Sunday, April 19, 2009

Moving Account

Since my last post I have relocated to a friend's garage apartment on her 5 acre sanctuary. Still coming back to get my internet connection and water my plants, and working on my sewing projects there. I'll be there for a few weeks and then will move next door to housesit for the next 4 months while the owner goes to work in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. There are 18 cats and several goats to take care of there, along with the house and yard. It will take a little to get into that routine! I am working on using up 1.5 inch strips to make strip lap quilts for the Pine Ridge Reservation, and I'm going to keep at it till it's completed. And I mean it!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Very foggy here this morning which is good for all the trees and plants since we're still in a so-called drought. This week I saw two white tailed deer while on my morning walk...we thought there weren't any here.. just the smaller mule deer. And this morning I came across a little turtle on Whidden Rd. He had burrowed down a little in the dirt road. So, I wrapped him in a clean tissue and carried him along till I got back here and placed him at the edge of the pond. That may have been my good deed for the day! Yesterday I came across several treasures on my "treasure hunt"...two antique side chairs, both need reupholstering. Annnnd! I found a Kenmore sewing machine for a $1.00. Yes, that's right... one dollar! It has more fancy stitches than mine so I need to play around with that to see if I want to keep it or pass it on to a little girl I know who wants to learn how to sew. This listing is for a beautiful piece of fabric. have a peek!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cards by Angie

You HAVE to see this listing for a card by Angie! Angie is a sweet little lady who makes the dearest and adorable cards. We met at the recent arts and crafts show last Saturday. All the vendors just loved her! I offered to sell a few of her cards on on a trial basis. The weather has gotten a bit on the coolish side the last few nights. We've been keeping the fireplace lit, and are almost out of cut wood, now. This evening I want to attend a folk music concert by Jim Glover at Mother's Musical Bakery. I like Jim and his music, but mostly I want to go check out the venue. OK! Time for a little nap then maybe a bit of sewing before it's time to go!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4th Craft Sale

About a month ago a local acquaintance contacted me about having a booth at a craft sale featuring handmade items. Since this craft sale was the first in what we hope becomes a regular event featuring handmade items, I decided to not have my expectations too high as far as sales go, but rather focus on developing friendships and having a good social time. I had a good time, did lay the groundwork for possibly continuing friendships, and made a number of smaller sales. And of course, bought irresistible stuff, too!
I'm happy to say that one of my Cathedral Windows potholders sets that I had on etsy sold, a set of 8 table napkins sold, as well, as several pints of Calamondin Marmalade (made from calamondin fruit picked from a tree on Whidden Rd.), several pints of Pomegranate and Red Wine Jelly, a number of purses fat quarters, 5 potted everbearing strawberry plants, 2 potted Friendship plants, and last but not least, one potted Jade plant.
The vendors agreed to a second sale on the last saturday in September. Now we're going to have to focus on preparing our flyers and business cards and getting the word out , and getting some of these vendors set up with etsy accounts so that we can form a local etsy street team.
And one of our little brown hens is officially sitting on a nest full of eggs! I have never been first hand witness to this occurrence. Luckily, her nest is in the hen house where she's safe at night from raccoons and other predators. And with food readily available.