Monday, November 26, 2007

Post Thanksgiving

This year Thanksgiving felt very uneventful.

The food was good and we had fun. The only strangeness was the weather.

The rest of the week has been about me getting images of my work out to galleries. I think it's time for me to show. That's a statement that has been taking a long long time for me to say. Now I'm working on it.

Today I feel ..... Ho-Hum.

Time to paint the dining room ( you would think I would have had this done before people came for turkey).

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mary Walker Phillips 1923-2007

photo: Glenda Arentzen

I just want to note the passing of this fun and funny lady who probably influenced me more than either of us will ever know.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Mitered Square

In between getting the house together and preparing for the shows this weekend, I've started a "thing" using mitered squares. I'm not sure what it will become, some type of blanket.

See I am still knitting. Oh, this week I managed to get my work table set up in the studio (I decided to leave The walls purple for now) I hope a decision I don't live to regret.

Friday, November 09, 2007

What have I been Doing?????

Moving moving and moving, and then there is the little bit of trying to make some money thrown in. As I was writing the previous post (weeks ago) Fran walked into the room and informed me that we could do a 5 day show a the UPenn archeology / anthropology museum. I said "Okay" and we immediately began running around like maniacs to get stuff together. What made the entire show really interesting(ironic) was that,
1. We were doing it at the last minute, and there would be a gala preview party, a "hard hat" preview party, and the show hours were 11-8 Fri-Sun..
2.We had to have our entire inventory out of the Connecticut shop, with no where to put it except the house.
3. Our plumbing at the house was backing up and the Sewer repairs guys were there ripping out the basement floor and digging out the front yard.
4. The chimney repair crew was at the house to restore the fireplace to it's original working condition.

So, what happened?
The show went well, we sold a few things and I even sold one of the knitted recipes I had done. The Parties had fabulous catered food and drinks and we hobnobbed with the Philly elite(well, the Main Liners anyway).
Fran made it to Connecticut and in the process changed his name back to Francis, We managed to unpack the van after the show hours and it sort of fits into the house.
The plumbers were great and it ended up that things weren't as bad as we had feared and the bill (while still a lot) was thousands of dollars less than we thought it would be.

and..... the fireplace, It's weeks later the guys are still here.

They have promised that it will all be finished today and ready to go. It seems they had ordered the wrong length of liner, forgot to order a top, oh, forgot to put in the damper, had to order a new cap since the first one ordered was the wrong one. We'll soon know if we have a working fireplace.

There has been some other stuff ... the new studio
Yes, it is purple, no I haven't unpacked things. The loom won't fit. It's an attic with sloped ceilings, I'm working on it.

I've done a teeny little bit of knitting. one hat and the start of a second. (I also bought a little bit of sock yarn) which I've hidden since I've told Francis I'm getting rid of most of the stash.
That's part of the last 2 weeks. To everyone I owe emails to...... soon really.