Hi everyone!! Well, we are home again. The past weekend we finished up our first show of the season. This time, we took a different route—via Winchester Virginia. The scenery is also beautiful going THIS way. The Shenandoah valley is greening up, apple trees were in bloom, and the hills were less treacherous this way.
The hills were so pretty…..and look at this old barn….
Beautiful…nature’s glory…..look at the sky….
Oh my…so pretty…..
A host of dancing daffodils….
Early morning sun glowing on the mountain.
Our show this weekend was good—every day of the show was up from last year. It was a totally different crowd from last weekend. We sold the opposite, for the most part, from last weekend. Funny how that often happens. This is our 33rd year and we still can’t predict what will sell. Spring shows are especially difficult to predict. Actually, I would prefer to not do any spring shows, but because this is our living, we have to. Generally, spring shows are less profitable than later shows.
All in all, the show provided us with a getaway..even though the first weekend a kind customer shared their cold germs with me. I slept much of the trip this weekend and struggled to get over my watery eyes and runny nose. I’m fine now, but now Al has it. Poor baby!! We saw lots of pretty sights, crossed the Potomac River, drove alongside George Washington National Forest, crossed Bullpasture and Cowpasture Rivers, climbed Chicken Hill Lane, passed Two Bucks Lane and Getta Way ,(love that road name!) saw Miss West Virginia Roadkill (gorgeous girl—the Roadkill Festival is a big deal in West Va.),saw quilt barns (5!!), old restored square log cabins, and a quaint back country church.
Beautiful mountaintop scenery….
We stopped at an overlook—Shenandoah Mountain Pass….
The ride home through the Monongahela National Forest….
Sigh…I.want.this…around a cedar sided saltbox….(not gonna happen)
It’s now 1AM….I stained work tonight—a bunch of signs and here are 4 of the 5 paintings I did at the show drying in the workshop. I am staying up tonight to try to get 12 more signs done—a short week this time.
Hope I didn’t bore all of you with so many pics…but I don’t get out much in the winter so I was REALLY happy to see something besides my 4 walls!! Next stop…we go from this show in the backwoods to the big city!! We’ll be outside Washington D.C.—across from Dulles Airport at a beautiful higher end art/craft show. Have a wonderful week and weekend—enjoy the early warm weather while we have it!!–Jan