Monday, July 27, 2009

16 Inches

OK, this is my last tomato post! But this one I picked this weekend is 16" in CIRCUMFERENCE! I will miss having fresh tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner come November! I think I won't miss skinning, de-seeding, chopping and freezing them for a while though. That has been a job!

I think I cut up too many tomatoes. A 16" diameter tomato, now that would be something to see. But I did get a couple of responses:)

Now onto making jewelry!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Miss Frog

Miss Frog, who lives with two other frogs and two fish in our patio pond has become an inspiration for me after she posed so fetchingly (see prior post). I drew her on some poly-shrink and baked it to become the center of the pendant of this mixed media necklace, Contemplating the Frog pond.

This piece will be on exhibit (and for sale) at the Randolph Arts Guild for their upcoming show Art Couture, Wearable Art. August 4-28 with an opening reception on August 4 from 5:30-7:30. Their card is posted below!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sipping and Selling on Saturday

We spent the weekend in the mountains where the weather was fantastic! It was 50 degrees on Saturday morning. This was my first time at Winefest. The big tents were set up right next to the north fork of the New River (2nd oldest river in the world!!) People started checking in around noon for the afternoon festival that ended aobut 5:45.

Gayle Winston is the owner of River House and a wonderful hostess. The restaurant has great food and the setting and ambience are very relaxing. If you want a retreat to the mountains near West Jefferson, make a stop there

One tent housed the wineries and with your green wrist band you got a glass and unlimited tastings. They were also selling wine by the glass and bottle, which I think everyone paticipated in! What a way to do a show. Beautiful setting, cool weather, sipping wine with your customers all day! Great music by several different bands.

Warren and Brenda with Wes, were our hosts for the weekend and each morning Warren had a fire going in the fireplace, in the middle of July!!

and when we got home, more tomatoes!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Winefest Preview

Just a couple of the things I've been working on to take to River House for Winefest on Saturday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tomatoes and Basil

Yum! We've been getting tomatoes! I have been freezing them for our winter soups and things. Too hot out and boy do we ever need rain! So do your rain dance!!

And this just passed the Wes approval test, though I think it is more Garlic Basil Pesto then basil pesto. I went overboard with the great organic garlic! Wes says I need to eat more garlic since I seem to be a feasting ground for all kinds of unknown creatures!

Friday, July 10, 2009

New stuff

lots of necklace pendants just waiting to be made! These are a couple of the new items I am preparing to take to Winefest and my upcoming shows! More to come soon!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Buy Me, Buy Me!!!

Friday evening and Saturday 8:30-4:30 I will be set up (as will Pam and Travis from Jugtown Pottery) at the Best of Our State at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst. Celebrate North Carolina’s unique music, history, humor, art and storytelling. The marketplace is open to the public and is located just outside the Grand Ballroom. So if you are in Pinehurst on the 4th of July, stop in and see us. Here is a new cuff bracelet that I will have along with me!