Thursday, October 30, 2008
Be careful what you wish for.
kept me smiling.
The sun is beginning to set.
A new day is beginning.
I want to go walking when the moon rises.
Soon I will be back on Sun time.
It will be hard to say goodbye to October.
In the olde Celtic tradition it is New Years.
The wheel is turning once again.
The history of Halloween is very interesting.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
for my orange hats.
on Artful Living. I have decided Tuesdays will be my crafting day.
If you have time come over and see my projects.
I have been bitten by the felting bug!
I hope to start a felting project next week.
Wool felt is an amazing fiber and has a remarkable history.
I think my first project will be a bag.
I have a 100% wool sweater from the secondhand shop
and silk for the lining.
I found a velvet belt for a handle.
I told them all about felting!
They will be gone soon.
was a good start.
I have been crafting.
I have been creating.
I have been having fun.
Happy New Moon!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Others may tell our story to their children and grandchildren.
in the light of the day.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The front maple tree is at peak.
Strong northern winds are blowing her leaves.
The yard will soon be filled.
A cold front is coming in.
Frost for tonight.
The colors are vivid in the afternoon sun.
A few butterflies came to the butterfly bushes.
Bees were happy on the apple slices I set out for them.
The Purple Finches are enjoying Dogwood berries.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
before I saw him.
The male Yellow-shafted Flicker
checked out my backyard.
I serve peanuts in the shell
all winter to the Blue Jays
and the squirrels.
I think the Flickers might like them too.
He was too shy to come to the deck.
I will set up a spot near the bittersweet for him.
A spot with some shelter.
Hope they spend the winter.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
It looked like a teapot cozy to me.
It has been many years since I have sewed.
Many years since I have designed anything.
Many years since I saw potentiality in a secondhand sweater.
I found a teapot yesterday while out running errands.
It was too wet today to dig in the dirt or take pictures of the birds.
Too cold for walking in the woods or playing with bugs.
It was a perfect morning to make a teapot cozy.
No pattern or instructions.
Only a cozy in my mind.
I sewed and pinned and lo and behold a teapot cozy was born.
I also made a hot pad for my teapot.
the back of the vest,
I saw a hat.
I snipped and pinned and sewed.
Lo and behold a hat was born!
I needed one!
I am excited to be back creating.
Excited to see hats and cozies.
Excited to be living the artful way again.
As I create I will share with you.
We will have a fun winter even if the bugs are sleeping.