Monday, December 6, 2010

Early December Update

Another fantastic weekend spent in Norwell and Newton.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Wow, I’m a little overwhelmed.  As usual I get such great ideas when talking to people at shows and I just can’t wait to get back to the studio and create new designs. But first, I’ll take a deep breath and reflect on this weekend’s wonderfulness. 
For the record, I'm totally in LOVE with this building.
and I LOVE showing in this room at the James Library.
Heading back to Norwell where I grew up and exhibiting in the James Library is pretty darn neat.  Especially since I was next to Marla from Back Porch Soap Company (formerly in Plymouth, my current hometown) now in Duxbury.  On a rare occasion you encounter someone and can finish each other’s sentences within about 30 seconds of meeting.  Luckily she is one of those special few... so in addition to a great day with lots of visitors (including some old friends I haven’t seen in years!!), I met a new crafty friend and enjoyed the wafting scents of her yummy soaps and cosmetics! Oh, one more thing, if you're interested in learning how to make your own soap, Marla teaches classes!
A customer enjoying the offerings of Back Porch Soap Company

Then onto Newton where I had the pleasure of being adjacent to yet another window (natural light is awesome) and Sherit from Tiresh.  As a graduate of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), she puts her painting skills to work and brings them to life on wearable fabrics including scarves, hats, capes, skirts, and newest to her line, pins and barrettes!   
I got to top off the weekend by celebrating a friend’s birthday at the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown.  I was LOVING the décor as well as the menu (huge) and couldn’t get over the fact that the birthday girl enjoyed mac n cheese with a side of bacon while I was eating tofu + quinoa as not many places offer such a wide variety of options!  Highly recommend! A great way to end a fabulous weekend in December. 
 
Diners rule (this photo does not).
Happy Birthday to a very awesome lady!

Next and FINAL stop on the 2010 show train, ready or not, here I come!
December 11 + 12
Show Hours:
Saturday 10-5 / Sunday 10-4
11th Annual New England
Holiday Craft Festival
Rockingham Park Racetrack
79 Rockingham Park Blvd
Salem, NH

3 comments:

Marla Bosworth said...

Great meeting you, Liza! Thanks for the lovely mention. I love your blog - beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh wow! I am so bummed that you will be so close to my house and I wont be here. I will be in Boston. Rockingham park is only about 20 minites from me. ... We will have to meet up for lunch once all the crazy holiday stuff is done. Good luck this weekend!

Vagabond Carnival said...

Gorgeous building! And yes, you do have to love those random meetings - that's how I met one of my good friends a couple years ago.