Monday, October 10, 2011


I haven't had time to think, much less to blog since I've gotten back from Hambidge. First thing when I returned in September, my husband and I went to Richmond, Virginia for almost a week. Once we got back, we became involved in intense preparation for a tour of about 250 people to our home and to my studio, on October 8.

The Georgia Historic Trust Fall Ramble came to Dahlonega over the past weekend and our home, Seven Oaks (built in 1875), and my studio house were both on the agenda for Saturday. In fact, there's a 20 x 40 foot tent still in our backyard, along with tables and chairs to seat the group for lunch on Saturday! The event rental company is supposed to come pick it all up today -- and very soon, I hope, things will be back to normal both here at the house and also at my studio.

The very good side of all of the preparation for the tour is that both our house and my studio are squeaky clean and amazingly organized! My studio has especially needed a major organizational push since I've not really attended to that since my time away at West Dean College almost a year ago. So... today will be a NEW day at the studio with lots to do and clutter put behind me (for now).  Here's a slide show of how the studio looks right now.  When I've got a major piece underway all of this changes drastically!

I want to mention the John C. Campbell class I'll be teaching in January... here's the description from the catalog:

"Comfortable with basic tapestry methods and want to try others-maybe pick-and-pick, Soumak, weft chaining, or clasped wefts? These and other methods will be used to create a textural tapestry “doodle”, allowing you to audition them as part of your expressive tapestry style. Ability to warp and experience in tapestry is required for this intermediate to advanced class."

For more information about date and cost, please visit the John C. Campbell Folk School website at

Now... on to breakfast and then the to the studio for some much needed weaving time.


  1. I love the studio tour! I need to figure out how to do a slide show someday.

  2. Love your studio, it looks so comfortable. I am trying to get mine nicely organized for an upcoming Studio Tour right now.

  3. Thanks, Ladies!
    Jan... hope your Studio Tour goes well.
    Kathy, I use Picasa for the slide show; upload photos there then embed the link provided in my blog. I just noticed, though, that I don't see the slide show on my iPad.

  4. Wow, what a busy time for you..Looks like a lot of fun, but am sure you are looking forward to some studio time that is just yours.