My Iris bowl, the last I saw, was going for $60! Not bad for a bowl. *laughs*
I bought some New Orleans "recycled" doubloons, aluminum coins minted by the various krewes with the krewe names, themes for the year, and I even got one special one from the Bacchus to match the necklace I'd found in the street. The detailing on them is astonishing.
And I got a picture of a plate I'd done for myself to use a while back and finally got a photo to put up.
For all that knitting two socks at the same time is kind of appealing in one sense, in another sense it's damned slow. I don't like the way the 'knit two yarns together to dye them' dictates how the *sock* is knit after, and I'm hating it equally as much on my own socks, so I might rip those and pull it back and make balls out of the yarn like the "ramen" yarn I've seen which was dyed the same way, but the processor actually takes apart the post-dyed yarn and balls it into two separate balls so that they can be dealt with anyway the knitter likes.
The great good thing was that Jet really liked how the colors turned out, and he ended up saying that he thought it turned out a lot better than he'd first thought it would. I'm glad.
The "recycled" aspect is that they simply ask for New Orleans folks to recycle their doubloons with the store rather than just throw them away. I may give some of them away as they're just fun, to random folks for random reasons. *laughs*
What really kind of gratified me was that this year, the "Buy it Now" price was $75! Which is rather a lot for a mere bowl. *laughs* So it was fun to know that I actually kind of contributed to the value of it, and that the price that was last bid on it was even above the "what it's worth" price of $50. I was pretty happy about that. It did, however, amuse me that they wrote "Columbine Bowl" on the bid sheet, when the central flower looks nothing like a Columbine, though some of the fuchsias on the side might be mistaken for them.
The soups were great! I had a sweet potato crab soup and a clam and seafood chowder that was chock full of good stuff. And then we all had ice cream at the end, as Glacier was doing the ice cream for the event. Since all the food was donated and all the utinsils and everything was donated, every single dollar that came in for the event went to the OUR Center. So that was very good for them.
I do like cheeky sparrows.
I'm limping back into my writing. Just poking at old stories to look for a warm up to get back into the Ukitake family visit, and then throwing the warm ups back on the back burner to just do the Ukitake visit. Perhaps that's what a writer really is... someone that writes no matter how they "feel", and once I got a few words together the flow came back. That was nice to do, especially after the encouragement from just pulling all the drabbles together.