Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Husband, Jim Mayfield

There's a wonderful article about my very talented husband, Jim Mayfield.  You can read it here.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rugs and Snow

I finished this rug, and have had the most fun hooking it as anything I've done in a long time.

I did what I like best... something whimsical, colorful, and happy.  I'm so enthused right now, that I immediately started a new piece.  Here are a couple of peeks.

You may have noticed that the owls are done in a bit of velvet.  Also, I'm so attracted to the wool with some sparkle.  Have been using lots of bright sparkly colors.

Valentines Day was nice.... did the usual Valentines sort of things.  But, nothing says Valentine like a husband who is out first thing in the morning digging paths through the snow for our little feral cat Firefly to get to his food easier.

As I've mentioned here before, Firefly is completely feral and won't let us near him.  I do have a little shed that he goes in with heated food bowls, heated cat mat, and down comforter. 

Also, grabbed a shot of my Valentine this morning digging a path for me to get to the studio.

That's the perfect gift for Valentines Day, or any day, as far as I'm concerned!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rugs, Wristies, Shawls... COLOR!

Beautiful spring like weather makes me happy thinking of the garden, spring clothes, creative pursuits, and always, lots of color!

Working on a new rug that I'm having great fun with, and very excited about.  Here's a few bits and pieces.

I have two different venues that I'm going to show my work in next fall and early winter.  So, since hooking is so time intensive, I'm already working and setting things aside for that.

Just off the loom is this lovely shawl in the most fabulous blues and teals.  This one is traveling to it's new home in Greece!

And below, a sweet pair of wristies I knitted for a friend......

Last night we had a lovely evening at Tea Bar and Bites where hubby, Jim Mayfield, is currently showing photos from our trip last spring to the Netherlands and Belgium.  The theme of his show works well for February, lots of tulips and gardens.... plus windmills and bicycles.  I took this prior to the reception.  Lovely turnout, and lots of good company.

I really must include this sweet photo of Willow basking in the warm sun falling through the window.  She's got it made!

Happy Weekend!