Friday, June 29, 2007

News from the Home Front

Hello! It's been a while since the last post because I was in Victoria at the Furniture Society Conference. It was so great! And for those of you in Victoria that I wasn't able to see - I"m sorry! It was such a short trip! Hopefully next time we'll both be able to come, and we'll have time to do some actual visiting!
Anyway, I thought I should put some pics up here, just to give you an idea about what I was up to!

I did get some visiting in:

I took way too many bunny pictures:

And I went to some really amazing workshops, talks and demos: (this is Kim Kelzer talking about making wood "Anything But Brown.")

All in all, it was a great trip, and a very inspiring conference.
But, of course, it's good to be home, too! The garden really took off while I was gone - the tomatoe plants are HUGE now! And they're starting to blossom, so yay, we should have tomatoes this summer. The potatoe plants are even HUGER than they were before, and the corn that we planted right before I left is coming up in cute little rows, so maybe we'll even get some corn out of them. Nothing died (way to go Jai!)
It's been really hot and humid here for the last couple of days, and we had a spectacular thunder and lightening storm here two nights ago. Tomorrow we're back to the market, and then on Sunday, we are having some friends over for Canada Day. The fireworks in Bridgetown are legendary for the valley, and they happen right in the park behind our house, so we should have prime seats. No pie-eating contest this year though - apparently no one enjoyed seeing the fire chief rolf all over the stage last year. Oh well.
I'll keep you updated on how it goes! Oh, and Connor, I got your note, the business card holder is up on Etsy now, and there are two more on the way...some day! Let me know if you're interested!
That's about all our news, but there's sure to be more any day now!


Anonymous said...

hi guys - HAPPY JULY 1ST!!! Love you lots! XOXOXO Errol, Mom/Joc, Courtenay, Morgan, Yoda, Hudson

jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Happy Canada Day to you too!