Saturday, June 23, 2012

Playing Catch Up

Flowerbeds need to be weeded and mulched. Yard needs weed eating. House needs to be cleaned. New projects in the studio need to begin. Blog needs to be updated with more tour pictures and pictures of my new work. My daughter is trying to help me start a Facebook page for the studio, which I need to learn how to use. The list just goes on and on.

The tour is over and so is the Lavender Festival. Both were very good, but I am very tired and eager at the same time to begin some new projects.

In the middle of all of the busyness that has been going on here, our 13-year-old Kit is sick. She stopped eating a couple of days ago, started throwing up but did not act as if she is was in pain or had a fever. After a $300 plus vet bill, they do not know what is wrong with her. The tests were all negative, but to be on the safe side, she is now on antibiotics, and something for the nausea with instructions to fix people food for her or anything that she will eat.  We have tried everything including baby food! She is finally starting to take a few bites of treats but little else. I am really worried about her. She has been my companion since I found her as a newborn kitten and had to feed her with a dropper!

In the meantime here are a few more pictures of the tour and festival. Next I promise to have pictures of the new work! 

Woven Shibori Scarves

Lodge Rugs

Table Runners

Lavender Festival

Blue Berry Cottage at Mountain Farm. English Lavender is nearby.

Hope you are having a great start to your summer!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tour Photos

Post Tour, (or, after the ball was over…)

Whew! It has been busy here at the studio. Getting everything clean, organized and ready for the tour; and also having the house clean for family coming to stay has been fun but also very tiring.

The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) hosts a bi-annual tour of artist’s studios and local galleries in a two county area. This was my first time on the tour and the first time opening my studio up to the public. We had a very successful weekend with lots of visitors and sales. I enjoyed meeting and talking with a lot of interesting people and was very pleased with the reactions to my work.

Here are a variety of photos taken of the studio, dolls and weaving. 

My two largest looms - AVL and Cranbrook Bexel.

Mr. Jack Rabbit and wall hanging at TRAC Tour Exhibit.

Handwoven Rugs

Coming soon will be pictures of my latest “Hare.” (You know how they multiply!)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bottle Tree

I have always wanted a bottle tree and have saved blue bottles for years of hopes of having one some day. Pog gave me the bottle stand last Christmas and yesterday he was finally able to put it up in our new flower bed with all the bottles I had saved. I had the exact amount needed! 

Blue Bottle Tree

 This makes me smile each time I see it!

I hope you are having a good week. We are busy getting ready for the studio tour! There will be lots of pictures coming soon of the studio and my newest finished work!