Empty spools Asilomar. day 3.

  The trees surrounding the village are  tall and majestic. Closer to the ocean they take on a contorted shape in defiance of the cold winds that sweep off the ocean. Some are bent as if elderly citizens. Others appear to defy gravity with branches topped at alarming angles. All are home to squirrels, birds…

Empty spools Asilomar.

Oh my goodness, I'm so far behind with the blog, but I hope I make up for it with todays whispers. I have some time off this evening so I'm going to write about my experiences here at Asilomar. I've wanted to come to this retreat for years… and I have to pinch myself that…

Sorry folks for the lack of a blog post…. I've just finished an event, its 9.30 and  have lots of writing to do and I need to sleep before another long day…. but trust me I have lots to share. I should have more time tomorrow.

What can two gals do in 40 hours.

Waiting in the Airport… 5.00 am.   No 10.   10.00 am  we made our way to Chicos,  Anthropologie, J Jill and Pottery Barn love this chair from Anthropologie 11. Trader Joes for vitamin E.    We missed the apple store to resist temptation… 12. Located the Fiber Arts Expo. The highlights for me were the wonderful…

What can two gals do in 40 hours.

What can two gals do in 40 hours? Well we covered two States. Does that mean state of confusion, state of denial, or  state of perpetual motion?Well maybe, but it was NM and Texas all in one day. 1. I did a book signing and trunk show. 2. Lunch with friends and then a 4…

traveling

I'm traveling right now. I had a presentation this morning in Alamogordo and this afternoon we drove through huge vistas to Albuquerque. The sky is so blue. Of course we are traveling at 4000 feet above sea level (that's the height our planes fly) The light is so different to home.   The orange cup…

Collars and cuffs.

In the 19th and 20th centuries the collar industry of Troy NY provided the chief blue collar employment for women. These industries were dominated by female employees. The collar industry workers, at least 85 percent female, assembled, stitched, finished, washed, starched, laundered, and ironed millions of collars during the nearly century-long history of the industry….

Radio and Tea

Up in the wee hours, the air was cool and crisp and we had stunning views of the mountains as we drove to the radio station. The Guys at KPSA Alamogordo do a wonderful job advertising our event and its always fun being on air for an hour or so. We also recorded a few…

It shouldn’t be happening in this day and age.

The temperature rose to almost 100 degrees today and I was in heaven. The sky was "as blue as a sailors uniform" as my Mum would say. The birds are telling us its almost summer and the breeze curled down from the mountains and kissed the plains. I love this weather. I love the scenery,…