Finally, I have photos of the new goodies brought home from the 2018 Sasha Festival held in Minnesota. The first photos were taken indoors due to the extreme heat we are experiencing here at Sasha Shangri-La. These first photos were of items that I had set aside due to our having some overnight guests. I was able to find these quickly but alas, I could not find the rest of the items set aside until today. I had checked just about everywhere 2-3 times and finally gave up and retreated to my little prayer space to seek some peace and to ask for help in finding the lost treasures. While sitting there, I happened to look down and there was a large birthday tote bag that I saved from Ricks birthday party on June 29th. I looked under the tissue paper, and there the lost items were hiding very well in plain sight. Answered prayer for my forgetful mind. I hope I am not the only one who misplaces things!
Experiencing great relief, I wasted no time and went straight outdoors to take the remaining photos plus a few extra shots. It was already hot and in the upper 80’s just before noon.
Here we go!
The first round of photos taken indoors:
A baby nest made by Granny Peggy.
A beautiful shawl made by Diane Duke.
The Festival luncheon gift wrapped in this nice felt bag.
Adorable outfit inside the bag with suede moccasins.
Front and back of the amazing Festival outfit received at dinner Saturday night.
A lovely gift given by the Minnesota ladies to those who were a hostess during the festival.
Gifts given by our table hostess, Frances. The shorts and striped bloomers were gifts in registration packets.
I bought the dress from Frances and bought the boy’s romper suit made by Sheila.
This beautiful, studio size Christmas dress and the gorgeous sweater set below were gifts from dear friends.
I purchased two pair of Marti’s Birkenstocks and I really like these colors.
A sock purchase plus I received another mug rug below made by Frances.
The second round of photos:
I won three auctions and this is the first.
Finn is modeling my big auction win and I understand they added up all the monies to be $15,000.00 for children’s charities before the corporate matches. Wonderful! This remarkable sweater and hat were designed and made by Diane Duke, the perfect navy pants were made by Judith of Dollydoodles and the outstanding leather boots were made by Noreen. What a great outfit! Finn will never want to change outfits ever again and he managed to smile with temperatures in the high 80’s while modeling! Fetch was brave too!
Please see the extraordinary details on Finn’s boots. The block design is even on the inside of each boot as well as the outside. Amazing! Noreen even included an extra set of ties in the shoe box. I am so happy with this win.
My second auction win is an amazing knitted sweater made by Catherine French. Catherine donated 5 sweaters and so there was a Dutch auction for them. It began with everyone standing that wants a sweater and the auctioneer begins with a starting bid and then increases the bids. People sit down when they no longer want to bid any higher and auctioneer continues until there are only 5 people remain standing. The sweaters were all different and the ladies that were organizing the auctions wins selected the sweaters so there was no room for debates. I loved all 5 sweaters so was very happy with this nautical styled one. Here are some close up photos of this remarkable knitted treasure.
My third auction win is a nice group of items. It caught my eye due to the red leather sandals. I think they are from the Gotz girl named Lilly and nice to have for girls or boys.
Purchases from the sales room are seen in the following three photos.
Festival readings and ID lantern.
A great Festival parting gift. It is wonderful to experience the generosity of Sasha collectors. What a special group of ladies in Minnesota!
This is Morgen, a very special Gotz girl who was painted by Sasha herself. I wanted to show her in this pretty smocked frock made by Millie Dingham and pink leather sandals found on Shelly’s site (maker unknown). Morgen holds a pale pink Steiff bear. I just love Morgen and so I have taken a lot of photos of her. I hope you enjoy seeing them.
It was a little windy so please excuse stray hair.
A very sweet girl.
Millie even smocks the back of the dress.
Extra touches like lace trimming is so nice to see.
Morgen and Finn both thank you for visiting with us today.
Back in the air conditioned house, we find sweet Gracie snuggled in between Ben and Gigi and she sends her love to you all. She said we were crazy and absolutely nuts to go outdoors in such hot weather especially wearing knitted clothing. She loves her new sweater coat that was a Festival helper win and she insists it is a dress and one too hot to wear outside in July. So Gracie will stay snuggled up indoors with her brother and sister.
“Love to you all” said Gracie.
“Bye bye” said Gracie. “Have a great day and week to come” XXX
A few Waterlogue images for you to see.