Although I’ve missed blogging about the goings-on of my Fancifulls, I have been very busy. I’m on track to bring 1000 dragonflies to Maxville, Ontario, CANADA at the Glengarry Highland Games next week – Friday August 2nd and Saturday August 3rd.
I will be bringing Darby, Delta and Dixie and you will meet Dirk too. He dropped by the Insect Inn last week and has become good chums with Darby. He’s very “Crafty” and loves to dart around wreaths and other DIY projects. I think he’s got his own room at the inn now and doesn’t appear to be leaving anytime soon.
Dexter is sticking around too and would like to be at the show. He and Darby got into a bit of mischief last night and a witness, Dirk, confirmed that Dexter was the instigator. Now, Dex has to be on his best behaviour or he’ll be stuck at home while we all go and enjoy the fun at the Highland Games. If you see him, he’ll have been very good dragonfly… for a week anyway. 🙂
I have to relay some sad news. Dixie’s Aunt Myrtle passed away this week and Dixie has been home in South Carolina Beach to pay her last respects. Aunt Myrtle was her only living relative. Delta has flown with Dixie South because she is her friend and wants to help her through this sad time. I received word only last night (while Dexter was acting out) that Delta and Dixie will be back next week and they may be bringing a couple of Dixie’s Sorority Sisters, Dinah and Daphne, with them. They will definitely come up for a visit later in the summer if they are not able to visit Oh Valley next week.
Look for this Banner at the Games. I’m told I will be in Vendor Area C4 quite near the Beer Tent actually… and an ATM machine…. BONUS!
In addition, I will have SQUARE Payment System available which allows you to pay for your purchase by any one of the following methods. VISA, MASTERCARD, American Express, Interac FLASH, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay.
If all that isn’t enough to wrap your head around, I will also be accepting donations for CHEO BUT I like to give as well as receive. Fancifulls are available for pre-packaged purchase at $15.00 each. For an additional $5.00, you can watch as I assemble your very own Darby, Delta, or Dixie and to them I will add a special glass bead that denotes this years Glengarry Games. After these games, that particular bead will not be used again. Think of it like a collectors item. I will be raising money for CHEO again at the Lanark Highland Games on August 24th and will be using a different bead. Shortly, on this website, you will find a chart where I will list the particular shows and bead style and colour used at each. I’m hoping to raise as much as possible in the years to come. And no, it is not tax-deductible for me. It is just a good way to help children as I was not fortunate enough to have any of my own. Along with my company banner, Mandy at CHEO has been kind enough to deliver a couple of CHEO BANNERS. They are purple and yellow and hard to miss. I will assemble up to 100 dragonflies each day at Glengarry so only 200 units will ever have that particular bead on them…. Oh… and the fun part. You get to decide WHERE you’d like the bead to be stationed on your dragonfly. I can attach it anywhere I wind the copper wire.
If you show up on Sunday, you unfortunately will have missed out on the largest Highland Games Competition in all of North America. I’m a 5th generation Scots and am so looking forward to being there and meeting everyone. You included!
Sue, Axie, and The Fancifulls