Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I am Thankful

For the small, insignificant things I used to overlook, but now I stop and really see them.

The color of things, the way they are put together, the way food really tastes. How much there is to be thankful for. Even when you don't feel like it.

The simplest things are what matters. God, family, conversation, eating meals together. Where ever you are I wish you a very Thankful Holiday. Shalom.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I've been working both on the knitting and the quilting a lot lately. I've concentrated on scarves and shawls for the knitting, and smaller, intimate quilts here. I love embellishing the quilts (and scarves) to personalize them. Hand and machine stitched, beaded and sewn. About 9x11"..
Very satisfying projects to do in an afternoon or two..
When we lived in S. Florida, I bought several hanging pointsetta baskets for the holidays. Of course, there, you can just hang them out anywhere. After the holidays, I planted them along the side of our house, as I hate to just get rid of something. By July, they were over my head, and bush-like. Amazing.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


There is a cold snap now, as the chilly air descends to the forest. There are few tenacious leaves hanging on here and there. Time for lines, paint and color. Even if the colors are subdued and cool. WIP painting going on, wip landscape going on...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

stepping stones

I've intend to make an entire blanket with this type of treatment. I've used various Noro's here, silk garden, kocoran, kureyon , crochet in various circles, then 'attaching' with crochet 'mortar'. A very freeing exercise, even more than, say, the granny square. Right now it's a stepping stone scarf, on it's way to where the road leads to.. yarn heaven?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

paint + craft

Along with the craft show, I have picked up the paint brush again..a batch of WIP's all oil on canvas (my fav right now) and all based on biblical or folktales as subjects. Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

the fleeting season

I have another craft show on Sat., which, if I had my act together, I would be getting ready for..however, Fall, above all other seasons, seems like the briefest, most fleeting of them all. I can hardly sit still, and need to get out in it, before it all blows away, as it seems to overnight. Of course, a little companionship is welcome.
If you are near Fredericksburg VA this Sat. drop by and say Hi!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


On a beautiful autumn day...

I did! I hope you did too!

The wonder of democracy..

Sunday, November 2, 2008

a keeper

hand dyed mohair, I bought at a fiber show, and boy, do I wish I had bought more! grrr w/Colinette Isis in 'blue parrot' colorway.. moss stitch shawl, which, if I hurry up I can wear, now that it's cold!!