Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flowers Always

I have been so busy out in my garden, I know you thought I must have gone to the beach!!!  I am getting back on track.  If you don't see anything it just means I am out in the garden harvesting the yummy goodies growing!!  Flowers always make me smile and this is a treasure bag felted with dyed cheese cloth, wool and angelina fiber for some extra sparkle.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Garden Beauties

The garden sings a song of color and texture... now  a new shawl is being knit.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Quilt-a-Thon Fun

 Come and see what we can do...
Join me on Sat. June 22nd for as much time as you can for quilting friendship and service to others.   When ever quilters get together it promises to be rewarding and fun!!!!  We know how to warm hearts,minds, and bodies.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lilies still beautiful with time!

Time changes these lilies into another phase of beauty:
With the passage of time these lilies of valley inspire warmth and beauty.  Dried lilies of the valley on hand knit feather and fan throw for use on those brisk days in the New England garden.  A mix of whites like the passages of time on the lilies.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Alchemist Seen in the Garden

I am over come by the beauty and scent of  these Lilies of the Valley and have a lap throw soon to be seen- thanks to these flowers.  Can you see the knitted cables in the vase?  The garden calls to me to enjoy the renewal of life and everywhere I turn I see beauty and hope.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Victorian Mourning or Jazzy Night Out

Those Victorians had a good thing going:  jewelry for any occasion!
hand knit necklace with glass beads

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

More Tea?

Yes, Downton Fever strikes again!  The perfect  hat for a cup of tea made with a silk mix and velveteen and  a nuno felted pin for flair.  The scarf is so you won't catch a chill- it can be switched up to wear as a shrug.  Made with a wool and sterling silver blended yarn and pewter buttons.  Surely you would like to join me in a cup of  Lady Grey?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Doin' It Downton Style!

On Good Friday I had 3 large boxes of luscious fabrics dropped off at my door step!  Since my computer has been down. I've been channeling my inner Downton Abbey.  Making hats and dreaming of lovely tea parties.  More hats to come!  This hat is made in velveteen and has a rose made from a zipper.  I am having a good time.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Water Dreams

Shawl hand knit in a free form style. With various yarns.
Dreaming of floating  away on streams of flowing water.  Far, far, away to places of sun and sand.  Where all you hear is the water moving and the birds overhead.                                            

Saturday, March 23, 2013

When Life spirals out of control- I remember:

"There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them."- Sylvia Plath

Monday, March 11, 2013

Garden in My Mind

As the mud season approaches, the garden in my mind flourishes.  Petals drop together to form a bowl. Fabric bowl with  thread painting and a fresh clementine.

Monday, March 4, 2013

And Butterflies are Free to Fly...

Thinking Spring Again!  Butterfly made from fibers and wire stitched together on a felted and beaded daffodil  -background knitted mohair "grass".

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Prep for Upcoming Workshop

Blocks laid out for upcoming workshop April 6th.  Fruits of the Spirit Quilt.  Workshop to be held at St. John's in Walpole, New Hampshire.  Soon to be stitched together and bordered by forgiveness fabric.  Fiber Alchemy teams with Claiming Creativity.  Very successful workshop last Sat. on Meandering Prayer Journals.  See the blog for lots more information.
UFO table cloth under construction.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Garden Fairies Visit Studio

fairy bowl with clementine, angelina fiber stitched 

clementine with silk, angelina fiber, and beads to create fairy bowl

clementine in petal fairy bowl made with angelina and beads stitched to form bowl 
Even as the snow lay on the ground the fairies visited the studio and whispered in my ear of spring.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

Many Happy Wishes to All on a Day of Love      



3UFO Petal Bag Finished!  Hooray!! only 5 more different ufos to go...                      

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tool Solution

Found the perfect solution for holding all my cutting tools!   Several Christmases ago my sister made record bowls for all of us in our family.  I found all my tools fit nicely into the folds that were made.  A big thanks to Harper.  Now everything is together and I don't spend so much time hunting around.  Yes I am still working my way through my UFOs.
cardinal UFO in progress

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yes IT'S COLD ! but, hey IT'S WINTER

original hat design and cowl
UFO  petal bag in progress
UFO petal bag turn into bag... soon it will be finished!
playing with the patterns necklace
Original design hat with flap and clay button and cowl  sure to keep you warm and toasty.  Yes like a good girl I have been working on my UFO's and I did have a break when I borrowed my friend, Alice's book on knitting and beads and had to try out some new patterns.  Back to working on UFO's.   

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Feeling A Little Loopy

Loopy cuff scarf made out of beautiful rayon yarn
This current January thaw has thrown me for a Loop.  Overcome by a case of  spring fever!!!  So what do I do?  Decide to repaint my studio- which means opening cabinets and cleaning them out so they can be painted.  Simple right?  Wrong,  I open the cabinets and what do I find UFO's.  Yikes! not just one or two, but 6.  So can you guess what I'll be doing in the next few weeks?  Oh my knitting and quilts in my future.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Not cold Enough for A Hat But....

Tweed knit alpaca head warmer with felted wool pin.  Wonderful way to keep the ears warm on those strange New England  weather days!   Not super cold but, not warm either!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Alchemist Down

knit wool cozy and woven wool throw

  What happens when the Alchemist comes down with the wheezles and sneezles? ( A big thank you to Pooh Bear who helped diagnose my malady.)  -Why she knits herself a tea cozy, wraps herself in her hand woven throw ( she wove it when she was much younger) and hunkers down with a classic who-dun-it!