The morning skies have been especially beautiful lately. The temperatures have been mild making it a wonderful time to enjoy some outdoor hiking and then cozy up with a fire and good book in the evening. We hope you will… Continue reading
We had several inches of snow and a drop in temperatures which has made it a great time to get busy with quilting projects.
Tom just completed the lamp shade made from mica and some old church glass.
The mica came from the local Tarheel Mica Plant in Plum Tree that closed several years ago and the glass from Charlotte’s Providence United Methodist Church’s… Continue reading
We had the opportunity to collect mica from a now closed mica processing plant in Plumtree, NC. It turns out that the opalescence of the mica provides a beautiful medium to use for a lampshade that produces subtle light. Tom… Continue reading
Despite the snow and temperature of 4 degrees, we still have guests at Thistledown! The Carolina chickadee, Juncos (snowbirds), nuthatch, tufted titmouse and the ever-present turtledove find a good meal here. Snow began falling yesterday afternoon with temperatures dropping during… Continue reading