole time.
Transaction completed, I asked what he was going to do with the conch.
He said it was a birthday present for his dad who was born in Rehoboth Beach. He was sure he would like it because it would remind him of the beach.