Another short one…

I’ve been busy upstairs today.   I was initially going to vacuum the floor and straighten up from when the cats were in the spare bedroom. I ended up completely redoing the room. I’m really happy with it. If you can’t tell, it’s my new therapy room. I used to do massage therapy, but now…

The storm, the escape and the first flower…

Last night we had a big storm come through. We took down the pool cover as a precaution against the 75 mph winds. We didn’t want to risk the cover being torn to shreds. Consequently, there’s a lot of junk in the pool that I should be out cleaning. But today I’d rather play with…

New new life…

Here are the two newest additions to our household… As you might be able to tell, I’m being hissed at quite seriously here… My yellow girl, Noodle, had two (surviving) very dark babies. Her first didn’t make it. She is turning out to be a better mom than I had expected, aside from the mishap…

Thread beads and blue…

Over the weekend I did a bit of dyeing. Not all of it was successful, but I do like these pieces… Those beautiful marks are made with rubber bands wrapped around the outside of the fabric. I’d like to repeat the experiment sometime with the fabric wrapped around a vegetable can and held on with…

Cold again…

It was cold again today. Too cold for me to want to do much of anything outside. Which is just as well, because I had a lot to do inside. All I wanted to do was sit and stitch, but that didn’t happen for quite a while. Dyed items turned out ok. I like violet….

Cabins and dreams…

Last night I finished my second log cabin piece, as inspired by Jude’s latest works.   It’s been fun to put them together. I had enough fabrics from last year’s dyeing efforts to make each swatch a different fabric. The two lightest colored pieces were dyed with mulberries. The others were dyed with Rit. Maybe I…

Adventures in blue…

I am trying to make friends with blue. It’s not my favorite color. One thing I have noticed from Jude’s work which has made me appreciate blue, is it has a tendency to make other colors that are not blue better. I had wanted to continue with my stitching projects and had been gaining momentum, but…

Sun. Star. Book…

Here’s my little SunStarBook. I worked on it this weekend. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Here is the inside of the front and back covers. And the back cover… I mentioned in a previous blog I was working on making a drawing book for myself. I had purchased a very large artist’s…