Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mug Hugs

I had a couple of black sweater cuffs left over
from when I made a tea pot cozy.
I decided to make mug hugs.
Now I think I will add some embroidery to the hugs.
My daughter says I decorate the decorations.
She is right.
I was inspired when I read this knitting book.
I think I will be making all sorts of hugs.

I am gathering patterns.
I have lots of old skirts and sweaters to cut up.
I have lots of ideas.
My basement is full of raw materials.
Winter hand sewing should be very fun this year.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I am gathering my wools.
I want to do folk art applique.
I am gathering ideas for doll making this winter.

I am gathering ideas for what to do with old sweaters.

I have a cowl on my knitting needles.
They are an easy to wear hat and scarf all in one.
I saw some wool hooked rugs while at the festival last weekend.
I fell in love with them.

I think I could make a hooked rug.
I will need felted wool, a hook and some backing.

I love the idea of doing up a coat in applique.

Even just a sleeve would be great.
Wearable art appeals to me.
I am listening to music that is played with a theremin.
Spooky, strange, wonderful music.
I think I could play a theremin.
We covered the gardens with plastic.
It is to freeze tonight.
We decided to save the marigolds and the squash.

I requested Hocus Pocus from the library.
I think it will be fun to watch a movie while we watch the temperatures drop.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October joy

A trace amount of rain was not enough to water in our freshly mulched flower beds.
We will need to water tomorrow.

I was so pleased to see the White-Lined Sphinx moth.
The morning glories are almost spent.

My friend and I had so much fun on our Krafty Kitten day.

I am very pleased with my masks this year.
Once again I am gathering to do some natural dyeing.
Our figs are growing.
Hopefully our figs will ripen soon before the first frost.

The leaves are at peak color.

Everything I know about being an artist
I learned from Mother Nature.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The light is changing as Autumn takes center stage.

We are in transition.
We are in migration.
Inland Gulls circled the backyard.

Katydids perch up.

I am working with a friend.
We are doing The Vein of Gold together this Autumn.

I am going on Artist's Dates.

We have brought out the gourds.

We are planning our Swans.

I am gathering silk.

Spirit houses are finding their way to me.

I am gathering seeds.