Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gifts from Taos

I am still cleaning the studio and just needing a little break. So I thought I would show some of the treasures I got while in Taos.

















First there are the animals. This turtle I found at the Taos Pueblo and it is horsehair pottery.


















This was a pin I found at Bandelier National Monument. Its very colorful and a turtle to boot. I couldn't resist.


















Then there were the papers I found in Taos. I really like both of these.


















Then there was the jewelry.






















I found these at the Taos Pueblo.


















These were my reward for meeting my comfort challenge at the retreat. The symbol stands for Emergence. It seemed so appropriate.

















I found these last, the stone is an amethyst. I found these while buying a gift for a friend.

















Then the yarn....














This looks better in person, the colors are clearer.

















I decided on this for a pair of turquoise socks to remind me of my trip.


















and then the fabric... Its a group of celestial prints, I am not sure what I will do with them but they looked so inviting.























And last but not least, my new Raven buddy. He has a button to make him talk. He makes wonderful raven caw sounds.

6 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! So many goodies!! I love those "emergence" earrrings....and of course the papers and yarn. Oh, heck, I like all of it!!

Naturegirl said...

Hello Kate! remember me..thought I'd stop by to say Hello!
Wonderful treasures..those turtles especially! Love the raven..reminds me of the ravens I watched soaring at the Grand Canyon not long after we met. soon to be on the road again NG

Nic Hohn said...

wow, what a great collection!

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Wow you came home with some amazing treasures...from the turtles to the Raven it's all fabulous. I can see why you were drawn to each one!
And when you look at all these things you will be reminded of this trip, your bravery in going it alone and how much fun you had!
XOXO

Angela said...

Ohhh they are all so beautiful Kate! I absolutely ADORE the turtles! I like the turtle pin the best out of the two but ya know it's just hard to pick which one I like best.
The earrings are BEAUTIFUL! I love the first ones although the last ones I would treasure the most because they are your reward for meeting the comfort challenge. :)
The yarn is beautiful as well and I just love the fabric that you chose!
Thanks for sharing all of this with us!
*HUGS*
Angela

craftyhala said...

what great things!