Creative News From Our House
just finished turning on his lathe
a chunk of walnut wood,
transforming it into a gorgeous bowl.
Don't you love the interesting grain lines of the wood?
He does such a great job of forming each bowl!
This was created as a gift for a
biologist colleague who is retiring.
Energetic Bella turned five months this week.
She's a hoot-
but fun :-)
This week I decided to make two baby quilts
using the Windham Fabrics collection
of "Laundry Day" fabrics.
I love the whimsical retro feel
of this line of fabrics.
The pattern is Grandma's Porch,
and it's from the book
by Carol Hopkins.
This was simply fun sewing!!
On the weaving side of things,
I started weaving two more Tencel scarves
on my Baby Wolf Loom.
I had been digging around in my basket of handspun yarns,
and discovered a ball of Merino
that I had spun into a soft singles.
I had dyed the Merino wool ranging
from a light sky blue to a medium blue and
charcoal gray transitioning into black.
I'm alternating my handspun Merino yarn
with black prime alpaca yarn.
My Glimakra Ideal loom has been idle for too long now,
so I started measuring out the warp
for a run of cottolin twill kitchen towels.
I have half of the warp ends measured out,
and this morning I'll be finishing up measuring the rest.
I've discovered another
bird nest in my yard.
Don't you just love finding them,
wondering what new baby birds
will be using them come spring?
A new sign for our kitchen-
My husband makes an incredible apple pie,
so when we saw this sign we knew it needed
to be hanging in our kitchen!