Monday, December 27, 2010

Handmaiden silk yarn

Gerald gave me this beautiful yarn for Christmas. It is Handmaiden silk.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snow Day

Woke up to snow! I thought it was not due until Thursday.

Saturday I finished my last show of the season at Gar-field HS put on by the Orchestra Boosters. Sold all but one of my Holly Berry plates that are great for pillar candles. I have very little jewelry left so I will need to get busy making glass for 2011...but that can wait until after Christmas.

 I must have caught something there - I have a scratchy throat and sound like a frog, feel stuffy, have a low grade fever and little energy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gerald made a nice fire the Sunday after Thanksgiving. American Heritage in Williamsburg is our favorite campground.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

When we arrived yesterday afternoon it was warm but that cold front came in overnight - glad I packed my hat!

This afternoon is warmer so I'm taking a cup of coffee, a book and some matches, to light a campfire, right after I finish lunch.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tickle those ivory keys!

I've been experimenting with different fusing schedules and really wanted these keys to look and feel like the "real thing". If I went too hot or too long I knew I would have a big white stretch with black streaks so I have anxiously been waiting to open the kiln lid. Good kiln day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Back in town with Halloween glass pictures.

I got back from Nancy's late last night. After our show on Saturday I stayed on. Had to take Nancy to Bethesda to see the opthomologist she woke up seeing flashing lights, we were concerned that it was a detached retina but it was some of the gel breaking off as it liquified and must have hit the optic nerve.

Nancy will be coming in tomorrow so we can set up tomorrow night at St. Christopher's for their bazaar. There is a preview night on Friday the open to the public on Saturday. If you can come by and say hi to us I know Nancy would love to see all you.

When she was small Nancy was going to a farmer - that didn't work out but she grew some glass pumpkins. What do you think?

 My cats are waiting their turn to go into the kiln.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Heading for Dulles Expo in November

Exciting news -we will be taking our plates, trays, dessert sets, sun catchers, windchimes to the Northern Virginia Christmas Market at the Dulles Expo Center mid November.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Just out of the kiln - VA TECH logo plate

The logo is kiln carved into the glass - really cool!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Getting ready for Saturday's Market Faire.

I'm spending a lot of time in my studio getting ready for upcoming shows.

This Saturday I'll be at the River City Knitters Market Faire at Imperial Plaza (1717 Bellevue, 23227), along with about 14 other vendors. The show is open to everyone so grab a friend and shop! You will find goodies to indulge yourself and get a start on holiday or birthday shopping.

I have some new shawl/scarf pins - they are also good to close up sweaters with. Here are a few of the new pendants and one pair of earrings. You'll have to come to the Faire on Saturday to see more!

August 28 & 29 Nancy and I will be in Portsmouth VA for the Sewall Art Show. You will find us in Booth #79. It is always fun when we go out of town - I'm just hoping Nancy's new knee is up to a two day outdoor show.

Here is a link to our business blog Art In Glass by TG Designs
I will keep updating the show list as I get final dates in.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bo will begin cancer treatment

Bo just called with an update on his treatment. He will report to the hospital on Tuesday and begin Interleukin-2(IL2) treatment. He will be in the hospital for a week and receive treatment every 8 hrs - home for a week to regain strength and back to the hospital for another week of treatment. The doctor said there is 10% chance of recovery and 30% chance of remission.

We surely are praying for that 10%.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Get your Mothers Day gifts Saturday at the Strawberry Street Festival

Come by my booth( #38) this Saturday, May 8th on Hanover Avenue in the Fan and pick up something great for Mother's Day.

The Sarah Collection - bright 
transparent square studs.                          

"Fire in Ice" (in the right column) flash different colors depending on what you are wearing. You must see them.
Brides and their attendants love them.

Clip earrings:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two festivals for May!

We just got back from Staunton where we participated in the Hot Glass Festival. It was so exciting to be with glass artists from all over the country.
We have to get that kiln fired up tomorrow because we shows the next two weekends. This Saturday (May 1) we will be at St. Michael's Episcopal School for Magic Dragon Day - that sounds like fun. Then, while Nancy is flying off to England, I will be in the Fan for the Strawberry Street Festival. I love strawberries so I'm hoping one of my friends comes by so I can run out and by some berries and those goodies made with them that I have read about.

