First, I must report on the Intergalactic Bead Show at York, PA this past weekend.
The picture to the left is "our" table. Once again 4 of the Sizzlers shared a table under the umbrella of Mothwoman. If you can see the white arrow in the picture, it points to my portion of the table. Oh, and that's Faith's back!
I believe people have been chomping at the bit to get to a bead show. This one is the first relatively local show since before Christmas and the customers were lined up well before opening. The organizers opened a bit early and the line continued for at least a half an hour. We were busy non-stop for the rest of the day. It was pretty exciting.
The jumble of beads is just a quick shot of our neighbor's table. He had probably 6 tables that all looked a lot like this! What a great selection, along with some really great silver findings. It was very tempting with all this treasure so close, but I did manage to contain myself and only bought a few furnace beads and a ring base.
The fruit in the picture to the left, next to the apple, is an Ataulfo mango. It is quite small for a mango. This variety is ripe when yellow and the fruit itrself is sweeter and less "stringy" than what I consider to be regular mangos.
This site has lots of information along with recipes on the different varieties of Mango.
We discovered it on a trip to our Farmer's Market and remarked that it didn't look like a mango. The gal behind the table explained it to us and we tried it.... If you see them in your produce section, they are certainly worth a try!