Well I can’t say that what I have been doing since the tour is time off
but it was time away from the studio.
The studio tour went well with around 89 people visiting, which is about average.
EggBert, Green Man and the Gold Finch House have all gone to new homes
along with lots of mug rug sets, table runners and rugs.
It was a good tour with so many nice people visiting.
Doing the studio tour is an enormous amount of work and
I haven’t slowed down now for months.
The Monday after that weekend I hit the floor running!
We have worked all of this month to get the house ready to go on the market
so there has been lots of downsizing, sorting out what to keep and what to put into a yard sale. Every closet in the house has been cleaned and reorganized, basement is still a work in progress (Pog’s 40 year stash), decks/porch’s have been power washed and I totally repainted, cleaned and reorganized the pantry/laundry room! Whew!!
|New improved pantry!|
Moving is going to be a big change for Pog and I.
Both of us have been living in the mountains for a long time now,
37 years for me and over 40 years for him.
At least we are staying in North Carolina, which is a state, that both of us love.
It is time for a change.
With Pog’s decreasing vision it has become too difficult to take care of
a big house, yard, flowers, cutting firewood and so many other things that come with living where we do with no support.
It is time for a simpler house one that is all on one level and has a flat driveway!
Hopefully after the house sells and we are resettled then we will be able to travel and visit faraway family while Pog still has some vision.
There are of course lots of other things to do on the house but I think we are getting closer to being able to catch our breath soon.
I hope so because I am anxious to get back to creating.
It would be nice to sit and stitch/sew or weave instead of
being up and down ladders and being hot, sweaty and dirty
especially with the heat we experienced this month.
It has now cooled off at least for a few days and some much-needed rain
has arrived to feed the flowers so it is a good time to return to the studio.
I think a lot of Fall during summer heat so the table runners
in progress below makes me feel happy.
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!!