Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Remarkable Roma

We ate pasta for Thanksgiving dinner -- in Rome! We spent the day touring the Vatican -- breathtaking art every step of the way. The Sistine Chapel -- heart stopping. St. Peter's -- so over the top I was stunned into silence. My first sighting of the Coliseum brought tears to my eyes. Too many superlatives? I can't find enough . . . I am incredibly grateful to be here with my family and friends, even though my feet hurt.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

See You Next Week

We  are off on another adventure, so I am wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving now.  I'll report in when I can . . . . 

Don't know where I found this picture, but isn't it a great rug?

Happy Thanksgiving One and All!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My First Teddy Bear

Here's my first handmade teddy bear -- stitched from a kit called "T" is for Teddy by Indigo Junction, designed by Lori Baker.  I have always admired Lori's bears (her last name is now Corelis and you visit her here: The Spotted Hare) and have always wanted to work with mohair. So this kit, which I bought on eBay, was the perfect way for me to experiment.

I think he's pretty cute, although his head my be a tad small for his body.  He's a bit floppy, too -- I had a hard time with the cotter pins when working on the joints.  I have two more kits to practice on -- a smaller 5 inch bear and a 5 inch bunny. Then I am going to try to design one of my own . . .   Stay tuned.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Past Country Parlor Shows

Here's some eye candy to entice you to attend the 20th Annual Country Parlor Holiday Home Show, November 25, 26,and 27, 2011 at the historic Naugles barn at Hallockville Museum Farm.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wow Wow Wow Wilton!



What a successful weekend we had at Wilton!  Many to thanks to everyone who came to visit, chat, and buy, and to the volunteers from the Wilton Historical Society who took such good care of us -- even feeding us dinner upon our arrival Friday night.  We were cleaned out!  The after photo above was actually taken early on Sunday morning, so there was even less at the end of the show.  Packing up was a breeze!

Barb and I are now focusing on our next -- and last show -- of the year: The Country Parlor Holiday Home Sale to be held at Hallockville's historic Naugles Barn here on the North Fork.  More to come about that, so stay tuned.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Less Than One Week Til Wilton

I have been working like crazy getting ready for the Wilton Historical Society's Fine American Craftsman Show, which is why I've been neglecting my blog.  So sorry!  After Thanksgiving I hope to get on a more regular blogging schedule.

If you are within traveling distance, I hope you will visit Barb and me at Wilton.  It is a lovely show with beautifully wrought and presented hand work from tavern signs to Windsor chairs -- and, of course, hooked rugs.  Click below to go to the site.

November 12, 2011, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 13, 2011, 10 am to 4 pm
Wilton High School Field House
395 Danbury Road (Route 7)
Wilton, CT 06897