Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Winter Wonderland - Finally!

It is finally snowing here in Greenville, NY! I just love the snow. It is suppose to snow most of the day. This morning it looks like there is at least 5 or so inches of fresh fluffy stuff. When it gets lighter (it is still early in the morning as I write this) I'll go take pictures to post.

I don't have any new pics to post of fiber art. We just finished our first workshop here at the inn and as always, I hardly have time to sit for a cuppa Joe during a workshop, let alone work on any fiber art. I was too tired to even knit. I'd get out my knitting in the evening while watching a movie, and I'd be too tired to even open my sachel. Oh well.

But our next workshop is not until March 4 - with Susan Ogilvie, a wonderful teacher from the Seattle, WA area -- so I supposedly have some time to work on my projects. Of course, my to do list for the inn/workshops is still long, but I'll have to block out some time in the studio.

But in the meantime I'll procrastinate with a fun little "survey" that I found on Melody Johnson's blog, in honor of Valentines Day. I'm a sucker for making lists.

Two By Two

Two names you go by:
-- Kim and Mom (by Adina only!)

Two parts of your heritage:
Spanish (Cuban) and English

Two things that scare you:
-- My mother is such a worrier, that in rebellion, I have blocked all negative/scary thoughts from my mind. I can't think of anything I'm scared of. ;-)

Two things that make you really happy:
-- working in my fiber art studio and watching our puppies play.

Two everyday essentials:
-- my morning latte and reading my email

Two things you are wearing right now:
-- a ratty old Meadowood sweatshirt and an even rattier pair of addidas sweatpants. (I am not fit for public viewing in the mornings!)

Two of your favorite current bands/artist:
-- Dean Martin and the Dixie Chicks

Two things you want in a relationship (other than love):
-- Trust and independance

Two truths:
-- I'm a listener rather than a talker and I love my life as an innkeeper and art workshop director.

Two favorite hobbies:
-- knitting and gardening

Two things you have to do this week:
-- work on fiber art committments and get our information to our accountants

Two stores you shop at:
-- Sam's Club and Lowes (not that these are my favorites by any means, but they are the ones I frequent the most in this business)

Two shows you like to watch:
-- I don't really watch much live TV and when I do it is usually the shows that Mark chooses. I'm just there for the knitting. But he likes to watch Top Chef and Comedy Central. Mostly we watch movies on DVD.

Two things you'd buy if money were no object:
-- A mountain ranch in Montana with forests, creeks, meadows and plenty of wildlife and an apartment in Vienna.

Two wishes for 2007:
-- maximum time for blissfull activities for all family members and a successful workshop season.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

More postcards

This is my latest batch of postcards.

They will probably be my last for a while because I have a backlog of art quilts that I have committed to making for more California Fiber Artist exhibits (including one in Finland!) and some other invitational exhibits.

Right now I have two pieces in the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama. This is a CFA exhibit. They are companion pieces for the On The Wall/Off The Wall theme

This one is titled While My Guitar.

This on is titled Song Bird Nest. The nest is made from metal guitar strings and knitted eyelash yarn.

I'm also working on my first knit project with beads. I'm making an evening tank top with a beaded edging.

I know this picture doesn't show much, but I just liked the color of the yarn and how it looked bunched in the bag.