First of all ...
before I cause a community kuf-fuffle ..
the couple in the photo with the child ..
is not a family.
technically they are family but they are not a couple with a child.
Two siblings own the Helmi's perogy factory which should be a mainstay in everyone's freezer if you are not willing to make your own Wareneki.
Two brothers and their wives who happen to be nephews of my sister by love own the business and more often than not you'll find some Blueberry Perogies in my freezer for those times when I simply can't resist.
A little Schmaundt Fat and a little sugar and those Blueberry Perogies are like dessert.
Anyways. .like I was saying they are not a couple in the photo above but rather brother in law and sister in law . .
and after I took the picture they were a little concerned that if posted. .
rumours would break out.
So ..dont' break out in any rumours. .
As I mentioned in the previous pre-Relief Sale post. .
I had pre-purchased my food tickets.
On Saturday morning before going to sign books again ...
I took my remaining tickets and bought up everything I could.
OH. .and if you are wondering what the cost of the food is there..
let me tell you ..
it is a bargain and a half.
For $40. ..
the two of us had each a plate of Wareneki with Schmaundt Fat (okay ..for the English ...Cream Sauce)
and some nice big pieces of Smoked Farmer Sausage. .
and to take home on Saturday
...each a helping of Portzekly ..(normally reserved for New Years Day)
...a jar of Plumi Moos. ..(fruit soup. .made from dried fruit. .it's in the book too)
and each a bun filled with Farmer Sausage (which did make it home for our lunch on Saturday)
We arrived on Friday night at 5 pm sharp ..
with the rest of the crowd waiting to gain entrance.
My beloved made a bee-line for the shop/garage/outdoor stuff and I headed to the "housewares".
I found my friend Rosanna. ..with her mom and look at what her mom makes all year long to sell.
Rugs that are made from squares of fortrel.
She picks it up at the thrift store and cuts it all up and sews these rugs that can be tossed in the wash and will
If you happen to get one of these in the next year. .
the cat is out of the bag. .
Rosanna made them.
Then there are the rows of quilts.
Next year. .
I'm aiming to buy one.
Most of the quilted by the MCC quilters guild. .
all year around.
I loved this one.
It seemed like it should belong to me but I spotted it on Saturday and only had food tickets and my pen with me.. .
neither of them would buy a quilt.
As I walked through the two buildings ..
I was struck by the generosity of the gifts that were being given to sell. .
for the Relief Sale.
MCC Festival by the numbers: 1202 volunteers, nearly 20,000 people attending, 18,000 vereniki consumed, 87 lbs of butter used to make the sauce, 2900 lbs of farmer sausage sold, 44 cyclists who raised $67,000, tons of kids (and parents) who raised $1700, 400 lbs of raisins in the portzelky. AND over $600,000 raised - and counting!
all for now. .