I just received something I've been waiting for all week!
Oh my yes..... another lovely piece of Julie Whitmore pottery! Just look at that rosebud handle... isn't it just the sweetest thing?! Julie gave her fans a "heads up" as to when she was going to have new items in her Etsy shop. Well, I'm telling you, everything was gone in a flash. I'm not kidding! You've got to be fast or make a special order if you want to snag a piece of her darling pottery.
I also received another treat by post....
lapis blue Birks, on major sale, ordered them Tuesday night at 6, and received them Wednesday. No shipping charge from Zappos. I love Arizona Birks with my hand knit socks.
I've been slaving in my studio all week working on a rug pattern.
Every time I'd get things how I wanted, I'd go and do my yoga practice.... while processing the whole design in my head.... and end up redoing things again. It's a pretty large rug, over three feet in width. The following photo is pretty crazy looking, but there is a plan to include lots of pixelating and prodding. Quick space fillers with lots of pzazz!
I just really need to start hooking this, because that's when things start to happen. Usually, when the hook starts flying, I tend to take all kinds of unplanned detours. I've been hooking bags since October (Christmas and Etsy shop), so a nice large rug is in order. It was going to be a floor rug (they all start that way) but now with all the embellishing I'm planning it will have to definitely go on the wall. Oh wait..... across the foot of the bed would be pretty gorgeous. I'm thinking I'll be lucky to have this one done by summer or later.
While shopping yesterday at the National Art Shop for paper (I have a pastels class tomorrow) I found the cutest little book.
The Cat's Pajamas! Is this darling or what? My excuse for the purchase is reading it to our little granddaughter, Ava, when she comes to visit. But actually, I bought it for the cuteness factor.
Other than creating, I've been trying to get outside when possible. The horrible cold has kept me in this week, but the first part of last week was wonderful. My husband and I walked at the Nature Center and I practically (I'm not kidding, I mean almost) tripped on a deer. There were four in the group. We also walked at Nathaniel Green Park, and once again lots of deer and turkey. My brother and I took our binoculars and went to Springfield Lake where we were lucky to spot a bald eagle. And..... today a little groundhog scampered through the yard in the snow, which is a bit unusual since they are very deep hibernators.... but temps did get to 40 degrees.
Wow! What an exciting life I lead! Hope you're warm and toasty..... creating, reading, cooking, whatever makes you happy and content.