Showing posts from October, 2011

Rhody artists ~ Megan Labrecque and Nancy White ~ Apiary Designs

Artist’s name: Megan Labrecque & Nancy White
Shop name: Apiary Designs
Location: Providence, RI
Etsy shop:

1. Tell us about your work
We are Megan Labrecque and Nancy White, a mother-daughter team of designers and seamsters. We make fun and functional fabric accessories for people, pets, and the home. Our product line includes full size reversible aprons for adults and kids, half aprons for adults, totes, yoga mat bags, catnip activity mats, gadget cozies, and accessory pouches of all shapes and sizes. A practical product can be also be beautiful and make life a little more fun!

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter?
By accident, mostly. We’re a mother and daughter team - we both like to sew and had been making things for Nancy’s church bazaar. Our making got a little out of hand, so we decided to go into business to find somewhere to sell our stockpiled merchan…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Manning Hall, Brown University by acanyc

Ocean House by Amy Martira Photography

Windswept Beach at Point Judith, RI by BarbaraS2009

Haven Brothers Diner Providence R.I. by BlueisCoool

"Roger Williams and the State House by boliyou (I {heart} Rhody)

Colt State Park, Bristol, RI by dadofliz

Sights ~ Mercy Brown grave ~ Exeter

In the spirit of the Halloween season, Bear, C and I set off in search of the grave of Mercy Brown, Rhode Island's own post-mortem accused vampire. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Mercy Brown was one of five children on the Brown farm in the early 1880s when tuberculosis (then called "consumption") took her mother and sister, both named Mary. Nearly ten years later, in January 1892, Mercy herself died of the disease. Because the ground was frozen, her body was interred in an above-ground crypt to wait for the spring thaw for burial.
Her brother Edwin had already begun showing symptoms and was packed off to Colorado, in the belief that the healing waters of Colorado Springs would help. He returned some time later in better health, but suffered a relapse. Neighbors became suspicious. Local superstition held that when many deaths occur in the same family, a member of that family was "undead" and rising at night to steal the lives of the living.

Whether he be…

Events ~ National Food Day ~ October 24 ~ Providence

National Food Day Screening of Urban Roots Johnson & Wales University 265 Harborside Dr. Providence, Rhode Island

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Slater Hall, Brown University by acanyc

Ocean House by Amy Martira Photography

Stone Pile by BarbaraS2009

The Rhode Island State House Dome by BlueisCoool

Foster Town House by boliyou (I {heart} Rhody)

DSC_3010 by dadofliz

Providence, RI 8-13-11 by Dave Amadio Photography

Field of Yellow by DeMars Photography

Sandy Point by E Godfrey

DePascal by GoProvidenceRI

Aunt Carrie's, Point Judith, RI (2) by italiangerry

Untitled by jpsphoto

082911_73 by jwessel

"Derby618 826 by KBPic®

lily of the valley by kobrienjewelry

Rise Up by DeMars Photography

Meeting of the Mist by MattJohnston401

Coast Guard Boat by mike_dooley

Withered Day Lilies - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Rhode Island State House by Mr. Ducke

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island by MyDay247

Aerial view of Plum Beach Lighthouse, RI by nelights

Dining ~ J & D's Family Restaurant ~ Johnston

J&D's Family Restaurant
46 Putnam Pike
Johnston, Rhode Island

We were starving when we arrived at J&D's. After a day spent pumpkin picking, antiquing and other "strenuous" activities, we were ready for a nice sit-down meal.

J&D's has a nice interior, but nothing particularly memorable. There were two tv's visible from our tables, both with sporting events. Our server was very polite, efficient and competent. It was the food that was a complete disappointment.

The girls ordered calimari as an appetizer, which they  immediately sent back, both complaining of bad taste, and worse aftertaste. My Sprite arrived with no syrup in it - completely flavorless. Finally, when I ordered the prime rib on our server's recommendation, she came back to tell me that they were out. To her credit, the server apologized, took the appetizer off the bill and offered us free desserts for our trouble. She handled all the mishaps with aplomb.

Ultimately we ended up wit…

Events ~ Craftopia ~ Nov. 20 and Dec. 11 ~ Pawtucket

Craftopia November 20, 2011 and December 11, 2011 Hope Artiste Village 999 Main St. Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Events ~ Fox Point Community Garden ~ Oct. 20, 2011 ~ Providence


Events ~ Occuppy Providence ~ Oct. 15


From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Lilies - East Greenwich, Rhode Island by misterfoto

Coast Guard House by mike_dooley

Merciful Rage by MattJohnston401

Vigilance by DeMars Photography

560 mineral spring ave by kobrienjewelry

DWtown65 160 by KBPic®

082911_40 by jwessel

Taking flight... by jpsphoto

Block Island Sunrise by Jason Neely

former Music Hall, Newport, RI by italiangerry

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Lucky find by wildiris

under the dome: rhode island state house #4 by undergroundbastard

Sunset 1 by SteelToad

Crescent Park Studio by siriusthinking

Evening Sail by robtm2010

12 O'Clock high, Newport RI, cove. by robert.rinkel

Tiverton farmhouse by Rick Payette,

Sailboat lessons at RI Yacht Club by R Joanne

I-Way project by provbenson2009

Sunset over Pawcatuck River, Westerly RI. by Perpetual Twilight Photography

Now Ain't That America by j.edward ferguson