Sunday, June 30, 2013
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to follow blogs with Google Reader. I have changed all the blogs that I read to Bloglovin and love it. So easy to use - much more user friendly. So if you would like to continue following my blog, you can find the button on the right hand side of my blog page near the top, after what is for sale in my etsy shop. If you have already made the change.. thank you!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Just pictures today.... from a beautiful sunny day last week in between all the clouds and rain we have been getting. My clematis - probably one of my top favourite flowers..some cosmos...and of course the baby of the family, Liam...now almost 18 months old.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Have to show you this wonderful basket that I purchased from Kay Kjeldgaard, which I use for current hooking projects. I just love it. She is a real master at basket weaving and thinks of all the little touches. Well worth the price.
The little clay snippet holder I got at Camp Wool in Maine. They have changed location and their store is a treasure trove... a wool lover's delight! If in the area of Kennebunk, do drop by. You will not be disappointed. I could have spent hours there.
On my frame is a pattern by Deanne Fitzpatrick... poppies, which I love. I needed something quick and easy to hook while I was mulling a design in my head and on paper. I like doing other people's designs. It contributes to their livelihood of making these wonderful patterns and sometimes you just need something where you don't have to think about it being your design but just an exercise in colour.. I call it playing with colours like when you got a new pack of crayons when you were a kid...
I have been coming to terms with my wool stash..I am a collector of darks and mediums. I am woefully lacking in brights and pales. So my goal is to start gathering, dyeing this colour palette. What I love to hook is changing or rather what I am designing is changing and it calls for a broader spectrum of hues. I am trying to jump out of my comfortable box and start exploring more colours...
Just another little item I picked up at Dorr Mills. I could not resist! It sort of found its way into my basket along with my wools....Beautiful Sheep - Postcard book of all kinds of sheep by Ivy Press. I think if you are going to use a product you should know more about it. So I am reading up on wool - what with my rug hooking, knitting, dyeing and spinning...it would make sense.
|Isn't this guy wonderful...look at the coat!|
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Since Google Reader will no longer be, I have since subscribed to BLOGLOVIN in order to read my favourite blogs. It is very easy to do.. and only takes a few minutes... So if you want to Follow my blog with Bloglovin... here is the link. have a great day - Joni