Monday, October 31, 2011
Of course I am tired and the weather was cold and intermittent rain but the hot dogs with the community association was another memory for the heart. The children were squealing with anticipation of the actual trick or treat activities and the gathering of candy candy candy!!! Ken and I took turns holding the little monkey while Cole ran with his best buddy Jackson. Miss Morgan wore her princess cape and ran with little witch extraordinaire Miss Bella. I really did not need to know any of the other children but just wishing them all a very Happy Halloween was a joyful experience for me.
I began some intensive examination of an antique quilt I am attempting to restore enough to be able to put into an exhibit that will open this Friday. I really have my work cut out for me....the actual damage was much more extensive than I had first suspected... I should always open the entire quilt up and perform a thorough inspection before i jump into a work project. I wish I could have a month to hand stitch to support the weaken fibers and attempt to close up some smaller aberrations in the seams. I am surprised and highly suspect that there has been insect infestation that has caused the most severe damage. I will do the best I can in such a short amount of time but it is going a couple of intense late night work to meet the deadline. Wish me luck...I am going to need it. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
p.s. the quilt needs affirmations and so do I......
Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Barry White of Country music hit Newark tonight with his Haywire tour and the place was almost a sale out. He is a very personable young man rooted in his faith and love for making country music. His beautiful wife was on keyboards and back up vocals. The music was rocking and the place was jumping. I ended up working the side stage door so the preview lucky pass owners could go down for a private meet and greet! There were two special fans from Canton, Ohio who were celebrating a 16TH birthday and barely sat in their seats during the whole concert...I had to ask them to promise not to go up on stage or in front of the stage performers... I even gave up my aisle seat so they could sit...well dance together for the whole performance. Now I am home and caught up on my emails and stuff and very tired. I do not have any photos because I did not take my camera ...but I do have an autograph on my CD!!!! Thank you Josh for coming to rock Newark. He is up for two Grammys in Las Vegas so vote every day for this wonderful and uprising star. His Faith in God was very evident in his lyrics tonight so if you are not familiar with him please give his website a try...you can see his videos and listen to his music and buy merchandise if you are inclined. I am off to bed now but HAPPY Halloween!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
p.s. This is my favorite....Sock Monkey Zombie!!! I think his Mom made this special for him. I just love Sock Monkeys of all kind! Happy Halloween!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The cold weather has arrived but the most beautiful tree in Newark is a golden Gingko tree splashing yellow flutters of bright yellow across the street in the bright afternoon sunshine. Tonight we were visited by lightning and a thunderstorm to beat the band. The skies opened and the water fell like a rushing waterfall visiting my cabin on the hill. I was very grateful that I was home and under the quilts with my beloved Rosie and Desdemona. Ken was busy making a special DVD for a dear friend and watching the Ohio State football game. I hope you enjoy the beautiful spooky spirits that blessed my life on Trick or Treat night. I did work on my studio as I prepared for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.... I organized my materials and folded the blank cards and dug out my special punches and wonderful glazes to add delightful sparkle effects to delight the child's heart in all of us. Have a great weekend. I am volunteering at the Midland Theater tomorrow for the handsome Josh Turner. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart