Saturday, July 24, 2010

Goodies In The Mail and Hooking Steadfastly

I was so excited to find my package from Sharon of Sweet Repose in the mailbox!  Sharon makes uniquely beautiful jewelry.  I had lusted over her necklaces for a couple of years, and finally took the plunge and ordered this one.  It was calling out "Dulcy..." when I saw it on her blog.  Sharon's work is modern, but has such a nice vintagey antique quality to it.  I love the combination of the black vintage glass with the turquoise crystals.  The bird and charm are burnished and old looking.  It's especially fabulous with a black or white tee shirt (I'm for keeping it simple when I'm wearing a piece like this since it makes a statement all it's own).  Sharon also included a couple hunks of her luscious homemade soaps.  Lilac and Brown Sugar Fig.  My bathroom smells heavenly!  Check out Sharon's blog so you can see her fabulous selection of repurposed antiques and vintage goodies.  She also has a great take on life and art, plus her photography is wonderful!

This hot summer's day finds me diligently hooking away on my front door piece I started last month when attending Jane Halliwell Green's workshop.  I'm so excited to see that one of her rugs made it onto the cover of the new "Celebrations" book.  I'm not surprised.  Her work is very artfully done with lots of shading and details.  Her wool is fabulous, and Jane's technique is very "painterly......"

Well.... off to run more wool through my cutter.... 4 cut..... must be patient with this one.  Hope this steamy day finds you cool and comfy.  Maybe working on your art, reading a good book, checking out a new flick at the cinema, or perhaps just a catnap is in order.



summersundays-jw said...

Love your new necklace. Sharon is such a talented lady. Speaking of talented, your wool looks like yarn. Are the strips really that thin? Good to see you and Katie yesterday -- hope you found some treasures. Stay cool! Jan

Kim said...

The work on your doorstep rug is beautiful. Looks just like the photo. Great job.

Cathy G. said...

I just found Sharon's blog recently and thought her jewelry was really neat! I like her blog too.
Your doorstep rug is really looking nice! I haven't tried a 4 cut yet. I need to work on my patience skills first! LOL Have a great weekend!

Cathy G

A Wild Thing said...

I too love your doorstep rug, how exciting to get a new project going and then finished, I'm that way with a lampshade, I work and work till it's finished...we are so lucky to be able to work from home and love what we do.

Glad you like your necklace and use that soap, your husband will love it too!

Thanks again!!!


Jennifer Richardson said...

Beautiful progress on your front to watch you build that piece! As always, I love the colors of your life:)

VS said...

You hook...GOOD Girl!!! Love it!
So glad I happened upon your beautiful blog. I look forward to follow along with you on life's many adventures!! :)

Queenplinker said...

Your new necklace is beautiful! I adore birds!
The rug is looking amazing already. It so interesting to watch it progress, such sweet details like the wreath! Thank you for sharing the progress, it's so fun to see.

Have a great day, Lynea

Mary Stanley said...

Love your Doorstep rug! and your purse, and all your beautiful photos!

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Love your new necklace, and I'm really loving your new rug creation!