Autumn and the Holidays Are Just Around the Corner

What a whirlwind of  a year!  The New York State Fair has come to a close, and I must thank all our loyal patrons for a very successful Fair.  It is always so lovely to see old friends (some with new arrivals in their families!), reminisce about dearly departed ones, and make new acquaintances!  The wood workers/turners made my Fair as they were making mice and hiding them about the Witter Museum (I received one who liked to hide amongst my soap cakes–she may need a couple of babies next year to play amongst the cupcakes)!  Thank you, too, for the dolphin, goldfish, and the gorgeous lady dragon.  Bob, your Shaker music box has a pride of place! Summer is taking its final curtain call, and Autumn is patiently waiting in the wings.  And me?  Well, I am as busy as a little bee, buzzing about finishing up some bespoke orders, dreaming up and making new items for the season, and preparing for some fairs and festivals I will be participating in for the first time!  This has been the year for festivals for us and though it has been hard work, it has been a wonderful time creating items …