Though it's Thanksgiving Day and we, like most others, are excited for turkey and stuffing and pies later in the day, there is no rest for the weary here as we are preparing for three craft fairs over the next three weekends. The kitchen table is covered with wood shavings, finished pieces, and string tags in preparation, and late nights in the shop are becoming common. Fortunately, this work is ever-exciting, and leaves us in eager anticipation at the end of a long day.
Almost daily, a new piece is created around here, a chunk of raw wood becomes a serving spoon, or a soup bowl, or a pile of sticks and broomcorn becomes a handy and elegant Appalachian sweeper. Today we are giving thanks for this craft which is our life, and the opportunity to pursue it.
Look for us at the Veterans Craft Bazaar in Cortez this Saturday. We'll see you there!