Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beginnings

I didn't intend to keep it a secret but I was waiting for an official announcement. (Which took place on Tuesday.) So....officially............I am the new Craft Development Consultant with the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development. What that means (in a nutshell)? I'll be based in Grand Falls-Windsor and I will travel around the province assisting Craftspeople in whatever way I can! Now...I just have to find a lovely home for Blackie, Isabelle, Coalie and me. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Change is good.


On Thursday I was offered a very exciting new job and celebrated by going down the MarbleZipLine My new job means moving to a new town but change is good. I'm excited about the possibilities. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Brenda

Monday, July 19, 2010




Yesterday there was thunder around the hills of Corner Brook for most of the afternoon and well into the evening. I love thunder and lightning storms. Blackie does not. It wasn't so much a storm yesterday as there was no rain and I really didn't see any lightning however it did make for a beautiful sky. Guess I should get to work!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Farmer's Market




Yesterday was the Farmer's Market. It didn't rain so that was good but there weren't too many people around either. So, for the first time I didn't even sell all my muffins! My core group of friends and I have decided to support the market because we believe in it and the importance of buying local. Look for us every Saturday from 10-2 until the end of October. Hope to see you there. :)


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pink




I've been making what I call Skinning Scarves for the Farmer's Market. I decided I would use some of the silk I have in my studio that I've dyed over the past year or so. So far I've sold three each day which is pretty good I think. They are reversible with a different color and design. Doesn't the Polka Dot Shawl look good on Marie Louise? The strawberries are wild...I noticed them on my walk this morning and went back this evening to pick them. I'm going to make a lovely dessert tomorrow.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Green




I read a book earlier this year called The One Hundred Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and JB MacKinnon. It got me thinkin' about where my own food comes from. Living in Newfoundland and Labrador most of it is not coming from here. Since I planted my little raised bed I've been eating my own lettuce almost every day....um...yum, yum. My friend Trudy simply planted her lettuce in containers...how smart is that!? Next year? My own greenhouse. xxxb Think I will write about the colour pink tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

She's French...


My new dress form's name is Marie Louise. She's lovely isn't she? I bought her at a lovely shop in town call Main Street Design and Saturday at the Farmer's Market Urve named her. And speaking of France, Guernsey is located between France and England. This is a beautiful story...heartbreakingly sad...but beautiful. Tomorrow I will write a post about the colour green! Wow! :)