Hand Blown Glass & Quilts

Aug 16, 2012

One thing I love is glassware. Mom passed this gene right on down to me. She and I love to hunt for glass pieces in antique stores and thrift shops. I like to collect milk glass and green depression glass. Mom likes hand cut glass. Hand blow glass is another love of ours and getting to watch Ron Hinkle demo how he makes some of his items was a true treat. We’ve visited his shop in Buckhannon, WV 4 years straight and he’s always been no the road but this time we hit our visit just right. He is such a wonderful guy and creates some of the most amazing pieces of art. It’s sad to me that hand blown glass is a fading art.

It was wonderful getting to watch him create beautiful ornaments with a feather pattern. He made it look so easy but I guess after 39 years of making glass pieces he has mastered his craft. If you are ever in the area you really do need to make a visit up to his place. It’s worth the trip.

We also visited my cousin’s quilt shop, The Stitching House. It is the cutest shop inside an old house. Every little spot of their shop is filled with gorgeous quilts, vintage display pieces and more fabric than I could ever imagine. I am always amazed when I see any hand stitched quilt. Quilts are a true piece of art as each stitch is carefully placed and precisely stitched. I have one of my grandmother’s and it is a treasure.

We spend each evening waiting for the deer and turkey to come feed. I will spare you a photo since all the photos pretty much look the same and I shared a photo, yesterday … 3 or 4 deer and one turkey.


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