Friday, February 25, 2011
This is the news from my office today. . . After nearly a decade of sending a seasonal newsletter from Nellieland via e-mail, thanks to a growing list of recipients and spam filters, I can no longer send it out that way. I resist templatization of the simple, homey newsletter, so will, for now, be simply posting it under Nellie News on our website.
http://www.nervousnellies.com/nellies-news The Winter News is up, so check it out and look here from now on for our quarterly seasonal news.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Nervous Nellie's own Diana Rhys dusted off her sax to Play in the pre-parade concert given by the Community Band aka whoever shows up on the 4th to play.
And this is, of course, lunch....
Monday, May 25, 2009
So, all that unemployed float rope was headed for the landfill when it was diverted to a cordage factory in Waldoboro, Maine. Now it is being woven into colorful, indestructible doormats that are adding fun and function to doorways from... Nova Scotia to New Jersey. I am donating 10% of my proceeds to Penobscot East Resource Center, which is working to ensure the survival of the species known as fisherman. But that's another story...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Meanwhile, making jam, chutney and armalade has been the core of our business here on Deer Isle--since 1986. And Peter has been making sculptures--for here and "to go"--for almost as many years (he had to replace himself in the kitchen first...). Our several acre property still shows traces of the small island farmstead it was 100 years ago: gnarly apple trees, tiny weathered barn, vintage car lacy with rust, sinking into the forest duff. Now the woods are enlivened with dozens of whimsical sculptures (including that rusty hulk), a small shop and tea room, a studio and the artist's version of a living history museum: Red's Lounge (juke joint), Hardy's General Store, the Grail Castle, and the Silver Dollar (western saloon) now under construction.