Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Working at a feverish pace at the sewing machine, and sadly neglecting my duties here on the ol' friend Jackie (PEACE, LOVE, AND ART SHOP) and I are honored to have been invited to showcase our wares at "Western Day", this Saturday (for our local, Vegas friends).
The old mannequin even got a new bustle and skirt for the occasion - she's never looked better (and what are pearls without a Grateful Dead pendant?!  I know, right!  She will be sporting something more genre appropriate around her neck, to go with her new Sunday-go-to-meetin' clothes).

Western Day is co-sponsored by Nevada State Parks and The Friends of the Fort, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of THE OLD LAS VEGAS FORT STATE HISTORIC PARK. Proceeds will be used for educational programs and projects at the Old Fort.  Below is all the information you might have a hankerin' fer, from the Friends of the Fort Western Day flier..."Deadwood Dave" will be there!
(Not Deadwood Dave...Loop Rawlins)
"Join us for a Rootin’ Tootin’ good time on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Old Las Vegas Fort State Historic Park, located at 500 East Washington Avenue (Las Vegas Blvd. & Washington Ave.) from 10:00 am – 5:00pm. Enjoy a celebration of Nevada’s frontier heritage with old west entertainment, activities, living history exhibits and fun games for the kids too!
10:00 am-             Native American Singing            
10:30 am-             Country Western Music DJ
11:00 am-             Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
11:30 am-             Country Western Music DJ                                                       
12:00 -                  Native American Singing
1:00 pm-               Loop Rawlins Legendary Trick Roping
1:30 pm-               Country Western Music DJ
2:00 pm-               Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
2:30 pm-               Whiskey Revival Band
3:30 pm-               Country Western Music DJ
4:00 pm-               Water Stone Bunch Skit and Gun Fight
4:30 pm-               Wally Hansen Country Western Music

Kids will have plenty to do with Pony Rides, Calf Roping and a Bounce House. You can watch Classic Western Movies in the theater throughout the day, or have Deadwood Dave take your “Wanted” photo, check out the Mustang cars on display courtesy of the Mustang Club of Las Vegas, watch the Blacksmith at work, visit the 4-H booth, learn about the Old Spanish Trail, talk to the Mountain Men or help the Mining Camp Laundress at the creek. Visit a Native American Village with Tipi and learn about traditions of the Paiute, Blackfoot, Sioux, and Cherokee Indians.

There will be food & drinks and vendors too.  Raffle prizes throughout the day, including a Wild West Horseback Adventure Dinner Ride, Vegas Ballooning Ride, Blue Man Tickets and more!  Get 1 free raffle ticket when you wear your cowboy hat.  So git on your fancy duds, grab yer cowboy hat and spurs, and come on down for some fine family fun at the Fort! Tickets are $7 per person, 5 years old and under are free."   


Dorthe said...

OHHH I LOVE that skirt-
what a fantastic day you will have there on saturday, my dear-are you taking your beautiful jewelery with you, and are you also selling wearables? The program sounds wonderful, and I am sure you will sell a lot from your gorgeous art pieces, sweet friend.
Best of luck-and hugs,Dorthe

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Love that mannequin! she looks great! Good luck and sell out!

vicki said...

Such a lot of fun- it was yesterday- right? I'm sure you are going to have lots of pictures to share. The mannequin was dressed beautifully- your jewelry creations are gorgeous!

Thanks for your visit this morning- your comments always make my day brighter! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

Oh what fun you must have had!! I love the skirt and the bustle,I bet you sold a lot of your pieces. Let us know how it all went=)

The Primitive Bucket said...

As usual you've outdone yourself..Love the skirt and the pearls are a go!!!! Hope it went great for you, why wouldn't it!?
Love you sis,

Ronna said...

Sorry I missed this. Looks like a lot of western fun! Next year!

Mandy said...

Sounds like a fun event! Love the bustle on your mannequin, wonderful!