Friday, June 26, 2009
New crocheted flowers for your hat, purse, blouse, jeans, whatever! Soon at Indigo Lily!
And, since I cannot seem to upload any more pictures (!) that's all for now. But there is more.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Matt and Christina. Matt brought his spotting scope, as well.
Christina, shoots the Henry while Matt looks through the spotting scope
That's me, shooting the Henry. I love the Henry.
Father-daughter moment with the Beretta
Something that maybe should be protected by the Second Amendment, but, alas, is not.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Peace to Tara, a very good dog and companion to my mother. I'm praying that my mother finds comfort.
I got a call from Swift Waters saying they've sold out of all my crocheted jewelry!
And Indigo Lily wants to see more of my things! I'm working on stuff! In fact I just took two runners off the loom yesterday. I'm hemming them.
This is made with a 40/2 natural colored linen warp and "shosenshi" paper (linen paper) from Habu Textiles. (I love that store so much that I had Matt take me there as a birthday present a few years ago.) The linen paper is washable, just like any other yarn.
I'm very excited about this. One will go to Indigo Lily and I will send a picture to my sister in Memphis to see if they may be interested in it at a local gallery.
My next weaving project will be some red, white, and blue towels. I will begin measuring the warp after I've decided on the color layout.
More upcycled fabric ideas! And more crocheted flowers! I think I will make some with the linen paper. cool!
Monday, June 15, 2009
We then took a trip over to Essex to visit our friend Bob, who is undergoing chemo treatments. He is so tired and not hungry much. I'm praying for his strength and health to get better. It was good to see him and check out his new house.
Afterwards we went to downtown Essex, a quaint New England town on the Connecticut River. I felt like such a tourist because I was taking pictures. I've been here many times but now that I have a blog I like to share.
On Saturday our town had its annual strawberry fest to herald the opening of strawberry season. Yeah, forgot the camera this time. Picture strawberry shortcakes and more strawberry shortcakes.
Yesderday we wrapped things up by going to pick about 10 pounds of strawberries. I froze some and made strawberry shortcake yesterday.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
So I came up with these herb tags to hang on the herbs as they dry. There are so many herbs, that I only made a few but can happily custom create others! Put them in a clay pot with seeds as a housewarming or teacher's gift.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here are some supplies to get you started or maybe just spark an idea you've had rattling around in your head.
Pretty Eco Friendly Blooms For Scrapbooking and Crafts from Chelsea Van Tol, aka PaperCakes
River Birch Wood Wooden Tree Branch Gift Tags from The Hickory Tree
Paper beads - Mona Lisa selection from Gillian McMurray
Thursday, June 4, 2009
What, you think I was talking about some wild party I had here in Matt's absence? With hemp handcuffs, naughty rubber stamps, Former Boss Lady, aka Lemon-Faced Bitch, voodoo dolls clogging the toilets, and eating Pop-Tarts for dinner? No, but I did stay up past 11 p.m. And there are old newspapers on the kitchen table.
I'm so bad. Incorrigible. Untidy.
If you know Matt, you would know this would not be tolerated. Therefore, I will turn into a little tornado at various times between now and when he comes home tomorrow to get this place ship-shape!
In the meantime, I have been gathering my wares, displays, and supplies for Sunday's Coventry Farmers Market. I'm so excited! It's opening day and sure to be crowded and fun. There will be sheep shearing, poultry-keeping, music, and, of course, the Nathan Hale Homestead Museum is open to the public. He was one of America's Revolutionary War heroes. Do the words “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” ring familiar?
Yesterday, I pulled out my collage stuff and had fun making a slide mailer piece. It's been a while since I've done any mixed media, having concentrated on my crocheting and weaving. But what fun! I love it.
It was raining yesterday, so I'd like to retake most of the images in the natural light outside.
Oh, darn . . . sounds like the laundry is done. Well, I do have until tomorrow . . .