Weather is cooperating – we have only had to deleaf and deneedle the yard and driveway 2 times this week! No rain or galeforce winds to knock down the few remaining leaves we have. Yesterday after spending many hours moving the final furniture out of the living room, kitchen, dining room and porch I decided we needed to go for a long overdue walk – scuffed through the dead leaves and ohhhhh what a wonderful smell. Took me back to my childhood days – the days when we were young and had strong backs and actually raked leaves into a pile and then jumped into them! Well now we blow them into a tarp and I don’t jump into anything!!!! But the smell of dry leaves evokes all those wonderful memories.
So here are some pix of the start of the set up – Wendo Van Essen (our needlefelter) and my own hooked rugs. As more of my artists arrive and set up today I will post more pix so this will be a day of many posts!