A lovely cool day after a couple of days of steamy
weather! I worked on Santa bodies all day... when the temps are cool I have a lot more energy!We're working along on the bathroom remodeling too...so I hope it won't be too long before it's done!
Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Can't believe it's Monday again!Husband has been gone for over a week visiting antique car
friends in Illinois and I've been working like crazy to get lots of things done before he comes home! I'm trying to downsize and get things that we don't use boxed up for our children and grandchildren. If we should have to move to a house with simple - one floor - living, the boxes can simply be either sent to them or they can travel here to get them! LOL When Joe is away, I can leave the mess out and not worry that he'll fall over something going to the kitchen for his coffee!! Fortunately, we are in pretty good health now, but we're not getting any younger!!!!I've been so busy I haven't even picked up my hook...it'll be nice to get back to my quiet life again!!!! But this makes me feel better knowing that I've gotten rid of stuff that none of us need or want and have some of the children's things sorted. I have a pickup load of bags and boxes for the Goodwill too! My studio still needs some work, but it is looking pretty good! Whew! I need a rest!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The rug above is called -Glorious October - and is one that I
had a wonderful time hooking!The colours of Autumn, the pumpkins and
crows and the wild colours of Halloween costumes in the wavy border made it fun to do. It was my first attempt at dying wool...I did the mottled greenish
wool above the crows heads.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
breeze blowing in through the windows make us thankful to be here in the country!
This is one of my early rugs, done in 2005 when I first started designing and hooking using - wide-cut- wools. Our cat, Cassie, loves to sit in the flowers and she always looks hopeful that something will run by! Or is she dreaming of fish? I thought I'd hook a whimsical kitty in the garden, dreaming of a fish dinner!!I am stripping wallpaper and redoing our little bathroom...we decided to get some new flooring so, of course, I had to redo the whole bathroom! I was tired of the blue and wanted a more country look so am trying cream and sage green. Our house is small, so redoing a room isn't the job it could be! LOLThe carpenter who helped us many years ago with our remodeling was also working on another house at the same time. He said that it was a shock to go back and forth because the kitchen of that house was larger than our entire first floor - kitchen, parlour, little parlour and dining room!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
always loved them! As
a child, I would pick pansy bouquets and put
them in little jelly glasses.
I'm making more progress on my Hous Segen rug and thinking about my next rug design too! I still need to finish up another rug I'm working on. I vowed I wouldn't have a lot of unfinished projects lying around and so far I've been pretty good doing the time-consuming finish work.
I can't believe we had such a cold night last night. I had to bring the outside plants in...and it's June!!! We should have quite warm weather tomorrow though.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
This weather is sure nice for me...but the summer people are not very enthusiastic about it! I could take a little warmer weather too, as our summers here in Vermont tend to be short. But it is nice working with wools when the days are pleasantly cool...with a little rain and a little wind.
I seem to have developed a craving for wonderful birdhouses and have purchased several to use as decorative ones. We have working birdhouses already for the beautiful birds that come to stay with us in the summer!
I continue working on the Hous Segen rug and hope to finish it in the next few days. Then I'll hope for a sunny day with no wind so I can photograph rugs outside. Toni at Rabbit Hill has gotten me thinking about a rabbit rug as her creations are so delightful and hoppy! LOL I've never done one with rabbits. I've done a crow with boots, a cat, a chicken in the garden, an antique reproduction of two roosters, a cat and dog, a leaping deer, two crows and pumpkins, a Polly Minick rug of three primitive chickens and several rugs with birds!
All my work is designed in the folk art style, whimsical
and a little wacky...and I do my own designs almost exclusively. But it is fun to do another artist's design from time to time...or a reproduction , perhaps as shown in the Kopp book - American Hooked and Sewn Rugs.
Hmmm...a wacky rabbit might be just the thing!
I'm off to the studio to hook and dream!