After a couple of days of rest, we took a trip to Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia, (http://www.tamarackwv.com/) so I could drop off 3 pieces of art for a show in the gallery and let Lucy see some of the state's best arts and crafts.
Go back and look. Now, let's go see what is inside the building.
Here is Lucy perched on the frame of one of Dave Houser's
finest pieces of stained glass. West Virginia has 55 counties and
very few straight lines. Preston County is the
red piece with the 2 straight edges.
Dave is from Preston County.
Hey! Here is one of my pieces of artwork for sale....Just Bee.
This is an Allegheny Treenware gravy bowl and ladle...
they are from Preston County, too.
And here she is in one of Shelia's nice baskets...
another fine Preston County artist.
West Virginia has long been famous for glass making...
look at those swirls and colors.
Lucy looking very stylish in there.
Susan Feller made this pretty ruglet.
I took a class from her once upon a time and made
a hooked pin with a sassy little chick in the middle.
Oh! Now we're talking.
Lucy and her new kitty friends.
They had lots to talk about.
And then it was time for a little ride on the pony.
Much more her size than that gigantic thing at Kristen's house.
One that would have fit under this beautiful hand made saddle.
On the way home we went over the New River Gorge Bridge...
well, we went over it on the way down, too,
but the pull off was on this side and not that side...
this bridge is the longest single arch span in the northern hemisphere...
or maybe the world! It was a little bit scary for Lucy sitting there....
One day I wore this necklace to school and my 5th graders wanted to make one of their own.
Since I taught them how to sew to make their poetry pockets, they have bitten by the bug.
Here's Lucy waiting with the supplies for the kids to come up
(during their lunchtime!) to sew.
They were very excited to meet her and hear about her travels so far.
They checked out her Passport to see everywhere she has been.
Look at all these busy hands....
After seeing all the kids busy making their own necklaces, Lucy decided she would like one of her own.
So, being an easy touch for an international bunny, I made her one.
Remember the comment about the big horse at Kristen's? Well, I don't have horses, but I do have a dog that is just about as big as a small horse...especially if you are a small rabbit. But the Mercy girl is very friendly, so aside from a few slurps all is well.
It was great fun to host Lucy here in West Virgina.
Afterall, everyone loves Lucy, right?
I hope she has a great time on her next stop.
I wonder if she is starting to miss her momma back in Austrailia?
Don't you wish you could travel by post? See the world a stamp at a time....