Bedlam Farm Open House OnLine Gallery Part II. Kim McMillan’s Bags and Wallets For Sale

June 16th, 2017

Crazy Quilt Bag $50 + shipping

Kim McMillan’s purses and wallets are all  made with felted wool.   They are all hand embroidered. Some Kim designs around vintage buttons.  Each is unique and signed.

The purses are all around 9×10 inches  (I can give you an exact measurement if you want) and have long straps.  They are $50 each + $8 shipping.

The wallets are 4 1/4″ x 3″  when they are closed and  41/4″ x 6″when open.  They are all $30 + $5 shipping.

If you have any questions or are interested in any of Kim’s bags or wallets, just email me  here at

I take checks or can email you a paypal invoice.

Here’s the rest of Kim’s beautiful work….

Spring Flowers  Upcycled from a sweater $50 + shipping


The back of Spring Flowers

Wild Flowers $50 + shipping

Circles Wallet $30 + shipping

Inside of Circles Wallet

Sun Wallet $30 +shipping SOLD

Inside of Sun Wallet

Pink Leaf Wallet $30 + shipping SOLD

Inside Pink Leaf Wallet

Detail of the vintage Bird Button on Pink Leaf Wallet




Bedlam Farm Open House On Line Gallery Part I. Maria Wulf Potholders For Sale

June 16th, 2017

Sheep and Hen Potholder $25 + $5 shipping SOLD

This is Part I of my Open House On Line Gallery.

The Maria Wulf Potholder Page.  I’ll also have the Kim McMillan Purse Page and the Kathleen Nohe Bracelet Page.

I have a bunch of potholders still available.

Except for the Sheep and Hen Potholder above,  which has one of my stitched sheep on it and  is $25, the rest of the Potholders are $15 each.

Shipping is $5 for 1-2 potholders and $7 for 3 or more potholders.

I take checks or can email you a paypal invoice.

You can email me here at  Let me know which potholder(s) you would like and if you’ll be sending a check or want to use paypal.

Here’s the rest of my potholders for sale….

Gray Cat Potholder $15 + shipping SOLD

Yellow and Orange Cat Potholder $15 + shipping

Fish Potholder $15 + shipping SOLD

Saturn Potholder $15 + shipping

Brown Cat Potholder $15 + shipping

Bee Potholder $15 + shipping

Scottie Potholder $15 + shipping Sold

India Potholder (Made with some fabric I got when I was in India) $15 + shipping


Dress Shop Store Front

June 15th, 2017


Wedding Dress Shop Window

I took this Polaroid at night.  It was Jon’s idea and I wasn’t sure of it when he suggested it.  He always looks for the light and my initial interest in a photo is usually about content.

Once I took this one, though, I loved the forms of the dresses and how they’re underlined with the address of the shop, 133 Main.

Fabric Store Window

June 15th, 2017

Fabric Store Window

I got a couple of Polaroids that I like,  in Brattleboro Vermont when we were there yesterday.  Both are of store front windows.  This one took me three tries to get just right.

A Day In Vermont

June 14th, 2017

Fanny walking with Jon

We’re off!  Jon and I are getting ready for our  Seventh Anniversary celebration together in Vermont.  I’m going to bring my Polaroid and see if I can find a good picture.  Other than that I have no plans.  And I’m really looking forward to that.

When we get back I’m going to post some of the art on my blog that’s still available from the Open House.  I don’t have all the artists work, but I’ll post what I do have.  Don’t know if I’ll get to that tomorrow, but by Friday for sure.

See ya then…..


Fate Cooling Off

June 14th, 2017

When it’s really hot Fate likes to cool off in the muddy marsh in the pasture.

Fate yesterday after one of her mud baths.

Leroy’s Coming Home Soon

June 13th, 2017

We’re lucky that Leroy lives so close to us.  We’ve been able to visit him once a week and watch him grow.  And he’s also able to get used to us a little bit too.

Today when we saw him, he was tired.  It was a big day for him and his sisters.  They all got vaccinated so they were a little worn out.  Leroy stretched out on the cool tile floor, it was almost 90 degrees today.

I found the spot to scratch  beneath his front paw that makes his little back leg twitch and found out that he likes to have his belly rubbed.

