Yes October is here, thoughts of getting ready for Winter are buzzing in our heads. We are putting apples up and thinking on cooking up a storm and putting meals in the deep freeze so we can continue working on product throughout the colder Months instead of needing to stop and cook, which always seems to be Chuck. When I think of back the 25 years on the Farm in Charleston, all I did was bake ,cook and milk Cows ,everyday full and busy with Children and Animals, and still I made time to create something other then food ,Farm and family. These days I sit and work in my studio while Chuck does most of the cooking so this Winter we will be more prepared and save much time by organizing our lives and meals better.
Here is a picture of my latest Needle Felting "Lucinda" a very friendly good ,happy Witch, I enjoy her so much I considered keeping her myself, but I have learned so many times in the past, I can only keep and display so much in my small Home that I have had to look away and bite the bullet and sell these fun pieces, so here she is ready and waiting for a new home. I still have my Mermaid as well, see above,she would have been gone by now but I have not been doing any shows and very few People have seen her being so late in the Season. I love going into Spring after a long Winters work and see what I have been producing for the Summer selling Season after working hard in the colder weather. Even though I have seen and heard that this past Summer Season has been somewhat slow compared to other years I find my Gallery somewhat bare. My needle feltings are all sitting somewhere in their new homes, most of my interesting unique boat piece paintings are sold ,I am happy to say that I know where a few of them are and will see them again. Others in the past have gone far away and it is always nice when People send me a picture of them in their new homes, a very nice feeling indeed. Thank you all for that. I will be starting the body of a Mermaid today, a commission of a young Marine Biologist, a surprise for her from her Mom, I am waiting on a picture of her but the body can be started before hand. I do Caricatures of People and animals in needle felting.
Here is a picture of our Laura who we puppy sit on a regular basis with her play date Duncan the other day, they were so cute together. Duncan is so funny as I am sure you can tell in this picture, he is a ham bone and has no idea how big he is, both of these dogs were rescue dogs, can you imagine? Wonderful pets like these needing a home, so sad when you think of all the needy animals and people for that matter out there looking to be loved? But we can't take them all in,which saddens me. We don't have a dog since our Eddie passed away last year, but fill our void by taking in Pets while their owners travel. It helps us in many ways while helping them, their owners as well, everyone wins.
On a sad note ,we got a phone call last evening with news of a death, I am heart broken to say that Mary Mouzor has passed away. Mary was known by all in our community.She wrote an online publication for years with news and highlights of Queens County, a great service she gave freely to all of us from Liverpool and surrounding areas with announcements and local news. Mary's husband passed away I believe a couple years ago now and she was not the same since, like another dear friend said regarding Mary, I agree with her ,we believe Mary died of a broken Heart after the loss of her Life Partner and Love Barry.Rest in Peace Mary, I know you two are together again and your pain is gone. OK..I can't type with tears in my eyes, so I will leave it at that for now.
So off I go to start another day. When given a lemon, make lemonade and share it with your loved ones.