While shopping for some new colorful markers I was drawn to the teal and purples. They seem like an April color combination - not too splashy and still a little on the cool side. So back at home going through the piles of weavings I thought the teal and purple runner with that pop of lime green was just screaming - SPRING!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
This beautiful, warm weather and lots of sunshine is unusual for us here in Minnesota at this time of year but we will take every bit. The earliest little peeks of color are such a boost after our long, gray winter. SPRING FEVER!
We spent a large part of three vacation days working over our backyard . There was just too much plant material that requires way too much maintenance. Many of the plants were very overgrown, spreading out of shape and out of control! So we decided to simplify. This kind of simplification took a lot of hard work but we love the result. And it will require less work over time. Once the newly arranged beds fill out I will post pictures. Can't wait.
The cherry tree is just luminous with all of its white blossoms - that probably means lots of cherries (and pies) later!
A trip around the yard can always inspire a project and send me back to the work table. Love the textures of the woodpile, especially these copper river birch logs.
The smallest and simplest of things can spark an idea. Though the stitching tends to want to split the bark, maybe this will be the prototype for a larger piece at some point.
Soak up the spring time.......
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I am so excited to learn this process. I will be practicing with the camera and getting a lot of tutoring from my husband, Patrick. He is the experienced photographer at our house.
This is one of his photos today. The beautiful blossoms on our serviceberry trees in the front yard. These have just exploded in the last two days and are glowing. They are one of our favorite things about spring.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This is such an exciting leap for me - to write about the favorite things in my life. I hope to share some thoughts about my family, weaving, spinning, all things fiber, gardening and my everyday life in general.
It all seems a little intimidating as I have a lot to learn about this new on-line process, so bear with me, please. I hope that you will share your thoughts with me and that I might inspire you in some small way.