Thursday, March 20, 2008

Road Trip!

We're on the road again!!

Spring break is almost here and time to visit the grands, including the newest, Johnathan, who is already a year old. Myself, Mother Teresa, Mom Helen, Sister in law Donna are loading up and heading out. First hurdle is over the Siskiyous about 7:30 this AM, but only cloudy we hope. On south to Bakersfield area. Day two to Long Beach to visit the Queen Mary and then nephew Brandon at Camp Pendleton. Day three - on to Arizona. We'll update later!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Getting ready for spring!

Once again it is time to be ready for spring and all it brings us! The new shoots, green grass, flowers, trees, all the rebirth of the season. I absolutely love this time of year, it gives us all a sense of new beginning and hope. Part of my spring ritual now includes a Celebration of Fiber and Textile which is designed to raise interest in fiber and textile arts and crafts. Last years show was a success and this years promises to be bigger and better.

Announcing the 2nd Annual Celebration of Fiber and Textile!
Nancy Fincher, wife of the Exalted Ruler of the
Mountain Home Elks Lodge, is sponsoring the
2nd Annual Celebration of Fiber & Textiles.
There will be a fashion show at 1pm showcasing the designs of
the Mountain Home High School Fashion Design class.
There will be a silent auction to raise funds for a scholarship
which will be presented to a deserving student during the event.
PROCEEDS go to the scholarship.
Buffet Lunch at 12:00 (8.00 per person)
Sunday, May 18, 2008
American Legion Hall
515 E. 2nd S.
Mtn Home, ID
Contact: Nancy Fincher at 587-4129 or email
Please RSVP by May 10th.
There will be various exhibits for the enjoyment of everyone,
displaying different types of fiber and textile works!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

What is a Primitive Frame?

Good question, because there are probably several answers! At the Homestead Store however, it means a non mitered frame, made of recycled wood.

The edges are worn, there is evidence of 'prior use' as one would expect with recycled materials. On the back side a portion of the frame is made to hold perfectly the required size; ie, 8x10 or 5x7 or just about any custom size you might request. Each frame is made by hand, from acquiring the pre-used lumber to ripping, cutting, sanding, painting if desired, sanding again. assembly etc. Some of our lumber is well over 80 years old.

They work well with glass and photos, needlework, paintings....anything that would be set off perfectly with a primitive frame!