I spent another beautiful weekend in Iowa among wonderful friends.
Friday evening I was with the Heart of Iowa Chapter of the P.
Buckley Moss Society. We all went to dinner together at Cottage
on Broad in Story City. The restaurant makes the best tomato basil soup,
and they do a good job on salmon, too. I ate there two nights; and,
needless to say, I had both.
Such good friends and such good food-dinner with the Heart of Iowa
Chapter Friday night. I love getting to be "one of the girls."
I took along a sample copy of the Society's new cookbook Recipes
for Touching Lives to show off, and everyone loved it. The
cookbooks are expected to arrive at P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.,
on November 15, and we will start shipping out the preorders as soon
as the books come in. They will also be available for purchase from
your favorite Moss dealer shortly thereafter. One dollar ($1.00) of
each cookbook purchased will be donated to the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education.
Everybody came to Country Gallery's show Saturday morning before Iowa
State University's game and lingered until the last minute, but I think
some of them may have missed the kick-off. They all seemed to love my
new prints Home
of the Cyclones, featuring ISU's Jack Trice Stadium, and Our
Little Cyclone, featuring ISU's newest fan.
What a good son! Tim Coonradt of Cedar Falls came to Country Gallery
to see me and have me sign one of his mother's prints. His mother passed
away with a brain tumor, and he cherishes her memory and her things.
His mother was a special ed. teacher who loved to do my cross stitch
patterns. She was a very special lady, as all mamas are, and we don't
After the show Saturday, gallery owner Pat Hill took me to Ames to
meet John and Kay Frizzell, who drove me to Osceola for my show with
White's Gallery on Sunday. Kay is a staff member of White's Gallery
and was instrumental in getting me the reference material for my new
Such lovely framing on the Home of the Cyclones print,
and good framing makes a difference! All the galleries I visit do great
framing. The picture above was taken at White's Gallery. White's also
released a new print titled Small
Town 4th of July during my show with them Sunday.
White's wonderful team, L. to R.: Kay Frizzell, Cindy Henry, Carrie
White, me, and Kim White.
This Thursday evening I'll attend our Foundation's
fundraising dinner in Richmond. I'll be showing with Framecraft
in Warrenton, Virginia, on Saturday, November 6, and with Apple Barn
Gallery in Buchanan, Virginia, on Sunday, November 7.
Warmth within Warrenton will be released during my show with Framecraft
in Warrenton, VA, November 6. For more information, please contact the
gallery at 540-341-0001.
Waterfall Visitors will be released during my show with Apple Barn
Gallery in Buchanan, VA, November 7. For more information, please contact
the gallery at 540-254-6677.
Shop and Raise Funds for the P. Buckley Moss
Foundation for Children's Education
Pufferbellies Toys and Books for Children, located at 15 W. Johnson
Street in Staunton, Virginia, (PH: 540-886-3516) is offering its charitable
giving program called "Shop Sundays for a Cause" in November
to the Foundation. If you shop at Pufferbellies Toys and Books for Children
during any Sunday in November, the store will donate 10% of the Sunday's
sales to the Foundation. Please visit this wonderful and unique shop
on a Sunday in November. What a great way to start your Christmas shopping!