Saturday, July 23, 2016
The theme for July is "Red, White and Blue" and this 14"x17" mini-quilt just went in the mail to my partner in the Midwest. It started as a "Rail Fence" design, but I apparently channeled Gene Black while it morphed into something else right before my eyes!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
- As part of an environmental consulting team, my husband recently spent 3-1/2 weeks in numerous locations of Mongolia. He brought back a number of things, these two being the ones I thought would be of most interest on my blog. The woven piece is 100% pure cashmere (Gene, I won't be cutting it. ;) The wooden piece with hand-carved images of indigenous animals is a ceremonial milk blessing stick. Milk is sprinkled from the shallow end bowl as a blessing is given. There's much more online about this custom.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
This is my latest vessel using premium gray-flecked 100% wool yarn. It's about 3" high and 3" in diameter, embellished with Czech glass beads. I'm mostly knitting, sometimes felting, now and I have quite a collection of finished projects. I'm thinking of having a blog giveaway as well as opening an Etsy shop for these things!
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
All her tests were normal. A few things can be done to calm her stomach, easy things, and we are going forward very thankful! Thanks to you all for following. Here is a re-posted photo of her little sister, they are quite a pair. Something crafty soon, promise!
Friday, June 24, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
This one is going to Colorado next week. June's theme is Birds and Birdhouses. My string blocks have a few bird images, and the backing fabric is nothing but Birdhouses. It's about 16.5 inches square, and it came together quickly. I love making string blocks, but this end result is just a bit too symmetrical for me. I hope my swap partner likes it!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
This dilapidated house with two old Sycamore trees always catches my eye on a local Pinelands road, especially when the sun is strong and the tree bark gleams white. I may work on this more later. The real scene is much more interesting than my drawn impression, but I'm happy with it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
This is not as soft as the hand-woven rayon/chenille scarf in my last post, but it's chunky and warm. I bought the merino wool yarn from the weaver at a craft fair who was spinning while everyone watched. It's artsy with all my favorite colors, so I knitted this scarf. I love it!