Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kale, Shows, and Cabbage

Summer is precious.
The days, even though longer than our dark winter hours, fly by with reckless abandon. Balancing studio time, family outings, gardening,
relaxation, and other nameless projects is a daily task.

I just (well, the past Sunday, but it has taken me days to recover) finished my first show of the season.
It was unnaturally hot and humid for a coastal Maine weekend.
The crowds were light in attendance, but my sales were wonderful.

Which brings me back to studio to restock my inventory for my future shows.

Onto garden news....

While padding around the garden during a much needed studio break, I snapped some
photos of happy growing things. I started a whole bunch of seeds this spring,
and the only survivors are these nasturiums.
Bravo, little plants!

I have never grown kale! Such healthy, disease resistant plants these kale are...
perfect for a sausage and potato soup!

Purple cabbage...the family (namely Mr. Quench) is not a fan of cabbage.
I desperately wanted some color in the veggie garden and those purple seedlings
just had to come home with me.

Purple cabbage rolls, anyone?


  1. Congratulations on a successful show, despite the heat! I've never done well with outdoor shows. The wind never quits here in Kansas, and my tablecloth, tent, and even my jewelry blows all over the place. Too bad, since there are so many summer shows.

    I just love that cabbage (though I don't like eating it). It has a lovely color and those huge leaves are sweet!

  2. Well darn it - I just missed you! We were on Matinicus, got into Rockland on July 15 and had to head home straight away. Darn, darn, darn.

    I love your delicious ring display!

  3. Alice, the wind was wicked last year....broken glass, ruined displays. I'm learning through experience!

    Geneieve! Ah! It would have been such a treat to meet you!!! I ADORE your work and you are one of my Etsy faves! Hope you enjoyed your time in Maine!

  4. I would so enjoy visiting your booth! You do splendid work!

  5. drooling over that display of rings! I need to buy something from you asap. how can i choose! ack!