Friday, 29 July 2016

News from Digby Neck

Well, summer is in full swing and the "neck" is teeming with tourists from all over the world. Recently we have had visitors from Israel, Germany, France, Boston and all over Canada!
Due to the popularity of our own Seawall Fibres hand dyed yarn, we have expanded our space to display all the beautiful colours!

Since our daughter Lisa, who does the hand dying, is visiting with her daughters, we have arranged a couple of trunk shows in the area to showcase the yarn. Here is a picture of the one held on Brier Island, at the very end of Digby Neck.

Lisa had a great time meeting the "locals" and explaining how she creates her beautiful Seawall Fibres yarn and they, in turn, were very impressed!

I am just about finished a load of stones in my tumbler (AKA "The Beast" ) and there are some gorgeous stones in there. I'll take a picture when it is finished.

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Update From the Rock Shop

Well, the tourist season is in high gear with people from literally all over the world dropping in to the shop. In between visitors, I am getting time to work on some of my "inventory"

Here is a piece that Vickie is going to wire wrap to make a pendant.

This is basically porcelain agate with some nice dark brown inclusions. I have only taken it to 100 grit in this pic so it's going to be pretty glassy at the finish.

I also have some beautiful pieces to cut. Take a look!

After I cut, I'll decide if they are good enough for a pendant but there certainly are some amazing fortification agate patterns.

If you are a family planning a trip to Digby and would like to spend a bit of time in my shop watching me work, just contact me and I'll do my best to set something up.

Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

More beautiful agate

getting more opportunity to be in the shop and I have some really good material to work with.
This was one small piece that contained crazy lace, fortification and moss agate that I was able to get three pieces from.

Some really beautiful colours and patterns and I managed to get some pretty nice shapes so now they go to Vickie to work her magic. Don't know if she is going to wrap them or get me to drill them but I predict they will be pretty awesome when she's finished!

Come on by and see this stuff in person!


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

News From "The Neck"

Maybe I should call it "Neck News"!

Lots of activity recently with visitors from all over including Texas, Romania, France, Ontario and even Berwick! (Annapolis Valley)

The couple from Berwick were rock hounds so since Vickie was going to the beach anyway, she took them agate hunting and everyone came back with "treasure". I ground a nice face on a few of their pieces and in return got this VERY interesting float!
Shark tested float

If you look carefully, you can see a perfect impression of shark teeth, perfectly preserved in the foam of the float! The shark must have been really disappointed.

Also, courtesy of our neighbours Dermot and Moya, we have a new addition to our attention grabber by the road.
Sorry for the shadow
This lobster trap looks as good as new but apparently Dermot found it washed up somewhere and since he has decided not to take up lobster fishing, here it will stay!

And finally, I am able to get back to working in the rock shop. We were at Gulliver's Cove a few days ago and Vickie found me some beautiful pieces of crazy lace agate. Here are just a couple that I will be drilling so they can become pendants.
Beautiful colours and patterns

We are also expecting a large shipment of Seawall Fibres hand dyed wool (over 100 skeins) so we will let all you knitting fanatics (you know who you are!) know when it has been put in the shop.

Tourist season is in high gear and next week is Lobster Fest in Digby so we look forward to seeing you soon!