My life and art
and official blog of the Pine Needle Group
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Basket Vacation, part 3: Insects
One of the things I have to be prepared for on this trip is insects. Boy, do they love me! In NC, it is mostly mosquitoes, ticks and in May/June biting flies, but then they are gone. In PA, there are also all sorts of gnats and little sweat bees that don’t seem to hurt anyone else – but they love me. They sting or bite or whatever it is they do, and usually on my ears or neck.So you will see me all covered up, even in the heat, and with a bandanna wrapped around my ears.What a pain! One thing that really seems to help keep them away is Florida Special Insect repellent.It is a great product I order online, from webaway.com .Made from natural ingredients, it has a strong fresh scent, and even helps to sooth bites that have already occurred.You should try it, it is great!
I am a fiber artist, wife, and mother. My Catching the Moon series of weavings is largely about my life and the pursuit of dreams. See my Catching the Moon series on my website. I generally use basketry techniques, but love to mix media and techniques. I also use this blog to highlight my online guild, The Pine Needle Group (www.PineNeedleGroup.com )Thanks for reading my blog!