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Holidays - Oh how I love them

I've just put the last show of the year behind me and now it's time to really get going for the holidays. I have a quilt on the machine ready to be quilted. Fabric stacked on the other machine ready to be cut. Canvases ready for backgrounds - well in other words - fun stuff a-plenty. 

The weather has turned cool - cold and it will soon be Thanksgiving. Since this is my first Thanksgiving in my new home we will have our dinner here. The turkey is waiting in the frig and the menu settled and the shopping done - I think I'm ready. 

For some reason the days before the holidays I always feel the need to do something new to the house. Why... don't you have enough on your plate? I guess not. Yesterday I painted an accent wall in the kitchen and hung a shelf and photos. The kitchen is yellow, it's a nice color of yellow, but I'm just not crazy about yellow. I went grey on this wall and I really like it.


This is only part of the wall, there are more photos etc, but this sh…

The Big Rush

I had a show this past weekend at St Stephens Church and it was Saturday and Sunday. I did very well and possible made a new record of selling 27 necklaces, and assorted earrings. So my inventory which was low already is in sad shape now. My next show is Nov. 19th and a bigger show on December 3. So it's full production mode for me now. I'll be adding several new designs that are specific for this area for the December show. 


One of the other artists at the show was Phil Ponder who is a wonderful artist. He well know for his  wonderful detailed drawings of Tennessee land marks such as the Nashville skyline which I've seen in quite a few homes. I've always admired his work and yesterday I came home with 2 of his prints. 

This first one was a gift from Jack. He saw how my eyes glazed over looking and it and bought it for me. Mr Ponder called him Clyde Jr. This moth was caught in a spider web out side of one of his windows and he went out and knocked him loose and he landed…

And The Dust Settles

Well now it's been 2 months since the move and things are settling down in my life - so glad. Sewing and jewelry making are back as part of my life. Must nicer than unpacking boxes and getting the garage where my car will fit in there. I've never had a garage before so I was a bit intense to get the car in there. Just this morning my sister in law came by and picked up a tv console that I no longer needed. I just need some shelves out there and very soon everything will be off the floor. 

The new house is a good bit smaller that my old 91 year old house, so lots of thinning had to be done. It's not easy deciding on what you keep and things you can let go of. I knew I'd never get all my craft supplies in here. I had 2 rooms dedicated to my supplies at the old house. I was very spoiled. I did bring my old jewelry bench, but it's in the garage now. A suggestion by my friend/realtor was to put my new jewelry bench in the closet of the 2nd largest bedroom. It worked.
My b…