Summer has arrived at last -
the reluctant summer is finding lots to do indoors and out - little quilts from vintage blocks have morphed into doll-size bed quilts, piles of roving wait for the dyepot, and the etching press is busy every morning. Planning for the League Fair at Sunapee as well as building up inventory...good days
May 1, 2014
We've been longing for Spring, and the NH Sheep & Wool Festival is right around the corner - May 10-11 at the Deerfield Fairgounds. I've been spinning new yarn all winter and have heaping baskets full of wonderful colors and fibers to use - dozens of new weaving kits, and a surprise - "Little Red Hen" kits to make adorable (easy) beanbags...a neat parent & child activity for someone learning to sew.
It has been a great year - and Open House events have been well-attended and joyful.. Thanks to all of you who have made this a good year and taken home a new treasure for your home or for a gift. I enjoy the social aspects of seeing your reaction to my work - and I enjoy serving you and being responsive to special requests. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
The shop at Cellarbrook is having a total of 4 Open House weekends this year - and we're crammed with art, quilts, hand spun yarn, weaving kits, sock dolls and notecards..all for your review and choosing. Whether it's a gift for a special friend or something to help you find contentment in the long winter ahead, let me welcome you
August 9th, 2013
Sunapee is in full swing and etchings selling nicely - every day through August 11. My work is featured in the Shop at the Fair ten - can't fail to be inspired by the fabulous quality of work at this 80th annual event of the League of NH Crafts.
August 10 I'll be at Freedom Elementary School from 9-3 for the Craft Fair segmant of Freedom's Old Home Week festivities.
I'm planning more Open House weekends this year in November and December so you'll be better able to do holiday shopping in a relaxed and cozy space.
Lots to see - new work -May 2013
Snow and more snow - we've had a powerful winter, the skiers should be happy, and there's been lots going on indoors at the studio. I'm working on new etchings, getting a show of etchings and photography ready for a May-June exhibit at the Forest Society's Conference Center, and making lots of new dyed home spun yarn for the NH Sheep & Wool Festival on Mothers Day weekend in Deerfield, NH.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Solstice or Chanukah or Kwaanza...the light is beginning to return...stay cozy.
We'll be open for business on Saturday and Sunday from 9-4 each day. You're welcome to browse and select a unique gift - an etching to brighten a wall, an art pillow for a special chair, some luscious hand spun yarn for a knitting friend, sock dolls for the young at heart, a quilt to cosy up the coming winter, and note cards with fine details - scenes from our local landscapes. Hope to see you.
We're part of NH Open Doors event as is our neighboring NH Farm Museum! Come to Plummer's Ridge and see for yourself all the new prints, lots of framed miniatures, quilts, and hand spun yarn - I've got lots of notecard packages and sock dolls, weaving kits - and would love to show them to you ... I'll have a free gift for each of the first 24 visitors. Enjoy a cup of cider and stay awhile.
Gotta love the iris bed - TLC paid off and rewarded us with weeks of bloom
A few days left to enjoy the 350 skilled craftsmen exhibiting at the 79th annual craft fair...my work is located in the Shop at the Fair tent. get a great start on holiday gift shopping all in one tented location.
May 19, 2012
Patterns of light stream ino the barn attic s the 200 year old structure gets a new roof - beauty is everywhere if you just look for it!
April 29. 2012
All the daffodils are blooming at the same time this year...great display NOW, but they'll not keep going until June this year! Crazy weather...
Happy news - the kits hit just the right note for folks attending Fiber Fest this month. I'm busy making more - at $14.50, these kits make affordable and unique gifts for folks on your list who want to learn a bit of weaving and enjoy "play" with fiber...
Jennie Lind joined our family thanks to the good works of Voice for Animals. She's a sweet vocal soprano, and a fine companion for evenings spent quilting or spinning.
April 1, 2011
Eight inches of snow here by ten a.m., and a good deal after. Guess the daffodils will be awhile...more quilting will be the result. Stay tuned for news about a lot of heritage quilts I've got in the works...
All month long you can see my new work - and some old favorites - on display at the Franklin Gallery in the Ben Franklin store in Rochester, NH. My one-person show combines etchings, color pencil drawings, and small quilts in a show that intends to inspire. All work is for sale at reasonable price. Thanks to Ross Batchelder for the sensitive display and the invitation to show.