June saw me in Italy and it’s as beautiful as the novels and movies suggest! Tuscany is just gorgeous with its medieval towns, fields, flowers and vineyards. Then, there is the wine and food…ahhhhhh! It’s just natural that the stores close for the afternoon naps!
Back in the Town of St. George, it’s been busy with visitors to Bermuda meandering the streets of St. George and local residents exploring what’s new. We have a couple of new stores in the town which is great to see. The most notable for me is the frozen yogurt shop….it’s the kind you get to choose your toppings! Yo Cherry….here I come 🙂 Bicycle rentals are something we are seeing more of in St. George’s while the water lovers are zipping around on jet skis in the Harbour. On the quieter side of life, there is always the quaint Tobacco Bay and larger St. Catherine’s beach to enjoy. Tobacco Bay has a Chill Night on Friday nights throughout the summer…music and bonfire!
Families and friends have been enjoying their creative side at Pieceworks. …both locals and visitors. We’ve been open for three summers now and always happy to see repeat mosaic enthusiasts!
Have a peak at the photos below and see if there’s anyone you recognize…and see what they have created 🙂
Finally, the wintry weather seems to have passed and it’s starting to feel like summer! The whales are out along South Shore as they make their way north and the Longtail birds are flying around the coast….our sign that summer is on its way. On the way home the other day, people had pulled over to the side of the road to watch the whales breaching outside the reefs….with the sun out and Longtails flying…it was a truly beautiful day to stop and enjoy!
This month’s visitors to Pieceworks included the Owen family from Shropshire, England. It was their second visit to Bermuda …and second visit to Pieceworks. How wonderful to see them again. Their mosaic collection at home has just grown by two more….a scary shark and a beautiful fish sun catcher 🙂
Repairs to Long House in March
It has been a long wet and windy winter for us this year. Weather delayed repairs to our historic building but Pieceworks remained dry and open! We celebrated birthdays and enjoyed Mosaic and Wine nights….in addition to making our way to Warwick Academy for a craft experience with Year 2s. Last but not least, Pieceworks welcomed Heather and her son, Colin from Canada yesterday :). Colin led mom in their mosaic airplane with eyes, no less! Heather had checked out fun activities to do while on holiday and signed up for mosaics after a morning at Masterworks Super Saturday! Colin is going home with fun handmade crafts to remember his first trip to Bermuda. This mom and son really did discover that Bermuda offers ….so much more!
Pieceworks now has more space to hold workshops (make your own mosaic), Intro to Mosaic Classes, children’s and adult birthday parties and Ladies Nights Out events at Long House, 2 Pennos Drive, St. George’s.
Mosaics by Donna (Aganetha) are available for purchase at Pieceworks Mini Gallery and Gifts located inside The Book Cellar, on Water Street, St. George’s. Photo cards by Susan Gibbons, Diana Amos Colour Calendars, jewelry by Tanya Stafford are also available in the mini gallery…come and browse!
October was a rough ride at the studio! As most of you are aware, the lovely old building lost most of its roof in the hurricanes that hit Bermuda during that month. As a result, there are some changes.
Completed mosaics along with Susan Gibbons cards and Diana Amos’ calendars will be sold out of The Old Cellar on Water Street.
Pieceworks, the studio will stay at Long House and be open for workshops and Intro Classes by appointment only until further notice.
If you are in St G during the week, you will find me busily on Christmas commissions so please, do come by. I’m always eager to hear about your newest mosaic and projects!
Our cruise ship visitors are discovering mosaics! This past couple of weeks, I have had cruise ship passengers drop into the studio for workshops to make their own souvenirs! One creative family used small letter tiles and glass numbers to record the year and destination on their island themed mosaic. Have a peek below :
Original Bermuda souvenirs made by cruise ship visitors!
Flower pots are being pulled out, planters and gardens are being replanted for the St. George’s in Bloom Competition on Saturday, May 17th. Meander the streets and stop by The Globe and see the caterpillars and chrysalis in their garden. Tucker Museum’s herb garden will be open as well. The Olde Towne Market starts up for the season with vendors showing their wares (2-5 p.m). In addition, there will be a Garden on Wheels parade (3 p.m) …so pull out your bicycles, dress them up with flowers and join the fun outside the World Heritage Centre. Vendors and events will be between Water Street and The World Heritage Centre.
For more information on setting up a vendor table…especially with a Spring or Garden theme (honey, fruits, vegetables, crafts, teas) please visit http://www.oldetownemarketsg.com to fill out a form for a table. Charge is $25 for selling…free if you are just providing information. Free for farmers, fishermen, etc.
Onto mosaics……….been busy in the studio and finally finished a special piece I’ve been working on. Hope you enjoy it…better yet, pop by Pieceworks and say ‘hi’ when you are in the Olde Towne for St. George’s in Bloom. 🙂
Pieceworks will have a special workshop for St. George’s in Bloom. Come by and mosaic a flower pot…$25 Gift for Mom???
Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard working moms!! Relax, Celebrate…but most of all enjoy your family!
Shards of Joy,
“Eye on You”