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Looong Weekend

Upon return from a lovely four-day weekend, I find myself rejuvenated, freckled, and ready to felt. I seriously thought I would needle felt all weekend, but I went swimming nearly every day and watched a lot of "girl" movies at home in the air conditioning with the cats. The cats don't care much for movies about weddings and proposals and cheerleading, but they enjoyed my company.

Yesterday, my husband and I spent the day with his parents at Lake Dunmore. I floated around the lake and squinted up happily at the mountains around me. It was a beautiful, beautiful day. I feel truly at peace and content and ready to work on art again. It's been a while and I peered sheepishly in at my art studio last night...asked all of my ideas to forgive me for ignoring them for so long, and am determined to finish up some projects that have been in the wings for a while and start some new ones. I really needed this break.

Keep an eye on the shop this week for some updates and additions. I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!

Don't forget shipping will be FREE (including international) from July 15th to July 25th as part of the Christmas in July sale on Etsy. Also, if you haven't signed up for my Giveaway, you're missing out on an opportunity to get a free owl. The owl's are pretty adorable, so don't miss it!


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