Sunday, February 28, 2010

Playful as Dolphins

I am a huge fan of FreeWill Astrology I am a Cancer and my horoscope, could it be your as well, for last week.

Last night I had a dream in which I was addressing a crowd of thousands of Cancerians in a large stadium. I was referring to them as dolphins rather than as crabs. "I say unto you, my fellow dolphins," I proclaimed (I myself was born June 23), "that you have been given a sacred assignment by the great gods of time themselves. And that assignment is to master the art of Timeology." When I awoke from the dream, I was awash with feelings of deep relaxation and ease, although I wasn't sure why. I had never before heard that word "timeology," so I googled it. Here's how the Urban Dictionary defined it: "spending time doing what you want to do, not accomplishing anything major but also not wasting time." It so happens that this prescription is well-suited to our current astrological omens. I suggest that you and I be as playful as dolphins.

which I wish I had read last week.....

Dyeing - Oh My.....

I have been wanting to try my hand at dyeing for quite some time. Kendra came home from a friend's house with a t-shirt she had dyed. It needed rinsing. Instead of watching all that lovely dye go down the drain I caught in a big pot. Then I started scouring around for things to throw in. (Good thing we don't have a white cat---) I found an old curtain, a piece of vintage Sister Parrish fabric, muslin, canvas and a lovely linen handkerchief I picked up at Savers. The linen handkerchief I tied with string - my first shibori - everything else just went in the pot. What you see above is the result of about 10 hours in the dye, rinsed, washed in the machine and dried in the dryer. I am hooked. Just don't tell my dear husband there are yet more art supplies to be had and they coming into the house. It is going to be a very colorful spring. If anybody who lives in the area wants to come play for a dye day let me know. The more the merrier.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Online Shop

I have just started participating in 1000 Markets. Visit my shop at:

Let's see how this does!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just About Done

I just love how these birch pieces are coming along. I can feel the wind blowing the leaves off the trees.

A little piece of New England for you.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mega Doily

This is so very cool. I love it when people take an object and mentally pull at it to envision in a whole new way. This mega doily is from Ladies and Gentlemen . Wonder if our grandmothers ever thought making a huge doily to walk on?

And because I am on the lookout for balance, here is the antithesis: Miniature Doily

this is from e pattern central

I first saw the mega doily on Oh Joy! A fun design blog.

Have fun today thinking about the large and small of life.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Gift

This morning I had the good fortune to meet and interview Scott Norris of Elam's Widow, Scott weaves linen textiles for the home. Tablecloths, dish cloths and towels in dreamy hand-dyed shades of lavender, green, grey and more. The minute I walked into his lemongrass painted studio I felt an ease and excitement at the same time. What followed was an hour or so of easy conversation about Scott's path to weaving, his palette choice, and a genuine love of fabric. I left his studio feeling as though I had been given a gift of tranquility, inspiration, knowledge and color. Please head over to Scott's website and see his work. I guarantee you will be left dreaming about using one of the most beautiful dishcloths you have ever seen. And trust me, they feel even better than they look. Enjoy!!! You can read my interview with Scott in the next month or so on