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Summer is Winding Down

The leaves have started changing here in the western mountains of Maine. The light has changed--fall is coming. I know...it's not even September. This always urges me on to squeeze the most out of what's left of summer! We have had a relatively rainy and very buggy summer. But finally, this last week of August, we have perfect weather and no bugs. I love the change of seasons here. It means there's something different to experience outside, different foods to prepare, fires to be be built, wood to be stacked, and colors to revel in as they change literally by the...


2016 Holiday Season Fast Approaches

Wow, November 1st! The countdown begins... Follow me on FB to get first dibs on these luscious scarves. They make the most impressive gifts. I'll be hosting an online POP-UP show each week between now and Christmas! The way it works....I'll post a limited number of photos for a specific 24-hour period. If you want one, comment "SOLD" under the picture and I'll invoice you. When I get payment, the scarf will be shipped. Easy shopping!!! And FREE SHIPPING! See you there. 


Approaching the Holidays

As I write this, the weather is unseasonably warm and doesn't give us a hint that the freezing temps are right around the corner. But with only weeks til Thanksgiving, it's on its way! And with that comes the fun of the holidays, decorating, baking, gathering with friends and family. And here in Maine, you'd better really like those Christmas decorations you put outside because, more than likely, they'll be out there til you reach them again in April! With that in mind, we decorate with just a winter theme outside, which is nice when it gets dark so early,...


Why Tourists Come to Maine

We are now at the height of the tourist season here in Maine. And for good reason. Blueberries are ripe, local produce is finally producing, the weather is PERFECT, the lake water has warmed to a swimmable temperature. And you get to wear you favorite sweatshirt sitting around the evening campfire or on the deck having cocktails. Ah, yes, this is the life. Hurry and enjoy it, because in only a matter of weeks the temps will...well, we'll just save that subject for another post. Go out and enjoy some of this awesome summer we're having right now! Hope to...


Real Maine Summer (Summah)

It's finally summer here, highs in the 70s and lows in the high 50s, a hint of humidity, and the threat of thunderstorms in the afternoon. The breeze picks up pretty quickly after sunrise as the thermals start moving around from the lake to the mountains. I LOVE IT! I grew up in Maryland so I know about heat and humidity--glad to be done with that!  I've got two shows under my belt and now I'm gearing up for three more in August. I hope they are good ones! Getting the word out about my wearable art is the main...