Saturday, May 30, 2015

Last One

The Toe River Studio tour is coming up fast 
and today I am weaving my last hand towels. 

This will be the last warp that I can finish and
I am surprised by how much I am enjoying weaving greens! 
Starting Monday it will be all about cleaning the studio.
Open studio tour begins Friday June 5th from 12 to 4 
and then Saturday/Sunday June 6th and 7th. from 10 to 5 each of those days.
Maps are available on line or 
at Toe River Arts Council galleries 
and many locations across Western North Carolina.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blackberry Winter


It was cool enough this morning that a small fire in the wood stove
 was needed to take the chill off in the house. 
This is sleeping weather, cool and no humidity,
 but there has been little time for sleeping. 

Sadie is the only one who gets to snooze the day away!
There are a lot of changes going on in our household.
 We have been doing some major downsizing
 beginning with Pog’s 40 year stash in the basement. 
 There are finally some empty spaces starting to show up
 but we still have lots more to do. 

My studio downsizing sale helped in easing the load in my space.
 Some nice things found good homes but still haven’t sold the Cranbrook. 
I drastically reduced the price but still no takers as of yet. 
 It is a beautiful loom that needs a good home!

I have not been able to weave and sew as much as I need to. 
The Toe River Studio Tour is coming up soon
 and I have a few more dishtowels to weave 
and lots of hemming/tagging that needs to be done.
 As usual it will be up to the last minute. 

Stack of rugs to tag

Towels and table runners to hem

After the tour is over I will be taking a break from the studio 
while we are getting the house ready to put on the market. 
Pog and I have been making some life changing decisions.
A process that has kept me up for too many nights. 
Change is never easy  and it is scary especially 
when you are going into the unknown 
and way out of your comfort zone. 
Time will tell if we are making the right choices 
but I am going on faith that it will all work out in the long run.

Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day weekend!