Thursday, July 8, 2010

I Wanna



Spoiler alert- I’m (not) complaining. Are any of you finding it hard to make the time to follow all the Blogs you normally do in the winter? How can it be JULY

ALREADY?! I miss my slower winter routine, I miss reading all of the Clay Blogs and even a couple of cranky-chicky-complainer Blogs I secretly follow. I want to make more time for clay, encaustics, lounging on the deck reading trashy chick-lit, hiking up Mt. Alyeska, fly fishing, or even going to a mid-day movie with Gus…waaah, waah, waa. There are so many fun things we’re packing into our summer days that it leaves little time for me to do my other routine fun stuff! We finally got the fabric screened and cut for the cool, new Raven Garden Flag project I’ve been

collaborating with Jana at The Quilted Raven! Wow, this has been more of a project than both of us anticipated. The goal is to have kits at her quilt shop and finished sets for sale at my Spenard Farmers Market booth. The very talented Judy Walyer sewed up a fantastic sample set for the quilt shop and now I need to design the full color insert for the retail kits. My summer schedule has left very little time for being at my computer and combine that with the fact that my graphic designer brain has been on hiatus, this project is what I needed for a good kick-start.

Nimbus has been adjusting beautifully to his new home and schedule –though it’s meant some MAJOR changes in our family routine. More exercise for Daddy-O and I, a new jog-bra for me(!) and keeping the Bunny in his cage more… Bunny

Foo-Foo used to free-range in the studio but for his sake, no more unlimited free-ranging. This is working out good for everyone including bunny. He has started to get a little kooky in his senior moments and has been doing weird things so a little more kennel time is good. Our crazy rabbit is over 11 years old, which is considered geriatric by bunny standards and he’s still going strong. Derek says it’s because of all the organic veggies I feed him… We’re just saying his new arrangement is like spending more time safely in “his retirement condo.” When we run Nimbus outside, Bunny Foo-Foo gets his inside exercise too, I’ve just had to make myself a little reminder that the rabbit bait is loose in the studio before Nimbus heads inside…

10 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I love the bright colors of the quilted ravens; too hot outside here so I have time now for blogs, winter I won't have time or once my kiln gets fired up early next week hopefully; painting baseboards duty is calling me now; so cool you have a rabbit and the dogs get along with him.

cindy shake said...

Thanks Linda! Hope your kiln is up and running soon -I can't wait to see what you make :o) Well, Tauzer and the Bunny are buddies but Nimbus thinks the bunny is a meal... we've had to be VERY careful!

Orion Designs said...

I'm so happy to hear about Nimbus. Rescue dogs can be rough, but it sounds like he's working out very well!

Ina in Alaska said...

Nimbus is adorable and congratulations on his rescue! I am sure his former family miss him greatly. There was a pair of Giant Schnauzers uwho are available for adoption featured on a recent blog posted by David Jensen, the Friends of Pets photographer in case anyone else is interested in a giant schnauzer (or 2) they had been abandoned somewhere here in Anchorage but are now in the good hands of either Friends of Pets or the SPCA, I forget which.

And yes, I am having a hard time keeping up with the blog reading. I love our brief summers here and am trying to "do everything" outside while the weather is nice. Which it could be nicer....

Tracey Broome said...

I don't know Cindy...here in the South, summer is creeping mighty slowly! Nearly 100 here again today, I just stay in where it's cool on days like this, we just got a shower and the humidity is unbelievable.
Cutest dog! and I love that quilt banner, I have been thinking of making something similar for my booth table to go across the front. Might be a good time for that while it's so hot!

Patricia Griffin said...

The raven flags look great! I totally know what you mean about projects and time. The days and weeks are flying by here. Way too fast.

Judy Shreve said...

Cindy - you have your fingers in so many interesting projects -- AND you have a new dog and a senior rabbit --lol - your post just makes me smile. Love the flag! And I'm with Tracey - this heat makes you just sit -- and that's inside in the air conditioning.

ang said...

crazy busy as always and looking good in your studio, the colour palette would cause me to rearrange it to make diff. patterns lucky you're organised cindy, luck with the printing...

Kristen said...

Will there be a way to purchase the Raven Garden Flags online...pleeeez!!!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Yep can you put those kits up for sale on line?? I too am having a hard time following all my blog friends. I can't seem to stay inside. That new pup is beautiful!