Monday, June 2, 2014
Enter to Win a Show Sampler
We had a super terrific weekend, Claremont was really buzzing, along with our show the Folk Festival was taking place where our friends Ben and Ellen Harper were performing. We had a good turn out and they did too, our little town runnith over. I want to thank those of you who stopped by, some of you I saw only too briefly, Saturday was really bustling and Sunday had a nice even pace, I met someone from etsy which is always a thrill. I was reunited with a friend I had not seen for 20 odd years, what a blast and one of my dear jewelry instructors came with her husband and someone I had met while taking a class and we vowed to go to the Pasadena Bead show in July as a little troop, that will be fun. Our studio show is a big undertaking and we are so very thankful to our families and friends who are always so gracious to help. Thank you Marc, Bryce, Katie, Mahlea, Brian and Jeanmarie, for your help, it really meant the world to us and it helped make the event proceed smoothly. I want to thank all of my etsy and Facebook friends for your cheer and also for your support the rest of the year and for your rootin tootin, shouts in these spaces!
I'm feeling the after show relief and I have to admit it feels good! I took a celebratory hike this morning with my pal Jo. I'm sure most of you have read or heard about our drought here in California. Look at the state of the hills, it looks like late summer, so parched and dry, a tinderbox for sure! So we hope, we always hope for rain and we always hope we don't catch on fire.
I saw the MOST amazing bird this morning I think I have ever seen. I need to ask my friend Harsi about it. It looked to me like an albino bluebird. I haven't researched yet so I really have no idea. It was flying in a small flock but I was trying so hard to get a picture I really didn't have time to see what the other birds were. I didn't really get any great, clear pictures, naturally it flitted from the sun to the shade, inside the bushes and…. argh#$@! hold still!!! I think this is a sign, my white buffalo as it were, well, it made me grin from ear to ear, I'll tell you that!
I planted native milk weed for the monarch butterflies but we never really had a decent winter and the nursery at our native garden offered them later than I would have liked to plant them so they are weaklings and if you have ever grown the stuff, they are easily overrun with aphids. Yesterday as a most generous gift I received 200 ladybugs so last night I went out in my nightgown, watered everything and sprinkled them out everywhere in my garden. Today they are cleaning house…
* The dried shards are from the ladybug nesting material.
* I collected milk weed seeds but to get them to germinate seemed like a production, wet them, dry them store in the refrigerator for bla, blah many days…..okay, that makes me feel lazy, maybe I try it sometime in the future, maybe.
but LOOK!, The first baby, chomping away at the plant.. YAYEEE… SQUEEL! I'll keep you posted!
Here's the best news, I know you wanted to come this weekend but you live way the heck over there so leave your name in the comment section and I'll enter it in a drawing to win this charming show sampler (international commenters are welcome). In your gift box you will recieve one fabulous, genuine Eric Darrow signed vase for your spring posies (flowers not included) one vintage tea towl, batiked by the talented Ms Katheryn Herrman and one sweetheart of a turquoise pendant by good ol me.
Good luck everybody!
The lucky winner will be announced later on Wednesday.
I'm hoping to add some new work onto etsy within the next few days so stay tuned :)
Cool regards, love, Ro
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