After alot of work, time, teeth gnashing, etc I have finally jumped into the deep end of the technology pool! Yes, it's true, I've got my own website! I have imported this blog to that site, but I will continue to post here for the foreseeable future.
Please drop in on my site, look around, constructive criticism is welcome! Leave comments, share my site, have fun! And thanks in advance!
Friday, August 3, 2018
Yesterday I saw down and watched the documentary, Mister Rogers and Me. It was, in a word, wonderful. I honestly don't remember watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood as a child, probably because we lived in Germany (Rhein Main AFB), and didn't get much American television. This was 1970-1975, so no internet folks! But watching this film really showed that Fred Rogers was exactly who we all thought he was. Kind, gentle, in the moment, and if he was interacting with you, or an audience, you were the most important person to him. There's so many lessons we need to still learn from him, or if you watched Mister Roger's Neighborhood, remember them. I think some Fred Rogers reading needs to happen this weekend.
I spent last week in Arkansas with my parents, and it was a wonderful vacation. Catching up with all the goings-on, swimming, and visiting. It was too long between visits, but that won't happen again.
Once I got back, I dove straight into creating. I've found that I need a project with me at all times to stay sane! lol
But first, I took a kind of inventory.....here's the results.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
|Looking for his girlfriend Ruby. Ruby is a Vizsla that is out for walk/runs every morning.|
|Pretty little flowers alongside the trail.|
A little throwback Thursday....here's Jackson the day we brought him home.
|Coming home at four months|
|This morning hanging on the couch after our walk. He's about eight months old.|
I have a couple of new designs, one completely finished and ready to be fixed to a vintage picnic basket.
|A close up of the flower|
|A top view|
|A little pumpkin. She's a little wonky, but another steam should fix that right up|
|A needle punch piece mounted on a vintage lunch box|
|A close up|
And currently on my frame. I hooked all day yesterday and it was just so much fun! I'm going to work on the background today after a trip to the post office to mail out some wool.
|My version of a yin yang|
|The sun. The rays are hooked using sari silk|
|A little luna moth. I'm definitely doing more butterflies, moths, and dragonflies. The color planning on this one was fun!|
Thursday, June 21, 2018
This past Saturday, I was a vendor at the Quiet Corner Hook-In in Woodstock, Connecticut. This is their third or fourth year, and I've vended since year one. This group of ladies are some of the most welcoming and helpful people I've met. The hook-in is held at the Woodstock Fairgrounds, and it's surrounded by beautiful countryside, farms, and little shops and restaurants. The other vendors are make it alot of fun, and there's time to catch up with friends as well. I'll just start with the pictures because words can't really convey how much talent and fun there was inside this building!
Vendor pics first...
|Mill River Rugs - Margaret Arraj|
|Diana Nylen - Punch Needle Artist|
|More of Diana Nylen's beautiful punch needle artistry|
|Nancy D.Jewett - Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs|
|More Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs|
|And more Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs|
|Benita W. Raleigh Fancy Work Rug Barn|
|The Paisley Studio ( I see you Barb)!|
|More of The Paisley Studio - Sarah was wandering around somewhere!|
|Yankee Peddler Rugs|
|Tonya Azzaro - Yankee Peddler Rugs|
|The Glass Action Studio|
|More of The Glass Action Studio|
|And lastly, me! Raven's Gate Primitives - Naomi Allen|
|This rug was brought in by a young woman and it brought quite a lot of attention! Her mom is a rug hooker as well as an art teacher, so the talent was definitely inherited!|
|Her plan is to draw up a companion piece from the same french tapestry showing a lion and another unicorn, I think. I really hope she brings it in to the next hook in!|