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Wednesday, May 10, 2017


A Return to the Land of Low Laying Cloud
A view of the new garden from downstairs porch

For those who may think I'm still doing good on my promise to change my life and move to Seattle - I must mention that I have returned to the dear mountains of North Carolina, forever thankful that I did not sell my house in West Asheville.  For those who never thought I left, well, we need to go out for beers more often.   And for myself, I am returning to enjoy the slow moving morning heat, to pick up not where I left off two years ago, but at some point between now and then, hopefully with a clearer vision of how I will spend the last 20 years of my sweet, wild life.

I have been amiss for neglecting this blog, but I have been gardening with a vengeance.  Gone are two years of frantically growing weeds now replaced by a new garden addition of a garlic field and onion patch.  I have gone far beyond what I have ever done to that tiny, life saving hosta bed.






I have thought much about writing this blog, yet it is late and I have been working on the "Upcoming Workshops" page which has bested me. I need a gin & tonic badly, and a sit down in front of the TV. But important notes: Leon is still with me, my teacher of the cat nap.
Leon sleeping on edge of my journal
 And I have been working on new felt objects

And I am, or will be shortly, teaching in my studio again.  Current classes are listed.  And a new feature of my studio life is that I have scheduled regular monthly Resist Dye weekends.  I will be working and teaching on those days and if you want to come as a beginner to learn or as an experienced resist dyer needing to replenish your supplies of lovely felts, I'll be glad to see you!


So until I write again, I hope you are doing well.
Thanks for keeping your little photo in that "following" area.


4 comments:

  1. Well, always fun to see something new here (so we'll stay)

    LOVE the new felted pieces !
    (ha, and the garden gnomes)

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    1. Thanks Els. I'll try to write down all the stories that swirl around my head when I should be working on something that will actually pay the mortgage and feed me, but I could certainly use a few weeks of low calories! Those lovely but aging gnomes always remind me of Holland.

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  2. As a gal who loves dearly my Floyd, VA mountain home place and who also left for some greener looking pastures that proved not so, welcome back!! I know there are reasons we leave but what always lures me back are these mountains. I miss them terribly in my gut and heart after I've left so when I returned 38 years ago I promised myself never to leave them again. There are other places I visit but I am not so foolish now as to think any pastures are more green than the ones outside my door. Welcome home!

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  3. Thanks Marysu. I certainly have gained an appreciation for these green hills and having that green garden for digging around. Its been a wet spring but everything is in peak condition including my one old maple tree which was in danger of losing a few limbs. Now new life all around.

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