Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pompoms and Lemons

I've been weaving away, and decided to add a new little "happy" to one of my shawls.


Notice the three raggedy pompoms?  Just enough to add a bit of charm without being silly.  Also used the same silk/mohair blend with the pompoms as I use with my shawls.  No cheap yarn pompoms on my shawls!  Actually it's very cute on.  Especially when I wrap it with all three showing in the front.

I like the following picture of another recent shawl.  I draped it with a tote I made about 20 plus years ago.


I needle pointed these sweet little folk art houses from a pattern book of my mom's.  The designer is Mary Norden.  I then turned the needle pointed piece into a bag.  I don't carry it much anymore as I prefer much smaller handbags, but mom and I did several patterns from her book, and this piece has a great amount of sentimental value and love in it.  I keep it on the door for memories and inspiration.

Another home "happy" that I recently acquired is this pretty little lemon tree.


I had been wanting one, but thought I would have to wait until spring.  Then.... a couple of weeks ago at the grocery, I found that they had brought in a bunch of lemon and lime trees!  I was so excited, and brought this one to it's new home.  Hope it does well.  I've been gently visiting it each morning when I open the blinds with encouraging loving thoughts and words.

And I am very encouraged by the huge turnout in our small/medium town at the Women's March Saturday.


On my right is my very dear friend Katie.  We made a perfect marching pair! 

xo
dulcy

Friday, January 6, 2017

Cold With A Hint Of Something New

8 degrees and quiet days after end of the year festivities.  I really enjoy this time of year (as long as there's no ice storms and power outages).  I like going to the Y to swim, reorganizing this and that, working at the library, and digging out old projects and beginning new ones.

I finished my "Iris" rug before Christmas, painted a canvas, and got her up on the wall.


I think I captured her perpetually worried little face in this one.  



Dug out scraps of yarn and knitted sweet little "heart felt rings".  Very cute and easy pattern over at tiny owl knits.

Finished a new shawl, and received a "gently used" copy of the Kaffee Fassett book.  Inspiration!


And today I received a new shipment of yarn!  So spent time in the studio weaving and planning new possibilities...........


Happy New Year!
xo
dulcy