Friday, December 7, 2007

Dinner With Pals!

Out with dear friends. We bonded through yoga, took it on to knitting, and became a conscious-raising group of gals.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dew Drops on Cabbage Rose

Too pretty not to share!

Buy Handmade! Don't Buy Boring!

I Can't Stop Knitting!

I made another little shoulder wrap this weekend. I've got to stop all this insane knitting and start hooking again!

Winter Fest

My husband, Jim, with his photography at Winter Fest this weekend.

I Love These!

I haven't collect anything since I quite collecting antique pottery, but I love these little folk art figures!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Ozark Moon

I couldn't resist taking these two shots of the gorgeous full moon tonight!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Another Way To Use The Leftover Turkey

Does turkey quiche sound good? We'll find out soon!

Pumpkin "Hit n' Miss"

This 19" x 26" rug was a fun way to use some of my favorite colored worms!

Scenes From A Beautiful, But Cold Day In the Ozarks

Knitting Spree!

I've been manically knitting over the past month or so. I especially like this little shoulder wrap, and am getting ready to knit a couple more for Christmas gifts.

Small Green Penny Rug

I made this rug for my husband's mother for Christmas. Don't Tell!

Friday, July 20, 2007

What A Big Yawn!

Iris sleeping in the afternoon heat on the screened-in porch.

Indigo Bunting

My husband went out to the Conservation Nature Center after I told him about the beautiful wildflowers I had seen that morning while walking with my brother. He went out that afternoon and shot a picture of this little indigo bunting.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Busy Summer!

Nighttime Garden Fox is finally complete and hanging on the wall of our bedroom. I binded the edge with the same fantasy wool (Tammy's dyed wool) that I hooked most of the fox in. Hopefully, going to draw Daytime Garden Fox next week!

I hooked this Karen Kahle cute little "Hit and Miss" bag. I got the pattern at the workshop of hers I attended in K.C. this summer. I hand stitched the bag myself (major for me!). I used only scraps and some wool I dyed for the lining and strap. Stuck on a couple of vintage buttons and done!
Finally finished the ravens (except for binding). Last large piece I'm going to do for awhile! The background drove me nuts as the rug got heavier and heavier. Guess I need a stand.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Hooking Gift From Katie

Katie created and hooked this cute little scissor keeper. The girl is one of our favorite authors, Ann Lamott!

Evening With Friends

Our dear friends Katie and Mark had us over for dinner the other night. Fabulous food with fabulous friends!

Scenes From The Des Moines Art Show

My husband and I spent some time in Des Moines a couple of weeks ago. He is a photographer and does outdoor art shows (among teaching and freelance work). Art shows can be fun, but are a lot of hard work. Des Moines has a great show and the following are a few scenes from there. By the way, while there I was able to hook the entire Karen Kahle "Hit and Miss" bag!

Joffrey Ballet performed on outdoor stage at the show.
Sidewalk artist at the Des Moines show.

Fireworks at the show!

Monday, June 25, 2007


Summertime doorstep


The hollyhocks are about gone for the summer. They're one of my favorites in the garen. Hoping to plant some more for next year with more color variety.

Working on Fox Pattern

I'm drawing off the fox pattern for Cyndi with a little bit of help from Rosie. I hope to start drawing the Daytime Garden Fox next week.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Nighttime Garden Fox is Done!

New picture of finished rug. I didn't care for the last one that was on the blog. All I need to do is bind off the edge.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Surprise Petunias!

All these pentunias started blooming beside the garage. The only explanation is the possibility of me emptying an old hanging basket from a year or so ago into our brush pile and it reseeded. Anyway, there's around a hundred blooms and they keep spreading. I don't dare dig any up because I don't think they'd transplant very well. It's just been a nice surprise where we weren't expecting it!

Clematis in Bloom

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Afternoon at the Seedbox

Found this cute old cabinet for my wool at a wonderful Ozark's store called The Seedbox.

Wingback Chair Find

Been looking for a new chair to go with this, as of yet unfinished, raven rug. Found this little pre-owned and recently recovered wingback at a cute little vintage store. I had been looking for a new chair, and was so pleased to make this great find. The chair is far more interesting than most of what I had seen, plus less than half of what I had originally budgeted to spend! I love to buy used!!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Nighttime Garden Fox in the Garden

Still plodding along on this piece. Love working with the colors, but anxious to finish. I'm ready to start drawing off my "Daytime Garden Fox."

This Week in the Garden

Koi in the pond