Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dreams of childhood are real...

I always ask my students what they want to be when they grow up. I love their honest and uninhibited answers. They have no boundries. When I was little I had a dream = to be an artist. To paint when I wanted to , to play with clay when I wanted to and to make things how and when I wanted. To be an artist......
But I found out that the Lord had other plans for me first. He led me to Frank, and gave me time to play and grow with Misty, Travis and Jeremy. He taught me humility, patience, perseverance, and love. He strengthened me, made me limber enough to bend, able to ask for forgiveness and to give forgiveness. He showed me the world and the beauty in all things large and small , but mostly in people. He taught me to get up when I fell, to reach out and help someone else who had fallen and to not look down at those less fortunate, because they may be more blessed than you in the things that matter. He showed me that you give where it is needed, not to balance an account. And He taught me that tomorrow will always hold new promises of joy and laughter even as the tears fall.
He knew that I needed these lessons before I was ready to be an artist.
Today I give all glory and thanks for these lessons - for He has blessed me with the opportunity to live the dream I felt as a child. Starting June 4 I become a full time artist, as I retire from teaching but not from life. Thank you, Lord!!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The beautiful artwork of
Sony Hartly & Misty Urech
Knitting Lagniappe
is in the shop through Mother's Day.
Send your family in for the perfect gift.

These are the words on the Yarntopia website - go to to see the picture of our work. It is awesome having Misty as a partner . Her work is amazing and to think she just started. People were buying up her necklaces so fast.

It is fun to see our creative endeavors taking off. My pottery has really gone to new places, new ideas and new techniques. I'll go into all of this more one day. But for now - just know that God has truly blessed me with so many outlets and so many new doors. It's humbling. I thank you, Dear Lord , with all my heart.

More and more you will see things that Misty and I will be doing together. Who knows, maybe we will even put the quads to work? Hmmm..... how old do they have to be before child labor laws don' t affect us?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Knitting Lagniappe goes to Yarntopia

Follow us to Yarntopia - heaven for fiber lovers, knitters, spinners, crocheters and anyone who loves yarns. Misty and I will be debuting our hot selling items from the DFW Fiber Fest on Saturday, May 1st, from 11 -1:00. Some of you have seen our wonderful yarn bowls. Once you've used one, you are a fan of them. We had so many repeat customers up in Dallas wanting more.

But have you seen our knitting jewelry - no, the jewelry is not knitted or crocheted. It is for knitters and crocheters. Tools to be exact that are worn as jewelry. Exquisite enough for evening wear, fun enough for jeans and practical enough for that night out at the knitting guild. Are you intriqued? Then join us May 1st, from 11-1 at Yarntopia. Everyone who comes out gets a free , dazzling ring marker for either knitting or crocheting made just for Yarntopia customers that day. Watch for pictures in the next few days for this new item.

Monday, April 19, 2010

DFW Fiber Fest (part 2)

Misty here.....
I can't tell you how much fun it was to work the DFW Fiberfest again with Mom. She is such a creative genius and somehow manages to inspire the creativity in others (like me) who otherwise may never know they had any!
Here are some more pictures of our booth at the FiberFest. It was so much fun seeing faces from last year and how much they loved what they got.
Even more exciting, is that Yarntopia is planning a special event at their store to show case many of our items & items from some other vendors....stayed tuned for more details on that!

This whole table sold out by Sat evening! AMAZING!
Thanks Mom for another great weekend...and Beau thanks you for starting me on a new obsession.....hehehehehe

Friday, April 16, 2010

What's new these days

Well, Misty and I were vendors again this year at the DFW Fiber Fest, and well, we sold out. Yep, all the yarn bowls, most of the cups, all the scented stones and most of the new lines of jewelry items went. Came home with only one small box. What a trip!!!! We are so excited and ready for next year - well, maybe not ready. We have lots of pots to throw and things to make. Even had a "following" of customers who came back for more. How fun is that! Here is a picture of part of our booth.

The Agave Road dinnerware is going great, even added a new line. THis one is a deep red and beautiful. So things are happening still.