On Saturday I visited 6 artists studios on the craft tour. It took 3 hours (including lunch and a stop at the health food store) despite the fact that I "hurried" not wanting to leave Mom for longer than that. I had seen Maggie Lake's beautiful pressed botanicals last year and have longed for one since. I too press flowers, but I think her special vision comes through in the way she arranges them on the paper. These are ferns. I especially liked the frame too, most of her frames are plain wood.
I returned to this jewelry studio where I had purchased a ring last year. Very nice woman and lovely silver jewelry. I am partial to silver.
These earring by Susan Samitz are made of polymer clay. I had seen her work at the NH craftsman's fair this summer.
Margot Torrey, in Putney center, does lovely woodcuts. I bought reproductions in the form of cards and a calendar.
I took this shot of a "ruin" for M. Heart. I only took one shot as the home appeared both abandoned and lived in so I didn't want to intrude if someone still lived there. One upstairs window was a gaping hole. There were 4 wrecked cars in the yard. But also, this ceramic mask. (click to enlarge. Mask is leaning against the tree). Very odd.
This church served 7 different kinds of soup, corn bread and dessert. I ate my lunch here. As I did last year.
So many similar churches throughout Vermont and NH.
I wish to thank everyone who responded to my yesterday's post about Mom. So many good suggestions and ideas and warm caring. I will be making phone calls on Monday. Meanwhile, after I had a talk with Mom Saturday morning about the changes in her that I had observed, she has been sitting up in the chair more and even walked down the hall a few times to keep herself moving. So, that is good news. Also, moving around helps with her coloring, which seems more vibrant. And her spirits I should think.