JUNE 2019 MUSINGS

May was a whirlwind, beginning with a stormy Fiber Day event and the very successful Fashion Show on Mother’s Day. I really enjoyed moderating the show and everyone had a great time! For images, go to the Southern Highland Craft Guild Facebook page and scroll down to the Fashion Show and Fiber Day images. You can see me wearing one of my silk creations as I greet our visitors.

Just 3 days later I started my demo sessions in the lobby of the Folk Art Center and met many interesting folks from all over the world. The Guild removed the “No photography” rule from the Galleries and the demo areas, so there are lots of images of our art and artists all over the universe! My new bracelets and lace gloves sold well and I already have some new ideas for my next demo time in July.

A customer requested that I recreate a favorite headband of hers for the next fall and winter season, which I did and it gave me a wonderful inspiration for a lacy summer headband, adorned with Irish roses. That selection will be completed in time for the July 11th. Through 14th. demo session. Be sure to come by and check them out.

On this first day of June is a big fun event for fiber lovers in the area, the annual Anything Goes” Fiber Sale at Warren Wilson College. I love the gathering of fiber friends, the eclectic selections of yarns and threads, tools, books and anything fiber related, old or new. It is a treasure hunt for me, because I keep my studio stocked with many antique threads in every possible shade for my restoration business.

Odd balls of fine threads beg to be combined in unusual color blends for my bracelets and lace gloves. We usually fill several shopping bags before heading to an early lunch and a drive in the country to celebrate the spoils.

June will be a somewhat slower pace for me, several fundraisers are in the works and the Brevard Music Festival starts on June 20th. With a festive line-up of classical music, opera, jazz, bluegrass and more. As usual, I will enjoy an array of festivities together with several of my musical friends; we make the best of the drive to Brevard. A favorite produce stand and a great restaurant, serving perfect fried oysters (my favorite over Cesar salad), are on the agenda during festival time.

I will enjoy the somewhat slower pace since the summer heat has already kicked in and the AC is humming!

I hope everyone is safe from dangerous weather, floods and storms and you can enjoy early summer!

“I do what I love and I love what I do”

May was a whirlwind, beginning with a stormy Fiber Day event and the very successful Fashion Show on Mother’s Day. I really enjoyed moderating the show and everyone had a great time! For images, go to the Southern Highland Craft Guild Facebook page and scroll down to the Fashion Show and Fiber Day images. You can see me wearing one of my silk creations as I greet our visitors.

Just 3 days later I started my demo sessions in the lobby of the Folk Art Center and met many interesting folks from all over the world. The Guild removed the “No photography” rule from the Galleries and the demo areas, so there are lots of images of our art and artists all over the universe! My new bracelets and lace gloves sold well and I already have some new ideas for my next demo time in July.

A customer requested that I recreate a favorite headband of hers for the next fall and winter season, which I did and it gave me a wonderful inspiration for a lacy summer headband, adorned with Irish roses. That selection will be completed in time for the July 11th. Through 14th. demo session. Be sure to come by and check them out.

On this first day of June is a big fun event for fiber lovers in the area, the annual Anything Goes” Fiber Sale at Warren Wilson College. I love the gathering of fiber friends, the eclectic selections of yarns and threads, tools, books and anything fiber related, old or new. It is a treasure hunt for me, because I keep my studio stocked with many antique threads in every possible shade for my restoration business.

Odd balls of fine threads beg to be combined in unusual color blends for my bracelets and lace gloves. We usually fill several shopping bags before heading to an early lunch and a drive in the country to celebrate the spoils.

June will be a somewhat slower pace for me, several fund raisers are in the works and the Brevard Music Festival starts on June 20th. With a festive line-up of classical music, opera, jazz, bluegrass and more. As usual, I will enjoy an array of festivities together with several of my musical friends; we make the best of the drive to Brevard. A favorite produce stand and a great restaurant, serving perfect fried oysters (my favorite over Cesar salad), are on the agenda during festival time.

I will enjoy the somewhat slower pace since the summer heat has already kicked in and the AC is humming!

I hope everyone is safe from dangerous weather, floods and storms and you can enjoy early summer!

“I do what I love and I love what I do”

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