Beverly and Heather G. demonstrated at the Moye Center in Castroville on Sunday, October 12 at their annual Heritage Fair. It was a short but wonderful day to demonstrate with cool temperatures and a mild breeze.
The Moye Center offered a wonderful lunch of baked chicken, sausage, cole slaw, potato salad and beans for a modest fee. A soloist with a guitar entertained the crowd as visitors ate their lunches on the lawn of the center at long tables. Nearby, potted plants were for sale. Despite the sizable crowd, there was a tranquil, happy atmosphere to the event.
Plants were not the only items for sale. Wonderful baked goods as well as amazing hand worked items were sold inside the center. Cross stitch, crochet, knitting and quilting were all available for sale in the sale room-it was quite crowded in there, and that was before things got started! Two beautiful quilts were raffled off, (sadly I did not win one) and there was a large room dedicated to a silent auction with everything from hand crafts, to an old Singer sewing machine. It was a wonderful experience which was enjoyed by all.
We sat outside on the porch to the main building demonstrating, Beverly demonstrated bobbin lace as she wove another garter for the inevitable "next wedding". And I worked on a needle lace sampler leaf. We had quite a large crowd throughout the day, that stopped by to visit and see what we were doing. We were so busy that we only had time to take a couple of pictures after the crowd had thinned out.