Suddenly it’s upon us.  We get to take him home next Friday.

So Jon and I are planning his arrival.  Thinking about a getting a small fenced in area for outside and discussing where he’ll sleep and where he’ll spend his day.  We have a trip to Petco planned for sometime next week.

I’ve never had a small dog, but I’ve always had the feeling that it’s so easy to just scoop them up when they’re doing something that you don’t want them to do, that they don’t get trained as well as they could.

That’s something I want to be aware of and try to avoid.

The last time I had a puppy this small was thirty years ago.  His name was Lestat  (I was a big Anne Rice fan) and he was the runt of the litter.    At the time I was driving a school bus and I used to put him in my bag and take him to work with me.  But his mother was a doberman (no idea what his father was) and he didn’t stay small long.

I think the hardest part for me will be to remember that Leroy’s actually is a dog.

Leroy fell asleep while we were visiting.

Good Tuesday Morning From Bedlam Farm 6/13/17

June 13th, 2017

Was yesterday Monday?  I guess I was and hungover from the Open House, I forgot to take a Monday Morning Video.  So this week it’s a Tuesday Morning video….

What Love Feels Like

June 12th, 2017

I could just keep  staring  at Jon’s beautiful face . Seven years, Jon and I are married today. It seems like just yesterday and like we’ve known each other forever.

I love celebrating our anniversary, our love.  Jon and I won’t have a lifetime together like some people do, but it’s not about time anyway.  We loved each other long before we got married.  And I believe when one of us is no longer here on this earth, we’ll still go on loving each other.

Time, place, our bodies on this earth are all constructs of this place we inhabit.  It’s a good place to be, but I believe love transcends  all those human constructs.

On the other hand, earthly love is a divine thing.  In all its juicy physicality.  I craved it my whole life. Someone who understands me and knows me.  Someone I could really talk to and who listens to me.   Someone whose love for me I can feel in their touch.  Someone who loves to touch me.  Someone I love to touch.

I don’t know if I love Jon more now than I did seven years ago.  Thankfully our relationship is different than it was then.  How boring it would be if it stayed the same.  We keep changing so our love changes too.  It feels very full, well-rounded.  Like a bounty.

Not that we don’t have out differences and annoyances.  But I feel like I’ve learned better how to express my anger and frustration.  And even if it’s not always easy to do, I’ve found I trust our relationship.  That’s it’s okay to be angry sometimes, it’s just part of the relationship.

All this makes me wonder where we’ll be next year, or five years from now.   How our relationship can deepen even more.  What we’ll learn about it and each other.  What that love will feel like.



Kitten Break

June 12th, 2017

Anne  working in my studio today.

The Monday after the Open House I always figure out the money.  I like to get the cash in the bank and get the artists their checks as soon as I can.   Usually I do this upstairs in the guest room/office.  But this time Anne, my bookkeeper, suggested we  work on it together.

I thought it a brilliant idea.

For me, each time I have to figure out the spread sheet, with all the artists, their work, the prices, taxes and commissions, it’s as if it’s for the first time.  I always forget since I only do it twice a year. And it’s a really good idea to have someone backing my up on my numbers,  which I’m not so great at.

Since my studio is in its transition phase, and my desk empty, I thought it would be better for us to work together there.  Also, I put an air conditioner in for the Open House yesterday (it was 89 wonderful degrees) and it was already sweltering in the guest room by 10 am.

We kept to our business throughout the day, taking an hour lunch break.

But we did stop when I got a text from Carol Gulley.

Carol took home the two kittens that Anne found in her woodpile and brought to the Open House on Saturday, trying to find a home for them.  Carol wrote in her blog post today that she couldn’t imagine separating the two.

Anne got one of her big smiles when I showed her the picture that Carol texted me  of one of the kittens and  her cat Shivers.

Suddenly I felt as if the three of us, Anne, Carol and me were connected in a new way.   In my mind a saw a triangle and it was the kittens that drew us together.

Another good thing to come out of the Open House.

You can follow the adventures of Black Tiger, Ophelia, and Shivers here on Carol’s blog Bejosh Farm Journal.

Shivers and Black Tiger (peeking out from under the couch)  Photo by Carol Gulley