Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bluff Country Art Tour

The Bluff Country Studio Art tour is this weekend and it is a wonderful excuse to drive through what I consider the prettiest part of the state. The bluffs, valleys,and rivers are breathtaking. The tour includes galleries and 31 artists who open their private studios. Our items are in the Lanesboro Art Center. Lanesboro is a quaint little town on the Root River
that is really booming in the summer and fall and really quiet in the winter. A very popular biking and hiking trail runs right through town.
The falls are also right in town and there are lots of shops and B&B's and even a theater. I brought down some of my eyeglass cases which I now do in two sizes ; smaller ones for reading glasses:
and the bigger ones for regular sized glasses.
The flowers are hand crocheted and then I add embroidery.
I am especially pleased with the blue one since I have trouble working with blue. Of course, I had to add orange!

When I delivered them I thought the gallery was still stocked with pincushions, but they were nearly sold out so I will have to replenish that supply. I also have to send cases to California and we have a new shop in Anchorage, Alaska that has put in an order. There is also another studio art tour in Wisconsin along the Mississippi in May and we will have to restock the Swan Song gallery in Maiden Rock before that. Before I get too stressed at all this work in such a little amount of time I am going to enjoy how well these turned out.


Zan Asha said...

Wow, you are so talented! Good for you that you have so many orders, though I guess sometimes being too busy isn't good :)

Lululiz said...

It must make you so happy to know that people really love your work. Your glasses cases are so very pretty.

Art4Sol said...

It sounds like your business is doing quite well. I really like the pretty. Well done!

Joan said...

What fabulous needlework. They are beautiful. I love your choice of colours.