Monday, June 11, 2012

Busy week

It's been a busy couple of weeks around here. First, Bennington's annual rodeo closed the whole block of downtown for a day of fun activities for the kids - turtle races, dunk tank, peddle tractor pull and pony rides. Here's 6 yr-old Delainey enjoying her first encounter with a horse, acting like a seasoned cowgirl - Yeehaw! note the KT studio in the background.

Then, this last weekend was the Smoky Hill River Festival, the most fun that happens in Salina each year. For just a $10 button, our whole brood gathers for a weekend of live music, fine arts, unique crafts and more food than we can sample in 3days. My daughter, Nicole, and I enjoy checking out all the inspiring art, especially the jewelry and art created with found and vintage objects - too cool! Even 8 yr-old Aleece looks forward to choosing a special piece after examining all the options in every booth. This year, she selected a beautifully made blown glass flower. She even asked the artist for his card so she could keep it with her treasure. I'll share a pic when her Mom sends one. Some of the other offerings...

Pottery of all shapes and sizes,

Delicate looking glass sculptures, (it didn't take us very long to look in this booth with all the breakables)

Tattoo art on boxes and signs,

And a 3-d framed piece that pointed out looked just like one of my quilts. She has a discerning eye and is a budding artist, for sure.

Besides all the wonderful art and food, the whole park is decorated with giant installations difficult to capture in a picture, and local art teachers who work with their students to wrap trees and paint the sidewalks. The whole experience is awesome.

Watch tomorrow for last week's winner and a new giveaway.


  1. It looks like you and your family had a wonderful week, lots of fun.
    We have an air show this weekend and the annual art show next month, no good fairs though.


  2. a fun time. those are some fancy trees.

  3. What a fun festival...I'd luv the pottery booth. It is my second weakness. Yes, fabric and patterns/books is my first weakness. Have a great week!!

  4. Those trees are dressed for a party!

  5. hi everyone
    check out the fabrics at,
    they have the cutest, cheapest and best quality fabrics
    come check them out!

  6. Is everything ok in your home? Haven't heard from you and am praying that all is fine!

  7. Lynne,
    Guessing your computer still has that bug...Your quilts should arrive tomorrow. Tuesday June 20th. Hope you like them. Talk to you soon.

  8. I just found this blog. I am happily working on Bird's Eye View.

  9. sounds like an exciting time there and looks like the kids had a ball.

  10. Lynne - I so loved having you again in Colorado. I always make sure I take a vacation day just to spend the time with you. Can't wait for the new Harvest Moon line to come out as well as the new name you come up with for your way of applique.

    1. Dawn,
      You ladies were such a big help in figuring out how to name my raw edge technique. Haven't settled on a subtitle to the book yet, but it's got to come together soon!
      Good to see you again, too. Hope to get back there sometime.