It's been very, very hot here! I've been watering morning and evening, then try and spend the rest of the day inside. As a result of the heat, I've gotten some studio time in this past week. Last weekend we went to visit our friends Mike and Amy. You may know Amy from Amy's Dusty Trail.
Amy has all her wool worms organized on specially made shelves by her husband, Mike. She uses bread baskets for storage. Its' all so organized and pretty. So..... I perused Walmart yesterday and found five similar baskets on sale for $9.00 apiece. I bought all five, and with a couple of others was able to become somewhat organized myself!
I was digging through plastic freezer bags, and it just wasn't working for me. Now I can see what I've got..... so much easier. I keep my uncut wool in the house in a cabinet I bought just for showing off the beautiful colors. I keep it open, and looking at all the rich color every day helps to keep me inspired.
Here's what I've been hooking lately.....
It's sort of a totem piece. Our home with the various wildlife that grace our property. I've prodded some clematis climbing around the edge. I've been using all worms for this piece, so getting organized has saved a lot of time and frustration.
I've also been playing around some with my pastels. I've been working on this heron which is a long way from being finished.
I'm so loving working with the blues and greens!
And since we're on the topic of large birds, here's a quick shot taken from my laundry room of two young cooper's hawks enjoying some time spent resting on our arbor.
There seems to be four youngsters in this flock. They whistle constantly, and you should see them try and fit in the birdbath! My hubby got great shots of that that I'll post later.
That's it for now. Stay cool, and have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!!!! Oh, and for those of you who don't celebrate this particular holiday, have a fabulous weekend!