Cypress Craftsman | Electric Chaos

Cypress Craftsman | Electric Chaos

My electrician and his helpers have spent about 2 weeks replacing all sorts of wiring that was wrong, or old, and adding new can lights in rooms that didn’t have them (living room and bedrooms). It’s been extremely stressful because he’s had to cut holes in the walls to access things – 20 in all.… Continue Reading

Cypress Craftsman | Cleaning the Garage

Cypress Craftsman | Cleaning the Garage

While the electricians were working in the house, Logan and I undertook cleaning the garage, which included demolishing a weird, non-functional storage cabinet that had been built right around a workbench. Ugh! There were LOTS of spiders, so I first had the pest control guy out to take care of that, and then we could… Continue Reading

Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

Cypress Craftsman | My New Project!

All has been quiet on the blog because I’ve been busy with extreme empty nesting: My husband is now living in DeKalb, IL as the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois University. Liam is again spending the summer at the Aspen Music Festival; when he’s done he’ll drive east, hang out with Andrew… Continue Reading

Extreme Empty Nesting

Extreme Empty Nesting

A lot has been going on in my personal life this year, and it’s past time to share some of it. After 15 years as Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands, my husband is headed to DeKalb, IL to become the director of the School of Music at Northern Illinois… Continue Reading

Show Report | Festival of Arts 2019

Show Report | Festival of Arts 2019

Ok, well this year’s Festival of Arts is done and dusted! Setup this year was really tough as hubby was out of town all week so Logan had to be my helper. He did get out of school for the day, but it took me from 10-5 to get the whole booth set up. I… Continue Reading

Redlands Festival of Arts is This Weekend!

Redlands Festival of Arts is This Weekend!

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, from 10 am to 5 pm. There’s a huge festival in downtown Redlands on the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I’ll be at the in shady Smiley Park between the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Redlands Police Annex… Continue Reading

Show Prep

Show Prep

Well, a lot has been going on here, and I’ve got a big show this weekend!  Here’s where my goals are: May Goals Girl Scouts Indigo Dyeing Patio Class May 5      100% FMQ Club May 15      100% Glendora Fiber Guild Lecture May 17      100% Increase scarf stock May 23… Continue Reading