Clearing and Claying

Clearing and Claying

My primary workspace at Mama’s House is the kitchen counter. I need to clear it so I can empty the upper cabinets, clean and reline them.  I create a little, too, while I’m at it. Today’s play:


These were baked in my small white toaster oven at 250F for 30 minutes with no burning!

I’m a Member!

I’m a Member!

of the Blue Ridge Polymer Clay Guild! ‘Very proud to have joined this creative bunch of ladies, today!

The lady in yellow is Marilyn Davenport who comes all the way from Sevierville, TN! Today she demonstrated a polymer quilt technique!Laura Sheaffer and I attended.

Since Laura is an accomplished quilter, this was right up her alley!Marilyn was a knowledgable teacher. It was an inspiring and memorable session!

In the Ashe County Courthouse…

In the Ashe County Courthouse…

I discovered this quilt:

It needed an identifying plaque, but I have no doubt it was done by the Ashe County Piecemaker’s Guild. 

The mountain scene in the middle reflects the view from the courthouse.


I had to get a close-up of the cows!Then, I found this print in the second floor lounge.


I got the artist’s name on this one:


I’ll have to see if I can find her online.

New Gemstone Beads! 

New Gemstone Beads! 

These are from Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC. The rubies are more raspberry red than this photo shows, but still very lucious! The rose quartz have microfacets that make them look like they glow. The sodalite cubes are more royal blue than this shows, too.I am very pleased with this purchase! These labradorite beads are from JTV. I am pleased with them, too!