Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We had an exciting invitation, from the DAR in Alexandria, to participate in their Christmas Bazaar. It seems their Regent saw us at one of our previous shows and liked our work. So the first week of December will be a busy one with two shows in 5 days and my dentist appointment in the middle.
So far this week I have two trays out of the kiln and cooling right now are two candle plates. I have a load of "jewels" waiting their turn to go in.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Nancy made this neat Fish tile as a commission for a friend. She has the patience to bend stringer in a flame for the tenacles.
I took this shot while Nancy she was setting up our "booth" at Fort Belvoir - she doesn't know I took it! The Potomac is outside that window behind us.
Sunday Gerald and I went to an early church service then went to the Crozet arts festival where a vendor offered to take our picture. We had a great time. When we finished there we went to Carter's Apple Orchard and picked apples. We also ran into some friends, the Parker's, that we had not seen in a while - we had a great visit.
Blue Ridge from Carter's Orchard.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Nancy and I had a successful show here at the officers club on Fort Belvoir. It is such a pretty setting - the back wall is a window overlooking the Potomac, where eagles are often seen soaring . I'll be heading home tomorrow morning and returning Friday morning to set up for our Saturday show at Lake Braddock HS. It is a juried show in its' 24th year. If anyone is up this way come see us - we've added a new component to our display.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
October has brought my second favorite - I really love fall and the smell of early morning air but just wish for 90's in the afternoon. Last weekend worked the Selma Railroad Days show - we had a great spot just down from the main bandstand.
I booked my first show solo show. On Novemeber 7 I will be in town at Clover Hill High School for their annual fall craft festival. Gerald will set me up early and send James to pack me out. Nancy is having her first surgery on November 6 for a bone chip that is floating around loose and damage to two tendons - there will be 3 incisions -ouch! She has to get that fixed before she can get her new knee.
I am thinking of going camping this weekend - just turned the 'fridge on in my Winnebago.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Hope you have time to check out those links. Going to attempt to get all that red sand off me so I can start off clean for tomorrows trip to Red Rock Canyon (I wonder how challenging those rocks will be to climb) and if we have time we are going to try to go to the Brothel Museum in Crystal.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Nancy will be arriving in Hawaii in a couple of hours - I do hope she has good weather. I am so happy that she is getting to spend her 30th anniversary there. Bo planned it all - way to go!
Halloween is only a couple of months away and I already have two witches out in the living room! It is the only holiday that I decorate early for. Halloween glass was a bit more of a challenge but here is the black cat that my friend Barbara adopted the very first time it left the house - that's ok since I'm allergic to cats!
Monday, August 24, 2009
My knitting guild, the River City Knitters , had a Craft and Art Fair for this months meeting. It's always great to see people enthusiastic about what we do and since these customers are our friends we'll have the opporutnity of seeing them wear our creations.
We really appreciate all the hard work our friend Cathy did of putting this show together - she did an amazing job.
Friday, August 7, 2009
St. Catherine's School
River City Knitters
Fort Belvoir, VA
Selma Railroad Days
Fort Belvoir, VA
24th Annual Arts & Crafts Showcase
Lake Braddock Secondary School
9200 Burke Lake Road
St. James Episcopal Church
November 7th 9am - 3pm
Clover Hill HS Annual Craft Fair
9am - 3pm
13900 Hull Street
Midlothian, VA 23112
November 12 & 13
St. Aidens Episcopal Day School
Nov 12: 9am - 1pm
Nov 13: 9am - 1pm and 7pm - 9pm
November 20 & 21
St. Mary's Catholic School
400 Green Street
Old Town Alexandria
Preveiw, Nov 20: 7pm - 9pm
Nov 21: 10am - 4pm
DAR Christmas Bazaar
Mt. Vernon Country Club
9:30 - 1:30
Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
2341 Winterfield Rd
9am - 3pm
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I have been a slacker lately, as far as posting goes, but I have been painting walls. It started with just the dining room and then I was only going to do the studio/sewing room but since that portion of ceiling is continuous through the kitchen and hall I had to keep going. Hard to believe it but I really love the pure white (I did leave the bit of turquoise in the kitchen). Next week I will work on the living room but probably at a bit of a slower pace so I can play with glass too.
While I have been painting Nancy has made some pretty things. Her apple windchime is finished - Gerald made jumprings and I wired it all together. Here it is in my backyard.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Late afternoon I went to Glitz and Tommy gave me a great haircut - 3" off feels so good.
Tuesday - this is where the week started to go downhill - if I picked it up I dropped, spilled it or broke it. Not exactly the day I was looking forward to getting blood work done.... but I went to Labcorp (read that as vampire center) on Midlothian signed in and started reading a Janet Evanovitch. About 70 pages later (and trying not to laugh out loud) I looked around and everyone was still there. 2:30pm, an hour later and no one had left the waiting room - there was only one technician. Now I have really tiny veins so I decided by the time it was my turn that would be one grumpy technician so I checked out. I went across town to pick up a piece of glass I ordered and decided to try the the location on Forest Avenue. I only waited only a few minutes and and everyone was pleasant - the technician had "the hand" because I did not even feel the pinch of the needle going in. If you need blood drawn go there. I started to get a migraine on the way home as the barometer was dropping for the evening thunderstorm. I decided to make something to go in the kiln but wound up with 3 band aids from glass cuts. I did not make it to TNK.
Yesterday got better after playing in the garden and cutting roses to bring in I put the designs elements on a plate I had fused and experimented with a new firing schedule so that it would remain 3 dimensional - took it out this morning - success! Here it is - I need to take a better picture but I want to get started priming the hall wall. Wish you could smell the roses.
Nancy sent me a picture of a windchime she is working on - there is a caterpillar on the leaf but I can't see it in the picture. Today she is having a root canal but is here on Friday for a weekend of "fusing fun."
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
We started off the weekend early by going to the Greek Festival on Thursday evening - good food and we always see people we haven't seen in a while. Friday afternoon I drove to Chapel Hill where I met up with 3 of my bobbin lacing friends with whom I went to the NCRL Spring Lace Day on Saturday. We stayed at a hotel in Graham, NC and ate dinner on the patio of a local restaurant in the tiny downtown. Saturday we drove into Chapel Hill for lace day - it was fun. I bought bobbins from my favorite vendors, a wooden one from Richard Worthen and from Susan Wenzel (aka Lacy Susan) a lovely carved bone and a glass one, which I will need to spangle with beads. Aren't they pretty?
On Sunday Gerald and I went to the Chrysler Musuem to view more of the art of glass exhibit, we got there late and they gave us a discount so we plan to return on Friday. There is an entire room of the works by an artist from Italy, Lino Tagliapetra who at 74 is still creating incredible works of art. http://http//www.linotagliapietra.com/ but pictures do not even begin to do his work justice.
Some of the glass I made during the week - I have more but have not taken pictures.