Thursday, March 17, 2011

Robins, Wristies, Jewelry, And The Creative Life

I'm a card carrying member of the Audubon Society, and proud of it!  I have binoculars by the windows, and a journal that I record new birds I spot at the feeder or on our property.  So..... I feel that it's not fair to be partial to any particular bird, I truly love them all..... but...... lately I've become quite enamored with our everyday robins.  Don't ask me why.  I don't consider them any more beautiful or special than other birdies... I just seem to see them differently. They're suddenly on my radar.
Above is a pair of wristies that I recently knitted.  The springy pattern is from owl in the dark who designs the most darling knitting patterns.  It's my first experience with intarsia knitting.  Check out this blog.  I also ordered, and am currently working on the "fawncho" pattern. 

Here's my current "in progress" pastel.  Angry little robin!  Maybe spring hasn't gotten here soon enough for him.

Aside from "robin love" I'm also loving my new necklace made by Delila of Robin And The Sage.  She lives in Finland, and with the necklace, she sent me some some white tea with blueberry muffin flavoring.  I adore Delila's blog, and admire her connection with nature which she demonstrates in her lovely jewelry creations.

I had some ladies over for a rug hooking workshop the other day.  They're using their new skills to take into our community to share with women who need help with life, family, and self-esteem.  I was happy to give what I could to this worthy project.  So..... just prior to tearing apart my studio with wool, burlap, snacks, and manically hooking women... I decided to grab a couple of shots of my creative space.

I thought I'd close this post with a picture of my dear little friend, Emma.  Yesterday was her birthday and she got this sweet bunny hat.  Emma's spring break is in two weeks, and she and I are going to have a special day of lunch, movie, and ice cream!
Happy Weekend!


Jennifer Richardson said...

Your knitties are GORGEOUS!!!
I seriously love them!
I've had a love affair with robins
for several years now
...they seem plucky and brave
in their sweetness,
like your pastel.
So much moxie:)
Happy Spring
and bright green hugs,

Tracy said...

oh, how cute...I love the pattern on your knitties. You are most clever! I hope you are doing well~

brenda said...

I like Robins too! And birds in general :)Thanks for the link to "Robin and The Sage" -- it is a lovely blog! Delila makes some beautiful jewelry. Also what a wonderful CREATIVE SPACE! Awesome-- You are an Artist!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Your hooking room is so neat and orderly! I love the idea of helping women thru rug hooking ~ very interesting! Such a cute little girl ~ she'll have a fun day for sure!

ShabbySheep said...

Haven't talked to you in forever! LOVE love your robin pastel. And call me and tell me about your rug hooking class! Sounds interesting.
xo, Sheri

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You made the wristies! You did such a beautiful job.
I love your color choices too.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Aw Emma is a precious young lady I know she is fun to have for a friend.
Love your beautiful necklace I will have to check her site out too.
Your knitting is wonderful as always I can not believe all that you do. I love the Robin picture. Tooooooo cute and very expressive.
Hope you are well my friend I have missed coming by here.
Enjoy your weekend

Kathryn Glover said...

Emma has a fun day with you to look forward to. Your studio is so,so,so,neat and organized!Wow! As long as the light is good and the vibes are going when you walk into your studio, then all is well! I'm ready to see your rug now, Dulcy.

Vicki Boster said...

Dulcy - these wristlets are fabulous - they take my breath away! Honest to goodness gorgeous!