Saturday, January 24, 2015

Festive Friday in Carefree AZ

Mr H and I did go to the art and crafts festival but it really was not much. Onward we moved to the next town of Carefree where we were delighted to watch and listen to the Native Spirit Dancers and the hoop dancing of Brian Hammill.
Brian is of the Ho-chunk Nation and lives here in Arizona. His accomplishments are many and his storytelling wonderful. He has held Hoop Dancing Championships many times.
The trio performed and everyone listened. They were gracious to all who approached them. We continued through the festival and all the booths of lovely art and native jewelery. On our return drive through the town of Cave Creek, we stopped in Rare Earth Gallery...
The atmosphere was so calming and beautiful. The staff very helpful. The gems, well, they were magnificent. Expert lighting and displays made it a wonderful experience. Although many were quite pricey, there were some affordable gems. All in all we had a wonderful day. As Mr H will sometimes say, "we are getting old and need a nap"... as soon as we arrived home, it was just sit and relax. This meant no stitching for the rest of the day. Earlier I had been out to a meeting so very little was done then. Off to work later but I did manage to get a few more xx's on Pink Lady and plan to sit with Red Riding Hood now. Glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed the pictures. Thank you for the kind words and most of all your friendship....have a wonderful day.

11 comments:

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing Gracie. What a neat post.

Julie said...

Lucky you seeing this close up. Thanks Gracie for sharing your pictures. Amazing!

Shelly said...

Sounds like a great day in the Valley of the Sun! There's always wonderful things to do down there this time of the year. In March and April, my daughter and I are heading down for the Renaissance Festival and the big ASU Pow wow.

Ninetta said...

Thank you Grace, wonderful pictures!

Parsley said...

Always loving catching up with you here and on Facebook.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a wonderful day, I love the Native American beadwork - it's amazing. I'm also interested in gems so I would have liked that too.

Sue said...

What a wonderful day out but lovely to sit and relax later x

butterfly said...

Looks like you had a fab day , thanks for sharing hugs.

cucki said...

thank you dear..wonderful post x

rosey175 said...

Having a bit of a lack of Natives here, I really find your posts fascinating! And the rare earth gallery, wow. My husband would love to browse a place like that.

Mouse said...

sounds like a wonderful day ... and naps are a good thing :) love mouse xxxx