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June 23: Talk on Scotland at Mount Vernon

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Celebrating Presbyterian Meeting House 250th Anniversary   On Thursday evening, June 23rd, I will speak at Mount Vernon's Smith Auditorium, in the Visitor's Center. Afterwards I will sign copies of my book, A Scottish Migration to Alexandria. There are fewer than ten books left at Mount Vernon. But you can pre-purchase the 2nd Edition which is coming out this Summer. (US only. The first edition is still available in Britain.) Order the 2nd Edition   I will speak for about 15 minutes with slides. You will hear why so many Scots left their country to take the treacherous journey to...

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June: Speaking, Father's Day, Purses

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Made in ALX Opening in North Old Town   I have had my purses, cards and Scottish Migration books in the "Made in ALX" online shop, which sells items made by local artists and writers. My items have been in the pop-up spaces they have had around Alexandria over the last two years. Now they are opening a permanent space at 533 Montgomery Street in North Old Town Alexandria! We are excited to have the grand opening on June 11th and 12th weekend.   The new store is at the intersection of N. St. Asaph Street, near the Sheraton Suites....

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Speaking, Mother's Day, New Location

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I have Mother's Day cards! Have your card delivered within one day, if you are located in Alexandria! Choose "Ship" and once you enter your address, hit the "Continue to shipping" button. In the Shipping page you have the option to choose "Local delivery." Also for Mother's Day, I have lovely scarves, jewelry and fun gifts.   I have expanded the Shop card collection to include cards by local artists Steven Halperson of Tisara Photography, and Todd Healy. Both have been working in Alexandria with their photography and art businesses for many years. Cards come in 5 and 10 packs.   Made...

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New Art, A Talk, Scotland trip, Eggs

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At Yellow Dot Shop, my new focus is on Art and hand-made items. The photo above was taken during a foggy morning by the Potomac River last week. The fog helped to bring the middle ground into sharper view. Moments like this have to be caught while they last.   When I was moving out of my Winter-time shop on Mt. Vernon Avenue, I decided that it was too much to store and carry all those books, records and CDs. If you carry a collection, you have to commit to it, and are suddenly buying more items, then storing them...

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Open House & Shop Closing

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Are you ready for Valentine's Day? At Yellow Dot Shop I have lots to choose from for your Valentine's Day plans, including cards, wrapping paper, bags, framed art and lovely jewelry. See the collection by clicking the green button.   Art Show Open House Friday, February 25, 2022 4 - 7pm At the end of February, Friday the 25th, you are welcomed at my last Art Show Open House in my Mt. Vernon Avenue location. We have original mosaics by Alexandria legend Nina Tisara, glowing garden prints, framed and ready to hang by photographer Steven Halperson, and oil paintings of...

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