Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wow! I don’t know what took so long. I guess this is a real commitment to making more potholders, 2,400 more to be exact. Until now I have hand written each tag, which I actually enjoyed, it was kind of relaxing sitting in the living room by the wood stove or listening to one of Jerry’s stories while I wrote at break neck speed. My theory was if someone really wanted to read each word clearly they should buy 2 potholders, then the odds were good that the whole message could be pieced together. The side benefit was my handwriting really improved, not so much on the tags, but on the odd occasion when I write something down now it’s a real joy.
But it was time. I am very happy with the results and the new efficiency. Ellis of Bellwether Printing, about 2 miles from my studio, and I worked together choosing the font and layout. It’s pretty simple and similar to the hand written tags. We used this wonderful heavy 100% post consumer recycled board left over from another job, so the paper is recycled and rescued!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Here are the shops
19 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
::Pot holders, padded pouches and note cards::
613 E Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
::Potholders, padded pouches and City Market bags::
2107 E Capitol Dr
Shorewood, WI 53211
414-963-1657::Potholders and padded pouches::
Toll House Turn
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
40 W Potomac St
Brunswick, MD 21716
::Potholders, Padded Pouches and the City Market Bag::
::Possibly will have things add before Christmas::
Opening December 7, 5-8 pm. Runs through the end of January
9 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
::Affordable artwork and special addition padded pouches::
December 15th, 12-5pm. A wonderful event for local handmade gifts.
7701 Hollow Rd
Middletown MD 21769
::Potholders, padded pouches, City Market Bags and possibly the classic saddlebag and a new bag::
Monday, May 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Ta da, the rock wall is finished. Jerry completed this side wall in about a week. All dry laid and beautifully puzzled together.
This was taken before I forgot to water on multiple hot days.
All the grass is gone from the front yard and a lot of food is growing amongst the shrubs and perennials.
The wine grapes are up on wires now and they even have their own yard art. Jerry made 6 bottles of wine from last years harvest, which didn't have such handsome surroundings.
The guest room/office has officially moved out of the living room, into it's own space.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Getting ready for the cement pour.
This is the first phase of Jerry's installation of these cool new bicycle racks near Beans in the Belfry in Brunswick MD. He had the railing made locally, made the retaining wall and set the racks. Next step is installing the gravel and slab.
Gardening has been taking all my time of late, which is good, so I am a little behind on this one. This is Jerry and I at the opening of my solo show last March. It was a phenomenal turn out for the opening and people were really buzzed about the work. Alas, no sales which is a first in 18 years of doing solo shows, hence all the gardening work.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Installation of oval mirror scavenged on bulk trash night.
Also found a working outdoor umbrella, which was very needed, a wool oriental rug amazingly as big as my dinning room and a great metal chair for my studio garden.
Many thanks to our wonderful friend Billy, who is letting us use space in her garden. This is more space than I’ve ever gotten to plant food in having always had tiny postage stamp lots crammed with French intensive raised beds. So far we’ve double dug two of the beds and tilled one, planting 2 kinds of potatoes, lots of garlic, corn, green beans, beets, carrots, winter squash and melons. At Jerry’s house we have wine grapes, strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb, shallots, lettuce, radish, peas, basil, peppers, beets, kale and tomatoes and at my studio are the raspberries, blackberries, asparagus and table grapes and lots of herbs at both places.
Yesterday we scooped out lots of wine berry on one of our most favorite walks that we’ll be back to pick when there ready. I am so excited to be growing so much food.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Worked in two gardens this morning and did a walk around in a potential new garden. This afternoon started two new pieces, one destined for the SDA auction and one for the affordable market that I am inventing.
Friday, January 28, 2011
People always want to know how long it takes me to make a piece. This little secton of beadwork is about an 8 hr day. I had a short lunch, no phone calls, though I did take a break to read the wonderful article about Sandra Brownlee in the current Surface Design. Other than that I was stitching. I am not really sure how I like it yet; I’ll tear it out if I have too , however I'd think it over carefully first.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sunday, December 26, 2010
The week after Thanksgiving, which I spent most of Thanksgiving week on the couch recovering from a bad hip injury, I had the wonderful experience of my daughter and parents coming to work with me. Being one who loves solitude and works very well alone it was a lovely surprise having my family being all industrious around me. My dad took over the pot holders cutting table while I worked on the sewing machine and my mom and Chloe worked together reupholstering Chloe’s dinning room set.
The morning started very late with freshly baked Anadama apple coffee cake, eggs scrambled with caramelized onions and bits of sausage, coffee and clementines. After a long walk around town we made mushroom croustades to have with wine. Mushrooms croustades is how, after all, I bribed Chloe to come for Christmas dinner in the first place. Then for dinner we made pot-roasted poussins agro dolce with mashed potatoes, and steamed kale and finished with pear clafouti (custard tart).