Saturday we had our booth at the Old Munichburg Oktoberfest in Jefferson City. We couldn't have ordered better weather. It was a cool crisp morning with a nice comfortable afternoon. The crowd was great. The guys enjoyed their on-tap beer, I loved my apple strudel, the kids enjoyed their white chocolate covered marshmallows rolled in mini M & M's, Lori enjoyed her chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick, and Jeremy enjoyed his huge caramel covered apple with pecans. Our lunch of grilled hamburgers and/or Jamaica pork steaks with rice were awesome too.
Shortly after we got set up, the basket maker across the street from us asked if he could have a special tool made. This is how it finished out.
Here is Mike Yeoman working on his rye grass baskets. Notice his shoes! His baskets were beautiful! He does museum quality work.
His wife was working on a hand appliqued quilt. The applique pieces were wool, some of which she dyed with Kool-Aid! She tells me that when you dye the wool in a dish in the microwave for 5 minutes, the water comes out clear and all the color soaks into the wool. This will only work with animal fibers.
Alex loves to help his Grandpa. Luckily both boys had brought their child size safety glasses along.
Here Alex shows off one the S hooks he made.
It seems both boys like Grandpa's little grinder too.
Jeremy enjoying his mega sized caramel apple.
Brady enjoying his white chocolate covered marshmallows.
Lizzie is wearing her daddy's safety glasses as she checks out the grinder too.
Life is good!