Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring time in Utah

I have been spending quite a bit of time teaching the last few weeks and the weather has changed from place to place but even with staying at home this is a very uncertain time of year. I love the spring flowers and applaud their ability to survive whatever mother nature throws at them. Here are two pictures taken just 5 days apart of the tree by my front porch. When we first moved in to the neighborhood it was so empty with out large trees and birds. Now I love it when I can see a quail.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Travel and more travel

This is going to be a most interesting month coming up. I am leaving town to head to Minneapolis to teach for two days and give a lecture on antique needlework tools. Then head home for one day and then to Cedar Rapids Iowa for 4 days of class. I get a small break for a few days but am going to take a class on dimensional surface embroidery. Then Jim and I are going to Orlando where we travel to meet the cruise ship which will take us to the Bahamas. Finally back to Disney world to spend a couple of days before we head home.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Life and all of that

Interesting how there is a sometimes strange convergence of bits and pieces from out past. All that we have experienced through our life keeps popping up in places that you least expect.

When I was a high school and college student, it was the era of the Beetles but I was more into folk music -- Limelighters, Chad and Jeremy and Peter, Paul and Mary were a few of my favorites. A song from the Limelighters was called Seven Daffodils. I love the song and when it came time to start my business I used a daffodil as the symbol of my company - so the flower along with yellow paper has been for many years a symbol of my business which I named Carolina House. How it came to be called Carolina House is another story for another day. U=I found that as I did embroidery I could not resist changing it and ended up designing original work. The daffodil embroidery had only 6 flowers in it so I added the seventh.