Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Happenings and Fun FOlk

OMG!!!  It has been SO LONG since I updated my blog.  We have been busy taking some "mini trips" and working on doing  just a bunch of "chores" we have been dragging our feet on.  We our going through our storage items slowly and trying to "scale down".  I guess we have about 70 crates of books alone to go through.  The last few days I have been busying myself, (with the help of Ellory..) with the painting of her room.  From little girl pink and green to the bright colors she craves.  Right now I am in the process of priming her "Peptobismul" pink woodwork.  Ughhhhh.... what a job that was.  I also did a very poor job of plastering some of the walls as well.  I started stripping the paper two years ago when I was a week from delivering Ethan...poor girl lived on that "awful"  room for two years.  I will take pics when we finish.:)

We attended a Celtic festival and Feis in June.  We drove to the hills of Tennessee to visit Ryan's sweet girlfriend Haley and just busied ourselves with activities around town.  We also performed with Tim at our friend's farm as a family for  the first time.  I snagged some cool pottery and plan to return.  Sadly, this will be the last year for "Art on the Farm" as Dan and Geeg are both retired and just want to enjoy life and of course, grand kids.  They just bought a new camper so I see a lot of traveling in their future around the US.:)

I am still working on my new Folktown dolls and have discovered some really cool , new techniques along the way.  I am planning on making many more and my sketchbook is jammed with tons of ideas.  I am SO CLOSE to finding my niche...I am still experimenting and perfecting.  As you can see from the pictures, I am still working on putting pieces together, but wanted to "Show and Tell a little" as I have no one here to share with.:(  Ethan is into everything and going through a terrible bout of separation anxiety.  I have a small table I work from in the family room once again.  I have abandoned they idea of having my own studio for a few years.  

Well, I am home alone with "the boys" as Ellory and Tim head out to Dublin...Ohio that is, for another Celtic festival and dance competition.  Ryan plans on showing me an anime movie and we are ordering Chinese.  It will be a good night for it as it has been raining here for two days.

Lastly, I am getting my house straightened and doing a lot more cooking.:)  Tim and I were able to "steal away" for an overnighter at the Dillweed Bed and Breakfast which is owned by our dear friends Cindy Gilmore(mom) and Corey(son) and Kyra Gilmore.  We had a nice trail ride on our bikes..I  packed a picnic to share (most recipes from the New Moosewood Cookbook)  and Tim provided a nice bottle of wine.  We had a really nice evening together.  We had run of the B and B and it was fun doing some "midnight shopping" in their wonderful store.:)  I have to figure out how to hyper so I could send you there for a virtual visit.

OH, AND I finally joined facebook!:)  Would love to have some new kindred "friends" over there....:)  Hope to hear from some of you soon to see how your summer is going.:)

PS  Am having some MAJOR camera problems and will hopefully have a new one real soon.:)