Monday, August 2, 2010

Fiber On My Mind!

I wanted to make a blog post, but not much going on except just trying to stay cool.  The Ozarks is literally dripping with humidity, which can be suffocating, but quite good for the skin (let's look on the bright side, class half full, etc.).  While out running errands, the car temp. gauge read 101!

Even though it's blazing outside, I've got fiber on my mind, and looking forward to new projects on the horizon.  I'm not doing anything new or particularly exciting at the moment, but have made a lot of headway on my hooked doorstep piece a post or two down.  I'll share more of that next week.  In lieu of newly hooked excitement... I decided to share a few other little fiber moments that all you crafty and creative friends might find interesting.
As most of you may know by now, we spent a lovely two weeks during June in Maine and Nova Scotia.  While having tea and muffins in Gilbert's Lighthouse, I was so captivated by the hooked mats hanging about.  I was especially drawn to this little mat (about 10"x10") because it so nicely expresses the quaint and brightly painted fishing cottages that are nestled along the coastline of Nova Scotia.  I love the straight line hooking, which is very different than I see around here.  I grabbed this sweet mat up, and it's my favorite NS souvenir.... except for a heart shaped rock my husband brought back to our room after an early morning walk (I was still sleeping......).

These are a couple of little cotton scarves I crocheted last spring.  They are for two of my favorite gal pals, Cyndi and Claire, for their birthdays (in April and May.... oh dear).  I also felted the little flowers and pinned them on.  Obviously, we are way past our birthday celebrations, but just haven't found the time to get together for our gift exchange.  Isn't that terrible!  We need some priorities in life!
This is some new sock yarn that I'm really excited about!  It's sort of an egg plant color..... I'm finishing up another pair, then on to these.  My next project will be a surprise!  Delving into new fiber territories.....
Totally non-fiber related, but here's our Little Iris.  I happened upon her sitting on this little chair the other day, and she was more than happy to have her picture snapped.  A calm and cooperative cat she is not!  I imagine she had probably been doing something naughty just prior to this moment.



Queenplinker said...

I love your mat and your scarves are too cute. But Iris, oh dear Iris, she is cracking me up! What a wonderful photo!

We are wilting here too,
Stay cool,

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You couldn't have posed that kitty kat any better, could you? She does look like the cat that swallowed the canary!!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Love the mat and scarves, the colors are great!
It has been thunder storming here all day with hail and high winds, not nice to the garden...:(
Or the poor cats who love to roam outside during the summer, they were not happy to be confined indoors today!
Hope you have a cooler evening...
Tina xo

Kim said...

Cute little mat. No wonder you snapped it up. And that kitty definately looks like she was up to no good!

VS said...

I would LOVE to go to Nova Scotia!!! One of my favorite movies is the Shipping News which takes place there & I adore the starkness of the land in comparision to the color of the towns. So fun...

Cathy G. said...

Love your hand-work as always. That is an award winning photo of Iris! I though at first she was a stuffed cat sitting there! It would make a precious greeting card!
Cathy g

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how cute is your picture of Iris sitting there like nothing is wrong. lol
Loved visiting here tonight and catching up with all your post.
You just amaze me everytime I see all your creativeness.
If I could only be like you I would be so happy.
Hope your doing well and I miss coming by here like I want to

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I so love everything, the mat, the story, the scarves and blossoms, and especially little Iris. My she is a pretty dear soul ~ isn't she? This picture is an all time fave!

Going to try and leave little Heide some cool (ice cubes put in) water for this PM. I wish she would come in, but I think she never will as long as Sophie stands at the door gives her the "evil eyes."

Oh dear my word verification is cootur. How random is that?

Jennifer Richardson said...

Someday I'm going to cherish one of your creations in my own home!
I just love the way your creativity thinks:)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Cute cute mat! xx

ShabbySheep said...

Dulcy, I honestly thought that Iris was a cardboard/posterboard thing leaned on that chair! You may have an award winning photograph here. Bravo!! At least get some printed as postcards and send them to us, your faithful readers and friends!!Love her!
xo, Sheri
Let's do some serious hooking next week.