My friend, Lisa Forcino, asked if I wanted to do a display in her new corner at Crescent Country in Crescent Mills. Of course I said yes!
Currently David J. Willis Photography is being displayed on the wall. www.djwillisphotos.com/. His work is beautiful! I've fallen in love with the photo in the center of the wall, the valley view! You can see a closer view of the photo here: bit.ly/2s7rwPD. Isn't it incredible!
But soon, Josefina Fine Knits will have chance to display my latest items, oversized lap blankets! You know, those really big, squishy, oh so soft, arm knitted or giant knitting needle knitted blankets. I finished one last night and it felt wonderful.
"Maybe I should keep this one," I said to my Faithful Sherpa. He just laughed because I always say that!
Now I have a plan in mind for the wall, but it will take some branches to make it complete. So this past weekend, we stopped by our friend, Dan's house to pick branches.
Dan has the most incredibly beautiful piece of property. So green, so wild, so beautiful!
It's for sale, if you are interested. Check it out here: bit.ly/2rf5o4E. And if you buy it, we'll be neighbors! I asked my Faithful Sherpa if he would buy Dan's house for me.
"But we have a house."
"I know, but not one with all this property!"
'And look at the views! Really, babe, we could keep our house, and we can have this one as a back up!" Somehow, I don't think he'll go for it.
This past winter, one of Dan's giant oak tree's came down. And when he heard that I was looking for branches, he offered some from his fallen tree. "Just come over Sunday morning, and we'll cut some branches for you."
So early Sunday morning, in the middle of an odd June rain/snow storm, we drove over to his house..
It felt funny picking branches, but I knew what I wanted. Something straight, but with a little character. "That one," I said pointing. "Really, Eva, you're going to have to touch the branch so I know which one I should cut!"
I wanted to leave the branches long because, well, I just don't know now tall I want the branch for my display.
"Babe, they stick out of the back of the truck," I said to my Faithful Sherpa.
"That's ok, we'll pretend we're the new street sweepers!"
To get to Dan's house, you have to cross the railroad tracks. They have a stop sign on each side of the tracks, and it's always important that you stop and look each way! Because it never fails that when you reach the stop sign, a train appears!
It's amazing being so close to the train tracks. You can feel the rumbling in your feet and the sound is so loud you can feel it in your chest!
We drove the 3 minutes back to our house, with a beautifully cleaned street behind us! Next weekend, I'll start to work on sizing the branches, and adding some branch weaving.
I'll have the display up July 4th weekend, thur August 15th. I'll post a flyer announcing the opening reception. It should be a lot of fun!