October’s Artist of the Month is… Bonnie! A most wonderful artist as you can see. Please come by the shop to see her creations prominently displayed at the front of our shop throughout the month. She is a master at “painting” with roving/fiber, you would think she was making watercolor paintings to look at them and the patience it takes to get some of the fine strands to go where she wants them to when static sets in – well, let’s just say that truly is a “master’s touch” there! She has taken classes for carving and painting gourds and knows which ones are best for what purpose, which ones will last, which ones from where grow best, she has become a gourd aficionado. Like most of our artists she is not content to stick to one corner, she dabbles with other items as well. Take a look at some of her shell buttons while you are here or some of her gorgeous “found item” hair/shawl pins made from old buttons and pins. You are sure to find something to peak your interest or a little goody for someone special in your life so stop in to take a look before it all sells because it’s all one of a kind! No two are alike.
I know you don’t believe us, and with temperatures hitting the 90s in early October it is difficult to believe, but Fall is coming – I promise! We have started bringing in items for cooler weather.
You will start to see more and more of these nice, snuggly items making their way into our shop as we prepare for the cooler weather and the Holidays. Football season has started so there’s your first promise cooler weather is coming!
Saturday, October 26, from 3-5 pm in the Square downtown Leonardtown there will be a Trick or Treat session for the kids amongst the businesses. NVF will take part and we will have goodies to hand out to the kiddos as they parade by in their costumes. This is a fun, safe way for your kids to enjoy the afternoon.
If you are interested in classes of any kind but do not see them listed on our calendar or website please check with us. Some of our members do teach one on one rather than in a class type setting, some are waiting for enough people to ask for a particular subject again to schedule certain classes and so forth. Just remember, until you ask, the answer is always no.
On a side note of classes, we are usually working on items of our own while in at the shop. If you are having difficulties with a particular stitch, pattern, whatever, please feel free to ask us. Most likely one of us sitting around the table will be able to help you with your problem. If not, we can direct you to our member with the expertise to help you I’m sure.
In a few short weeks it will be November and we will be turning our attention from jack-o-lanterns and spiders to turkeys and spiced cider. Leaves will be falling (and we’ll be raking) and our thoughts will be turning towards the Holidays and the “hubbub” of the season. Before you know it, it will be upon us and we’ll be talking about the tree lighting in the Square!