Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Taking Off

Daddy-O just returned from a week in Hydaburg, Alaska where he took part in a Rural Alaska Native Culture Camp as part of the Rose Urban Rural Teacher Exchange. He had the opportunity to work with Haida Native Master Totem Carvers and participate in Alaska Native subsistence activities. Luck ducky. He was able to see ancient, historic petroglyphs and take part in the raising of a Haida carved totem, which was even printed in the Anchorage Daily News this morning (I recognized his backside)! Hydaburg is in Southeast Alaska near Ketchikan where it’s closer to go to Seattle than it is to Anchorage.

The week off from my normal mommy/wifey duties was nice

–Gus and I enjoyed several pizza nights and got on a root beer float dessert kick. I was able to get a few days of sewing in as I had Will take Gus running to get in shape for cross country that is coming up and also take him on his big brother errands. One of my new art quilts I finished I will hopefully be turning into a new pattern. I’m working on the technical drawing and design now. The polka dot fabric was from my stash that I picked up on the Sequim trip turns out to be from Kaffee Fasset –one of my favorite designers. I should have guessed, I LOVE his fabrics. I’m taking a week off also from welding to get caught up on the

pattern projects, sewing and general studio work. My last Farmer’s Market selling garden art was on the 23rd because I need to start welding up sculptures for the state fair and replenish the Gallery. I'll plug the welder and plasma cutter in next week. Daddy-O just bought me a new fishing pole… It’s an Ugly Stik –don’t worry there’s no hidden message other than school starts for him next week and time is ticking AND my other pole "went for a swim" on their last float trip. At least it wasn’t my favorite Mother's Day fly rod.


cookingwithgas said...

you just amaze me with these quilts!

Tracey Broome said...

You guys are living large out there on the frontier! Such a different lifestyle from the east coast, really cool to read about it!

Orion Designs said...

That quilt is amazingly adorable!

Anonymous said...

I want a totem pole (sigh). It's so beautiful.

ang walford said...

hehehe great pins on ya fairy chic :P fishing oooh haven't been for years :))

Linda Starr said...

What a treat to get to learn about and work on the totem.