A large 2nd Monday weavers gathering met at Denise and Bill’s sweet and homey brick house overlooking the Kickapoo River in Gays Mills. Such an idyllic setting. While it is spectacular now in its winter whites I would love to see it again surrounded by the lovely shades of spring greens and knowing Denise; there will be wonderful gardens to wander in. While there is always much to be inspired by when our group gets together, I found myself, most in awe of the simple yet elegant (with just a touch of funky color or texture) handwovens draped throughout Denise’s studio space. I think it is partly her color palette, but mostly her overall aesthetic that I admire. It is reflected in her home, the person that she is and the things that she holds dear. One of which is good quality, life sustaining, close to home food. Recently the Watercress Cafe opened behind the food coop that Denise manages in Gays Mills and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch there. Thanks K for hosting our raucous group of over stimulated fiber fanatics, it was scrumptious.