Monday, December 8, 2014

Post Tour Weekend



Whew! 
It has been several work filled weeks that led up to the last three days
In spite of some rainy/foggy weather on Saturday we had lots of visitors and sales! 
It is a lot of work but well worth meeting so many interesting people. 
There are now a lot of empty spaces in the studio. 
Those spaces will be filled with new and exciting work this winter,
 and ready for next year’s tours and a couple of shows I have planned.

I especially want to thank Pog for his support, 
 working so hard to help me get ready,
and for cooking and feeding us! 
Thanks to my daughter who took care of sales 
and my son-in-law who helped where ever needed. 
I couldn’t have done it without them.

Also a big thank you to Lurena Williamson of Tattered Moon,
 who drove a long ways on a rainy day with her family to come visit! 
I have long admired her work and it meant a lot to me for her to visit my studio. 
Her encouragement is much appreciated!


Overshot Table Runner

Lots of Ornaments!

Soft Sculptures

Rugs

There are always pumpkin things in the studio, even at Christmas!

I’ll be back soon, but for now I really need to put my feet up,
 even if it will only be for a day or two. 



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Angels

There are only a couple more days 'till the studio tour.
I still have lots of work to do but in the mean time, 
Pog wrote a little ditty about my angel ornaments I just finished.


Ten little Angels
all in a row

Louise is fixin'em
to dress for the show!

What a knock-out 
they will be

Dancin' on the branches 
of the Christmas tree!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Woven Christmas Table Runners


I've got 13 days until the studio tour and
 I am working hard to finish up Christmas table runners.
This is a weaving technique called "overshot". 
It is woven with two threads, 
a red wool is the pattern thread and a green pearl cotton is the tabby thread.


I tried to get a close up so you could click on the photo 
to see the subtle green tabby in the background. 
The darker spot in the lower left hand corner looks like a stain but it is a shadow.
I'm not that great of a photographer.

There are a couple of rugs to finish, some ornaments almost done, the house and studio to clean, Thanksgiving to prepare for and then decorating for Christmas. 
All of this has to be accomplished in the next 13 days! 
No wonder I am feeling tired and stressed.
But, it always comes together in the end and turns out great. 
Besides, things could be so much worse, such as living in Buffalo, NY.
I can't imagine having that much snow!