Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gobs of Color!

Gosh.... I love the cool, crisp, colorful beginnings of fall.  I know it's not official yet, but I've got mums in pots and in the ground, pumpkins on the porch, and my hedge apple rug on the floor (which Willow immediately took up residence on).

I've been hooking and sewing a bit.  The results of my labors are these hooky cuff bracelets....

I used magnetic snaps for the fasteners.  Had fun playing with color while making these.  They're sewn onto wool attached to the linen.

I took a morning and trimmed out my last hooked hanging piece.  I felt that it needed something more colorwise.  There just seemed to be too much green, so I added this bright strip of wool and sewed on a few little beads.

I went to a hook-in a week ago with my gal pals Tammy and Sheri.
I picked up this luscious yarn.  Can't wait to make something wonderful with it.  I may save it for some hooking, but am tempted to knit a scarf (which I don't really need, but I think it's the best way to show off this homespun loveliness).

There's some pretty sparklies mixed in that don't show up in this shot.  Should have had  hubby shoot it for me.

I told you in my last post that I was having hand surgery.  Well, I did (actually it was on one finger) and it was a breeze (sort of).  So, I'm not hooking yet, but lots of knitting and other bits of this and that.  I went for coffee with bestie, Jessy,  a day after my surgery and she had this sweet little "get well" dolly waiting for me.

She's tied to a blue bottle to put on my bottle tree, but for now she's just resting on the mantle.  No, she won't go outside on the tree.... just the bottle.  Here's a link on the history of the bottle tree.  You may have never heard of bottle trees, but I find them quirky and beautiful.  I also love the folklore that goes along with this old form of garden folk art.  History of Bottle Trees.  One more time, here's my new little rebar bottle tree!

Hope your late summer/early fall is as lovely as it is here and you're enjoying every minute of it!



Julia said...

Dulcy, your art is always interesting, out of the ordinary and vibrant. You are very creative and it shows. I always love to come by here to see what interesting projects you've been up to.

Sending you some healing vibes for your sore finger. Hope it will be as good as new real soon.
Yhay... one more bottle for your bottle tree. They are sprouting everywhere. Very colorful.

Hugs, JB

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'm so glad your sew finger
is getting the tender loving care
it needs
and that your colorful days
are filled again
with creative joy:)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

We are on the same 'wavelength', Miss Dulcy! Isn't that funny that we would both post about bottle trees! Love yours and I have a rather large supply to make another ~ bottoms up! Also love your bracelets and yarn and rug finish!!

susan jenkins said...

Hi!! I have been following your blog and wanted to comment on your surgery and had a time trying to get in, the code deal. I am happy you are healing nicely! I love your bracelets will you be putting them on etsy? Love the bottle tree too and oh my that rug!!!!
Ok, here we go with leaving my comment!!
xx Susan

Kathryn Glover said...

Dulcy, you surely are busy for someone having surgery. Fall, to me, screams "Get Out Those Knitting Needles!" But I'm just allowing myself to savor the anticipation. Do you ever do that? Just enjoy the holding off? Your yarn is beautiful. Need, I think, has nothing to do with beginning a project....like the scarf. It's about desire! About the bottle tree. My luck, the deer would find some way to screw it up. Happy! Happy!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love your bracelets too! And those buttons are perfect for them! Hope to see some in your Etsy shop!

Unknown said...

Dulcy, its 2:00. Happy new year!! Have had such fun looking at all of your talents! Must say from one artist to another..your work is outstanding.!!!! God has surely blessed you and I know you must make many people smile! Such wonderfully vibrant colors whichi I love and you are like me, a lover of red!! I would love to catch up over the years that seemingly flew by!! What a journey..many blessings to you and yours!