Hi, I’m Kelly Wilkinson.
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catch you on the flipside

Folks, I’m off. Just for a little bit.

This weekend, I head to a retreat up in the Russian River that I expect will be hilarious, kickass and energizing. There are lots of sassy ladies converging at cool little hotel to eat, drink wine, maybe wear cocktail dresses and be spoiled by some pretty great sponsors.

Then I come home for a moment to swap my suitcase full of warm-weather, wine country clothes for a suitcase (yet to be packed -- yikes!) full of warmer clothes to keep me cozy during a brief autumn visit to Ireland. Yep, we’re headed back to the family cottage.

I have been gunning for these trips all week and haven’t managed to cue up any posts while I am gone. But I’ll return in about ten days, hopefully full of tales about romping through heather-y fields, cooking with seaweed, and drinking pints in cozy pubs. Here’s some of what we got up to the last time we hunkered down in the wee stone cottage, and I’m hoping this trip will bring more of the same.

While I don’t have a project to offer before I leave, the good people at STC Craft/Melanie Falick do. Lots of great authors have offered free project downloads, and you can find them all right here.

Enjoy. I’ll see you when I’m back stateside.

Reader Comments (3)

Enjoy yourself, sounds lovely.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Sounds fabulous, have a wonderful time!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Concerning your article in the "WAashington Post" on Harvest Wreath making, I have a comment. For 25 years, I have been working in reeds (and clay) and know that if you keep reeds woven tightly, as shown in the wreath, in a high moisture area, where they never really can get dry (like at your front door) they will mildew a black icky looking substance, and never look like new and fresh again. Mildew never will wash off!
I dye reeds and used to try leaving them on my back screeded porch, and with changes in moisture, (esp in the DC area with its high humidity levels), the reeds would always grow mildew. I think an errata is in order?
Perhaps you could say that this wreath is great for INDOORS only! Wrapping them in grapevines would look a whole lot more organic as well than those ribbons, I think.
Just my 2cents. I think you should tell people about this, as they are going to try it, and wonder why their lovely new wreathes you had them make, turn black and ickyi looking!
susan www.silverhawk.com/ex99/hirschmann

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersusan

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