Monday, September 22, 2008

Fall Harvest Festival at Geo Spencer Vineyard

Gladys and Barb, the Vineyard Goddesses who make these events happen, wearing lovely grapewreath crowns were greeting people as they arrived.
My space was in corner of the Big White Tent - I was thankful for the protection from the wild winds that were blowing.
Two Dog Pond wares.

...there were horse drawn carriage rides - {my apologies to Walter the Horse for cutting off his head}

....Grape stomping contests and much more.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Round Charms Are Coming

I am so excited! The round Swiss Made Glass Watch Crystals I ordered arrived today. The first thing I made was - what else? - little map earrings. If you go to the Fall Harvest Festival at the Vineyard in Gibbon tomorrow, I'll be the one wearing these. Next week I'll make more and you can wear them too! Who needs GPS?
front and back
I know it isn't round, but this is my new favorite necklace I'm making..."Bless this cowgirl ~ and the horse she rode in on" and just look at that cute pewter horseshoe and saint charm! So now you are thinking "She is so clever!" or "That woman is going straight to hell".

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fall Harvest Festival This Weekend

See the poster on the right side of your screen? The one from Geo Spencer Vineyard with the fun art on it? This Sunday is the Fall Harvest Festival - it will be a grape stomping~cork tossing~craft fair shopping~wine tasting~jazz playing~good time!! Come see me there. I'll be in the big white tent with my friend Shelley {if I can talk her into coming along - "I'll buy you wine"} It's really beautiful out there - for more information on the festival, go here: Geo Spencer Vineyard.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zen Jelly

YUM! and look at that color!
...and now I'm going to go pick the rest of the wild plums and make wine out of it!
***From now on - when I go to the Farmer's Market and buy a jar of jelly that is marked $3.75, I will give the vendor $25.00 and tell her she is just not charging enough!***

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Open Houses, Jellies, Bucket Head

This morning I had my third Open House this week - Thank you to Becky and to Dawn who opened their homes and let me put trays and trays of soldered charms about. AND - to Pat at the Liberty House who let me set up for a wonderful group of Quilters from "Out West" to shop. Thanks especially to all the wonderful people I met this week and for supporting my habit!
The above picture is part of my display at Liberty House this morning.... When I got home I decided to catch up on a few things and to learn how to make JELLY. I don't even eat jelly, but would like to know how to make it. These are some wild plums I picked from the wild plum thickets on the North part of our acreage. {We call that area Widow's Point because when Tim spontaneously combusts, I'm going to build a log cabin on that 3 acres, move the chickens up there and sell everything else. Outrageous since we all know that Tim will probably outlive me by 50 years...} anyway - IF the jelly turns out, I'll share a picture of it. If it doesn't...just imagine how pretty it would have been.

After cutting up the plums and throwing the weird pieces in the 'scratch bucket', Rumple and I took them out for Cocky Rocky, Crazy White Chick, Mildred and the rest of the girls to enjoy. Rumple's job is to carry the bucket back to the house. He takes this very seriously and is quite proud of himself when he gets there without getting his head stuck in it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Giving it 100%

What a good day! There were a dozen eggs! That means the chickens each laid an egg today - it's the first time that's happened and I am proud. AND - I just got the mail and there was a card from my son - that's a million times better than a dozen eggs! The large pear shaped egg is a pear. Some days are just better than others, aren't they?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hightened Security at USB Ports Will Do it Everytime

OK - I got it figured out finally. I swear I just lost two days of work trying to figure out why my scanner, my card reader and my jump drive wouldn't work. Then this morning when it took 2 hours to print one document, I knew I had to take action. blah blah it's fixed. So - in celebration I played with the scanner and printer and other things that hadn't been working and look what I did:

This is my friend Pat when she was quite little

This is my friend Pat when I was done with her...

Now she just needs a Crown, some sparkles, and she's ready to play!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Double Ding-Dang It

It's not that I don't want to's just that my computer is on the fritz...Six USB ports and none of them seem to be working.

I'll just keep on soldering and canning and starting fires. Hope you're all having a lovely fall so far - it's beautiful weather here at Two Dog Pond.