Sunday, September 29, 2019


Before it gets much colder, forcing the butterflies to flee, I need to dust off my Canon and do a photo shoot. I love my old iPhone 5s but it just doesn't cut it!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Craft Material

If you were to enroll in one of the Sievers weaving classes, you might want to check out the rooms in the shop that display some of the wonderful material from which to choose!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sievers Fiber Arts Store and School

 My very favorite store on the Island

One of the kinds of looms that students use to learn to weave. The barn below houses students in a dormitory setting in an old converted barn across the street from the shop where students work often is displayed and sold (to customers like me!). Noticed that the barn displays a quilt pattern, a trend that appears on barns throughout Door County.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Handwoven Scarf

On  September 22, I posted a photo of some colorful yarns that I photographed (badly!) at Sievers Fiber Arts store on Washington Island, Door County, Wisconsin while vacationing there in August. Tomorrow I will give you a bit more information  about this remarkable store that also has classes in weaving and other crafts.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

First place: Sculpture-"21st Century Nude Reclining"

The biggest draw for me every year at the Minnesota State Fair in August is the Fine Arts Building, which has a juried collection of art of all genres created by Minnesota artists and craftsmen/women. One of my many favorites this year was the sculpture by Lester Hoikka, selling for a mere $6.000.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Ole' Man River!

Since my calendar says it is "the first day of Autumn, "I decided to check my archives for an appropriate photo.  My lovely Mississippi River is a blaze of colors in the fall, which is fast approaching.  Instead of complaining about the approaching winter, I decided to celebrate what nature offers us, beginning with this reminder of the lovely scenes that are rapidly approaching!  I celebrate that I live within walking distance of this magnificent river!

Sunday, September 22, 2019


I finally got a new computer, A MacBook Pro, which is similar to my old one but I have a lot to learn.  I need to practice more with editing because this photo does not really reflect the true bright colors of the yarn. Guess I need to practice more with my camera, too.  Sigh! But, it feels good to be back with CDP!