Friday, December 28, 2012

Strawberry Prayer Rug~


This little rug is FULL of color and light and love and prayers~drawn and hooked by "MOI" Inspired by a rug hooked by Doris Eaton~


 If you have a lot of odds and ends "worms" this is a PeRfEcT project!

The background is called a "relaxed black" background which is achieved by mixing all your very darkest wools into the dye pot and then adding black dye. The results give you a beautiful dark background that has some movement with many many  shades of " black". These brights and black are a nice combo, eh?


 Initials~I should have hooked the date but my hand was soooooooo TiReD!


Monday, December 24, 2012

Hanging out with my little believers~♥


All roads lead home at Christmas....time for my family~some rest~some good wine~hanging out with my nine little believers~ Happy Holidays to all of my bloggy friends~see you in 2013!




Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter woolie project and Pam Clarke DVDS for sale!



Pam Clarke videos that started it all for me~she is the best and I use her teachings with every quilt I make~

For sale in my Etsy shop~ 20.00 each!

For sale on Etsy~ $10.00


Here is my new Deanne Fitzpatrick project for the winter......whoo~hoo!!!

 Lilac wool as is.....hmmm....not so much....
This is my favorite dye book!




This is the formula I overdyed onto lilac wool~

 cold winter sky......


 I can't do a thing with my hair with all this static electricity~

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This moment.....

( this moment )
A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

inspired by wwwsoulemama.com

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Alphabet~♥

 My two first graders will help their Nana E pass out the Christmas presents this year so I came up with an alphabet system so they could show off mad skills~


Annie and I workin'.....



Millie waiting for a letter to drop so she could have a snack...she loves paper best!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quilts and Prayers~♥

Kathys Christmas quilt finished~binding applied~A fancy quilt ready for Monica~♥

I have always said that all quilters know that in the time it takes to make a quilt from start to finish we sometimes have quilted into it our joys and sorrows~

So many quilting projects that are being finished now or new ones begun are filled with prayers for the families and children in Connecticut~

 A spokesperson from Ct. this morning said, "The miracles of love we are witnessing in Sandy Hook from all over the country will show us the way out of this..."♥

"Love is all there is....."









Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Quilting and cooking with Millie~♥

Early morning quilting for deadline~


Fun batiks!~ I have learned alot about batiks in the past few years and now have a better understanding of what works best with the busy busy designs~less is always more....

Millie wondering if I forgot our walk today....don't worry my friend~I will even light the woodstove for us later~♥ We have a new cookie recipe to try for Christmas and some home-made spaghetti sauce to get ready to simmer this afternoon~





Thursday, December 6, 2012

CaTs and DoGs~♥ Strawberry "Ornies" for SALE!!

 Pretty Kitty Ornies for sale today in my Etsy shop~♥




Another "Woolie Friend" to add to your Christmas tree~




 BFF~



Happiness is..


He looks intense....like he wants to dig......lol!


One of a kind hand made Strawberry "Ornies" for sale in groups of two or three~ready for hanging! Handmade fron vintage quilted fabric with woolie caps and redwork embroidery embellishment~vintage buttons and ribbon for hanging~♥




Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NeW" WoOl FrIeNdS"OrNiEs On EtSy~♥


Some new "Woolie Friend" Ornies for sale today on Etsy~ SOLD!!


 Too cute with Annie~ SOLD!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

ThReAd AuDiTiOn~Me AnD MiLlIe~♥ more MuG RuGs!

My friend Kathy has a surprise for her niece this Christmas!!!  Millie and I chose the perfect thread and off we go!!

" Are you quilting ALL day?" Can we go to our special farm later?"

 More MuG RuGs on ETSY~♥

Monday, December 3, 2012

NeW EtSy LiStInGs!!!

I am selling my sweet hooked rug inspired by a wonderful rug hooker named Deanne Fitzpatrick who spoke of her Atlantic Canadian life in a lovely interview you can listen to here!  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/art-and-soul-radio/2012/04/23/deanne-fitzpatrick-the-artist-behind-the-mat



some more mug rugs.......and more goodies to come!