Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm just popping in to say hi. The pace around here picked up sooner than I expected, so I will be absent from here for a little while longer. We are off for a long weekend at the beach, then family comes for a visit and school starts. If you are on the coast this weekend be sure to stop by the Lincoln City Cultural Center for ArT the Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise enjoy the long weekend. Be well.......

Friday, August 15, 2008

This week I took a couple of new garden balls to Yesterday and Tomorrow. If you are in Portland, this weekend is their monthly plant exchange. It is such a great community event. Just bring in your plants and exchange them for some new ones. They even have soil and pots if you need them. I hope to stop in at some point, but first we are off to find a cool spot to escape this heat. Have a nice weekend everyone.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I have lots to post about but no pictures so those posts can wait. Instead I thought I would show the official before shot of my new mosaic project. A neighbor of mine was going to toss this broken birdbath, but I told her I would take it instead. I'd heard about the glue Mighty Putty, and was looking for something to try it out on. I talked Matt into helping me drag this heavy thing into the basement. He complained that this was almost as stupid as when I made him help me bring home the huge stump. Anyway, we got it down there, and I followed the instructions on the putty and it worked great. I glued the two pieces of the base back together and repaired the top. Now the fun part starts.
I don't plan on finishing this anytime soon, hopefully by next summer. I'll post pictures here as it progresses. Fun, fun.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Here are a couple pictures from the show this weekend. I had a great time sharing a booth with Adrienne from mmmfiber. She is so nice, and we found out we are neighbors.

Mason wore his WI Badger's sweatshirt, and got all sorts of attention from it. It's so funny to see how many people in Portland are transplants. We even met a vendor who is a possible distant cousin of Matt's. Small world.

Friday, August 8, 2008

I heart to barter

The first morning of Cracked Pots I met Ruby the Resourceress. She makes clocks and all kinds of great things out of old cookie tins and bottle caps. No two are the same. I spotted her sign that said she likes to barter and I was thrilled. She wanted one of my small marble balls, and I am lucky to now have this guy hanging in my kitchen. I love it when it works out like that.

If you are in Portland, be sure to check out the Art and Craft market this weekend. I will be sharing a booth with Adrienne of mmmfiber. We will be set up next to the farmers market. Bright and early.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

These suncatchers left here earlier this week for a wholesale order headed to Colorado. I'm super excited, I've done consignment for years, but this is my first wholesale order. The new shop is called Green Mountain Goods, and will be opening this fall. Gotta run. The sun is out, and I am taking pictures today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

longest week ever

Last week I had all kinds of plans for all kinds of posts, but as usual that went out the window. We took the canoe out for a day trip to a lake on Mt St Helen's. It was relaxing and beautiful, just what we needed. Then, Sunday I dropped Matt off the airport for a week out of town. The boys and I stopped off at the grocery store on the way home. Mason decided to help by tossing me a quart of yogurt when I wasn't looking. Of course the container shattered and yogurt sprayed all over me and the store. We got cleaned up, payed for our groceries and left. On the way to the car Mitchel started complaining of a stomach ache and two seconds later barfed all over the leg and foot that I just cleaned the yogurt off of. Thankfully whatever bug he had passed quickly.
On Monday I was coming home and noticed a bike laying behind our garage. Someone had broken in, left their bike and took Matt's. His bike wasn't super valuable, but it was to us. Later that evening the boys and I were on our bikes, when the cog on my back wheel broke. We walked home, and luckily have a neighbor who works on bikes. It was only Monday and I was ready to throw in the towel. The rest of the week was pretty uneventful-thank goodness. Just busy and slow at the same time. Having both of the boys at home all the time has been great, and has kicked my butt. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. Speaking of that, I am off to finish up a few things for the Art and Craft market this weekend at the Farmers Market.