Last week I found myself rushing to make over 30 custom pillows for a large athletic wear company in town (that shall remain nameless due to confidentiality) in time for the Rio Olympic Games. Crazy and super fun project to be a part of. The pallet was not my typical earth tones in Native American Pendleton prints. We are talking super bright pinks and volt (that electric neon green) mixed in with grays and in super slippery athletic wear fabric. I was cutting and sewing at all hours to get them done in time and all else was on hold. I can now return to the previous program. So fun!
While we were at Red Rock Ranch a couple of weeks ago, the owner mentioned an old chair that was in serious need of a reupholster. During the winter months, much of the ranch gets shut down and this chair became the winter residence of some vermin.
I snapped a photo or two of this amazing and unique chair before leaving, and then received the cushions in the mail once we got back to Portland. Below are some images of the chair, the old cushions and the reupholstered/finished cushions in one of my favorite Pendleton fabrics.
It feels good knowing a little piece of me is hanging out among the horses and beautiful wildlife we left behind at RRR.
Last week was pretty magical as the Field clan headed to The Red Rock Ranch outside Jackson, Wyoming. We rode all day through the Gros Ventre Valley and climbed ridges to look out upon the Tetons. I fell in love....with the landscape and the horse. (Though I can't bring the Tetons back to Oregon, I may be working on the horse.) We were celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary and I can't think of a better way to make some family memories. It was the first vacation I've been on where I had a hard time coming home. Usually, even after the best vacations I look forward to coming back to Portland, but this place was very hard to leave.
I was so inspired by the natural beauty of this place. It's rich history of pioneer life and Native American culture. It gave me another boost of energy for getting back to craft and design that is timeless, natural, functional and rich in beauty.
I hope to be working on a special little project for the ranch in the coming week and I will share some pictures as work begins. In the meantime, I highly suggest the Red Rock Ranch as a truly inspiring and soulful place to visit if you get the chance.