Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Touch of Turquoise

The little chocolate weaving is getting drizzled with some turquoise sparkles.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Colors

The colors of the fall season have really begun to pop here. New England turns into a sustained firework show of colors in autumn, right now its the first part of the show just lovely pops of color here and there, the gigantic barrages haven't quite started yet. Enough to warm up the crowd and get the excitement going.

It got me out to Situate Nurseries to buy the fall mums, a yearly tradition.

Then spend the rest of the afternoon arranging and rearranging them in the yard.

Sorry about the picture quality, by the time I finished it was getting fairly dark and I had trouble holding the camera still enough.

I like this arrangement enough to try to get a better picture of it once the mums have really gotten going. It is the site of a future garden.

Doing this was like setting up a still life, come to think of it, gardening is rather like setting up a still life too.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Time to Work

I found this through fibercopia one of my favorite sites to visit for a little visual candy...

Reading this today made me want to visit the tiny loom and contemplate...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

all brown

Growing by inches, all in shades of Brown.
Reminding me of chocolate.
mmmm chocolate.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Find of the day... a hummingbird feather.


mostly grey except at the edge where it becomes iridescent pink.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors

Little mirrored beads threaded into my thoughts.

A new addition to the shelf of little wonders, a tiny bit of my smoke tree that floated to the ground and was dutifully collected.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Today I ran a 5K.

In the grand scheme of things this is not a monumental accomplishment. In my scheme its a big first step. Running is a forign concept to my body, running 3 miles, is something I have had to slowly develop for the last 3-4 months. I've had a great deal of help and support from Lar and many of my friends. Thanks to all of them!


The little weaving has been sorted out!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

By Inches

It is still growing...

I love the way the pine needles smell and the interweaving that they are doing as they are incorporated into this little cloth.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lit'le Bitty Loom

I've been a little bit frustrated with the process of bead weaving during my last experiments.
I've found myself wrestling with the unfamiliar materials and their qualities as well as the process itself, (I haven't done much weaving in my life, and come to think on it most of that was 20+ years ago)
So tonight I figured I'd make myself a little loom and see how it helps.
*Big thanks to Lar for help with the knot (boy scout)*

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Not Gelling


tonight none of my ideas have really gelled into "experiments"

just a great deal of fuddling about.
Some nights are like that, better luck tomorrow.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Pine needles,
Needle woven,
Not quite sure how I want to finish this one.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

9:00 already!

My free time this evening got eaten up with a run

(2 weeks until my first ever 5K!!)

and a small dye job for a customer.

I did find time to gather these today. Not sure what this plant is called, it blooms at this time of year, little white dots of flowers. These are the discarded seed pods from last year's blooms. Very little color to them just brown and gray but the delicate little pod shapes caught my eye and home they came...