Moss Mountain Farm Part 2

Pictures of the sleeping gardens, and the critters. Starting with the guard dogs at the door!

 

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P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm December 2017: Part 1

  For our anniversary this year we revived a personal tradition of going on a weekend trip. Because our anniversary is right after Thanksgiving, we used to take that weekend for a combined trip and holiday shopping. As the family has scattered, there is more online shopping and less need to do in person gift shopping.  We had not done this for a few years for many reasons, one being that we have 3 fur babies in our family who are old, need medication and frankly stay really angry at us for leaving them. This year we have been blessed with a live-in puppy sitter for the time we are away. Go Beverly!

These are the first of many photos we took of this glorious place. I will be sharing them in a series of posts. If you aren’t familiar with it, look for it on your local PBS stations.  The greeting area was in this large tent, all set up for our luncheon after the tour of the farm, gardens and critters. There were people there from all across the USA!

 

Oh Goody! Win Win!

Is there something in the past that you really really liked but for whatever reason you didn’t buy it? Not buying this iron cage when we saw it in an eclectic shop in Old Town Spring, TX about 4 years ago was one of my regrets. At the time it was not in the budget.

As luck would have it, recently someone locally was selling one . I quickly responded that I wanted it. You see, I have boxes of tiny artist trading cards from the online group I ran for 6 years. This is a perfect display piece for a few of my own creations that are some of my favorites.

When going through my boxes I discovered some duplicates so they may be destined for sale. I found a  few of my favorites that may be recreated in larger art quilts, too.  Win Win!

See the oversized trading card? That one is from my ever non-conformist friend Jean Sredl.

 

What I Have in Common with Hillary

While visiting the Clinton Presidential library in Little Rock I was studying the textile gifts to the President and First Lady. My eyes popped out when I saw this case and fabric. I have that fabric in my African textile collection! How cool is this? Sorry the color is a bit off from photographing through the museum glass and lighting but the fabrics match!

Happy Haloween!

Fun Alexander Henry fabric seemed perfect for Halloween candy bags for Miss P and Nayan. I used a Japanese knot bag pattern in a large tote size. I think they are so fun and can see the grands using them as totes past candy night.

Inside of the bags feature spiders and geraniums