I'll post pictures as things come out of the kiln!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Daisy Day's festival tomorrow!

Give your Mom a one of a kind gift for Mothers Day. I'll be at St. Catherine's Daisy Days(6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond Va) tomorrow. I'm inside, look for my banner TG Designs, LLC Handmade Glass.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


After 3 fusing "turquoise swirls" is finished!

Blue waves just came out of the kiln, a few minutes ago.
This is what is looked like after the first fuse prior to being slumped.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Busy little kiln

The center of this one was made from torchwork that Nancy did - I put on the border and cooked it. It's not done yet!
Waiting to go into the kiln for its first fuse- wonder which way the torchwork will fall.
Just out of the kiln

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Petunias and sunset

Feels like summer! I love the scent of petunias in the evening.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Look what my sister made!

My sister made this pretty dish to match the decor of a new bakery, Occassionally Cake, which they use it to display their absolutely delicious cake truffles.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tennis & golf elbow..Who me?

Today the physical therapist told me it us unusual for someone to have tennis and golf elbow at the same time....with bursitis thrown in. Now anyone who knows me is aware that those are definately not my games. Once summer I took tennis lessons and about 6 weeks into it the instructor told me I was wasting my money - but I can lob that ball over the fence and across the street! Years ago my sister and I took golf lessons - the instructor told my Dad that we couldn't come back...but that is really Nancy's fault not mine. Everything I did was her idea - really!

Back to now, since I am all of 5' tall I have to use a step stool to reach - well that darn thing broke at a corner join and sent me flying through the air like a bona fide paratrooper except instead of a 3 point landing I made a one point landing on my elbow. Three weeks later it hurt more and you could smell my Extra Strength BenGay long before you could see me.I squashed my bursa while compensating for the  pain messed up the tendons on both sides of the elbow.

I have exercises, must do ice rubs, go to PT twice a week, and "take it easy" on the right arm. Well that will stop a lot of web surfing since I am not supposed to do it more than an hour a day and have to intersperse it throughout the day.

Gotta run - the cornbread is ready to come out of the oven - I stirred with my left hand.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Virginia Hot Glass Festival in Staunton

I'm really excited, Nancy and I have been accepted to sell and demonstrate how we make glass at the Virginia Hot Glass Festival in Staunton April 24th and 25th

Sunday, January 31, 2010

January 31

Gerald took a reading at 8" and it continued to snow through the night. He had already cleaned the car off once. Today was very pretty with the sun sparkling off the snow.

Reading, talking and watching movies. Last night I made cornbread, to go with dinner. This morning I made Gerald a "Greek" breakfast of loukaniko and eggs scrambled with tomatos. He usually just has a quick bowl of oatmeal. I wish he could stay home another day.

Friday, January 29, 2010

It has been a while since I posted - can't believe January is almost over. For the most part this has been a dreary month but this week I have enjoyed the warm sunny days and not having to wear a heavy coat. After being out with just a sweater today hard to believe that between tomorrow night and Saturday we are supposed to get 5" - 8" of snow, at least it is supposed to be a dry snow so hopefully it will go away quickly. I still love snow days and keep waking to peek out the window during the night to see when it starts but I just want it not to hang around to long. I remember once I had a student move here that had never seen snow and she was so excited when there was a forecast for it. When we got back to school I asked how she liked it and I'll never forget how she admonished me with "Mrs. King you never told me that snow was cold".

A couple of weeks ago my sister and I went on our annual knitting retreat to Clarksville with my knitting group - they are the best group of women anyone could want to spend time with and I am so lucky that I met them when I retired from teaching. Linda and Issy did a great job of organizing the weekend - we knitted, laughed a lot and shared the most relaxing weekend. Our hotel, there are only two in town, is right on Kerr Lake and it was neat because near shore the lake was frozen. It rained early Sunday morning and a fog engulfed the bridge - what a neat sight.

I have two FO's -I finished my Daria purse that I started at last years retreat and the prayer shawl for my church. I am currently working on a KAL dishcloth.

I've been going to physical therapy 2 and 3 times a week for a pulled hip flexor and who knows what is wrong with my knee. I wish I had listened to my mother when I was younger and been gentler with my joints. The hip is improving but not the knee so I will see my orthopedist in February.