This past weekend was amazingly cold, but amazingly fun! Three of my good friends and I spent the day downhill skiing at Spirit Mountain. The temps were chilly for certain, I think the day topped out at around 4 degrees F! We were all dressed appropriately enough and ended up spending about 10 hours on the hill. A few of those hours were spent inside drinking beer! I fell off my Clean Program for a day, oops. I’m back on track again and feeling good! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Weekend Happenings

This weekend was very productive for me! Let me rephrase that, Saturday evening and Sunday were very productive. I didn’t actually get out of my pjs ’til 2:30 pm on Saturday. I haven’t had a day like that in…I can’t remember when. Much needed I’m sure. Regardless of how Saturday began—I got started on a couple of homemade Christmas gifts, went for a swim (it was way too cold for any xc-skiing of any sort) and threw the largest bowl of my entire life on Sunday night! I’ll have to go back tonight to check on it. Things have been drying so fast at the studio. I lost two bowls this past week. I don’t want to lose the three bowls that I threw last night, so I’m keeping a close eye on them this week. Time to let some surface design ideas stew in my brain for this big bowl. Pictures to follow hopefully!

The weekend

This weekend I am traveling to the Twin Cities for some shopping, eating, drinking and lots of laughing with my mom and some cousins. I’m pumped! Here’s what’s on my list of places to go and see and possibly purchase:

The American Swedish Institute has an exhibit of 17 contemporary Swedish designers (they’re all women!) The exhibit spans a wide variety of design fields, such as glass, ceramics, textiles, architecture, furniture, industrial design, interior design, and graphic design. I can’t wait! Looks totally cool and I think my mom will like it too! How cool does this building look? Seriously.

Finnstyle is nearby I believe, so maybe we’ll go here, since we’re checking out contemporary Scandinavian design anyway. I’m in need of a new Marimekko tote. Mine has been reduced to rags over the winter. I have the large flower pattern one currently, but people always thinks it looks like a cowhide, so I might opt for the simple circular pattern instead.

The next place on the list is, of course, REI. My friend Kelly and I refer to it as “The Mothership.” I’ve got to watch myself when I go in this place. My dividend arrived in the snail mail today and here’s what I’ve had my eyes on for the last few months.

Title Nine just opened a store in Edina, so maybe we’ll make it here! I have the catalog all dog-eared up, so I’ll probably find a few things I like here too. I’m in the business for a new swimsuit and they have some really cute ones. Enjoy your weekend!