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October 6, 2019

The air is getting crisp and this week it looks like well be getting our first frost. Weve been picking tomatoes and fruit and hoping to get as much in on Thursday ahead of the few cold nights on the way. Just when our pole beans are finally having a good yield!! The intense heat kept them from bearing fruit for much of the summer, but now, they are delicious.




A great thank you to all my collectors who came to the American Craft Expo and to the committee for a very successful show this year. I was happy to see much of my work find their homes. There is always doubt when presenting a new collection about how it will be received, so it was a relief to have good feedback.



The torrential rain on Sunday came late, just in time for breakdown, and we slogged through it to get packed up and out of the Botoanic Garden by midnight. A hearty thank you to the Chicago Botanic Garden hosts of this most prestigious show.



Im catching up on all my paperwork and hoping to get back into the studio soon. I had a nice response to my new scarves so I may begin making them first, but I also want to get some small zippered neck bags going for phones and small items or just as ornament made from my scraps, of which I have many.



I continue to work to align my business with the best practices for earth. I'm a firm believer in the science behind the climate crisis and feel a need now to shift my buying and use habits to be cleaner and safer for earth. This is like moving the Titanic it seems, but slowly I am making changes. At this point in my life, so much seems in flux as I think of the existential issues of earth and my own personal aging.


Also, a reminder for anyone still reading this web site, that a new one is coming, and I post regularly to my Instagram page @juanitagirardintextiles and for those of you who followed my weavings I have an archive of the handwovens and more of my day to day postings of life here in New Mexico on Instagram at @juanitagirardinhandwovens



Have a great Autumn and enjoy its bounty and the transition to the winter and time of introspection and holiday celebrations.