Autumn harvest and exhibits

This has been too beautiful an autumn in northeastern Pennsylvania to spend all our time in the studio. For the past month we have been harvesting and canning pears from a neighbor s tree. There are jars of pear quarters, spiced whole pears, and pear butter in the cupboard. Now that light frost has hit the garden several times, Jay has brought in all the peppers to make Stuffed Peppers Ricci (his mother s recipe) for dinner or to freeze and will bring in the last of the tomatoes tomorrow. The harvest has been bountiful.

Our weather is cool enough to fire up the kiln again to fuse glass. Expect to see some small fused art pieces at our fall exhibits. Speaking of which, here is the schedule:

November 15 & 16, 2008 Silver Anniversary Artisans Marketplace, Waverly Community Center (northwest of Scranton, 1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, PA 18471)
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
For a discount admission card, send a request with your postal mail address to

November 29 & 30, 2008 Holiday Arts at Skytop Lodge (Skytop PA in the Pocono Mountains)
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 3 pm
For directions to and information about this beautiful 5,500-acre resort on their website. No charge for admission. Tour the lodge and take a walk around the lake after you visit the show.