Merrily Made Blog

December 20, 2012

It’s been awhile since I have written. Things have been beyond busy here. In July a tornado came through town and caused significant damage to my home and studio. As many of you know, I just finished building a new spectacular studio- the grass hadn’t even started to grown when the trees came crashing down [...]

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October 2, 2011

Sometimes when I’m really lucky I’m able to go for a late afternoon or early evening paddle on the river a mile from my studio. Today was one of those special moments when it was warm and the winds were light. My friend Jeff and I headed to the river for a quiet flat water [...]

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June 22, 2012

Here is a quick picture of some of my new patterns I made for Spring 2012. I am a total junkie when it comes to patterns. I could sit in my studio and make patterns all day. That’s as long as my gardens weren’t calling me and the rivers weren’t flowing. Serious though, some of [...]

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June 12, 2012

The peonies are just amazing this spring. If you did not know already, I love peonies. Their fragrance is simply perfect. Not all peonies smell, but the ones I have in my garden do!! YUM!  The roses are gorgeous too. The ones in the vase are from the Knock Rose Series- double pink as well [...]

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May 18, 2012

Grammy and Erica came for a visit. My grammy, yup, and my sister in law too! Grammy wanted to see the new studio and help out for the day. It was a great day having both Grammy and Erica in the studio. We got so much accomplished. Grammy was busy sorting invoices and pen hangtags, [...]

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March 24, 2012

Wow, what can I say. The Galapagos is an amazing place. You definitely need to go visit. I couldn’t believe all the different animals, plants and geological differences there are among the islands. Everyday was a new adventure. I definitely couldn’t just pick one favorite moment. But this one here is one of them. I [...]

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July 2, 2011

I love gardening. This summer has been wet; the roses love it. I’m not sure I love it, but if my gardens are happen then I suppose it’s a good thing. This morning I went out early to work in the gardens. Weeding is one of those things that I have a love hate relationship [...]

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