Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Early Work Mercantile

Good Evening Friends ~
I hope you are having a great week...the weather is delightful here in the North Country...I'm a bit worried about the trees and gardens with the lack of snow cover and moisture...but these balmy temperatures are easy to love!
Midnight tonight is the time for my February update at Early Work Mercantile...another needle book...Hearts & Flowers

I hope you'll stop by to visit all the talented artists at EWM!

Tomorrow evening at 7 pm is the update at The 1800 House...this is the first month that my finished mats will be offered there...many thanks Karen for inviting me!

Just a bit of hooking left on Old Chalk Deer...I'll be back soon with pics and an update on this wonderful design...
Til then ~ be well ~L

Sunday, January 22, 2012

On the frame update...

Just had to share this sweet face with you!
It's a cool grey Sunday afternoon here in the North Country...but I'm snuggly warm under this growing rug...enjoying some quiet time hooking.
It will be another busy week with physical therapy appointments for Dad and the day to day stuff here at the studio...a huge wool order is due early this week...
...new wool...just like Christmas all over again! I'm especially excited because one of my all time favorites...Khaki Plaid...is back again! I updated the website last night so everything is set for the wooly arrival!
Hope you are having a peace-filled Sunday and wishing you a wonderful week ~L

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Working...Balance and the Nature of Things...

Finding the right balance between the computer and all the other things that need to be done is a challenge...this is always a busy time of year for me...many deadlines...yet the natural rhythm of the seasons tells me to slow down...to rest and nest...no wonder at times I feel like don't know which way to move.
Yet..I'm happy...I'm right where I need to be!
I joke that I've needed to work like a "well oiled machine"...but actually it has been good for me. My parents are needing more help these days and I'm so glad to still live close and be there for them...
Today is a hooking day...I'm working on a commission for a client in North Carolina. It's Edyth O'Neill's "Old Chalk Deer"...I love Edyth's designs (now available from Barbara Carroll at Woolley Fox). I don't often get the chance to hook another designer's pattern...so this is fun! I'll post updates when time permits...
Wishing You Much Happiness on this Mid-Winter Day ~L

Friday, January 6, 2012

it's going to be cozy...

the chairs are all spoken for on Saturday January 14th...Wow...I'm amazed at how fast they filled for this month's 2nd Saturday Open Studio day. If you wanted to come play and haven't yet contacted me...you can and I'll put you on the wait list in case a chair opens up!

A few places remain for the 3rd Friday date on January 20th!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's Hookin' & January Ramblin'

Happy January to All ~
I'm confused...things seem to be out of sorts...it's been in the mid-teens to low twenties the last few days...we've had a bit of ice and a few snow flakes...it's mostly brown...and oh so dry...This is January?...in Minnesota??? To top it off we are still on Christmas break...oops...that is what we used to call it...excuse me...winter break. Yes, the kids were in school right up to Christmas eve...so they get two full weeks after Christmas off. Husband and son used to be on the same break schedule...not this year...hubby has had to head back to work already.

I have several rugs in progress...a couple commissions and the start of the 2012 annual rug! If you are interested in this year's project rug...Grandma's Garden...I just put a clickable link on the left sidebar...it will take you to the website page that has all the information. I'll post updates of the rug as it progresses...right now it's slow going...I'm taking my parents to doctor appointments several times a week...that's a whole other story!
So for now here is my watercolor sketch...
So I need to back away from the computer and get back to the frame...wishing you all a great week and many blessings! ~L