Oh My Dear Goodness

I feel a bit like Piglet.  (Mama, do you know what I mean?)  In a panic.  In a rush.  More to do than I can do!  I have been working many hours out of town lately.  It has been a real challenge.  If I did not love my job so much, and all that they offer me, I think I would have “give out” by now.

In addition to work, I have been extremely busy closing the shop down.  It took months and months (years) to stock it up to where it is now, so tearing it down has been a process.  I have had several large and very successful sales, thanks to my sweet customers.  I have moved out about 400-500 items during recent sales.  Now I am boxing up, bagging up, donating, storing, all in preparation for my little private studio/workshop.

Then there’s Etsy.  Ahhh, Etsy.  I have been really focusing on my Etsy shop.  Peeps, it’s a good and happy thing.  Just busy, busy, busy!

Here is a treasure I found recently. For my garden.

The real thing. Heavy as lead. Beautiful detail. Not plastic. 7 dollars. Lucky me.

Enjoy this day.
Lynn

Sigrid Olsen Studio

I fell in love with this Sigrid Olsen Studio dress I found while shopping in Virginia. I will see how it holds up to washing and wearing.

#tshirtdress
#carolinablue
#thepriceofgas

By the way, I filled up before leaving Virginia.

Local NC prices are about 25 cents more a gallon.

Just a couple more things…

Granddaughter.
I came home from work to some sweet white roses from my dear sweetheart.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Texture: Reptile Skin to Peeling Paint

Last night, Jason and I spotted the sweetest little tree frog.  It had gotten up onto a hand railing.  He was very friendly, and did not seem to mind having some photos taken.  We (I) did not want to blind him with bright light, so I took a green stick-light from my purse to give Mr. Frog (or Mrs. Frog) a light show.

The enchantment with textures and layers is always present.

Wire-wrapped dyed Imperial Jasper.
Rose, from a beautiful painting at Fetch retail store in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Peeling paint, from a huge dresser at Fetch retail store in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
A rusty wind chime hangs in the garden at Sidetracked.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn