Monday, April 22, 2013

Wild Weekend

Today promises to be spring like with sunshine streaming through my windows this morning... don't you just love the sun? I get so much more done when the sun is shining, it is so energizing but I know too much of a good thing can do the opposite, like anything in life. As my mother would say, everything in moderation... I am not really a moderation kind of gal, I am the one that will eat the whole candy bar in two bites, I think more is better and I love things layered. So bring on the sunshine, I am ready for summer!

This last weekend was the Vintage Market at the home of the lovely Ms Polly Hood of Counting Your Blessings fame. Her historical house has been published in several beautiful magazines and it is a treat to see. The work, she and her wonderful husband Steve put into this event is amazing and I would like to say how much I appreciate the beautiful attitude they both convey. They are a true team that work together in love for the good of anyone that has the pleasure of knowing them. Thank you...

The weather really did not cooperate very well, it was just plain cold on opening day Friday... in fact we had flurries in the air. I felt so bad for the gals outside working the checkout tent. But they stayed out there all day in the cold and did such a great job!

Their were approximately 20 vendors all intermingled in the house,  in tents and around the yard, it made a very festive atmosphere.

I will just let you look at the pictures I took of this years...

Vintage Market

I hope you enjoyed the work of so many beautiful and talented woman at this market.

I am now off and running to get ready to go to South Dakota for a very special event that is close to my heart. The sales from the Vintage Market will help fund my trip.
KC Willis the renowned collage artist is hosting an art retreat on a beautiful wild horse sanctuary. She has so graciously invited me to tag along and I will be teaching one evening.

If you are new to my blog, KC has an amazing ministry on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help those in need. The Pine Ridge Reservation has the poorest zip code in the US.
 This Art Retreat which she will be teaching her talented techniques in fabric collage will be funding her ministry.
May 17 - 19
I will be teaching Champaint... an evening with champagne and art. 
You will be painting a work of art that you can proudly display!
If you are interested please check out
KC's blog for Light Shine Pine Ridge

I will be posting on the Pine Ridge trip again, if you have any questions please email me.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Time for the Vintage Market

Is it spring yet?
Finally we are getting some spring weather, sunny today and in the 60s but I fear not for long... I keep telling myself this cold weather can't hold on for much longer. I am finally starting to see some signs of life outside.

It's just good to see the sun shine!

I have been busy in the studio working working working... I'm having fun getting ready for The Vintage Market. It is this weekend,  at the fabulous home of Polly of Counting Your Blessings.

We had so much fun last year and I am looking forward to spending the weekend with all the gals. I posted pictures last year here.
The weather last year was unusually warm and perfect... I don't think we are going to be that lucky this year.

I've been at the sewing machine for most of the week. 

The view from my sewing machine


Also been working on jewelry

If you are in the area this weekend come and see us, we would love to see you!