Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Newly dyed skeins of yarn on a rod above the tub to dry.
Little girl puts moist skeins on bathroom floor, because she is going to take a bath.
Mother comes to check on her and finds this:
That's my sweet cat. Real furry and a real good taste in yarn!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The family has been to New Orleans for the fantastic wedding of our niece Elizabeth and her new husband Justin - check out the bathroom decorations!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving this pumpkin colored lovelyness has been added to my so far Koigu-free stash and I am truely thrilled!! Thank you soso much again, Amber!
And thank you to all my friends for being, who you are, and for being wonderful friends!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I recently launched my small artsy crafty business named "sheep on a spring" (--no, again, NOT "on a STRing", people, get reading glasses!). I plan to produce more and start an etsy business, while participating in local craftshows as I have in the past.
At the same time one of my dreams is coming true and I will be a participating artist in the first (annual?!) studio tour in High Desert. I am truly thrilled and hope you have a chance to stop by at our house on Saturday between 10.00 and 5.00! Please drop me an email, if you need directions!
In addition to the handknits, handspun yarns and dyed rovings, that you might know, there will also be some more sewed items, where I love to combine high quality novelty fabrics with vintage or recycled fabrics or related items.
All together there will be a nice variety of handmade things to please yourself or that would make lovely christmas gifts!
Hope to see you then!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
My house is dusty and will stay dusty for a week longer than anticipated. The company that delivered the wood messed up and we ran short. But well, we have not gotten the oil finish yet either, a product from Germany, that seems to be sold out all over the US at this point, so what the...
At the same time normal life somehow goes on and Fiona's fieldtrip brought us yesterday to Wagner Farm in Corrales. Don't we all love pumpkin pictures?
There is some knitting happening, too, almost finished fingerless gloves from handspun 2-ply yarn. I just need to weave in the ends.
Sewing machine and ironing board found a current home in the low dust kitchen area and I was able to finally finish the birthday gift for my friend Mitchi in Maryland, this zippered pouch: vintage fabric, hand emboidered initials on linen, dark green velvet lining.
Thank you, Doris, and bye-bye 'til next year!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
As most of the tiles and carpet on our first floor have finally gone bye-bye, things are beginning to take shape after as little as 4 days, that the great crew of Marek & Co has been working here.
Take a look:
Rifted and quartered oak to be oiled. It will be perfect!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
After Fiona's favorite strawberry cake eight screaming girls got to hop in the pool to get rid of some of that energy (if you know what I mean).
However the main event was printing like Lotta. I had sewn drawstring bags for everyone as goodie/goodie bag and we cut potatoes to stamp on the blank part of the bag.
The results were great!